— Leslie Feist Canadian musician 1976
Context: One Two Three Four Tell me that you love me more Sleepless, long nights That was what my youth was for Old teenage hopes are alive at your door Left you with nothing But they want some more. "1 2 3 4" (written with Sally Seltmann)
„If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.“
— Andrew Carnegie American businessman and philanthropist 1835 - 1919
— Fergie singer from the United States 1975
"Big Girls Don't Cry" (2006), from The Dutchess
„To neglect your own mind, that's like to neglect your consciousness. That’s like to give up all hope of joy and happiness, really. You're the only one that can discover for you the meaning of anything. What it means to you. By that, I don't mean intellectual meaning. I mean, what it means, how it makes you feel. You have to see whether you really are happy or not. Whether you really are sad or not. And you have to investigate what goes through your mind.“
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
„Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything.“
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
As quoted in Sunbeams : A Book of Quotations (1990) by Sy Safransky, p. 42
„Our house is on fire. I am here to say, our house is on fire. […] Adults keep saying: “We owe it to the young people to give them hope.” But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act. I want you to act as you would in a crisis. I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.“
— Greta Thunberg Swedish climate change activist 2003
Greta Thunberg, 16, urges leaders to act on climate, The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/25/our-house-is-on-fire-greta-thunberg16-urges-leaders-to-act-on-climate (25 January 2019) Cited in ', Penguin Books, 2019, pages 19-24 (ISBN 9780141991740).
„May your strength give us strength.
May your faith give us faith.
May your hope give us hope.
May your love give us love.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Into the Fire"
„Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know.“
— Isocrates ancient greek rhetorician -436 - -338 př. n. l.
Context: Never hope to conceal any shameful thing which you have done; for even if you do conceal it from others, your own heart will know. … Pursue the enjoyments which are of good repute; for pleasure attended by honor is the best thing in the world, but pleasure without honor is the worst. Verse 16.
„Take patience as your pillow, hug poverty, discard lusts, oppose your desires and know that you are seen by God, so look at how you are.“
— Muhammad al-Taqi ninth of the Twelve Imams of Twelver Shi'ism 811 - 835
Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 479