— Patricia Briggs, When Demons Walk
— Johann Sebastian Bach German late baroque era composer 1685 - 1750
„Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
— B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Frédéric Chopin Polish composer 1810 - 1849
Context: Here you doubtless observe my tendency to do wrong against my will. As something has involuntarily crept into my head through my eyes, I love to indulge it, even though it may be all wrong. As quoted when he talked about his piano concerto, op.11.
„May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.“
— Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
— Jacques Maritain, Degrees of Knowledge
Degrees of Knowledge (1932, Notre Dame Translation), p. 4.
„There are no morals in politics; the is only experience. A scoundrel may be of use because he is a scoundrel“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
"The Real Slim Shady"
— H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
„I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.“
— Christopher Reeve actor, director, producer, screenwriter 1952 - 2004
Context: It gives me a moral compass. I often refer to Abe Lincoln, who said, "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion." I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do. The Unitarian believes that God is good, and believes that God believes that man is good. Inherently. The Unitarian God is not a God of vengeance. And that is something I can appreciate. On joining the Unitarian Universalist Association, in an interview with Reader's Digest (October 2004) http://www.adherents.com/people/pr/Christopher_Reeve.html
„I don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!“
— Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945
„Life may contain the "essence" (what else could?); recollection, the repetition in imagination, may decipher the essence and deliver to you the "elixir"; and eventually you may even be privileged to "make" something out of it, "to compound the story." But life itself is neither essence nor elixir, and if you treat as such it will only play its tricks on you.“
— Hannah Arendt, Men in Dark Times