„Distance in a straight line has no mystery. The mystery is in the sphere.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 23. Oktober 2017. Geschichte
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deutscher Schriftsteller und Literatur-Nobelpreisträger 1875 - 1955

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„A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007

Quelle: A Wrinkle in Time: With Related Readings

„Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

El ir derecho acorta las distancias, y también la vida.
Voces (1943)

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„In philosophy, as in politics, the longest distance between two points is a straight line.“

—  Will Durant American historian, philosopher and writer 1885 - 1981

Quelle: The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

Theodor W. Adorno Foto

„The straight line is regarded as the shortest distance between two people, as if they were points.“

—  Theodor W. Adorno, buch Minima Moralia

Nun gilt für die kürzeste Verbindung zwischen zwei Personen die Gerade, so als ob sie Punkte wären.
E. Jephcott, trans. (1974), § 20
Minima Moralia (1951)

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Dejan Stojanovic Foto

„Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

Imperfection http://www.poetrysoup.com/famous/poem/21399/Imperfection
From the poems written in English

Benoît Mandelbrot Foto

„Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.“

—  Benoît Mandelbrot, buch The Fractal Geometry of Nature

The Fractal Geometry of Nature (1982)
Kontext: Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. <!-- ** p. 1

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Baruch Spinoza Foto

„Spinoza is the Christ of philosophers, and the greatest philosophers are hardly more than apostles who distance themselves from or draw near to this mystery.“

—  Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677

Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, What is Philosophy? (cited in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy http://www.iep.utm.edu/d/deleuze.htm#SH3b)
A - F, Gilles Deleuze

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Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Foto

„Translation: The blue distance, the mysterious Heavens, the example of birds and insects flying everywhere —are always beckoning Humanity to rise into the air.“

—  Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory 1857 - 1935

from "The Successes of Air Balloons in the XIX Century", 1901 http://www.informatics.org/museum/tsilbio.html

Albert Einstein Foto

„Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.“

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

1920s, Viereck interview (1929)
Kontext: I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player.

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„He has attained supremacy in one particular line: he succeeds in inspiring a mysterious terror better than any other writer.“

—  J. Sheridan Le Fanu Irish writer of Gothic tales and mystery novels 1814 - 1873

M. R. James "The Novels and Stories of J. Sheridan Le Fanu" (1923). http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pardos/ArchiveLeFanu.html
Criticism

Wassily Kandinsky Foto

„[Art is].. the mysterious expression of the mysterious..“

—  Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter 1866 - 1944

Quelle: 1916 -1920, Autobiography', 1918, p. 17

H.P. Lovecraft Foto

„Mystery attracts mystery.“

—  H.P. Lovecraft, buch Under the Pyramids

"Imprisoned with the Pharaohs" - Written February 1924, published May-June-July 1924 in Weird Tales
Fiction

Cormac McCarthy Foto

„Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery.“

—  Cormac McCarthy American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter 1933

Quelle: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

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„Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what’s known as infinity.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

"Anubis" to the Sphinx, in Act 2 of The Infernal Machine (1932); Collected Works Vol. 5 (1948)

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„Give me a mystery – just a plain and simple one – a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little, barefoot mystery: give me a mystery – just one!“

—  Yevgeny Yevtushenko Russian poet, film director, teacher 1932 - 2017

"Mysteries" (1960), st. 10; Dimitri Obolensky (ed.) The Heritage of Russian Verse (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1976) p. 452.

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