„The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 29. Oktober 2021. Geschichte
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Christopher Morley4
amerikanischer Herausgeber, Schriftsteller und Sherlockianer 1890 - 1957

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„Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar“

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„The basis of all human fears, he thought. A closed door, slightly ajar.“

—  Stephen King, buch Brennen muss Salem

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„All poets are mad.“

—  Robert Burton, buch Anatomie der Melancholie

The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Democritus Junior to the Reader

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„The long and winding road that leads to your door
Will never disappear,
I've seen that road before it always leads me here,
Leads me to your door.“

—  Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942

"The Long and Winding Road" from Let It Be (1970)
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„Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.“

—  Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966

As quoted in the film Meet the Robinsons.
Variante: Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious... and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

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„Doubt … is an illness that comes from knowledge and leads to madness.“

—  Gustave Flaubert, Memoirs of a Madman

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„Poets are the mad midwives to reality. They see not what is, nor what can be, but what must become.“

—  Dan Simmons, buch Hyperion

Quelle: Hyperion (1989), Chapter 3 (p. 192)

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„For that fine madness still he did retain
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.“

—  Michael Drayton English poet 1563 - 1631

To Henry Reynolds, of Poets and Poesy (1627).

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„It is not the one thing nor the other that leads to madness, but the space in between them.“

—  Jeanette Winterson, buch Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Variante: It's not the one thing nor the other that leads to madness, but the space in between.
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„Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

Muir's marginal note in volume I of Prose Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson (This volume is located at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University. See Albert Saijo, "Me, Muir, and Sierra Nevada", in Reinhabiting a Separate Country: A Bioregional Anthology of Northern California, edited by Peter Berg, San Francisco, California: Planet Drum Foundation, 1978, pages 52-59, at page 55, and Frederick W. Turner, Rediscovering America: John Muir in His Time and Ours (1985), page 193.)
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