„I'm an old, superstitious Arab, and I believe in our proverbs. There's one that says, 'Everything that happens once can never happen again. But anything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Der Alchimist

Quelle: The Alchemist

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„Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.“

—  Paulo Coelho, buch Der Alchimist

Quelle: The Alchemist (1988), p. 184; this also has been quoted as "What happens once will never happen again. But what happens twice will surely happen a third time."

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„One cannot say that it will never happen again, or that it cannot happen.“

—  William Pfaff American journalist 1928 - 2015

Quelle: Barbarian Sentiments - How The American Century Ends (1989), Chapter 4, The Soviet Union, p. 107.

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„Time has been called God's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once. In the same spirit, noise is Nature's way of making sure that we don't find out everything that happens. Noise, in short, is the protector of information.“

—  Hans Christian von Baeyer American physicist 1938

von Baeyer did not originate the quip about time, which dates back at least as far as the 1929 book "The Man Who Mastered Time" by Ray Cummings, where it appears on p. 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=YdZEAAAAYAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22#search_anchor.
Quelle: Information, The New Language of Science (2003), Chapter 14, Noise, Nuisance and necessity, p. 127-128

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„When anything can happen, everything matters.“

—  Ian McEwan, Saturday

Quelle: Saturday

„Expect everything, I always say, and the unexpected never happens.“

—  Norton Juster, buch The Phantom Tollbooth

Quelle: The Phantom Tollbooth

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„Time exists in order that everything doesn’t happen all at once…and space exists so that it doesn’t all happen to you.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Quelle: At the Same Time: Essays and Speeches

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„I don't believe in it, because you're not around to know that it's happened. I can't say anything about it because I'm not prepared for it.“

—  Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987

Quelle: 1975, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (1975), Ch. 8: Death

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„Now I have been raped.
It happened twice. Once on Monday, and again yesterday. It is my Christmas gift from Christian America.“

—  Octavia E. Butler, buch Parable of the Talents

Quelle: Parable of the Talents (1998), Chapter 13 (p. 253)

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„Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.“

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

It seems that this quote has only begun to be attributed to Einstein recently, the earliest published source located being the 2008 book Visualization for Dummies by Bernard Golden, p. 85 http://books.google.com/books?id=2ppZkdmpSlgC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA85#v=onepage&q&f=false. Before that it was often attributed to the physicist John Wheeler, who quoted the saying in Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information, p. 10 http://books.google.com/books?id=mdjsOeTgatsC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA10#v=onepage&q&f=false. In fact, this quip is much older; the earliest source located is Ray Cummings' 1921 short story "The Time Professor", which includes the passage https://books.google.com/books?id=sXpDAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA371#v=onepage&q=%22time%20is%20what%20keeps%20everything%20from%20happening%20at%20once%22&f=false: '"I do know what time is," Tubby declared. He paused. "Time," he added slowly -- "time is what keeps everything from happening at once ...".' Cummings repeated the quote in his 1922 science fiction novel The Girl in the Golden Atom, available on Project Gutenberg here http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21094 (according to Science-Fiction: The Early Years by Everett F. Bleiler, p. 171 http://books.google.com/books?id=KEZxhkG5eikC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA171#v=onepage&q&f=false, the novel was a composite of two earlier stories published in 1919 and 1920). Chapter V http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21094/21094-h/21094-h.htm#CHAPTER_V contains the following paragraph: The Big Business Man smiled. "Time," he said, "is what keeps everything from happening at once." The next-earliest source found for this quote is another book by Ray Cummings, The Man Who Mastered Time http://books.google.com/books?id=YdZEAAAAYAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22#search_anchor from 1929, and no published examples of the quote from authors other than Cummings can be found until the 1962 Film Facts: Volume 5 where it appears on p. 48 http://books.google.com/books?id=sr0vAQAAIAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22#search_anchor. So, it seems likely that Ray Cummings is the real originator of this saying.
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„I know everything that has happened to everybody in the past, everything that is happening now and everything that will happen in the future.“

—  Sathya Sai Baba Indian guru 1926 - 2011

Sathyam, Sivam, Sundaram - Part 3. by N. Kasturi. Page 305 US ed. Next to the last chapter.

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„Everything known before it happens; and headlines twice the size of the events.“

—  John Galsworthy English novelist and playwright 1867 - 1933

Quelle: Over the River (1933), Ch. 27

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„Happens is never once.“

—  William Faulkner, buch Absalom, Absalom!

Absalom, Absalom! (1936)

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„Time is nature's way to keep everything from happening all at once.“

—  John Archibald Wheeler American physicist 1911 - 2008

Wheeler quoted this saying in Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information (1990), p. 10 http://books.google.com/books?id=mdjsOeTgatsC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA10#v=onepage&q&f=false, with a footnote attributing it to "graffiti in the men's room of the Pecan Street Cafe, Austin, Texas". Later publications, such as Paul Davies' 1995 book About Time (p. 236), credited Wheeler with variations of this saying, but the quip is actually much older. The earliest known source is Ray Cummings' 1922 science fiction novel The Girl in the Golden Atom, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21094 Ch. V: " 'Time,' he said, 'is what keeps everything from happening at once.' " It also appears in his 1929 novel The Man Who Mastered Time. http://books.google.com/books?id=YdZEAAAAYAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22#search_anchor The earliest known occurrence other than Cummings is from 1962 in Film Facts: Volume 5, p. 48 http://books.google.com/books?id=sr0vAQAAIAAJ&q=%22everything+from+happening+at+once%22.
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