„Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.“
Varianta: There’s nothing more daring than showing up, putting ourselves out there and letting ourselves be seen.
Zdroj: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
„Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2009, First Inaugural Address (January 2009)
Kontext: We remain the most prosperous, powerful nation on Earth. Our minds are no less inventive, our goods and services no less needed than they were last week or last month or last year. Our capacity remains undiminished. But our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions — that time has surely passed. Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America.
„In recent years we have seen a great deal of bravery and self-sacrifice, but civil courage hardly anywhere, even among ourselves.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Zdroj: Letters and Papers from Prison (1967; 1997), Civil Courage, p. 5.
Kontext: What lies behind the complaint about the dearth of civil courage? In recent years we have seen a great deal of bravery and self-sacrifice, but civil courage hardly anywhere, even among ourselves. To attribute this simply to personal cowardice would be too facile a psychology; its background is quite different. In a long history, we Germans have had to learn the need for and the strength of obedience. In the subordination of all personal wishes and ideas to the tasks to which we have been called, we have seen the meaning and greatness of our lives. We have looked upwards, not in servile fear, but in free trust, seeing in our tasks a call, and in our call a vocation. This readiness to follow a command from "above" rather than our own private opinions and wishes was a sign of legitimate self-distrust. Who would deny that in obedience, in their task and calling, the Germans have again and again shown the utmost bravery and self-sacrifice? But the German has kept his freedom — and what nation has talked more passionately of freedom than the Germans, from Luther to the idealist philosophers? — by seeking deliverance from self-will through service to the community. Calling and freedom were to him two sides of the same thing. But in this he misjudged the world; he did not realize that his submissiveness and self-sacrifice could be exploited for evil ends. When that happened, the exercise of the calling itself became questionable, and all the moral principles of the German were bound to totter. The fact could not be escaped that the Germans still lacked something fundamental: he could not see the need for free and responsible action, even in opposition to the task and his calling; in its place there appeared on the one hand an irresponsible lack of scruple, and on the other a self-tormenting punctiliousness that never led to action. Civil courage, in fact, can grow only out of the free responsibility of free men. Only now are the Germans beginning to discover the meaning of free responsibility. It depends on a God who demands responsible action in a bold venture of faith, and who promises forgiveness and consolation to the man who becomes a sinner in that venture.
„Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.“
— Brené Brown US writer and professor 1965
Zdroj: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
— Alison Goodman Australian science-fiction writer 1966
Zdroj: Eona: The Last Dragoneye
— Richelle Mead, kniha The Indigo Spell
Zdroj: The Indigo Spell
„I don't show up all the time. I only show up when I can and when I want to, but I was there at the Golden Globes and it's almost like there was an arc that started there. It doesn't end here.“
— Frances McDormand American actress 1957
On the forms of social activism evident in the film industry's awards shows, in her 90th Oscars backstage interview (4 March 2018)
Kontext: I don't show up all the time. I only show up when I can and when I want to, but I was there at the Golden Globes and it's almost like there was an arc that started there. It doesn't end here. But I think publicly — as a commercial (because that's what we are, this is not a — this is not — this is not a novel — this is a TV show after all) — but I think that the message that we're getting to send to the public is that we're going to be one of the small industries that try to make a difference.
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
„The world keeps ending but new people too dumb to know it keep showing up as if the fun's just started.“
— John Updike, kniha Rabbit Is Rich
Zdroj: Rabbit Is Rich
— Mark Lamarr British DJ 1967
Uncensored and Live (1997)
„A habit must be established before it can be improved. Start small. Master the art of showing up. Optimize later.“
„Come back again, old heart! Ah me!
Methinks in those thy coward fears
There might, perchance, a courage be,
That fails in these the manlier years;
Courage to let the courage sink,
Itself a coward base to think,
Rather than not for heavenly light
Wait on to show the truly right.“
— Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861
The Higher Courage http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/C/CloughArthurHugh/verse/poemsproseremains/highercourage.html, st. 7 (1840).
„We shall make mistakes; and if we let these mistakes frighten us from our work we shall show ourselves weaklings.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1900s, The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), National Duties
— Nikos Kazantzakis, kniha The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontext: This is our epoch, good or bad, beautiful or ugly, rich or poor — we did not choose it. This is our epoch, the air we breathe, the mud given us, the bread, the fire, the spirit!
Let us accept Necessity courageously. It is our lot to have fallen on fighting times. Let us tighten our belts, let us arm our hearts, our minds, and our bodies. Let us take our place in battle!
„Now we'll start the song of the wild man who lives on the mountain top, who does not want to be seen
let us now start that song without words, without music, come on..
(let's not do anything for at least ten minutes)
That's the spirit, there he comes, the song of the inner voice, the song of the primitive man“
— Karel Appel Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet 1921 - 2006
a poem of Karel Appel, 1981; from Karel Appel. The Colourful Stranger. Poems and Drawings (Karel Appel. De kleurige onbekende. Gedichten en tekeningen), Amsterdam, 1986
„To save the world requires faith and courage: faith in reason, and courage to proclaim what reason shows to be true.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1920s, The Prospects of Industrial Civilization (1923)
„People who hadn't noticed me, or who had written me off as a game show host, started to reassess me. There were people who hadn't seen me as a stand-up artist and liked it. Suddenly I was in fashion again.“
— Bob Monkhouse English entertainer 1928 - 2003
Independent on Sunday obituary http://web.archive.org/web/20100522031727/http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/bob-monkhouse-jokewriter-to-the-stars-and-the-longreigning-king-of-primetime-comedy-dies-at-75-578058.html