— Red Symons Australian broadcaster and musician 1949
— Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story
Sometimes claimed to appear in her book This is My Story, but in The Quote Verifier by Ralph Keyes (2006), Keyes writes on p. 97 that "Bartlett's and other sources say her famous quotation can be found in This is My Story, Roosevelt's 1937 autobiography. It can't. Quotographer Rosalie Maggio scoured that book and many others by and about Roosevelt in search of this line, without success. In their own extensive searching, archivists at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, have not been able to find the quotation in This Is My Story or any other writing by the First Lady. A discussion of some of the earliest known attributions of this quote to Roosevelt, which may be a paraphrase from an interview, can be found in this entry from Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/03/30/not-inferior/.
„You feel like you are floating away when you do Transcendental Meditation and it just enriches your spirit and nourishes the body. I feel so grateful to the Maharishi for teaching such wonderful things.“
— Douglas Crockford American computer programmer 1955
In response to David Winer http://scripting.wordpress.com/2006/12/21/scripting-news-for-12212006/
„The two of you start talking about your feelings and your feelings float outside of you like vapors, and they mix together like a fog. Before you realize it, the two of you have become the same mist and you realize you can never return to being just a lone cloud again, because the isolation would be intolerable.“
— Douglas Coupland Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and graphic designer 1961
„I'm working on a dream,
Though trouble can feel like it's here to stay.
I'm working on a dream;
Our love will chase the trouble away.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Working on a Dream"
„"You have loved enough, now let me be the lover." You could say that God is speaking to you or the cosmos, or your lover. It just means, like, Forget it. Lean back and be loved by all that is already loving you. It is your effort at love that is preventing you from experiencing it. It is like if you ever taught kids how to swim. The most difficult thing is Goddam to understand that they will float, if they relax, if they hold their breath and relax, they will actually float. For most kids it is difficult to swim. They feel they are going to sink like a stone to the bottom of the lake.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
On the lyrics to "You Have Loved Enough" in an interview released at the Ten New Songs site (2001)
„Dear Political Activists,
All your chanting, marching, voting, picketing, boycotting and letter-writing will not change a thing; you will never right the wrongs of this world. The only thing your activity will accomplish is to make some of you feel better. Such activity makes powerless people feel useful, and provides them the illusion that they're making a difference. But it doesn't work. Nothing changes. The powerful keep the power. That's why they're called the powerful.
This is similar to people's belief that love can overcome everything, that it has some special power. It doesn't. Except one on one. One on one, love is incredibly powerful. It is a beautiful thing. But if love had any power to change the world, it would have prevailed by now. Love can't change the world. It's nice. It's pleasant. It's better than hate. But it has no special power over things. It just feels good. Love yourself, find another person to love and feel good.
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
„Without conviction that you can make change happen, you will not act, even if you see the vision. Your feelings will hold you back.“
— John P. Kotter author of The heart of Change 1947
Step 5, p. 115
„The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words, and that if you know the words that the world is made of you can make of it whatever you wish.“
— Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000
"Alien Dreamtime" a multimedia event recorded live. (27 February 1993)
„My heart stopped. It just stopped beating. And for the first time in my life, I had that feeling. You know, like the world is moving all around you, all beneath you, all inside you, and you're floating. Floating in midair. And the only thing keeping you from drifting away is the other person's eyes. They're connected to yours by some invisible physical force, and they hold you fast while the rest of the world swirls and twirls and falls completely away.“
— Wendelin Van Draanen American writer 1965
„Feel we these things? — that moment have we stept
Into a sort of oneness, and our state
Is like a floating spirit's.“
— John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821
Context: Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave Round every spot where trod Apollo's foot; Bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit, Where long ago a giant battle was; And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass In every place where infant Orpheus slept. Feel we these things? — that moment have we stept Into a sort of oneness, and our state Is like a floating spirit's. But there are Richer entanglements, enthralments far More self-destroying, leading, by degrees, To the chief intensity: the crown of these Is made of love and friendship, and sits high Upon the forehead of humanity. Bk. I, l. 789
„France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.“
— Barbara Cartland English writer and media personality 1901 - 2000
The Guardian (London, Dec. 24, 1984) http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/guardian/doc/186552723.html