„That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.“

—  Elizabeth Wurtzel, kniha Prozac Nation
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American author and journalist 1967 - 2020

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„[Footnote] Great men seem to have only one purpose in life — getting into history. That may be all they are good for.“

—  Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950), Part VI: Now We're Getting Somewhere, Captain John Smith

„Translation: Though life seems painful, at the same time it is wonderful“

—  Ritsuko Okazaki Japanese singer 1959 - 2004
Lyrics, 生きるのは苦しいの  同じくらい素敵なの 空色(Sorairo), Siki

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„When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe. It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.“

—  Clifford D. Simak American writer, journalist 1904 - 1988
Context: When I talk of the purpose of life, I am thinking not only of human life, but of all life on Earth and of the life which must exist upon other planets throughout the universe. It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose. If the means were available, we could trace our ancestry — yours and mine — back to the first blob of life-like material that came into being on the planet. The same thing could be done for the spider that spun his web in the grass, and of the grass in which the web was spun, the bird sitting in the tree and the tree in which he sits, the toad waiting for the fly beneath the bush, and for the fly and bush. We are all genetic brothers. The chain of life, tracing back to that primordial day of life's beginning, is unbroken... Interview in Speaking of Science Fiction: The Paul Walker Interviews (1978)

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„Pain lies above, not below. And they all think that pain is below. And they all want to rise.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), El dolor está arriba, no abajo. Y todos creen que el dolor está abajo. Y todos quieren subir.

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„My whole life I have suffered from poverty and have faced many disappointments and pain, like a man is used to. That is why I want to make other people happy and want them to feel at home.“

—  Jim Jones founder and the leader of the Peoples Temple 1931 - 1978
(1978). Translated back from Dutch to English, indirectly sourced, Messiahs: The vision and prophecies for the Second coming by John Hogue

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