„I think we are just insects, we live a bit and then die and that’s the lot. There’s no mercy in things. There’s not even a Great Beyond. There’s nothing.“

—  John Fowles, kniha The Collector

Zdroj: The Collector

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John Fowles
britský spisovatel 1926 - 2005

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„I think the control I had over my work was less than adequate. There was nothing wrong with the good bits in my poems, it’s just that they were packed around with lots and lots of bad bits, and I think that the only way I’ve improved in the last several decades [... ] is that I’ve learned to leave out the bad bits. I’m not sure you do improve beyond that.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

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„To accomplish great things we must live as though we had never to die.“

—  Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues French writer, a moralist 1715 - 1747

Pour exécuter de grandes choses, il faut vivre comme si on ne devait jamais mourir.
Quoted in Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays (2009), by Keith Stern, p. 466.
Varianta: In order to achieve great things, we must live as though we were never going to die.
Zdroj: Reflections and Maxims (1746), p. 172.

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„We live and we die and anything else is just a delusion.“

—  Chuck Palahniuk, kniha Zalknutí

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„I think the world is like a great mirror, and reflects our lives just as we ourselves look upon it.“

—  L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919

Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John (1911)
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Kontext: I think the world is like a great mirror, and reflects our lives just as we ourselves look upon it. Those who turn sad faces toward the world find only sadness reflected. But a smile is reflected in the same way, and cheers and brightens our hearts. You think there is no pleasure to be had in life. That is because you are heartsick and — and tired, as you say. With one sad story ended you are afraid to begin another — a sequel — feeling it would be equally sad. But why should it be? Isn't the joy or sorrow equally divided in life?

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„If we live a life full of regret, full of things we haven't done, if we've lived an unfulfilled life, when death comes along, it's a lot worse. I think it's true for all of us.“

—  Irvin D. Yalom American psychotherapist and writer 1931

How to Die, The Atlantic, October 2017 Issue https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/how-to-die/537906/

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„I think it's good that we put in lots of new things back then.“

—  Takashi Tezuka video game designer 1960

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„Stop giving a s— what other people think of you. We make decisions too often based on that…When we start to live for ourselves, and be a little bit more selfish, I think we’ll lead more fulfilling lives. So I think what we need to do, is stare at ourselves in the mirror a little bit longer, and really own who we are and not try to be what we think others want us to be.“

—  Lena Waithe American actress, producer, and screenwriter 1984

On how women should embrace their true selves in “Lena Waithe's Message to Women: 'Stop Giving a S--- What Other People Think'” https://variety.com/video/lena-waithe-message-to-women-variety-cover-shoot/ in Variety Magazine

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