— Orison Swett Marden American writer 1850 - 1924
„The best way to manage people, he thought, was to convince them that you were good for their careers. He further believed that the only way to get people to believe that you were good for their careers was actually to be good for their careers.“
— Michael Lewis 1960
eager to just believe,
it's good enough to be what you really are,
but in your heart,
uncertainty forever lies,
and you'll always be,
somewhere on the outside.“
— Mariah Carey American singer-songwriter 1970
"Outside", "Butterfly", 1997
„I wanted to believe, and I tried my damnedest to believe, in the rainbow I tried to get over, and I couldn't! … So what? Lots of people can't!“
— Judy Garland actress, singer and vaudevillian from the United States 1922 - 1969
As quoted in Judy (1974) by Gerold Frank, p. 566
„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 American author 1973
Maryse to Jace, pg. 433
„To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Context: I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, — that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost, — and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment.
— John Buchan British politician 1875 - 1940
Ch. 2 "I First Hear Of Mr Andrew Lumley"
„"A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad", I continued, "if you were a regular black, and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly."“
— Emily Brontë English novelist and poet 1818 - 1848
Nelly Dean (Ch. VII).
— Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Context: I am not a hater. I don't hate Kanye West. But, I was talking about an environment in which people were willing to say things that hurt. Nobody wants to be called a racist, if in your heart you believe in equality of race.