„in the dark you have to describe yourself. In the daylight other people describe you.“

—  Fynn

Quelle: Mister God, This is Anna

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Fynn Foto
britischer Schriftsteller 1919 - 1999

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John Cooper Clarke Foto

„I don't think people would describe me as being tall any more, but if you had to describe me back then you would have said 'tall and thin.'“

—  John Cooper Clarke English performance poet 1951

You don't really see as much stunted malnourishment nowadays.
Quelle: I Wanna Be Yours (2020), p. 133.

Derren Brown Foto

„(In answer to the question ‘How would you describe yourself in three words?’) Short and balding.“

—  Derren Brown British illusionist 1971

TV Series and Specials (Includes DVDs), Mind Control (1999–2000) or Inside Your Mind on DVD

Jacinda Ardern Foto
Zooey Deschanel Foto

„I have trouble actually describing myself because I’m always suspicious of people who start describing themselves.“

—  Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980

As quoted in " Zooey sings! http://detroit.metromix.com/music/article/zooey-sings/517858/content" by Matt Pais in Metromix (21 July 2008).
Kontext: I have trouble actually describing myself because I’m always suspicious of people who start describing themselves. I’m like, “OK, why are you trying to tell me what you are?”

Arthur Schopenhauer Foto

„I have described religion as the metaphysics of the people.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, buch Parerga und Paralipomena

... deshalb ich diese als die Metaphysik des Volkes bezeichnet habe.
E. Payne, trans. (1974) Vol. 1, p. 140
Parerga and Paralipomena (1851), On Philosophy in the Universities

Bruce Cockburn Foto

„Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
you got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight“

—  Bruce Cockburn Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter 1945

Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Track 1
Stealing Fire (1984)

Hippocrates Foto

„But this saying rather appertains to philosophy, as Empedocles and certain others have described“

—  Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 v.Chr

Ancient Medicine
Kontext: Certain s and physicians say that it is not possible for any one to know medicine who does not know what man is, and that who ever would cure men properly, must learn this in the first place. But this saying rather appertains to philosophy, as Empedocles and certain others have described what man in his origin is, and how he first was made and constructed. But I think whatever such has been said or written by sophist or physician concerning nature has less connexion with the art of medicine than with the art of painting. And I think that one cannot know anything certain respecting nature from any other quarter than from medicine... Wherefore it appears to me necessary to every physician to be skilled in nature, and strive to know... what man is in relation to the articles of food and drink, and to his other occupations, and what are the effects of each of them to every one.<!--pp. 174-175

Vasily Grossman Foto
Roald Amundsen Foto

„… the brilliant aurora australis. … flush of daylight has moved to the north, … but it shows nevertheless that we have daylight here at the darkest time of the year, so there is not the absolute darkness that people think.“

—  Roald Amundsen Norwegian polar researcher, who was the first to reach the South Pole 1872 - 1928

Explaining why the Antarctic winter is not all dark
Sydpolen (The South Pole) (1912)

Hillary Clinton Foto

„You know, I have written about this and described it in many different settings, and I did misspeak the other day. This has been a very long campaign.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

March 24 & 25, 2008, retracting her remarks regarding Bosnia in private interviews. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/25/politics/main3967223.shtml?source=mostpop_story
Presidential campaign (January 20, 2007 – 2008)

Eckhart Tolle Foto

„Living up to an image that you have of yourself or that other people have of you is inauthentic living.“

—  Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948

Quelle: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Abraham Lincoln Foto
Eliezer Yudkowsky Foto
T.S. Eliot Foto
Tennessee Williams Foto

„All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.“

—  Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963)

John Constable Foto

„I paint by all the daylight we have and that is little enough, less perhaps than you have by much… imagine to yourself how a purl must look through a burnt glass.“

—  John Constable English Romantic painter 1776 - 1837

Letter to John Dunthorne, 1801; as quoted in Leslie Parris and Ian Fleming-Williams, Constable (Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1993), p. 510
1800s - 1810s

H. Beam Piper Foto

„I like it where it gets dark at night, and if you want noise, you have to make it yourself.“

—  H. Beam Piper American science fiction writer 1904 - 1964

Quelle: Fuzzies and Other People

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