— Oliver James British psychologist 1953
„You create your own Heaven, and you have the opportunity to live in it, but you have to do it on your own terms, the highest terms of which you are capable.“
Delusion for a Dragon Slayer (1966)
Контексте: "Heaven is what you mix all the days of your life, but you call it dreams. You have one chance to buy your Heaven with all the intents and ethics of your life. That is why everyone considers Heaven such a lovely place. Because it is dreams, special dreams, in which you exist. What you have to do is live up to them."
"I—" started Griffin, but the wizard cut him off with a blink.
"No, listen, please, because after this, all the magic stops, and you have to do it alone.
“You create your own Heaven, and you have the opportunity to live in it, but you have to do it on your own terms, the highest terms of which you are capable. So sail this ship through the straits, navigate the shoals, find the island, overcome the foam-devil that guards the girl, win her love, and you’ve played the game on your own terms."
„If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, then you must accept the terms it offers you.“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
„You cannot, you must not, judge the past by the present; you must try to see it in its own terms and values, if you are to have any inkling of it. You may not like what you see, but do not on that account fall into the error of trying to adjust it to suit your own vision of what it ought to have been.“
— George MacDonald Fraser, книга Quartered Safe Out Here
Источник: Quartered Safe Out Here (1992), p. xxiv.
„If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself. Also, you will have betrayed your community in failing to make your contribution.“
— Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994
Источник: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 1 : The Courage to Create, p. 12
„There are times when it will go so wrong that you will barely be alive, and times when you realise that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else's terms.“
— Jeanette Winterson English writer 1959
Источник: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
„Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own.“
— Paul of Tarsus, книга First Epistle to the Corinthians
1 Corinthians 6:19
First Epistle to the Corinthians
„Dear Martyrs, We do not address you as men who have passed away, but rather as men who are still living among your own people, among your own brothers in the Armed Forces and among your own honest families. As Almighty God says, those who are killed for the sake of God are not dead but alive under His blessing. You have sacrificed your lives, in defence of right and of Iraq, thus giving the highest example in life. Be blessed, you men; you have become a source of great pride for Iraq and for your families. Your comrades-in-arms and your compatriots are aspiring to your position, which is the most glorious and great.“
— Saddam Hussein Iraqi politician and President 1937 - 2006
President Saddam Hussein's Speech on National Day (1981)
„You have a list of things that you want to do in life—to own your own house, to own your own car, to own your own yacht. [Making] wine was on my list, because it has a particular glamour to it.“
— Luis Miguel Puerto Rican singer; music producer 1970
Interview with Wine Spectator, 2006
„First of all, directing is an idea that you have of a total flow of images that are going on, which are incidentally actors, words, and objects in space. It's an idea you have of yourself, like the idea you have of your own personality which finds its best representation in the world in terms of specific flows of imaginary images. That's what directing is.“
— Abraham Polonsky American politician 1910 - 1999
as quoted in Directing the Film, Ed Sherman, 1976.
„You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.“
— Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980
Writers at Work interview (1963)
Контексте: A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it's a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself — or at least, you show yourself as someone who could not afford to show himself, and so created something to hide behind... You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being.
„Choose a community to live in whose efforts lie in the same direction as your own and where there will be interest in your activities. Instead of living in conflict with your family, who in your opinion do not understand you, and in the conflict destroying your happiness and that of others, seek out friends who think as you do. If you are religious, live among believers; if you are a revolutionary, live among your own kind. You can still try to convince the skeptical, and in this you will have the support of those who are in agreement with you.“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
Un Art de Vivre (The Art of Living) (1939), The Art of Happiness
„You have done nothing, and have protested that you have done nothing, to injure the South. And yet, to get back the shoe trade, you must leave off doing something that you are now doing. What is it? You must stop thinking slavery wrong! Let your institutions be wholly changed; let your State Constitutions be subverted, glorify slavery, and so you will get back the shoe trade — for what? You have brought owned labor with it to compete with your own labor, to underwork you, and to degrade you! Are you ready to get back the trade on those terms?“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1860s, Allow the humblest man an equal chance (1860)
„You have at hand many examples of good character from whom you will have learned the lessons by which you can live your own lives. You are blessed. Make the most of it.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
1990s, Speech at Ohio Wesleyan University (1997)
„And programming computers was so fascinating. You create your own little universe, and then it does what you tell it to do.“
— Vint Cerf American computer scientist 1943
Источник: "Your Life: Vinton Cerf" (2016), p. 28
„I can understand why people would want to stay on the road because you create your own bubble. You almost don’t live in the real world. Just to have the things that are with you is fine.“
— Kylie Minogue Australian singer, recording artist, songwriter and actress 1968
Interview, Popjustice.com http://www.popjustice.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4801&Itemid=9
„The conception of yourselves as altogether virtuous and wronged is, I assure you, not at all the one which onlookers hold of you. No doubt, you have rights on your side. No doubt, some of you suffered without just cause. But nothing which has been done to you cries aloud to Heaven for condemnation as your own actions.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
Open letter to the Masters of Dublin (1913)