„and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid
So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive“

Quelle: The Black Unicorn: Poems

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Audre Lorde3
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Aktivistin 1934 - 1992

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„All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

Letter as published in The Letters of Mozart & His Family (1938) translated and edited by Emily Anderson, p. 1114.

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„Thus we use our supposed "knowledge" of others to speak on their behalf, and condemn them for their words we ourselves put in their silent mouths.“

—  Margaret George American writer 1943

Quelle: The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers

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„Books do not age as you and I do. They will speak still when you and I are gone, to generations we will never see. Yes, the books must survive.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

Quelle: The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

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„When we speak the word “life,” it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.“

—  Antonin Artaud French-Occitanian poet, playwright, actor and theatre director 1896 - 1948

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„It is wise to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well.“

—  Plutarch, buch Moralia

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„Oh no! we never mention her,
Her name is never heard;
My lips are now forbid to speak
That once familiar word.“

—  Thomas Haynes Bayly English poet, songwriter, dramatist, and writer 1797 - 1839

Oh no! we never mention her, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Variant: "Oh, no, we never mention him".
Psychæ; or, Songs on butterflies &c http://books.google.com/books?id=M2IIAAAAQAAJ&q=%22Oh+no+we+never+mention+her+Her+name+is+never+heard+My+lips+are+now+forbid+to+speak+That+once+familiar+word%22&pg=PA20#v=onepage (1828).

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„Great abuses in the world are begotten, or, to speak more boldly, all the abuses of the world are begotten, by our being taught to be afraid of professing our ignorance, and that we are bound to accept all things we are not able to refute“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

Book II, Ch. 12: Apology for Raimond Sebond
Essais (1595), Book II
Kontext: Great abuses in the world are begotten, or, to speak more boldly, all the abuses of the world are begotten, by our being taught to be afraid of professing our ignorance, and that we are bound to accept all things we are not able to refute: we speak of all things by precepts and decisions. The style at Rome was that even that which a witness deposed to having seen with his own eyes, and what a judge determined with his most certain knowledge, was couched in this form of speaking: “it seems to me.” They make me hate things that are likely, when they would impose them upon me as infallible.

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„Language is at the heart of poetry and it is difficult to commandeer words which elicit no personal echo. Of what we can speak, we need not be silent.“

—  Dennis O'Driscoll Irish poet, critic 1954 - 2012

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„When we learn to speak, we learn to translate.“

—  Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998

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„How can we still speak of the salvation and reformation of Europe, when we have to ask Europe's destroyer for help?“

—  Alfred Rosenberg German architect and politician 1893 - 1946

On the Nazi-Soviet Pact. Quoted in "The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership" - Page 171 - by Joachim C. Fest - History - 1999.

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„When we speak plainly of death we stand equal to it.“

—  Martin Firrell British artist and activist 1963

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