„The most important thing for everyone in Gringolandia is to have ambition and become 'somebody,' and frankly, I don't have the least ambition to become anybody.“

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„Most men become successful and famous, not through ambition, but through ability and character.“

—  William Feather Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981

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Kontext: Many people are thwarted by excessive ambition. They want a hundred thousand dollars but are unwilling to save a hundred dollars. They want a big house, but do not accumulate enough money to make the down payment on on a small house. They want to write a book, but will not learn to write a letter. Most men become successful and famous, not through ambition, but through ability and character.

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„I have no ambitions nor desires.
To be a poet is not my ambition,
It's simply my way of being alone.“

—  Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935

Não tenho ambições nem desejos
Ser poeta não é uma ambição minha
É a minha maneira de estar sozinho.
Alberto Caeiro (heteronym), O Guardador de Rebanhos ("The Keeper of Herds", tr. Richard Zenith) in Athena (January 1925)

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„I am not alone. I am free. I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody, I don't have to be a first to anybody. I don't have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I'd become. I'm me, and I'm like nobody else.“

—  Lena Horne American singer, actress, civil rights activist and dancer 1917 - 2010

Lena Horne (ca. 1997) in: Susan Ratcliffe (2012) Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, p. 208

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„I don't want to become a kind of Hirohito who produces cameras, or an Elizabeth of England who cares only for horses. Even less do I want to turn out like Juan Carlos, who's just a ghost of Franco. I have no personal ambitions.“

—  Norodom Sihanouk Cambodian King 1922 - 2012

Said during his exile in Peking, as quoted by Oriana Fallaci (June 1973), Intervista con la Storia (sixth edition, 2011). page 103.
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„The ambition of the original Frank had not died; it had grown subtler. It had become a wish to sample everything.“

—  Brian W. Aldiss British science fiction author 1925 - 2017

Let's Be Frank (1957)
Kontext: The ambition of the original Frank had not died; it had grown subtler. It had become a wish to sample everything. The more bodily habitations there were with which to sample, the more tantalizing the idea seemed: for many experiences, belonging only to one brief era, are never repeated, and may be gone before they are perceived and tasted.

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„I don't have much truck with the "religion is the cause of most of our wars" school of thought because that is manifestly done by mad, manipulative and power-hungry men who cloak their ambition in God.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

"I create gods all the time - now I think one might exist" (2008)
Kontext: Belief was never mentioned at home, but right actions were taught by daily example.
Possibly because of this, I have never disliked religion. I think it has some purpose in our evolution.
I don't have much truck with the "religion is the cause of most of our wars" school of thought because that is manifestly done by mad, manipulative and power-hungry men who cloak their ambition in God.
I number believers of all sorts among my friends. Some of them are praying for me. I'm happy they wish to do this, I really am, but I think science may be a better bet.

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„I have everything I want. I really can't think of any ambitions or things to strive for. I don't want to leave the house, I'm happy at home, I really am. I am.“

—  Lana Del Rey American singer-songwriter 1985

"PM's favourite singer Lana Del Rey ignores the abuse", Evening Standard (24 January 2012), p. 13

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„But I am happy. And happiness, I have decided, is a noble ambition.“

—  Seth Grahame-Smith US fiction author 1976

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„Exceed due measure, and the most delightful things become the least delightful.“

—  Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138

Fragment xii.
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„Nothing becomes some women more than the prick of ambition. Love, on the contrary, may make them very dull.“

—  Françoise Sagan, kniha Dans un mois, dans un an

Dans un mois, dans un an (1957, Those Without Shadows, translated 1957)

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„It had people from all over the country and the world. The great thing about Bombay as a city was it was a magnet for anybody with talent, or ambition or hunger, or beauty, or intelligence.“

—  Jeet Thayil Indian writer 1959

On the variety of characters portrayed in his Narcopolis.
Jeet Thayil on why 'Where are you from?' is a complicated question for all of us
Kontext: It had people from all over the country and the world. The great thing about Bombay as a city was it was a magnet for anybody with talent, or ambition or hunger, or beauty, or intelligence. If you had any of these things and you wanted to make something of yourself, you went to Bombay and the city would reward you. I think all of that changed in 1992, when the last big riots happened in Bombay between Hindus and Muslims. Now when I go back to the city and I look at it, I can see the kind of profound impact that those riots had, and how it's changed the character of the city, and in such a profound way that I don't think it will ever change back to what it was before '92.

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