„The mind is something that happens within you. Thinking is something that happens within what you are. Thinking does not define what you are. Thinking doesn't define anything.“
— Adyashanti Spiritual teacher 1962
The Basic Teachings - Part 1: Principles of the Teaching (2009)
— Chuck Klosterman, kniha Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
„I would not say that they were happy. They knew what was going to happen to them. Of course, they were told what was going to happen to them, and they were resigned to their fate, and that is the strange thing about these people in the East.“
— Paul Blobel German SS officer and Holocaust perpetrator 1894 - 1951
Quoted in "The Eichmann Kommandos" - Page 162 - by Michael Angelo Musmanno - 1961.
„When a broad and significant change occurs in the organization, the first question many people ask is “What's in it for me?” or “What's going to happen to me? This is an indication of the anxiety that occurs when people are faced with the uncertainty associated with organizational change.“
— David A. Nadler American organizational theorist 1948 - 2015
David A Nadler (2010), "Techniques for the management of change," Robert Golembiewski (ed.) Handbook of Organizational Consultation, p. 1067; Quoted in: Diane Dormant, Joe Lee (2011). The Chocolate Model of Change.
„I think unless the people are given information about what is happening to them, they will die in ignorance. And i think that's the big sin. I mean if there is such a thing as a sin, that's it, to destroy people and not have them have a clue about how this is happening.“
— Alice Walker American author and activist 1944
Poet, Author Alice Walker Meets the Inner Journey with Global Activism in "The Cushion in the Road" http://www.democracynow.org/2013/5/28/poet_author_alice_walker_meets_the (May 28, 2013).
— Rene Balcer screenwriter, producer and director 1954
Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Det. Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
„People are accustomed to look at the heavens and to wonder what happens there. It would be better if they would look within themselves, to see what happens there.“
— Menachem Mendel of Kotzk Polish rabbi 1787 - 1859
As quoted in The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom (2000) by Sally Ann Berk, p. 73
— Kazuo Ishiguro Japanese-born British author 1954
Interviews, Context: More fundamentally, I'm interested in memory because it's a filter through which we see our lives, and because it's foggy and obscure, the opportunities for self-deception are there. In the end, as a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened. Dunn, Adam. " In the land of memory: Kazuo Ishiguro remembers when http://web.archive.org/web/20010625162920/http://www.cnn.com/2000/books/news/10/27/kazuo.ishiguro/" cnn.com Book News. 27 Oct. 2000 (archived from the original http://www.cnn.com/2000/books/news/10/27/kazuo.ishiguro/ on 2001-06-25).
„"Look here," Gerald said, "what do you think of Giants?"
There was the kind of pause that happens when people do not like to say what they really think.“
— Diana Wynne Jones, kniha Power of Three
Power of Three (1976), p. 166.
— John Brunner, kniha The Stone That Never Came Down
The Stone That Never Came Down (1973), Sawyer asked the barman who was drawing his mid-morning pint. “Dunno,” the man grunted. “Except one thing. I know we’ve been led by fools and rogues, but this is the first time we’ve ever been led by a criminal!” Chapter 23 (p. 177)
„And even if you don't tell this person you've forgiven them, because sometimes you can't, it's amazing what will happen in your life, what will happen with that person, what will happen with you and other people, if you have a forgiving spirit and let it go.“
— Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
Context: Now do we have to forgive and forget? No! In fact sometimes it's important to remember, so that you can prevent something like that from happening again, or know that it's not ok with you, even with that person or anyone else. But forgiving — why not? Do it so that you can be free. And I guarantee you, you will be free of this thing. And even if you don't tell this person you've forgiven them, because sometimes you can't, it's amazing what will happen in your life, what will happen with that person, what will happen with you and other people, if you have a forgiving spirit and let it go. "Forgiveness" (7 July 2007)
„I think half the point of painting a picture is that you don't know what will happen … that if painters did know what was going to happen they wouldn't bother to do it.“
— Lucian Freud British painter and engraver 1922 - 2011
Other, Interview with Martin Gayford, Independent on Sunday 26 May 2002
— Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954
„What is now happening to the people of the East as of the West is like what happens to every individual when he passes from childhood to adolescence and from youth to manhood.“
— Leo Tolstoy, A Letter to a Hindu
A Letter to a Hindu (1908), Context: What is now happening to the people of the East as of the West is like what happens to every individual when he passes from childhood to adolescence and from youth to manhood. He loses what had hitherto guided his life and lives without direction, not having found a new standard suitable to his age, and so he invents all sorts of occupations, cares, distractions, and stupefactions to divert his attention from the misery and senselessness of his life. Such a condition may last a long time. VI
„Do you know what happens with people who cannot govern themselves? That's right. Others come in to govern for them“
— Cormac McCarthy, kniha Blood Meridian
Blood Meridian (1985), Chapter III