“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ”
Attributed to Mark Twain
The ultimate word is I LIKE. It lies beneath philosophy and is twined about the heart of life. When philosophy has maundered ponderously for a month telling the individual what he must do the individual says in an instant “I LIKE” and does something else and philosophy goes glimmering. It is I LIKE that makes the drunkard drink and the martyr wear a hair shirt; that makes one man a reveller and another man an anchorite; that makes one man pursue fame another gold another love and another God. Philosophy is very often a man’s way of explaining his own I LIKE.
Jack London, From “The Cruise of the Snark” London
Wir haben das Land verlassen und sind zu Schiff gegangen. Wir haben die Brücke hinter uns - mehr noch, wir haben das Land hinter uns abgebrochen.
In: Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, 124.