„I myself, from the very beginning,
Seemed to myself like someone's dream or delirium
Or a reflection in someone else's mirror,
Without flesh, without meaning, without a name.
Already I knew the list of crimes
That I was destined to commit.“

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„I wonder if it's possible to start a new relationship without hurting someone else.“

—  David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy

Variante: I wonder if it's possible to have happiness without it being at someone else's expense.
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„I saw myself reflected in him as in a mirror and in his eyes I seemed to look upon myself.
And I heard a voice saying:
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Before him on a cube-shaped altar were four symbols of magic — the sceptre, the cup, the sword and the pentacle.
His right hand pointed to heaven, his left to earth. Under his mantle he wore a white tunic girded with a serpent swallowing its tail.
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„A crime is something someone else commits.“

—  John Steinbeck, buch The Winter of Our Discontent

Quelle: The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), Part Two, Chapter XX

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—  John Brown (abolitionist) American abolitionist 1800 - 1859

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