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Wilfred Thesiger

Geburtstag: 3. Juni 1910
Todesdatum: 24. August 2003

Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger KBE, DSO war ein britischer Forscher und Autor von Reiseberichten.

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„The harder the life the finer the type“

—  Wilfred Thesiger
Context: The harder the life the finer the type and there’s no doubt about that; the easier you make life the lower goes your standards. Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swjcpS6EpV4&feature=youtu.be&t=17m43s. 2001.

„Regretfully, however, I realize that the maps I made helped others, with more material aims, to visit and corrupt a people whose spirit once lit the desert like a flame.“

—  Wilfred Thesiger, buch Arabian Sands
Arabian Sands (1959), Context: Yet I wondered fancifully if he had seen more clearly than they did, had sensed the threat which my presence implied – the approaching disintegration of his society and the destruction of his beliefs. Here especially it seemed that the evil that comes with sudden change would far outweigh the good.  While I was with the Arabs I wished only to live as they lived and, now that I have left them, I would gladly think that nothing in their lives was altered by my coming.  Regretfully, however, I realize that the maps I made helped others, with more material aims, to visit and corrupt a people whose spirit once lit the desert like a flame. p. 68.

„No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match.“

—  Wilfred Thesiger, buch Arabian Sands
Arabian Sands (1959), Context: A cloud gathers, the rain falls, men live; the cloud disperses without rain, and men and animals die. In the deserts of southern Arabia there is no rhythm of the seasons, no rise and fall of sap, but empty wastes where only the changing temperature marks the passage of the years. It is a bitter, desiccated land which knows nothing of gentleness or ease….. No man can live this life and emerge unchanged. He will carry, however faint, the imprint of the desert, the brand which marks the nomad; and he will have within him the yearning to return, weak or insistent according to his nature. For this cruel land can cast a spell which no temperate clime can match. Prologue. p. 1.

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„I might have been homosexual if I was born in a different age but as it was I remained asexual.“

—  Wilfred Thesiger, buch Arabian Sands
Stewart, Rory (2007). Arabian Sands (Introduction). London: Penguin Classics. p. xii. ISBN 9780141442075

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