„If I'm engrossed in a book, I have to rearrange my thoughts before I can mingle with other people, because otherwise they might think I was strange.“
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
8 November 1943
Добавить примечание: (nl) Als ik een boek lees, dat indruk op me maakt, moet ik in mezelf grondig orde scheppen, alvorens me onder de mensen te begeven, anders zou men van mij denken dat ik een wat rare geest had.
Вариант: If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
Источник: The Diary of a Young Girl (1942 - 1944)
„Sometimes, dear brother, I know so well what I want. I am quite able to do without God, both in my life and in my painting, but what I cannot do without, unwell as I am, is something greater than myself, which is my life, the power to create.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„As for me, I did the stupidest thing in my life, which is saying a lot. I attacked the Titan Lord Atlas.“
— Rick Riordan, книга The Titan's Curse
Источник: The Titan's Curse
„I was just a young lawyer thinking, What am I doing with my life? What am I doing with my career? As I watched [Hillary Clinton] on that stage I thought, Why aren’t I there? It was so poignant for me. And that’s what made me figure out how to get involved in politics.“
— Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator from New York 1966
Describing Hillary Clinton's influence on Gillibrand's entering politics
[The Reintroduction of Kirsten Gillibrand, Rodrick, Stephen, New York Magazine, New York Media Holdings, 2009-06-07, 2011-02-04, http://nymag.com/news/politics/57197/]
„I don't care what people think. This is my life. I know who I am. I stood up for my rights and my life.“
— Tarkan Turkish singer 1972
Pop Music's Young Turk, Washington Post, November 18, 2001, https://archive.is/v9Jw, 2012-12-09 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A41014-2001Nov16¬Found=true,
— Elsie De Wolfe American interior decorationinterior decorator 1865 - 1950
„The opportunity to perform my music for billions of people around the globe will be the greatest highlight of my life, I am honoured to be part of the biggest sports event in the world.“
— Tiësto Dutch DJ and record producer 1969
Tiësto said about the ATHOC.
Источник: [Dutch Top DJ Tiësto to rock opening Olympics 2004 Greece this Friday at Kennisland, http://blog.kennisland.nl/kennisland/2004/08/12/dutch_top_dj_ti/, Kennisland.nl, 2008-04-17]
„It is really fun, and a lot of people are fascinated by what I do, but it does get tiring because I cannot use my 'brush' for long periods of time.“
— Pricasso Australian painter 1949
[Lee Rondganger, Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit, The Star, South Africa, 28 September 2007, 2, Independent Online]
„You need to understand that Islam is the problem. I am sick and tired of people here in the West asking me to soften my message. I am sick and tired of people asking me, "Are you trying to change 1.3 billion people?"“
— Wafa Sultan American psychistrist 1958
Yes, I am trying!
Speech at Restoration Weekend, 2007
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Источник: Take The Risk (2008), p. 20
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Источник: The Journals of Sylvia Plath
„I wanted to live my life so that people would know unmistakably that I am alive, so that when I finally die people will know the difference for sure between my living and my death.“
— June Jordan Poet, essayist, playwright, feminist and bisexual activist 1936 - 2002
"Many Rivers To Cross" (1981); later published in Some of Us Did Not Die : New and Selected Essays of June Jordan (2002)
Контексте: I wanted to be strong. I never wanted to be weak again as long as I lived. I thought about my mother and her suicide and I thought about how my father could not tell whether she was dead or alive.
I wanted to get well and what I wanted to do as soon as I was strong, actually, what I wanted to do was I wanted to live my life so that people would know unmistakably that I am alive, so that when I finally die people will know the difference for sure between my living and my death.
And I thought about the idea of my mother as a good woman and I rejected that, because I don't see why it's a good thing when you give up, or when you cooperate with those who hate you or when you polish and iron and mend and endlessly mollify for the sake of the people who love the way that you kill yourself day by day silently.
And I think all of this is really about women and work. Certainly this is all about me as a woman and my life work. I mean I am not sure my mother’s suicide was something extraordinary. Perhaps most women must deal with a similar inheritance, the legacy of a woman whose death you cannot possibly pinpoint because she died so many, many times and because, even before she became my mother, the life of that woman was taken; I say it was taken away.
"I am a tired American" at RedState (5 April 2009) http://www.redstate.com/diary/warner_todd_huston/2009/04/05/i-am-a-tired-american/
„I'll never tire of the people so vexed by me they have to insist I am irrelevant. I may be irrelevant, but I clearly matter to you.“
— Jonah Goldberg American political writer and pundit 1969
Twitter post https://twitter.com/JonahNRO/status/1038118908992081920 (7 September 2018)
„I spend my days preparing for life, not preparing for death… They haven't stopped me from doing what I want every day. I believe in life, I believe in freedom, so my mind is not consumed with death. It's with love, life and those things. In many ways, on many days, only my body is here, because I am thinking about what's happening around the world.“
— Mumia Abu-Jamal Prisoner, Journalist, Broadcaster, Author, Activist 1954
"I spend my days preparing for life, not for death" The Guardian, Laura Smith (2007-10-25)
„Let us ask ourselves seriously and honestly, " What do I believe after all? What manner of man am I after all? What sort of show would I make after all, if the people around me knew my heart and all my secret thoughts?"“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
What sort of show then do I already make in the sight of Almighty God, who sees every man exactly as he is?
Attributed, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895)