„If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do.“
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
Interview at Big Sur, California http://web.archive.org/web/20101212203431/http://achievement.org/autodoc/page/pau0int-3 (11 November 1990).
Kontext: I've been asked from time to time, "How does it happen that you have made so many discoveries? Are you smarter than other scientists?" And my answer has been that I am sure that I am not smarter than other scientists. I don't have any precise evaluation of my IQ, but to the extent that psychologists have said that my IQ is about 160, I recognize that there are one hundred thousand or more people in the United States that have IQs higher than that. So I have said that I think I think harder, think more than other people do, than other scientists. That is, for years, almost all of my thinking was about science and scientific problems that I was interested in.
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Zdroj: The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
— Virginia Woolf, kniha A Room of One's Own
Zdroj: A Room of One's Own
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Zdroj: Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
— Meryl Streep American actress 1949
Zdroj: Louis Hobson (1996) "It's so Nice to be nasty," Calgary Sun, December 8, 1996; Cited in: Karen Hollinger The Actress: Hollywood Acting and the Female Star http://books.google.co.in/books?id=89W0QMDjA7gC&pg=PA71&dq=Meryl+Streep&hl=en#v=onepage&q=Meryl%20Streep&f=false, Taylor & Francis, 2006, p. 90, playing down her acting ability.
— David Foster Wallace American fiction writer and essayist 1962 - 2008
— Sue Grafton American writer 1940 - 2017
Zdroj: F is for Fugitive
— Mitch Albom, For One More Day
Zdroj: For One More Day
— François de La Rochefoucauld, kniha Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Le vrai moyen d'être trompé, c'est de se croire plus fin que les autres.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
— Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891
Letter to Evert Augustus Duyckinck (3 March 1849); published in The Letters of Herman Melville (1960) edited by Merrell R. Davis and William H. Gilman, p. 78; a portion of this is sometimes modernized in two ways:
Kontext: I do not oscillate in Emerson's rainbow, but prefer rather to hang myself in mine own halter than swing in any other man's swing. Yet I think Emerson is more than a brilliant fellow. Be his stuff begged, borrowed, or stolen, or of his own domestic manufacture he is an uncommon man. Swear he is a humbug — then is he no common humbug. Lay it down that had not Sir Thomas Browne lived, Emerson would not have mystified — I will answer, that had not Old Zack's father begot him, old Zack would never have been the hero of Palo Alto. The truth is that we are all sons, grandsons, or nephews or great-nephews of those who go before us. No one is his own sire. — I was very agreeably disappointed in Mr Emerson. I had heard of him as full of transcendentalisms, myths & oracular gibberish; I had only glanced at a book of his once in Putnam's store — that was all I knew of him, till I heard him lecture. — To my surprise, I found him quite intelligible, tho' to say truth, they told me that that night he was unusually plain. — Now, there is a something about every man elevated above mediocrity, which is, for the most part, instinctuly perceptible. This I see in Mr Emerson. And, frankly, for the sake of the argument, let us call him a fool; — then had I rather be a fool than a wise man. —I love all men who dive. Any fish can swim near the surface, but it takes a great whale to go down stairs five miles or more; & if he don't attain the bottom, why, all the lead in Galena can't fashion the plumet that will. I'm not talking of Mr Emerson now — but of the whole corps of thought-divers, that have been diving & coming up again with bloodshot eyes since the world began.
I could readily see in Emerson, notwithstanding his merit, a gaping flaw. It was, the insinuation, that had he lived in those days when the world was made, he might have offered some valuable suggestions. These men are all cracked right across the brow. And never will the pullers-down be able to cope with the builders-up. And this pulling down is easy enough — a keg of powder blew up Block's Monument — but the man who applied the match, could not, alone, build such a pile to save his soul from the shark-maw of the Devil. But enough of this Plato who talks thro' his nose.
— Miley Cyrus American actor and singer-songwriter 1992
OK! Magazine http://www.okmagazine.com/news/view/4676 (February 20, 2008)
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
Parliamentary Debates [Parliament of India] Pt.2 V.12-13 (1951); also quoted in Glorious Thoughts of Nehru (1964), p. 146
Kontext: Ultimately what we really are matters more than what other people think of us. One has to face the modern world with its good as well as its bad and it is better on the whole, I think, that we give even licence than suppress the normal flow of opinion. That is the democratic method. But having laid that down, still I would beg to say that there is a limit to the licence that one can allow, more so in times of great peril to the State.
— Rick Warren Christian religious leader 1954
Zdroj: The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
— Walter O'Brien Irish businessman, founder of Scorpion Computer Services 1975
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
Quote in Vincent's letter, from Arles, Tuesday, 18 September 1888; as cited in Van Gogh : The Self-portraits (1969) by Fritz Erpel, p. 17
Variant translations: The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
As quoted in Mary Engelbreit's Words To Live By (1999) by Mary Engelbreit
I tell you the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Varianta: There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
— Portia de Rossi Australian-American actress 1973
Certainly when I told her that I was vegan, it forced her to look at her habits.
Interview for VegNews magazine, July/August 2011 issue. Quoted in VegetarianStar.com http://vegetarianstar.com/2011/07/07/portia-de-rossi-on-vegnews-julyaugust-2011-issue/.
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "Clemente Says Hitting Does Not Come Easy" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UagkAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xqAFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5876%2C6101257 by Ralph Bernstein (AP), in The Reading Eagle (March 26, 1968)
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1968</big>
— David Haye British boxer 1980
“David Haye: Going vegan made me stronger than I've ever been,” in Telegraph.co.uk (6 May 2016) https://web.archive.org/web/20180110175026/http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/david-haye-going-vegan-made-stronger-than-ive-ever-been/.
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
Ellen's interview on Oprah show, 9th of November 2009