„He wanted to give her another word to say, something like luscious or whisper or strawberry. Hell, antidisestablishmentarianism would do it.“

—  Jessica Bird, buch Lover Eternal

Quelle: Lover Eternal

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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amerikanische Autorin 1969

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„Jace was kissing her like he thought he might go to hell for doing it, but it would be worth it.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch City of Fallen Angels

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„When the long bygone Lee Po wanted to say something, he could do it with only a few words.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Just a Few Words,” p. 62
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “A Stone and a Word”

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„Sometimes we like a book, sometimes we prefer music. Sometimes we want to sing out with hundreds, sometimes only whisper with a few. Sometimes we want to say it with words, sometimes with a deep silence.“

—  Henri Nouwen Dutch priest and writer 1932 - 1996

With Open Hands (1972)
Kontext: Only within this kind of life does a spoken prayer make sense. A prayer in church, at table or in school is only a witness to what we want to make of our entire lives. Such a prayer reminds us that praying is living and it invites us to make this an ever-greater reality. Thus, there are as many ways to pray as there are moments in life. Sometimes we seek out a quiet spot and want to be alone, sometimes we look for a friend and want to be together. Sometimes we like a book, sometimes we prefer music. Sometimes we want to sing out with hundreds, sometimes only whisper with a few. Sometimes we want to say it with words, sometimes with a deep silence.

„Say me aye," he whispered against her mouth. "Say me aye."

How could she say anything else?“

—  Lynn Kurland American writer 2000

Quelle: A Garden in the Rain

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„While in Kyoto I tried to learn Japanese with a vengeance. I worked much harder at it, and got to a point where I could go around in taxis and do things. I took lessons from a Japanese man every day for an hour.
One day he was teaching me the word for "see." "All right," he said. "You want to say, 'May I see your garden?' What do you say?"
I made up a sentence with the word that I had just learned.
"No, no!" he said. "When you say to someone, 'Would you like to see my garden?' you use the first 'see.' But when you want to see someone else's garden, you must use another 'see,' which is more polite."
"Would you like to glance at my lousy garden?" is essentially what you're saying in the first case, but when you want to look at the other fella's garden, you have to say something like, "May I observe your gorgeous garden?" So there's two different words you have to use.
Then he gave me another one: "You go to a temple, and you want to look at the gardens…"
I made up a sentence, this time with the polite "see."
"No, no!" he said. "In the temple, the gardens are much more elegant. So you have to say something that would be equivalent to 'May I hang my eyes on your most exquisite gardens?"
Three or four different words for one idea, because when I'm doing it, it's miserable; when you're doing it, it's elegant.
I was learning Japanese mainly for technical things, so I decided to check if this same problem existed among the scientists.
At the institute the next day, I said to the guys in the office, "How would I say in Japanese, 'I solve the Dirac Equation'?"
They said such-and-so.
"OK. Now I want to say, 'Would you solve the Dirac Equation?'“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

how do I say that?"
"Well, you have to use a different word for 'solve,' " they say.
"Why?" I protested. "When I solve it, I do the same damn thing as when you solve it!"
"Well, yes, but it's a different word — it's more polite."
I gave up. I decided that wasn't the language for me, and stopped learning Japanese.
Part 5: "The World of One Physicist", "Would <U>You</U> Solve the Dirac Equation?", p. 245-246
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (1985)

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„… in that drunken place
you would
like to hand your heart to her
and say
touch it
but then
give it back.“

—  Charles Bukowski, buch The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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„I don't even want people to say I'm the godfather of Chinese rock music. I would like to say I'm the grandson of Chinese rock music. I want to keep doing something, I don't want to sit there and tell people what you should do. I don't like that.“

—  Cui Jian Chinese rock musician of Korean descent 1961

"Rocker Cui Jian Says his Music Hasn't Changed but China Has" in Voice of America (30 December 2015) https://www.voanews.com/east-asia/rocker-cui-jian-says-his-music-hasnt-changed-china-has

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„Is this what love feels like?" he whispered to her. "I don't like it, my Beth. It hurts too much.“

—  Jennifer Ashley American author 1974

Quelle: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie

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