„Sin ought to be something exquisite, my dear boy.“

—  Emile Zola

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Emile Zola Foto
Emile Zola10
französischer Schriftsteller und Journalist des 19. Jahrhun… 1840 - 1902

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No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater… than central air.“

—  Kevin Smith American screenwriter, actor, film producer, public speaker and director 1970

Harold Macmillan Foto

„Events, dear boy, events.“

—  Harold Macmillan British politician 1894 - 1986

Response to a journalist when asked what is most likely to blow governments off course.
The quote is also given as "Events, my dear boy, events", with the word "my", but it may never have been uttered at all.
[What they didn't say: a book of misquotations, Knowles, Elizabeth M., Oxford University Press, 2006, vi, 33]

Väinö Linna Foto

„Rather dear, those boys.“

—  Väinö Linna, buch The Unknown Soldier

Closing words, p. 466.
The Unknown Soldier

Mrs Patrick Campbell Foto

„Oh dear me — it's too late to do anything but accept you and love you — but when you were quite a little boy, somebody ought to have said "hush" just once!“

—  Mrs Patrick Campbell British stage actress 1895 - 1940

Letter to George Bernard Shaw (1 November 1912) published in Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1952), p. 52; this was later used in the play Dear Liar : A Biography in Two Acts (1960) by Jerome Kilty, an adaptation of the correspondence between Shaw and Campbell.

Isaac Watts Foto

„My faith would lay her hand
On that dear head of Thine,
While like a penitent I stand,
And there confess my sin.“

—  Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748

Quelle: Attributed from postum publications, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 72.

Horace Mann Foto

„Every school boy and school girl who has arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art of printing“

—  Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859

"Printing and Paper Making" in The Common School Journal Vol. V, No. 3 (1 February 1843)
Kontext: Every school boy and school girl who has arrived at the age of reflection ought to know something about the history of the art of printing, papermaking, and so forth. … All children will work better if pleased with their tools; and there are no tools more ingeniously wrought, or more potent than those which belong to the art of the printer. Dynasties and governments used to be attacked and defended by arms; now the attack and the defence are mainly carried on by types. To sustain any scheme of state policy, to uphold one administration or to demolish another, types, not soldiers, are brought into line. Hostile parties, and sometimes hostile nations, instead of fitting out martial or naval expeditions, establish printing presses, and discharge pamphlets or octavoes at each other, instead of cannon balls. The poniard and the stiletto were once the resource of a murderous spirit; now the vengeance, which formerly would assassinate in the dark, libels character, in the light of day, through the medium of the press.
But through this instrumentality good can be wrought as well as evil. Knowledge can be acquired, diffused, perpetuated. An invisible, inaudible, intangible thought in the silent chambers of the mind, breaks away from its confinement, becomes imbodied in a sign, is multiplied by myriads, traverses the earth, and goes resounding down to the latest posterity.

Citát „Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.“
Oscar Wilde Foto

„Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Charles Hamilton (writer) Foto

„All boys ought to be drownded at birth.“

—  Charles Hamilton (writer) English writer of school stories 1876 - 1961

Gosling, the school porter.
Oxford Companion to Children's Literature: "Billy Bunter" (pages 62-4)

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„You're a smart boy. Or if you're not, you ought to be.“

—  Cherie Priest, buch Boneshaker

Quelle: Boneshaker (2009), p. 327

Betty Smith Foto

„Dear God,’ she prayed, ‘let me be something every minute of every hour of my life.“

—  Betty Smith, buch A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943).

Vladimir Nabokov Foto

„Dear Jesus, do something.“

—  Vladimir Nabokov, buch Pale Fire

Quelle: Pale Fire

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Sigmund Freud Foto

„My love is something valuable to me which I ought not to throw away without reflection.“

—  Sigmund Freud, buch Das Unbehagen in der Kultur

Quelle: Civilization and Its Discontents

Michael Rosen Foto
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„If a man cannot make his point to keen boys in ten minutes, he ought to be shot!“

—  Robert Baden-Powell lieutenant-general in the British Army, writer, founder and Chief Scout of the Scout Movement 1857 - 1941

The Scouter (November 1928); Reprinted in Footsteps of the Founder (1987)

„If there is one lesson that I have to teach you, dear reader, remember this: cute boys come and go, but The Dance is forever.“

—  Kai Cheng Thom writer 1991

What I learned, loved and lost as a trans Zumba addict (2018)

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„In the past we believed both sexes were born with original sin. Today, we have come to unconsciously believe in the original sin of boys, but the original innocence of girls.“

—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

page 103.
Father and Child Reunion (2001)

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