— Walter Scott, kniha Ivanhoe
Kontext: Always when you are about to say anything, first weigh it in your mind; for with many the tongue outruns the thought. Let there be but two occasions for speech — when the subject is one which you thoroughly know and when it one on which you are compelled to speak. On these occasions alone is speech better than silence; on all others, it is better to be silent than to speak.
— Walter Scott, kniha Ivanhoe
— Steven Erikson, kniha Gardens of the Moon
Zdroj: Gardens of the Moon (1999), Chapter 9 (p. 292)
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
"I am the Greatest" (1964)
Kontext: I am the man this poem’s about,
I’ll be champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt.
Here I predict Mr. Liston’s dismemberment,
I’ll hit him so hard; he’ll wonder where October and November went.
When I say two, there’s never a third,
Standin against me is completely absurd.
When Cassius says a mouse can outrun a horse,
Don’t ask how; put your money where your mouse is!
I AM THE GREATEST!
— Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926
Zdroj: Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
— Megan McCafferty American novelist 1973
Zdroj: Sloppy Firsts
— Marcus Aurelius, kniha Meditations
The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.
Zdroj: Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book V
— Fern Michaels American writer 1933
Zdroj: Up Close and Personal
— Maimónides rabbi, physician, philosopher 1138 - 1204
This is actually from the Talmud (Tractate Berachot 4a)
— Jasper Fforde, kniha Lost in a Good Book
Zdroj: Lost in a Good Book
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
Kirilov, Part III, Ch. VI, "A busy night"
The Possessed (1872)
— Jack Kerouac, kniha The Subterraneans
Zdroj: The Subterraneans
— Ken Wilber American writer and public speaker 1949
Introduction, Collected Works of Ken Wilber, vol. VIII (2000) http://wilber.shambhala.com/html/books/cowokev8_intro.cfm/
Kontext: The real intent of my writing is not to say, you must think in this way. The real intent is: here are some of the many important facets of this extraordinary Kosmos; have you thought about including them in your own worldview? My work is an attempt to make room in the Kosmos for all of the dimensions, levels, domains, waves, memes, modes, individuals, cultures, and so on ad infinitum. I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace. To Freudians I say, Have you looked at Buddhism? To Buddhists I say, Have you studied Freud? To liberals I say, Have you thought about how important some conservative ideas are? To conservatives I say, Can you perhaps include a more liberal perspective? And so on, and so on, and so on... At no point I have ever said: Freud is wrong, Buddha is wrong, liberals are wrong, conservatives are wrong. I have only suggested that they are true but partial. My critical writings have never attacked the central beliefs of any discipline, only the claims that the particular discipline has the only truth — and on those grounds I have often been harsh. But every approach, I honestly believe, is essentially true but partial, true but partial, true but partial.
And on my own tombstone, I dearly hope that someday they will write: He was true but partial...
— Kristin Hannah American writer 1960
Zdroj: Winter Garden
— Cassandra Clare, kniha City of Glass
Zdroj: City of Glass
— Nicholas Brendon actor 1971
Make-over artist: Nicholas Brendon goes for laughs in 'Celeste in the City', BostonHerald.com, March 12, 2004 http://www.nickbrendon.com/archives/000049.html