„Every man had to die. He’d always found it odd that so many died when they were old, as logic said that was the point in their lives when they’d had the most practice not dying.“

Quelle: Shadows of Self

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Brandon Sanderson3
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1975

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„It is never too late or too soon, the old man had said. It is when it is supposed to be.“

—  Mitch Albom American author 1958

Variante: It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be.
Quelle: The Time Keeper

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„During his sixty-odd years, he had found there were as many louts in the patrician classes as there were ignoramuses farther down the social spectrum.“

—  Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935

Quelle: Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, Deepsix (2001), Chapter 4 (p. 72)

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„When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.“

—  Winston S. Churchill, buch The Second World War

The Second World War, Volume II : Their Finest Hour (1949) Chapter 8 (September Tensions).
Post-war years (1945–1955)

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„Epaminondas is reported wittily to have said of a good man that died about the time of the battle of Leuctra, "How came he to have so much leisure as to die, when there was so much stirring?"“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

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„What I had not counted on was discovering how closely a man could come to dying and still not die, or want to die.“

—  Richard Evelyn Byrd Medal of Honor recipient and United States Navy officer 1888 - 1957

Quelle: Alone (1938), Ch. 1
Kontext: What I had not counted on was discovering how closely a man could come to dying and still not die, or want to die. That, too, was mine; and it also is to the good. For that experience resolved proportions and relationships for me as nothing else could have done; and it is surprising, approaching the final enlightenment, how little one really has to know or feel sure about.

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„The odd thing about people who had many books was how they always wanted more.“

—  Patricia A. McKillip, The Bell at Sealey Head

Quelle: The Bell at Sealey Head

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