今日名言

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“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy. And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.”

– Susan Taylor, Editor-in-Chief

「想法有力量,想法是能量,而你自己的想法即可改變或毀掉你的世界。」– 蘇珊‧泰勒 (雜誌編輯)

  • 蘇珊‧泰勒 (1946- ) 是美國編輯、作家及記者,在 1981 至 2000 年間擔任 Essence 雜誌的總編輯,美國圖書館協會將其譽為「新聞界最有影響力的黑人女性。」

Les Brown (勵志演說家)

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“What is it that you’re going to do differently? In order to do something you’ve never done, you have to become someone you’ve never been.”

– Les Brown, Motivational Speaker

「你打算做什麼改變?為了做你從沒做過的事,你必須成為另外一個人。」– 萊斯‧布朗 (勵志演說家)

  • 萊斯‧布朗 (1945- ) 出身貧寒,但他追求成功的意志,使他成為美國現今著名的勵志演說家之一,並獲得多項演說獎項。促使人們超越平庸是他演講的主軸。

Loretta Lynn (歌手)

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“In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad, or indifferent.”

– Loretta Lynn, Singer

「長期而言,你決定自己的運氣 – 是好,是壞,或普通。」– 蘿瑞塔.琳 (歌手)

  • indifferent (adj.) 普通的,中庸的。例:an indifferent performance (一個普通的表現)。
  • 蘿瑞塔.琳 (1932- ) 為美國鄉村歌手及作曲家,獲得多項獎項,包括 4 個葛萊美獎、12 個美國鄉村音樂獎,對美國的鄉村音樂及文化有重大影響,被譽為「鄉村音樂第一夫人」。

Ernest Hello (作家)

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“There are men who would quickly love each other if once they were speak to each other; for when they spoke they would discover that their souls had only separated by phantoms and delusions.”

– Ernest Hello, Writer

「有些人在談話後會馬上喜歡彼此,他們交談後發現,他們的心靈先前是被幻想及錯覺所分隔。」– 歐內斯特‧哈羅 (作家)

  • phantom (n.) 幻想的事物。delusion (n.) 誤會,錯覺。例:She is under the delusion that I want to harm her. (她有我想要傷害她的錯覺。)
  • 歐內斯特‧哈羅 (1828-1885) 是法國作家,著有哲學、神學及文學相關作品,其中以「聖人學習」最為著名。他對莎士比亞、雨果等人的學習,具有獨特的觀點及創見,在文壇上占有重要地位。

Vin Diesel (演員)

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“God knows we all have demons, and we are works in progress in trying to grow into our better selves.”

– Vin Diesel, Actor

「老天爺知道我們都有恐懼,而我們都是半成品,試圖成為更好的自己。」– 馮‧迪索 (演員)

  • God knows 用來強調某事的真實性。例:God knows I don’t like math. (我真的不喜歡數學。) demon (n.) 惡魔,惡鬼。work in progress 未完成、進行一半的事物。
  • 馮‧迪索 (1967-) 出生美國紐約,為演員及電影製作人,1998 年在史帝芬·史匹柏導演的戰爭片《搶救雷恩大兵》演出後成名,其代表作為《玩命關頭》系列電影。

Lucille Ball (演員)

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“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

– Lucille Ball, Actress

「運氣?我不相信運氣,我從來就不指望它,而且我害怕指望它的人。運氣對我來說是另一回事:努力 – 而且知道什麼是機會,什麼不是。」– 露西爾‧鮑爾 (演員)

  • bank on 指望,依賴 (某人或某事的發生)。例:Mary is banking on you helping her with the assignment. (瑪莉指望你能幫她完成作業。)
  • 露西爾‧鮑爾 (1911-1989) 為美國著名喜劇演員,其演藝生涯歷時 1930 年代到 1970 年代,她於電視情境喜劇中主演,曾獲得 13 項美國電視界最高獎項艾美獎 (Emmy Award) 提名,並贏得 4 項獎項。

Victor Daniels (演員)

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“We must learn to tailor our concepts to fit reality, instead of trying to stuff reality into our concepts.”

– Victor Daniels, Actor

「我們必須學習依現實情況調整自己的想法,而不是試圖把現實套在我們想法的框架中。」– 維克多·丹尼爾 (演員)

  • tailor (v.) 裁縫,修改。例:This class is tailored to suit your needs. (這堂課是專為你設計的。) concept (n.) 想法,觀念。stuff (v.) 填塞。例:She stuffed some clothes into the bag. (她把一些衣服塞進袋子裡。)
  • 維克多·丹尼爾 (1899-1955) 是美國西部片演員,早期從事特技人員,之後經常扮演反派印第安人的角色,所演出的電影包括《獨行俠》(The Lone Ranger)。
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