„It all means more than I can tell you. So you must not judge what I know by what I find words for.“

—  Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Quelle: Gilead

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Marilynne Robinson Foto
Marilynne Robinson1
US-amerikanische Romanautorin und Essayistin 1943

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Armistead Maupin Foto
E.L. Doctorow Foto
William Saroyan Foto

„What can I tell you, except the stupid little I know?“

—  William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981

Quelle: Madness in the Family: Stories

Ludwig Wittgenstein Foto
P.G. Wodehouse Foto

„I am less than what you tell about me but more than what you think about me“

—  Ali, buch Nahj al-Balagha

Nahj al-Balagha
Kontext: A man sarcastically started praising Imam Ali, though he had no faith in him and Imam Ali hearing these praises from him said "I am less than what you tell about me but more than what you think about me."

Joan of Arc Foto

„You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger.“

—  Joan of Arc French folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint 1412 - 1431

Jeanne's warning to Bishop Cauchon (15 March 1431)
Trial records (1431)
Kontext: You say that you are my judge. I do not know if you are! But I tell you that you must take good care not to judge me wrongly, because you will put yourself in great danger. I warn you, so that if God punishes you for it, I would have done my duty by telling you!

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„It was the pictures I remembered and the words that went with them; for nothing I have ever seen with my eyes was so clear and bright as what my vision showed me; and no words that I have ever heard with my ears were like the words I heard. I did not have to remember these things; they have remembered themselves all these years. It was as I grew older that the meanings came clearer and clearer out of the pictures and the words; and even now I know that more was shown to me than I can tell.“

—  Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950

Kontext: They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life. I knew it was the Grandfathers in the Flaming Rainbow Tepee who had cured me; but I felt afraid to say so. My father gave Whirlwind Chaser the best horse he had for making me well, and many people came to look at me, and there was much talk about the great power of Whirlwind Chaser who had made me well all at once when I was almost the same as dead.
Everybody was glad that I was living; but as I lay there thinking about the wonderful place where I had been and all that I had seen, I was very sad; for it seemed to me that everybody ought to know about it, but I was afraid to tell, because I knew that nobody would believe me, little as I was, for I was only nine years old. Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me.
I am sure now that I was then too young to understand it all, and that I only felt it. It was the pictures I remembered and the words that went with them; for nothing I have ever seen with my eyes was so clear and bright as what my vision showed me; and no words that I have ever heard with my ears were like the words I heard. I did not have to remember these things; they have remembered themselves all these years. It was as I grew older that the meanings came clearer and clearer out of the pictures and the words; and even now I know that more was shown to me than I can tell.

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„I can find no words for what I feel.“

—  Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881

Journal Intime (1882), Quotes used in the Introduction by Ward
Kontext: I can find no words for what I feel. My consciousness is withdrawn into itself; I hear my heart beating, and my life passing. It seems to me that I have become a statue on the banks of the river of time, that I am the spectator of some mystery, and shall issue from it old, or no longer capable of age.

Abby Stein Foto
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Cat Stevens Foto

„And if my mind breaks up
In all so many ways
I know the meaning of
The words, “I love you”“

—  Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948

King of Trees
Song lyrics, Buddha and the Chocolate Box (1974)

P.G. Wodehouse Foto
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Edie Brickell Foto

„I'm not aware of too many things.
I know what I know if you know what I mean.“

—  Edie Brickell singer from the United States 1966

"What I Am"
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1988)

Jane Roberts Foto
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„If you know what I mean, and I think you do.“

—  Joe Bob Briggs American film critic, writer, and actor; alter ego of John Bloom 1953

Since Joe-Bob was unallowed to swear or make sexual remarks (beyond a point) in the newspaper, anything regarding sex he was unallowed to say was said with a euphemism, such as "Making the sign of the four-legged spouting walrus," followed by this.
Example: Swamp Thing Review http://www.joebobbriggs.com/mvtranscripts/swampthing.html
Repeated phrases

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