„When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.“

—  Audre Lorde, buch The Cancer Journals

The Cancer Journals, Special Edition, Aunt Lute Books, San Francisco, CA, 1997, p. 13.

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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Aktivistin 1934 - 1992

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„I am not interested in a long life. I am not afraid of these things. I don't mind if my life goes in the service of this nation. If I die today, every drop of my blood will invigorate the nation.“

—  Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984

Quelle: Speech, Bhubaneswar, India (October 30, 1984), quoted in "Death in the Garden," by William E. Smith, Time (November 12, 1984) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,926929-3,00.html.

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„What I hear is valueless; only what I see is living, and when I close my eyes my vision is even more powerful.“

—  Giorgio de Chirico Italian artist 1888 - 1978

as quoted in Letters of the great artists – from Ghiberti to Gainsborough, Richard Friedenthal, Thames and Hudson, London, 1963, p . 232
1908 - 1920, On Mystery and Creation, Paris 1913

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„I am not afraid to appeal to the nation at large, to posterity, and still less to that Being Who sees Himself our motives, Who will judge us from His own knowledge of them.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Writings (1904), Vol. XI, p. 44, to Abigail Adams on July 22, 1804.
1800s

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„A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.“

—  Iris Murdoch British writer and philosopher 1919 - 1999

Quoted in The Times (6 July 1989).

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„X-rays … I am afraid of them. I stopped experimenting with them two years ago, when I came near to losing my eyesight and Dally, my assistant practically lost the use of both of his arms.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931

Quoted in 'Edison Fears Hidden Perils of the X-Rays', New York World (3 Aug 1903), 1
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„So please don't think that I am renouncing anything, I am reasonably faithful in my unfaithfulness and though I have changed, I am the same, and what preys on my mind is simply this one question: what am I good for, could I not be of service or use in some way, how can I become more knowledgeable and study some subject or other in depth?“

—  Vincent Van Gogh, buch The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

1880s, 1880, Letter to Theo (Cuesmes, July 1880)
Quelle: The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
Kontext: So please don't think that I am renouncing anything, I am reasonably faithful in my unfaithfulness and though I have changed, I am the same, and what preys on my mind is simply this one question: what am I good for, could I not be of service or use in some way, how can I become more knowledgeable and study some subject or other in depth? That is what keeps preying on my mind, you see, and then one feels imprisoned by poverty, barred from taking part in this or that project and all sorts of necessities are out of one's reach. As a result one cannot rid oneself of melancholy, one feels emptiness where there might have been friendship and sublime and genuine affection, and one feels dreadful disappointment gnawing at one's spiritual energy, fate seems to stand in the way of affection or one feels a wave of disgust welling up inside. And then one says “How long, my God!”

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„As power becomes great, concupiscence grows less.“

—  As-Saffah First Abbasid caliph 722 - 754

History of the Caliphs, p. 263

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„I think these will both still be with us, but fascism becomes less and less possible. We have to accept that we are moving towards some sort of anarchy.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

De Abaitua interview (1998)
Kontext: We only know the world as we have lived in it. A lot of things we thought were givens have turned out to be local and temporary phenomena. Capitalism and communism felt like they were always going to be around, but it turns out they were just two ways of ordering an industrial society. If you were looking for more fundamental human political poles, you’d take anarchy and fascism, for my money. Which are not dependent upon economic trends because they are both a bit mad. One of them is complete abdication of individual responsibility into the collective, and one of them absolute responsibility for the individual. I think these will both still be with us, but fascism becomes less and less possible. We have to accept that we are moving towards some sort of anarchy.

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„In my job, you expect to suffer. That's why when I go to hell one day, it will be less painful for me than you, because I'm used to suffering.“

—  Arsène Wenger French footballer and manager 1949

On Arsenal's summer, (2011) http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/14859401
Arsenal (1996–present)

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