— Peace Pilgrim American non-denominational spiritual teacher 1908 - 1981
Zdroj: Peace Pilgrim: Her Life and Work in Her Own Words (1982), Ch. 7 : Living the Spiritual Life
Kontext: I am constantly thankful. The world is so beautiful, I am thankful. I have endless energy, I am thankful. I am plugged into the source of Universal Supply, I am thankful. I am plugged into the source of Universal Truth, I am thankful. I have this constant feeling of thankfulness, which is a prayer.
— Stephen Fry, kniha Making History
Zdroj: Making History
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Song lyrics, Moods (1972)
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
Sun-being to Cyrano
The Other World (1657)
Kontext: I am not from your world or this one; I was born on the Sun. Sometimes our world becomes overcrowded because our people live so long. Our people are almost free of wars and illness, and sometimes our government officials send colonies to neighboring worlds.
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
"I, Too, Sing America," in the magazine Survey Graphic (March 1925); reprinted in Selected Poems (1959)
„I wonder if I am capable of being somebody’s sun, somebody’s everything. Am I centered enough now to be the center of somebody else’s life?“
— Elizabeth Gilbert, kniha Eat, Pray, Love
Zdroj: Eat, Pray, Love
„What swells inside me is a love so boundless, I am the sunrise and sunset. I am Liberty Bell in the Cascades. I am Beihai Lake. I am every beautiful, truly beautiful, thing I've ever seen, captured in my personal Geographia, the atlas of myself.“
— Justina Chen American writer 1968
Zdroj: North of Beautiful
„And we are magic talking to itself,
noisy and alone. I am queen of all my sins
forgotten. Am I still lost?
Once I was beautiful. Now I am myself“
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
Zdroj: To Bedlam and Part Way Back
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Interview with Ashleigh Banfield on ABC's Good Morning America (17 March 2011); also in "Trump on 2012: ‘Part of Beauty of Me Is I'm Very Rich'" (17 March 2011) http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/03/17/trump-on-2012-part-of-beauty-of-me-is-im-very-rich/
— Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Fourth President and ninth Prime Minister of Pakistan 1928 - 1979
Zdroj: Letter to his daughter (1978), p. 79.
Kontext: I am partial to the pantheism of Shelley. There is beauty everywhere. Even in a total war of annihiliation it will not be possible to wipe out all of it. Beauty is too beautiful to perish altogether. In this period of twelve months in solitary confinement I have rarely recalled an unpleasant or ugly glimpse of the past.
„I am part of the sun as my eye is of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea.“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
Kontext: What man most passionately wants is his living wholeness and his living unison, not his own isolate salvation of his "soul." Man wants his physical fulfillment first and foremost, since now, once and once only, he is in the flesh and potent. For man, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive. Whatever the unborn and the dead may know, they cannot know the beauty, the marvel of being alive in the flesh. The dead may look after the afterwards. But the magnificent here and now of life in the flesh is ours, and ours alone, and ours only for a time. We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive and in the flesh, and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. My soul knows that I am part of the human race, my soul is an organic part of the great human soul, as my spirit is part of my nation. In my own very self, I am part of my family. There is nothing of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters.
„[H]umans tend to start the process of change by acknowledging themselves—thus blacks asserted black pride and black is beautiful; women declared I am woman, I am strong; men are saying I am man, I am okay. After a quarter of a century of male bashing, that’s not a bad start.“
— Warren Farrell, kniha The Myth of Male Power
Zdroj: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part IV: Where do we go from here, p. 361.
„The purpose of writing is both to keep up with life and to run ahead of it. I am little comfort to myself, although I am the only comfort I have, excepting perhaps streets, clouds, the sun, the faces and voices of kids and the aged, and similar accidents of beauty, innocence, truth and loneliness.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
My Heart's in the Highlands (1939)
„I cannot describe myself except to say that I am either very vain or very beautiful, and that I hope I am the latter, while suspecting I may be the former.“
— John C. Wright, kniha Orphans of Chaos
Zdroj: Orphans of Chaos (2005), Chapter 1, “The Boundaries” Section 8 (p. 20)
„Yes, what I am to be everlastingly, I am growing to be now — now in this present time so little thought of, this time which the sun rises and sets in, and the clock strikes in, and I wake and sleep in.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 210.
„But I must own that I am much in the Dark about Light. I am not satisfy'd with the doctrine that supposes particles of matter call'd light continually driven off from the Sun's Surface, with a Swiftness so prodigious!“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
Letter to Cadwallader Colden (23 April 1752).
— Sara Teasdale, Spring Night
Rivers to the Sea (1915)
— Marie Curie French-Polish physicist and chemist 1867 - 1934
As quoted in Madame Curie : A Biography (1937) by Eve Curie Labouisse, as translated by Vincent Sheean, p. 341
Variant translation: A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
Kontext: I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale. We should not allow it to be believed that all scientific progress can be reduced to mechanisms, machines, gearings, even though such machinery also has its beauty.
Neither do I believe that the spirit of adventure runs any risk of disappearing in our world. If I see anything vital around me, it is precisely that spirit of adventure, which seems indestructible and is akin to curiosity.