„As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.“

—  John Cage

Quote from an interview by John Corbett (1989)
1980s
Quelle: Silence

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US-amerikanischer Komponist 1912 - 1992

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„Psychotics are consistently inconsistent. The essence of sanity is to be inconsistently inconsistent.“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

[199809041918.MAA06850@wall.org, 1998]
Usenet postings, 1998

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„Of course I'm inconsistent! Only logicians and cretins are consistent!“

—  Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

spoken by the character "The Chink".
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976)

„A Library goes on as far as thought can reach.“

—  Robertson Davies, buch The Cunning Man

Part 4, section 4.
The Cunning Man (1994)

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„The problem with being consistent is that there are lots of ways to be consistent, and they're all inconsistent with each other.“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

Message-ID <20050516005559.GC26184@wall.org> http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.language/21259, to perl6-language mailing-list.
Other

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Kevin Kelly Foto

„Inconsistency is an inevitable trait of any self-sustaining system built up out of consistent parts.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)

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„Bohr was inconsistent, unclear, willfully obscure and right. Einstein was consistent, clear, down-to-earth and wrong.“

—  John S. Bell Northern Irish physicist 1928 - 1990

quoted in Graham Farmelo, " Random Acts of Science http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/13/books/review/Farmelo-t.html", The New York Times (June 11, 2010)

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„As far as I'm concerned I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Attributed to Einstein in Albert Einstein: A Documentary Biography by Carl Seeling (1956), p. 114 http://books.google.com/books?id=VCbPAAAAMAAJ&q=%22silent+vice%22#search_anchor. Einstein is said to have made this remark "when someone in his company grew angry about a mutual acquaintance's moral decline".
Attributed in posthumous publications

„Consistency of the person's strategic preference across tests (and subject matters) is curiously high.“

—  Gordon Pask British psychologist 1928 - 1996

Quelle: Learning Strategies, Teaching Strategies, and Conceptual or Learning Style (1988), p. 85. as cited in: Colin A. Hardy, Michael Mawer (1999) Learning and Teaching in Physical Education. p. 62.

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„Peace is far more preferable to war.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

Remarks of President Barack Obama To the People of Israel at Jerusalem International Convention Center in Jerusalem, Israel (21 March 2013) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/03/21/remarks-president-barack-obama-people-israel
2013
Kontext: Peace is far more preferable to war.… I believe that peace is the only path to true security. … And there is no question that the only path to peace is through negotiations.

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„Is not an hereditary nobility inconsistent with liberty? I will ask more, is it not inconsistent with public virtue?“

—  Frances Wright American activist 1795 - 1852

Letter (1820), quoted in "The Red Harlot of Liberty: The Rise and Fall of Frances Wright" by Kimberly Nichols in Newtopia Magazine (15 May 2013)
Kontext: Is not an hereditary nobility inconsistent with liberty? I will ask more, is it not inconsistent with public virtue? Not only does it lodge authority with the unskillful but with those whose interest it is to abuse it. It does more – it degrades the minds of men, it corrupts their hearts and debases their understanding, leading them to attach honor and to yield respect to something else than talent and virtue.

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„Fair and softly goes far.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Quelle: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book III, Ch. 2.

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„I prefer thought to action, an idea to a transaction, contemplation to activity.“

—  Honoré de Balzac, buch Louis Lambert

Je préfère la pensée à l'action, une idée à une affaire, la contemplation au mouvement.
Louis Lambert (1832), as translated by Clara Bell

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„Beginning to understand what I am is far more fascinating, far more interesting; it goes beyond all this stupid comparison.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

Talks & Dialogues, Saanen (9 July1967) http://www.jkrishnamurti.com/krishnamurti-teachings/view-text.php?tid=41&chid=1, p. 86
1960s
Kontext: Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself. In a school, in an ordinary school where there are a lot of boys, when one boy is compared with another who is very clever, who is the head of the class, what is actually taking place? You are destroying the boy. That’s what we are doing throughout life. Now, can I live without comparison — without comparison with anybody? This means there is no high, no low — there is not the one who is superior and the other who is inferior. You are actually what you are and to understand what you are, this process of comparison must come to an end. If I am always comparing myself with some saint or some teacher, some businessman, writer, poet, and all the rest, what has happened to me — what have I done? I only compare in order to gain, in order to achieve, in order to become — but when I don’t compare I am beginning to understand what I am. Beginning to understand what I am is far more fascinating, far more interesting; it goes beyond all this stupid comparison.

„Prefer the familiar word to the far-fetched. Prefer the concrete word to the abstract. Prefer the single word to the circumlocution. Prefer the short word to the long. Prefer the Saxon word to the Romance.“

—  Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995

… What excellent advice it is, and how it was beaten into my generation of schoolboys... But one may tire of even the best advice, as one may tire of writing according to these precepts. Would we wish to be without the heraldic splendour and torchlight processions that are the sentences of Sir Thomas Browne? Would we wish to sacrifice the orotund, Latinate pronouncements of Samuel Johnson? Would we wish that Dickens had written in the style recommended by the brothers Fowler, who framed the rules I have quoted; what would then have happened to Seth Pecksniff, Wilkins Micawber, and Sairey Gamp, I ask you?
Writing (1990), he here quotes from The King's English (1906) by Henry Watson Fowler & Francis George Fowler

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„Fear only goes as far as belief.“

—  Marcus Orelias American actor, rapper, songwriter, author and entrepreneur 1993

Book VII
Rebel of the Underground (2013)

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Plutarch Foto

„That proverbial saying, "Ill news goes quick and far."“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

Of Inquisitiveness
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„Science only goes so far, and then comes God.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch Wie ein einziger Tag

Variante: Science only goes so far, then comes God.
- Noah Calhoun
Quelle: The Notebook

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