„The only thing that makes life worth living is the possibility of experiencing now and then a perfect moment. And perhaps even more than that, it's having the ability to recall such moments in their totality, to contemplate them like jewels.“

Quelle: The Spider's House

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Paul Bowles
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Komponist 1910 - 1999

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„there is no moment more precious than the exact moment you are living now“

—  Obert Skye, buch Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

Quelle: Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo

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„I wanted to make the movie feel like life feels to me — and life feels both sad and dark and confusing and more than hopeful — it feels like something totally incredible could happen at any moment and with no explanation.“

—  Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974

On her film Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), in an interview at Apple.com http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/in-action/?movie=july

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„We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

As quoted in Visions from Earth (2004) by James Miller

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„It is the useless things that make life worth living and that make life dangerous too: wine, love, art, beauty. Without them life is safe, but not worth bothering with.“

—  Stephen Fry, buch Moab Is My Washpot

Referencing Oscar Wilde from the preface of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"; "All art is quite useless".
1990s, Moab is My Washpot (autobiography, 1997)
Quelle: Moab Is My Washpot
Kontext: … but love, like all art, as Oscar said, it's quite useless. It is the useless things that make life worth living and that make life dangerous too: wine, love, art, beauty. Without them life is safe but not worth bothering with.

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„There is nothing more I should do to it now, and therefore I am not likely to be more ready to go than at this moment.“

—  Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885

Note about his Memoirs about a week before he died, as quoted in Famous Last Words (2001) by Alan Bisbort, p. 30.
1880s

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