„I am a clown… and I collect moments.“

—  Heinrich Böll, buch Ansichten eines Clowns

Quelle: The Clown

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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deutscher Schriftsteller und Literatur-Nobelpreisträger 1917 - 1985

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„I am a collection of dismantled almosts.“

—  Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974

Quelle: Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters

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„""I am a man of causes, of collectivity, not an individualist.“

—  Bernard Landry Canadian politician 1937 - 2018

In Micheline Carrier, ""Démission de Bernard Landry - Je me souviens..."", Les Carnets de Sisyphe 8, June 4, 2005 http://sisyphe.org/article.php3?id_article=1826
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„I am a material to be used that will not cost you any money. I am afraid to collect money from you because if I collect it, it will affect the gift and grace of God in my life.“

—  T. B. Joshua Nigerian Christian leader 1963

On collecting money - "I Told Jonathan He Would Lose - TB Joshua" http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/180634-i-told-jonathan-he-would-lose-tb-joshua.html Premium Times, Nigeria (April 5 2015)

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„The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

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„Life is a collection of moments. Mindfulness is beautification of the moments.“

—  Amit Ray Indian author 1960

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„Regardless of whether I believe or not, whether I am a Christian or not, I would play my part in the collective building of the cathedral.“

—  Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007

Four Screenplays of Ingmar Bergman (1960).
Kontext: People ask what are my intentions with my films — my aims. It is a difficult and dangerous question, and I usually give an evasive answer: I try to tell the truth about the human condition, the truth as I see it. This answer seems to satisfy everyone, but it is not quite correct. I prefer to describe what I would like my aim to be. There is an old story of how the cathedral of Chartres was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Then thousands of people came from all points of the compass, like a giant procession of ants, and together they began to rebuild the cathedral on its old site. They worked until the building was completed — master builders, artists, labourers, clowns, noblemen, priests, burghers. But they all remained anonymous, and no one knows to this day who built the cathedral of Chartres.
Regardless of my own beliefs and my own doubts, which are unimportant in this connection, it is my opinion that art lost its basic creative drive the moment it was separated from worship. It severed an umbilical cord and now lives its own sterile life, generating and degenerating itself. In former days the artist remained unknown and his work was to the glory of God. He lived and died without being more or less important than other artisans; 'eternal values,' 'immortality' and 'masterpiece' were terms not applicable in his case. The ability to create was a gift. In such a world flourished invulnerable assurance and natural humility. Today the individual has become the highest form and the greatest bane of artistic creation.
The smallest wound or pain of the ego is examined under a microscope as if it were of eternal importance. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy. Thus we finally gather in one large pen, where we stand and bleat about our loneliness without listening to each other and without realizing that we are smothering each other to death. The individualists stare into each other's eyes and yet deny the existence of each other.
We walk in circles, so limited by our own anxieties that we can no longer distinguish between true and false, between the gangster's whim and the purest ideal. Thus if I am asked what I would like the general purpose of my films to be, I would reply that I want to be one of the artists in the cathedral on the great plain. I want to make a dragon's head, an angel, a devil — or perhaps a saint — out of stone. It does not matter which; it is the sense of satisfaction that counts.
Regardless of whether I believe or not, whether I am a Christian or not, I would play my part in the collective building of the cathedral.

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„In this moment, I am euphoric. Not because of any phony god’s blessing. But because, I am enlightened by my intelligence“

—  Neil deGrasse Tyson American astrophysicist and science communicator 1958

This was a quote by Aalewis http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/in-this-moment-i-am-euphoric
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„At a moment when we need a leader with courage and integrity, we get a pompous clown.“

—  Caroline Lucas British politician, MP of the Green Party for Brighton Pavilion and former MEP for South-East England 1960

Said in a tweet https://twitter.com/CarolineLucas/status/1153651113146691584?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet after the election of Boris Johnson as Conservative leader and prime minister in 2019.
2019

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„I do not presuppose myself, because I am every moment just positing or creating myself, and am I only by being not presupposed but posited, and … only in the moment when I posit myself; that is, I am creator and creature in one.“

—  Max Stirner, buch Der Einzige und sein Eigentum

Ich setze Mich nicht voraus, weil Ich Mich jeden Augenblick überhaupt erst setze oder schaffe, und nur dadurch Ich bin, dass Ich nicht vorausgesetzt, sondern gesetzt bin, und wiederum nur in dem Moment gesetzt, wo ich mich setze, d.h. Ich bin Schöpfer un Geschöpf in Einem.
Cambridge 1995, p. 135
The Ego and Its Own (1845)

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