„We live as we dream--alone….“

—  Joseph Conrad, kniha Heart of Darkness

Zdroj: Heart of Darkness

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Zdroj: Heart of Darkness

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„Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquest…“

—  Charles Lindbergh American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist 1902 - 1974

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„Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.“

—  Les Brown American politician 1945

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„We must live fully in order to secrete the substance of our work, but we have to work alone.“

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„We preferred our own way of living. We were no expense to the government. All we wanted was peace and to be left alone.“

—  Crazy Horse Oglala Sioux chief 1840 - 1877

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„To become solitary and simple in utter aloneness -- living wholly unconcerned about the multitude of worldly affairs, and abandoning and disentangling yourself from all things -- is to die. We are born alone; we die alone.“

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—  James Redfield, kniha The Celestine Prophecy

Zdroj: The Celestine Prophecy

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„My father had a magnificent dream, but it still is only a dream. It is easier to build monuments than make a better world. If we choose to honor him in words alone, it will be a grotesque farce.“

—  Yolanda King American actress 1955 - 2007

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