"Sometimes you have to be up really high to see how small you are."
Felix Baumgartner (born 20 April 1969), Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper.
"Delicious autumn! My soul is wedded to it. If I were a bird I'd fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
George Eliot (22 November 1819 - 22 December 1880), English novelist, journalist and translator.
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
Golda Meir (3 May 1898 - 8 December 1978), Israeli teacher and politician.
"I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that."
“People are really trying their best. Just like being happy and sad, you will find yourself on both sides of the equation many times over your lifetime, either saying or hearing the wrong thing. Let's all give each other a pass, shall we?”
David Benjamin Rakoff (27 November 1964 - 9 August 2012), Canadian-born writer based in NYC
"Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self."
"There’s great music being made and re-issued all the time. There is so much good music that the only problem is trying to find enough time to listen to a mere fraction of it. That’s not nearly the worst dilemma to be stuck in. You could be one of those 'everywhere is boring and music sucks these days' types. Let’s hope we avoid that point of view and remain interested more often than not."
"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, 'Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes."
Oscar "Blade Runner" Pistorius (born 22 November 1986), South African sprint runner nicknamed "Blade Runner" because he races on carbon fibre prosthetic blades.
"There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise."
"Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust."
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (born 18 July 1918), South African politician.
"I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I ain't a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns."
Woody Guthrie (14 July 1912 - 3 October 1967), American singer-songwriter and folk musician.
"The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you're an artist."