— John Grisham American lawyer, politician, and author 1955
„Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly."
"I want to be a soldier. A hero."
"You'll grow out of it.“
Prologue (p. 5)
Источник: Gardens of the Moon (1999)
Контексте: “Heed the lesson there, son.”
“Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don’t notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly.”
“I want to be a soldier. A hero.”
“You’ll grow out of it.”
„… every time you make a decision to be less than what God wants for you, you're denying yourself some of God's blessings. It's up to you. You can live a life with God's blessings, or just exist with all the consequences of choosing wrong.“
— Terri Blackstock American writer 1957
Источник: Last Light
„Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.“
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
„I want you forever, Kate. I want to grow old and have you here in my arms. I want children. I've wanted you for so long. I don't think that's about to change.“
— Christine Feehan American writer
Источник: The Twilight Before Christmas
„I want to be free Michael, just for once in my whole life I want to be free"
"You are free. You just don't know it yet“
— Francine Rivers American writer 1947
Источник: Redeeming Love
„Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.“
— Marcus Aurelius Emperor of Ancient Rome 121 - 180
No printed sources exist for this prior to 2009, and this seems to have been an attribution which arose on the internet, as indicated by web searches and rationales provided at "Marcus Aurelius and source checking" at Three Shouts on a Hilltop (14 June 2011) http://threeshoutsonahilltop.blogspot.com/2011/06/marcus-aurelius-and-source-checking.html
This quote may be a paraphrase of Meditations, Book II:
Since it is possible that thou mayest depart from life this very moment, regulate every act and thought accordingly.
But to go away from among men, if there are gods, is not a thing to be afraid of, for the gods will not involve thee in evil;
but if indeed they do not exist, or if they have no concern about human affairs, what is it to me to live in a universe devoid of gods or devoid of Providence?
But Gods there are, undoubtedly, and they regard human affairs; and have put it wholly in our power, that we should not fall into what is truly evil
„You and I want our lives to matter. We want our lives to make a real difference — to be of genuine consequence in the world. We know that there is no satisfaction in merely going through the motions in life, even if those motions make us successful or even if we have arranged to make those motions pleasant. We want to know we have had some impact on the world. In fact, you and I want to contribute to the quality of life. We want to make the world work.“
— Werner Erhard Critical Thinker and Author 1935
The End of Starvation : Creating an Idea Whose Time Has Come, Werner Erhard, 1977, 3 http://www.wernererhard.net/thpsource.html,
Also published in — The end of starvation: creating an idea whose time has come, 3, 1982, Werner Erhard http://books.google.com/books?id=4o4wAAAAMAAJ&q=%22be+of+genuine+consequence+in+the+world%22&dq=%22be+of+genuine+consequence+in+the+world%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rpyFUvTMB6_MsQT0sYCwDQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ,
Also quoted in — [The Answer : What do you mean I have to figure it out for myself?, 2001, Quila H. Creig] and — [The Spartan Life 2, Scott Westerman, 2012]
„You care enough, that you want your life to be fulfilled in a living way, not in a painting way, not in a writing way…you really do want it to be involving in living, corresponding with other living objects, moving, changing, that kind of thing.“
— Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971
Edie : Girl On Fire (2006)
Контексте: You care enough, that you want your life to be fulfilled in a living way, not in a painting way, not in a writing way... you really do want it to be involving in living, corresponding with other living objects, moving, changing, that kind of thing.
„You say you want a revolution,
Well, you know, we all want to change the world…
But when you talk about destruction,
Don't you know that you can count me out.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
"Revolution" (Single version)
"Revolution 1" - The Beatles [White Album] version (in this recorded performance of the song, Lennon interjects "in", after saying "count me out").
Вариант: You say you want a revolution,
Well, you know, we all want to change the world...
But when you talk about destruction,
Don't you know that you can count me out — in.
„At that age you think boys have as much personality as coat hangers and, you don't notice their looks.
Then you grow up.“
— John Marsden, книга Tomorrow, When the War Began
Источник: Tomorrow, When the War Began
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
— Danielle Steel American author of romance novels 1947
„So, the bottom line is: if you want to live well and die well, you first have to find out what is really important to you and stick to it. With that, you can get out there and get yourself a life, a real one.“
— Gian Domenico Borasio physician, specialist of palliative medicine 1962
"It's not about dying", TEDxCHUV address (13 November 2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5WYNf1td-4
„I think the best thing is being able to play golf competitively for a living. Ever since I was a little boy, that's something I've always wanted to do, and now I get a chance to live out my dreams.“
— Tiger Woods American professional golfer 1975
„There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.“
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Источник: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 19