„I wonder: If you think of someone you love, do you become a little more like them? I would like to think so.“

— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934

Source: My Life on the Road

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„It’s hard to recover. You become not so innocent. You become, in a way, more sophisticated, which I think you shouldn’t. We should all have more simple happiness.... You become bitter.“

— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957



„If now you shall think that "How many are the countries which King Darius held?" look at the sculptures who bear the throne, then shall you know, then shall it become known to you: the spear of a Persian man has gone forth far; then shall it become known to you: a Persian man has delivered battle far indeed from Persia.“

— Darius I of Persia 3rd king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire (550–486 BC) -550 - -486 BC

DNa inscription http://www.livius.org/aa-ac/achaemenians/DNa.html


„The greatest discovery of our generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. As you think, so shall you be.“

— William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910


„You become what you think about“

— Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970

Source: Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude


„The mind is everything. What you think you become.“

— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 BC

„If you think you see bothDestruction and becoming,Then you see destruction and becomingThrough impaired vision.“

— Nagarjuna, Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

§ 20.11Mūlamadhyamakakārikā

„You are now, and you do become, what you think about.“

— Earl Nightingale, book The Strangest Secret

Source: The Strangest Secret

„If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become unlimited. That’s the beauty of being a human being.“

— Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957

Source: Pebbles Of Wisdom

„All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.“

— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904

In the Cart or A Journey by Cart or The Schoolmistress (1897)

„So Mr. Bass why do you think you should become an Usher?" asked the interviewer. Chuck smiled.Because I'm Chuck Bass.“

— Cecily von Ziegesar American writer 1970

Source: Would I Lie to You

„What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will ultimately become.“

— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

Possibly, but more likely derived from the Buddha: "All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become."Source: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 120; This probably derives from a Rosicrucian proverb, "As you think, so shall you become", which is itself probably derived from Proverbs 23:7 "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he."

„Though I be no more in flesh and blood, I shall ever protect my devotees. I shall be with you the moment you think of me.“

— Sai Baba of Shirdi Hindu and muslim saint 1835 - 1918

Saying stated to his disciples

„Often you shall think your road impassable, sombre and companionless. Have will and plod along; and round each curve you shall find a new companion.“

— Mikha'il Na'ima, book The Book of Mirdad

The Book of Mirdad (1948)

„You may have married her, but she is mine. Do you think I shall let you take her? She may be ten times your wife, but, by God, you shall never have her.“

— Georgette Heyer, book Devil's Cub

Source: Devil's Cub

„You become what you think about most.. But you also attract what you think about most. (John Assaraf)“

— Rhonda Byrne, book The Secret

Source: The Secret

„Sit down to write what you have thought, and not to think what you shall write.“

— William Cobbett English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist 1763 - 1835

Page 180.A Grammar of the English Language (1818)

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„Getting lost was not a matter of geography so much as identity, a passionate desire, even an urgent need, to become no one and anyone, to shake off the shackles that remind you who you are, who others think you are.“

— Rebecca Solnit Author and essayist from United States 1961

Source: A Field Guide to Getting Lost

„It is so. When YOU think so“

— Luigi Pirandello Italian dramatist, novelist, short story writer, and poet, Nobel Prize for Literature laureate 1867 - 1936

Title of play (1916); also translated as It Is So, If You Think It Is.Variant: So It Is (If You Think So)