„I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.“
— Gabrielle Zevin, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
„When one has made a mistake, one says. "Another time I shall know what to do," when one should say is: "I already know what I shall really do another time."“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
„But if you think that life can be prolonged by the breath of mortal fame, yet when the slow time robs you of this too, then there awaits you but a second death.“
— Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius philosopher of the early 6th century 480
Poem VII, lines 23-26; translation by W. V. Cooper
„My time's too short to waste on
Things you say without your brain.
Will you paint works of art
When you speak?
When you open your mouth
Will I weep?“
— Happy Rhodes American singer-songwriter 1965
"Words Weren't Made For Cowards"
„Anything worth doing is worth doing twice, the first time quick and dirty and the second time the best way you can.“
— Arthur Leonard Schawlow American physicist 1921 - 1999
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