„The Mercy of Allah is an Ocean, Our sins are a lump of clay clenched between the beak of a pigeon. The pigeon is perched on the branch of a tree at the edge of that ocean. It only has to open it's beak“

Quelle: Minaret

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Leila Aboulela Foto
Leila Aboulela
sudanesische Autorin 1964

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David Brewster Foto

„Though the large runt pigeon, with its massive beak and its huge feet, differs from its blue and barred progenitor the rock, it is a pigeon still.“

—  David Brewster British astronomer and mathematician 1781 - 1868

Though the slender Italian greyhound has a strange contrast with the short-legged bull-dog, they are both dogs in their teeth and in their skull. The mouse, even, has not been transmuted into the cat, nor the hen into the turkey, nor the duck into the goose, nor the hawk into the eagle, and still less the monkey into the man.
The facts and fancies of Mr. Darwin (1862)

Conrad Aiken Foto

„Lovers walk in the noontime by that fountain.
Pigeons dip their beaks to drink from the water.
And soon the pond must freeze.“

—  Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973

The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)

Michael Haneke Foto

„Consider the pigeon just a pigeon...There are lots of pigeons in Paris.“

—  Michael Haneke Austrian film director and screenwriter 1942

On the meaning of pigeons in his movies, "Michael Haneke talks about Amour http://www.afc.at/jart/prj3/afc/main.jart?content-id=1164272180506&artikel_id=1332442011817 16 January 2014 https://web.archive.org/web/20140116073823/http://www.afc.at/jart/prj3/afc/main.jart?content-id=1164272180506&artikel_id=1332442011817,, interview by Karin Schiefer, Austrian Film Commission, May 2012

Gertrude Stein Foto

„Pigeons on the grass alas.
Pigeons on the grass alas.
Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow grass.
Pigeons large pigeons on the shorter longer yellow grass alas pigeons on the grass.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

Four Saints in Three Acts (1927)
Operas and Plays (1932)

„the distance
between this pigeon's brain
and mine
is minute compared to that
between mine
and Bodhi's

—  Frederick Franck Dutch painter 1909 - 2006

Quelle: Echoes from the Bottomless Well (1985), p. 137

David Almond Foto

„I sit in my tree
I sing like the birds
My beak is my pen
My songs are my poems.“

—  David Almond, buch My Name Is Mina

Quelle: My Name Is Mina

Mo Willems Foto

„I bet your mom would let me."
-Pigeon, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus-“

—  Mo Willems, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Quelle: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Anton Chekhov Foto

„Writers are as jealous as pigeons.“

—  Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904

Letter to I.L. Leontev (February 4, 1888)

„And there it is, the international symbol of peace – the pigeon!“

—  Jimmy Magee Gaelic games commentatot 1935 - 2017

During the Olympic Games opening ceremony. herald.ie http://www.herald.ie/news/irelands-other-big-games-winner-jimmy-magee-3196108.html
Olympic Games

Rick Riordan Foto

„Thoth's beak! You are impossibley stubborn."
"Yeah, it's a gift.“

—  Rick Riordan, buch The Red Pyramid

Quelle: The Red Pyramid

„The two girls grew up at the edge of the ocean and knew it was paradise, and better than Eden, which was only a garden.“

—  Eve Babitz American author 1943

Quelle: Sex and Rage: Advice to Young Ladies Eager for a Good Time: A Novel

Craig Ferguson Foto

„Welcome back, my filthy pigeons.“

—  Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962

citation needed
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2014), "Welcome Back" variations

„A pigeon a day keeps the natives away“

—  Arthur Ransome English author and journalist 1884 - 1967

Pigeon Post Title page and Chapter 4), 1936

„Islands of conscious power in this ocean of unconscious co-operation like lumps of butter coagulating in a pail of buttermilk.“

—  Dennis Holme Robertson British economist 1890 - 1963

D.H. Robertson, quotes in: Ronald Coase (1937) "The Nature of the Firm". Economica 4.16 (1937): 386.

Robert E. Howard Foto

„Robert E. Howard's "Pigeons from Hell," one of the finest horror stories of our century“

—  Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936

Kontext: "Thriller was the first television program to discover the goldmine in those back issues of Weird Tales … Robert E. Howard's "Pigeons from Hell," one of the finest horror stories of our century, was adapted, and remains the favorite of many who remember Thriller with fondness. ~ Stephen King, Danse Macabre, p. 138,

Tom Lehrer Foto

„All the world seems in tune
On a spring afternoon,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.
Every Sunday you'll see
My sweetheart and me,
As we poison the pigeons in the park.“

—  Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928

"Poisoning Pigeons in the Park"
An Evening (Wasted) With Tom Lehrer (1959)

Abraham Joshua Heschel Foto

„There are neither skies nor oceans, neither birds nor trees — there are only signs of what can never be perceived.“

—  Abraham Joshua Heschel Polish-American Conservative Judaism Rabbi 1907 - 1972

"The Holy Dimension", p. 329
Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays (1997)
Kontext: It seems as though we have arrived at a point in history, closest to the instincts and remotest from ideals, where the self stands like a wall between God and man. It is the period of a divine eclipse. We sail the seas, we count the stars, we split the atom, but never ask: Is there nothing but a dead universe and our reckless curiosity?
Primitive man's humble ear was alert to the inwardness of the world, while the modern man is presumptuous enough to claim that he has the sole monopoly over soul and spirit, that he is the only thing alive in the universe. … But there is a dawn of wonder and surprise in our souls, when the things that surround us suddenly slip off the triteness with which we have endowed them, and their strangeness opens like a gap between them and our mind, a gap that no words can fill. … What is the incense of self-esteem to him who tastes in all things the flavor of the utterly unknown, the fragrance of what is beyond our senses? There are neither skies nor oceans, neither birds nor trees — there are only signs of what can never be perceived. And all power and beauty are mere straws in the fire of a pure man's vision.

Abraham Lincoln Foto

„Has it not got down as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death?“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

On popular sovereignty; rejoinder in the Sixth Lincoln-Douglas Debate (13 October 1858); reported in The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler (1953), vol. 3, p. 279
1850s, Lincoln–Douglas debates (1858)

Agnolo Firenzuola Foto

„This ogress will want to catch two beans with one pigeon.“

—  Agnolo Firenzuola Italian poet and litterateur 1493 - 1543

Act II., Scene II. — (Golpe).
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 393.
La Trinuzia (published 1549)

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