Tag Archives: 做自己

Linda Ellerbee (記者)

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“If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time.”

– Linda Ellerbee, Reporter

「如果你心裡相信你是對的,你必須用你所有的力氣爭取你認為是對的方式,只有死掉的魚會一直順著水流移動。」– 琳達‧艾勒畢 (記者)

  • might (n.) 力氣,力量。例:He threw the ball with all his might. (他盡全力投出那球。) stream (n.) 水流,氣流。例:A stream of cold air (一股寒冷的空氣)
  • 琳達‧艾勒畢 (1944- ) 是美國記者,她在 NBC News 擔任主播,其新聞節目被譽為「最有智慧的新聞節目」,獲得「杜邦 – 哥倫比亞獎」的肯定,她也著有數本新聞相關書籍。

Richard Sherman (美式足球員)

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“A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of a sheep.”

– Richard Sherman, Football Player

「獅子不會太在乎綿羊的意見。」– 理查德‧謝爾曼 (美式足球員)

  • concern (v.) 關心,關切。例:Issues like poverty and income equality do concern us. (貧窮及貧富不均的議題讓我們嚴重關切。)
  • 理查德‧謝爾曼 (1988-) 是職業美式足球隊「西雅圖海鷹」的後衛,其直言不諱的個性使其成為球迷的最愛。西雅圖海鷹拿下 2013 年職業美式足球超級盃 (Super Bowl) 冠軍,他在贏得比賽後用這句話回應先前譏諷他的球員。

Paulo Coelho (小說家)

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“Stop being who you were and become who you are.”

– Paulo Coelho, Novelist

「不再當過去的你,而成為真正的你。」– 保羅‧科爾賀 (小說家)

  • 保羅‧科爾賀 (1947- ) 是巴西著名小說家,獲得多項國際知名獎項,以《牧羊少年奇幻之旅》一書而世界聞名,他所出版的書籍被翻成約 38 種語言,在全球共有約 2,000 萬本的銷量。

Maria Sharapova (網球選手)

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“I’m not the next anyone, I’m the first Maria Sharapova.”

– Maria Sharapova, Tennis Player

「我不是下一個某某人,我是第一個莎拉波娃。」– 瑪麗亞‧莎拉波娃 (網球選手)

  • 瑪麗亞‧莎拉波娃 (1987- ) 出生俄羅斯,為目前世界排名第二的女子網球選手,累計贏得 28 項職業女子網球賽事冠軍,包括 4 項大滿貫,她另外在 2012 年倫敦奧運摘下銀牌。她經常出現於媒體廣告及代言活動。
  • 她也說過:”I never really think, ‘Oh, I want to be or play like so-and-so.’ I just like being myself.”「我從來沒有想過『噢,我想成為誰或打得如何如何』,我只喜歡做我自己。」

E.E. Cummings (詩人)

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“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.”

– E.E. Cummings, Poet

「在一個夜以繼日,盡力要把你變成像其他每個人一樣的世界裡,做你自己意謂打一場任何人所能打的最困難且永不停止的戰役。」– 愛德華‧艾斯特林‧卡明斯 (詩人)

  • 愛德華‧艾斯特林‧卡明斯 (1894-1962) 是美國著名詩人、畫家、評論家、作家和劇作家,他的作品包括約 2900 首詩、2 本自傳小說、4 個劇本、7 篇論文以及許多繪畫。

Mary Ann Evans (小說家)

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

– Mary Ann Evans, Novelist

「成為你可能成為的人永遠不會太晚。」– 瑪麗‧艾凡斯 (小說家)

  • “might have” 用在「本來可能發生但沒發生」的事,例:It was so dangerous. I might have been killed. (當時非常的危險,我有可能身亡。)
  • 瑪麗‧安妮‧艾凡斯 (1819-1880) 為英國維多利亞時代的重要作家,著有 7 本小說,其中最著名的是《米德爾馬契》(Middlemarch),以寫實及對人性心理的洞察而聞名。

Rudyard Kipling (作家)

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“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you’ll be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

– Rudyard Kipling, Writer

「個人總需掙扎才不致被社群所淹沒,做自己是一件困難的差事,如果你去嘗試,你常常會寂寞,有時會害怕。但為得到掌控自己的特權,沒有代價是高的不能付的。」– 魯德亞德‧吉卜林 (作家)

  • keep from 防止不被…。例:He stood up to keep himself from falling sleep. (他站起來防止自己睡著。) overwhelm (v.) 壓倒,淹沒。例:The defense was overwhelmed by the enemy’s superior firepower. (防守被敵方較優勢的火力給鎮壓。) tribe (n.) 部落,族群。privilege (n.) 特權,優待。
  • 魯德亞德‧吉卜林 (1865-1936) 為英國詩人、短篇故事家、小說家及兒童故事家,他在 1907 年獲得諾貝爾文學獎。
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