„There are no ordinary moments.“

Quelle: Way of the Peaceful Warrior (1980), p. 138 - Book two: The warrior's training - The mountain path
Quelle: Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

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Dan Millman8
US-amerikanischer Sportler und Autor von dem New Age zugesc… 1946

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„Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day.“

—  Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

"Modern Fiction"
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Kontext: Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day. The mind receives a myriad impressions — trivial, fantastic, evanescent, or engraved with the sharpness of steel. From all sides they come, an incessant shower of innumerable atoms; and as they fall, as they shape themselves into the life of Monday or Tuesday, the accent falls differently from of old; the moment of importance came not here but there; so that, if a writer were a free man and not a slave, if he could write what he chose, not what he must, if he could base his work upon his own feeling and not upon convention, there would be no plot, no comedy, no tragedy, no love interest or catastrophe in the accepted style, and perhaps not a single button sewn on as the Bond Street tailors would have it. Life is not a series of gig-lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. Is it not the task of the novelist to convey this varying, this unknown and uncircumscribed spirit, whatever aberration or complexity it may display, with as little mixture of the alien and external as possible? We are not pleading merely for courage and sincerity; we are suggesting that the proper stuff of fiction is a little other than custom would have us believe it.

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„Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Winter, 1931-1932
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
Quelle: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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„Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.“

—  Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947

Quelle: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

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„Just an ordinary in a world that loves the extra ordinary.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch The Last Song

Variante: He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.
Quelle: The Last Song

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„If the language of art is not accessible to ordinary language and ordinary experience, how can it be accessible to ordinary people?“

—  Daniel Bell, buch The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Quelle: The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976), Chapter 3, The Sensibility of the Sixties, p. 131

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„Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction.“

—  Giorgio de Chirico Italian artist 1888 - 1978

as quoted in Artists on Art – from the 14th – 20th centuries, ed. by Robert Goldwater and Marco Treves; Pantheon Books, 1972, London, p. 440
1908 - 1920, On Mystery and Creation, Paris 1913

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„There are no ordinary cats.“

—  Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954

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