„Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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spätmittelalterlicher Theologe und Philosoph 1260 - 1328

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„Writing things down is dangerous. Ink can’t be erased without leaving a mess behind.“

—  Carole Morin British writer

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„But isn't it true that an author can write only about himself?“

—  Milan Kundera, buch Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins

Quelle: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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„A poet can only write about what is true to his own experience, not about what he would like to be true to his experience.“

—  Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995

Foreword
The Still Centre (1939)
Kontext: A poet can only write about what is true to his own experience, not about what he would like to be true to his experience.
Poetry does not state truth, it states the conditions within which something felt is true. Even while he is writing about the little portion of reality which is part of his experience, the poet may be conscious of a different reality outside. His problem is to relate the small truth to the sense of a wider, perhaps theoretically known, truth outside his experience.

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„External things are not the problem. It's your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

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Quelle: Meditations (c. AD 121–180), Book VIII, 47

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„A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true.“

—  Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727

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„Write only if you cannot live without writing. Write only what you alone can write.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

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„True contemplation can only thrive when defended from two opposite exaggerations : quietism on the one hand, and spiritual fuss upon the other.“

—  Evelyn Underhill, buch Practical Mysticism

Quelle: Practical Mysticism (1914), Chapter VII, The First Form Of Contemplation, p. 127

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„It is like writing history with lightning. And my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

Remarks on The Birth of a Nation attributed to Wilson by writer Thomas Dixon, after White House screening of the film, which was based on Dixon's The Clansman. Wilson later said that he disapproved of the "unfortunate film." Wilson aide Joseph Tumulty, in a letter to the Boston branch of the NAACP in response to reports of Wilson's regard for the film wrote: The President was entirely unaware of the nature of the play before it was presented and at no time has expressed his approbation of it.
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„This is something you can never erase. It leaves a scar on you.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

2010-, Ai Weiwei: ‘Shame on Me.’, 2011

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„The one thing which seems to me quite impossible is to take into consideration the kind of book one is expected to write; surely one can only write the book that is there to be written.

(, 8 September 1935)“

—  Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957

Quelle: The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

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