„You ought to be thankful for the little things
But little things are all you seem to give
You're always putting off what we can do today
Soap opera says you've got one life to live
Who's right, who's wrong?“
— Janet Jackson, What Have You Done for Me Lately
„Ideas are like fish.
If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper.“
— David Lynch, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
Context: Ideas are like fish. If you want to catch little fish, you can stay in the shallow water. But if you want to catch the big fish, you've got to go deeper. Down deep, the fish are more powerful and more pure. They're huge and abstract. And they're very beautiful. Introduction, p. 1
„How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what's already yours?“
— Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965
— Sadhguru, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
„Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
„You say that workin is what a man's supposed to do.
But I say you ain't right if I can't give sweet love to you.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.“
— Bob Dylan, da Like a Rolling Stone, n.° 1
Context: Go to him now, he calls you, you can't refuse. When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose. You're invisible now. You've got no secrets to conceal.
„Human rights are not things that are put on the table for people to enjoy. These are things you fight for and then you protect.“
— Wangari Maathai Kenyan environmental and political activist 1940 - 2011
„I think you can love a person too much.
You put someone up on a pedestal, and all of a sudden, from that perspective, you notice what's wrong - a hair out of place, a run in a stocking, a broken bone. You spend all your time and energy making it right, and all the while, you are falling apart yourself. You don't even realize what you look like, how far you've deteriorated, because you only have eyes for someone else.“
— Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care
„Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954
— Reinhold Messner Italian mountaineer, adventurer and explorer 1944