„What people need to understand is pussy is the Front Door to Life. Do you get that? Nobody ever thinks about it like that in the dusty ancient cabinet of old white men that think they know everything.“
— Margaret Cho American stand-up comedian 1968
From Her Books, I Have Chosen To Stay And Fight, FEMINISM
„Clarity is of no importance because nobody listens and nobody knows what you mean no matter what you mean, nor how clearly you mean what you mean. But if you have vitality enough of knowing enough of what you mean, somebody and sometime and sometimes a great many will have to realize that you know what you mean and so they will agree that you mean what you know, what you know you mean, which is as near as anybody can come to understanding any one.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Four in America (1933)
„Nobody knows you.
You don't know yourself.
And I, who am half in love with you,
What am I in love with?
My own imaginings?“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
Zdroj: The Complete Poems
„In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
As quoted in Perfecting Ourselves : Coordinating Body, Mind, and Spirit (2002) by Aaron Hoopes, p. 64
„You invite things to happen. You open the door. You inhale. And if you inhale the chaos, you give the chaos, the chaos gives back.“
— Dave Eggers memoirist, novelist, short story writer, editor, publisher 1970
Zdroj: You Shall Know Our Velocity!
„Life is amazing, isn't it? You can't ever tell what will happen. Nobody knows until they go ahead and play the game.“
— Gennifer Choldenko, kniha Al Capone Does My Shirts
Zdroj: Al Capone Does My Shirts
„Such an environment of love and affection (at school) had not as yet allowed my life to be exposed to hardships. Depending on others was my habit. You will be surprised to know that prior to my journey to the college I had never bought a train-ticket myself…the very first day I realized that moving out of the controlled school life and stepping into the free college life is no less than inviting all sorts of hassles to yourself. Nobody tells you how to read. Nobody tells you what to do, where to go, when to sleep, and when to wake up. The one who is used to restrictions gets perturbed by this freedom.“
— Zakir Hussain (politician) 3rd President of India 1897 - 1969
Zdroj: Quest for Truth (1999), pp.32-33.
„So I said to myself, you know, nobody's ever going to know unless I run, because I'm really proud of my success.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Announcement speech https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-donald-trump-helped-democrats-pass-obamacare/2015/06/22/002f4c7c-18ea-11e5-ab92-c75ae6ab94b5_story.html (June 2015)
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
Zdroj: The Tales of Alvin Maker, Prentice Alvin (1989), Chapter 6.
— P.G. Wodehouse, kniha My Man Jeeves
Zdroj: My Man Jeeves
„@JimmyBennett love you for life my Jimmy. You know I've been testing 9 years old lately but unfortunately ain't nobody like you sonny.“
— Asia Argento Italian actress, film director and model 1975
22 March 2013 tweet https://twitter.com/AsiaArgento/status/315200901876969473
„You ever laughed so hard
nobody in the world could hurt you for a minute,
no matter what they tried to do to you?“
— Virginia Euwer Wolff, kniha Make Lemonade
Zdroj: Make Lemonade
„My life-my whole life- take it, and do with it what you will. I love you-love you as I have never loved any living thing. From the moment I met you I loved you, loved you blindly, adoringly, madly!
You didn't know it then-you know it now.“
— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Zdroj: Lady Windermere's Fan
„So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.“
— Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958
Kontext: No matter who you are, engaging in the quest to discover where and how things began tends to induce emotional fervor—as if knowing the beginning bestows upon you some form of fellowship with, or perhaps governance over, all that comes later. So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.