— Nikki Giovanni American writer and academic 1943
„The Self is only one. Do you feel hurt if you blame yourself or scorn yourself for your errors? If you hold the Self there is no second person to scorn you. When you see the world you have lost hold of the Self. On the contrary, hold the Self and the world will not appear.“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
„Put your arm around the buddy next to you. And if you don't have any friends, I'll be your best friend in the whole world.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
Statement to the audience at a concert, reported in Patrick Donovan (June 3, 2005) "Scream it out loud: Cover Story", The Age, p. 2.
„You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
„The whole world was gathered
At the shore of the earth
Holding hands and celebrating
The little girl’s birth.“
— Becky Stark American singer 1976
Hymn composed by Stark, quoted in "North American Songbird" by Zoë Wolff, in The New York Times (3 June 2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/03/fashion/03nite.html?_r=1&ref=fashion
„If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel.“
— Azar Nafisi Iranaian academic and writer 1955
Context: A novel is not an allegory... It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don't enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won't be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel. This is how you read a novel: you inhale the experience. So start breathing.
„It was time to be honest with myself. To survive all the shame this world will throw at you, you have to hold yourself tall, look your accuser straight in the eye. Even if it’s your own face looking back at you.“
— Nalo Hopkinson Jamaican Canadian writer 1960
Chapter 2 (p. 72)
„Holding fast to these things, you will know the worlds of gods and mortals which permeates and governs everything. And you will know, as is right, nature similar in all respects, so that you will neither entertain unreasonable hopes nor be neglectful of anything.“
— Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -500 avant J.-C.
As quoted in Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras by John Strohmeier and Peter Westbrook. (1999)