„In his prime, the young comic walked onto a stage with the confidence of a man who owned it, and by the time he walked off, he did.“
„There is an aphorism about a farmer who before sunrise on a cold and misty morning, saw a huge beast on a distant hill. He seized his rifle and walked cautiously toward the ogre to head off an attack on his family. When he got nearer, he was relieved to find that the beast was only a small bear. He approached more confidently and when he was within a few hundred yards the distorting haze had lifted sufficiently so that he could recognize the figure as only that of a man. Lowering his rifle, he walked toward the stranger and discovered he was his brother.“
— Louis Nizer, книга My Life in Court
My Life in Court (1961), p. 443.
„For each man in his time is Cain
Until he walks along the beach
And sees his future in the water,
A long lost heart within his reach.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Song lyrics, The One (1992), The One
„There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to – if there are no doors or windows – he walks through a wall.“
— Bernard Malamud American author 1914 - 1986
"The Man in the Drawer", in Rembrandt's Hat (1973); cited from Selected Stories (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985) p. 225
„If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.“
— Henry David Thoreau, книга Life Without Principle
Life Without Principle (1863), Context: If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. As if a town had no interest in its forests but to cut them down!
„He walked out of nowhere toward nowhere, a man from another time who, it seemed, had reached a point of pointless ending.“
— Stephen King, книга The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
„The good man.
He is still enhancer, renouncer.
In the time of detachment,
in the time of the vivid heather and affectionate evil,
in the time of oral
grave grave legalities of hate - all real
walks our prime registered reproach and seal.
Our successful moral.
The good man.“
— Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000
The Good Man
„From the time the Englishman's bones harden into bones at all, he makes his skeleton a flagstaff, and he early plants his feet like one who is to walk the world and the decks of all the seas.“
— Willa Cather American writer and novelist 1873 - 1947
16 September 1902 Ch. 14
„He would confidently affirm that the grace of prayerfulness should be more desired than all others by the religious man, and, believing that without it no good could be wrought in the service of God, he would stir up his Brethren unto zeal therefore by all means that he could. For, whether walking or sitting, within doors or without, in toil or at leisure, he was so absorbed in prayer as that he seemed to have devoted thereunto not only his whole heart and body, but also his whole labor and time.“
— Bonaventure franciscan, bishop, cardinal, Doctor of the Church, catholic saint 1221 - 1274
The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi
„My daddy always said that a man who walks around with a smile on his face all the time can't possibly know what's going on.“
— Fred Thompson American politician and actor 1942 - 2015
Teaching the Pig to Dance
„In real life, too, it takes a long time for a woman to bring the animus into consciousness, and it costs her a great deal of suffering. But if she succeeds in freeing herself from his possession, he changes into an "inner companion" of the highest value, who confers on her positive masculine qualities such as initiative, courage, objectivity, and intellectual clarity. Like the anima in a man, the animus also commonly exhibits four stages of development. In the first stage he manifests as a symbol of physical force, for example, a sports hero. In the next stage, in addition he possesses initiative and focused ability to act. In the third stage, he becomes "the word" and is therefore frequently projected onto noteworthy intellectuals, like doctors, ministers, and professors.“
— Marie-Louise von Franz Swiss psychologist and scholar 1915 - 1998
Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche (1994), The Animus, a Woman's Inner Man
— Herb Caen American newspaper columnist 1916 - 1997
Attributed, Editors of the Reader's Digest. Quotable Quotes, page 144. http://books.google.com/books?id=YdYPgwWFFR0C&pg=PT144 Penguin, 1997 ISBN 1606525956
„Donald Conroy is the only person I have ever known whose self-esteem was absolutely unassailable. There was not one thing about himself that my father did not like, nor was there one thing about himself that he would change. He simply adored the man he was and walked with perfect confidence through every encounter in his life. Dad wished everyone could be just like him. His stubbornness was an art form. The Great Santini did what he did, when he wanted to do it, and woe to the man who got in his way. Once I introduced my father before he gave a speech to an Atlanta audience. I said at the end of the introduction, "My father decided to go into the Marine Corps on the day he discovered his IQ was the temperature of this room."“
— Pat Conroy American novelist 1945 - 2016
Eulogy for a Fighter Pilot (1998), My father rose to the podium, stared down at the audience, and said without skipping a beat, "My God, it's hot in here! It must be at least 180 degrees".
„No. I've always known just who you are. Ever since the first time I saw you getting off the ship from Idris, when you were ten years old-you walked into my heart, just as my own children did when they were born.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
The Mortal Instruments, City of Ashes (2008), Maryse to Jace, pg. 433
„A man walks down the street
It’s a street in a strange world
Maybe it’s the third world
Maybe it’s his first time around …
He looks around around
He sees angels in the architecture
Spinning in infinity
He says Amen and Hallelujah.“
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
Song lyrics, Graceland (1986), You Can Call Me Al
„There was an old, crazy dude who used to live a long time ago. His name was Lord Buckley. And he said, a long time ago, he said, "People: They're kinda like flowers and it's been a privilege walking in your garden."“
— Robin Williams American actor and stand-up comedian 1951 - 2014
Reality...What a Concept (1979), My love goes with you.
„He was decisive and wholehearted in everything he did, so intent non the task at hand that he never looked over his shoulder, even if his cloak got caught in a thorny bush. When he did turn to speak to somebody, he used to swing his entire body and dress him full face. When he shook hands, he was never the first to withdraw his own. He inspired such confidence that he was known as al-Amin, the Reliable One.“
— Karen Armstrong author and comparative religion scholar from Great Britain 1944
Muhammad: A Biography of The Prophet (2001), Muhammad: A Prophet of Our Times