„And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.“

—  Ian McEwan, book Atonement
Ian McEwan photo
Ian McEwan79
British author 1948

Related quotes

Bryce Courtenay photo
David Mamet photo
Samuel Butler photo

„Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it you are lost.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part IX - A Painter's Views on Painting, Improvement in Art

W.B. Yeats photo

„The years like great black oxen tread the world,
And God the herdsman goads them on behind,
And I am broken by their passing feet.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
The Countess Cathleen http://www.letras.ufrj.br/veralima/6_referencias/63_e_texts_2005/yeats/countess_cathleen/yeats_countess_cathleen_2005.htm, last lines (1892)

Anne Rice photo
Jodi Picoult photo
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn photo
Fred Astaire photo
Dave Eggers photo
Bernard Malamud photo

„I don't think you can do anything for anyone without giving up something of your own.“

—  Bernard Malamud, The Natural
The Natural (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) p. 149 http://books.google.com/books?id=wCWhegoGUxwC&q=%22I+don't+think+you+can+do+anything+for+anyone+without+giving+up+something+of+your+own%22&pg=PA149#v=onepage. (originally published 1952)

Sophia Loren photo
Swami Vivekananda photo
Van Morrison photo
Tom Brokaw photo
Steve Jobs photo

„When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money.
That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1990s, Interview Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur by Santa Clara Valley Historical Association (1994) Steve Jobs: Visionary Entrepreneur http://www.siliconvalleyhistorical.org/#!steve-jobs-film/c1x1c, Silicon Valley Historical Association] Steve Jobs: Secrets of Life quote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfNvmF0Bqw, Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, YouTube]

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“