„The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 12. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Rebecca West Foto
Rebecca West1
britische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin 1892 - 1983

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Malcolm Gladwell Foto

„Look at the world around you. It may seem like an immovable, implacable place. It is not. With the slightest push—in just the right place—it can be tipped.“

—  Malcolm Gladwell journalist and science writer 1963

Quelle: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Alan Turing Foto

„The machine may also change the square which is being scanned, but only by shifting it one place to right or left.“

—  Alan Turing, Computable Numbers

On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem (1936)

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin Foto
Octavio Paz Foto

„It may be that, like things which speak to themselves in their language of things, language does not speak of things or of the world: it may speak only of itself and to itself.“

—  Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998

Quelle: The Monkey Grammarian (1974), Ch. 4
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Kontext: Fixity is always momentary. But how can it always be so? If it were, it would not be momentary — or would not be fixity. What did I mean by that phrase? I probably had in mind the opposition between motion and motionlessness, an opposition that the adverb always designates as continual and universal: it embraces all of time and applies to every circumstance. My phrase tends to dissolve this opposition and hence represents a sly violation of the principle of identity. I say “sly” because I chose the word momentary as an adjectival qualifier of fixity in order to tone down the violence of the contrast between movement and motionlessness. A little rhetorical trick intended to give an air of plausibility to my violation of the rules of logic. The relations between rhetoric and ethics are disturbing: the ease with which language can be twisted is worrisome, and the fact that our minds accept these perverse games so docilely is no less cause for concern. We ought to subject language to a diet of bread and water if we wish to keep it from being corrupted and from corrupting us. (The trouble is that a-diet-of-bread-and-water is a figurative expression, as is the-corruption-of-language-and-its-contagions.) It is necessary to unweave (another metaphor) even the simplest phrases in order to determine what it is that they contain (more figurative expressions) and what they are made of and how (what is language made of? and most important of all, is it already made, or is it something that is perpetually in the making?). Unweave the verbal fabric: reality will appear. (Two metaphors.) Can reality be the reverse of the fabric, the reverse of metaphor — that which is on the other side of language? (Language has no reverse, no opposite faces, no right or wrong side.) Perhaps reality too is a metaphor (of what and/or of whom?). Perhaps things are not things but words: metaphors, words for other things. With whom and of what do word-things speak? (This page is a sack of word-things.) It may be that, like things which speak to themselves in their language of things, language does not speak of things or of the world: it may speak only of itself and to itself.

John Howard Payne Foto

„Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam,
Be it ever so humble, there 's no place like home;
A charm from the skies seems to hallow us there,
Which sought through the world is ne'er met with elsewhere.“

—  John Howard Payne American actor and writer 1791 - 1852

Home, Sweet Home (1822), from the opera of "Clari, the Maid of Milan", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Home is home, though it be never so homely", John Clarke, Paræmiologia, p. 101. (1639).

John Denham Foto

„Youth, what man's age is like to be doth show,
We may our ends by our beginnings know.“

—  John Denham English poet and courtier 1615 - 1669

Of Prudence, line 225.

Leonardo Da Vinci Foto
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Mitch Albom Foto

„It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time.“

—  Mitch Albom, buch The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Quelle: The Five People You Meet in Heaven

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El Lissitsky Foto

„Then I can see that I'm with you [in Dresden] at the end of April - beginning of May. Then I'll also paint with you the few works which are desired of me, if you'll help me - because I have already forgotten how to paint.“

—  El Lissitsky Soviet artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer and architect 1890 - 1941

Quote in a letter to his wife Sophie Küppers (February 1926):' (letter 8-2-1926, Lissitzky-Küppers), Archive van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 1990
1926 - 1941

Ronnie James Dio Foto

„We always seem to begin or end in Philadelphia, it's the best place to start and the best place to stop. You're fantastic. My favorite place. Thank you!“

—  Ronnie James Dio American singer 1942 - 2010

From "Dio's Live At The Spectrum" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwX8yF8k0ls

„Psychotherapy may begin with the primitive, but it must end with the divine, for both are integral factors in the human mind.“

—  Dion Fortune British occultist and author 1890 - 1946

Violet M. Firth (Dion Fortune) (1922), The Machinery of the Mind. p. 96

„It does not do to neglect the gods of a place, whoever they may be. In the end, they are all one.“

—  Mary Stewart, Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy

Quelle: Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy

Frederick Buechner Foto
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Nigel Cumberland Foto

„There may also be a cost of not acting in the first place and sometimes doing nothing is not an option“

—  Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967

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Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Managing Teams in a Week (2013) https://books.google.ae/books?idqZjO9_ov74EC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIIDAB#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Secrets of Success at Work – 50 techniques to excel (2014) https://books.google.ae/books?id4S7vAgAAQBAJ&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIJjAC#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse
Kontext: It is not just a question of needing courage to do something. There may also be a cost of not acting in the first place and sometimes doing nothing is not an option, with the challenge being to minimize the potential risks of any choice you do make.

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