— Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
„Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
"I don't much care where –"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go.“
— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„I want the ability to do whatever I want without a whole fleet of lawyers and record companies analyzing it and telling me what to do. It's like the success of doing it that way doesn't mean enough to me as an artist or a person for me to fight about it. I'm not going to fight anymore I'm just going to do it the way I want to do it. Why am I going to do it that way and be so obstinate? Because I don't care enough about it to spend that much time on it.“
— Devin Townsend Canadian musician 1972
Blabbermouth.net: DEVIN TOWNSEND Discusses Decision To Put STRAPPING YOUNG LAD To Rest http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=72994
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
„My father once said, 'If the whole world wants to go left and you feel like going right, go right. You don't have to follow. You don't have to make a big deal about which way you're going. Just go. It's very easy.“
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
„I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
„I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.“
— Clint Eastwood actor and director from the United States 1930
„What you can't do is have a situation where you get a rejection of the treaty and then you just bring it back with a few amendments and say we will have another go. You can't do that and I am not going to get drawn into speculating the way forward because I don't intend to lose the referendum.“
— Tony Blair former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
Prime Minister's monthly press conference http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page5691.asp, 22 April 2004.
„You know the whole thing with society today is go to school, get a job, get married, get kids, take out loans, dig a fucking hole you can never get out of and to me that's just a way of the government chaining you down so that you can never get out of their grip. Somebody like me who can do what ever they want, I never have to pay taxes, I you know fuck who ever I want, I can go here, I can go there and you know somebody calls me I can go tomorrow, I don't have to think about well I gotta take care of this, I can just go. That's the only way to fucking live.“
— GG Allin American singer-songwriter 1956 - 1993
Todd Phillips: Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies, Skinny Nervous Guy Prod, 1994.
„Distances and days existed in themselves then; they all had a story. They were not barriers. If a person wanted to get to the moon, there was a way; it all depended on whether you knew the directions-exactly which way to go and what to do to get there; it depended on whether you knew the story of how others before you had gone.“
— Leslie Marmon Silko American writer 1948
„No matter what your age and no matter where you come from, everyone can change the world in some way, whether it's being a mentor to someone younger than you or someone that doesn't have as much experience as you. If you're passionate enough, you can do whatever you want and definitely change the world.“
— Josh Groban American musician and actor 1981
Teen People Video Short, 20 Teens Who Will Change the World, 2003
„You get tired of dealing with how other people think of what you're doing. It finally gets to the point where you realize that if you're going to do it the way you want, you have to do it yourself. That might mean putting up the money to do it yourself.“
— Clare Fischer American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader 1928 - 2012
As quoted in "Voicing With a Heart"