„When we think about the present, we veer wildly between the belief in chance and the evidence in favour of determinism. When we think about the past, however, it seems obvious that everything happened in the way that it was intended.“

—  Michel Houellebecq, buch Elementarteilchen

Quelle: The Elementary Particles

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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„We have this window of opportunity; we have a chance to make something real happen. Something possible happen, to live beyond our fear — think about that, and help us.“

—  Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964

2000s, To Live Beyond Our Fear (2007)
Kontext: We have this window of opportunity; we have a chance to make something real happen. Something possible happen, to live beyond our fear — think about that, and help us. Help lift us up, help us fight this fight to change — transform — this country in a fundamental way.
This chance won’t come around again.

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„Just when we think we have a system,… the system collapses. Just when we know our way around, we get lost. Just when we think we know what's coming next, everything changes.“

—  Anthony Doerr American writer 1973

Quelle: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

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„On Reddit, the way in which we think about speech is to separate behavior from beliefs, this means on Reddit there will be people with beliefs different from your own, sometimes extremely so. When users’ actions conflict with our content policies, we take action.“

—  Steve Huffman American businessman 1983

Responding to a question from a Reddit user about whether open racism and slurs are allowed on the platform. As quoted in Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit, says CEO https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/apr/12/racism-slurs-reddit-post-ceo-steve-huffman (12 April 2018) by Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian.

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„Life is rarely about what happened; it's mostly about what we think happened.“

—  Chuck Klosterman, buch Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

Quelle: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

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„We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.“

—  Ken Kesey novelist 1935 - 2001

Quelle: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968), Ch. 11: The Unspoken Thing
Kontext: We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.

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„The fact that seems to underlie this exhortation is that we become what we think about.“

—  Frank Crane American Presbyterian minister 1861 - 1928

Everyday Wisdom (1927)

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„Thinking and self-creating are inseparable. When we become aware of all the fantasies in which we see ourselves in the future, pilot ourselves this way or that, this becomes obvious.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Quelle: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 5 : The Delphic Oracle as Therapist, p. 99
Kontext: The self is made up, on its growing edge, of the models, forms, metaphors, myths, and all other kinds of psychic content which give it direction in its self-creation. This is a process that goes on continuously. As Kierkegaard well said, the self is only that which it is in the process of becoming. Despite the obvious determinism in human life — especially in the physical aspect of ones self in such simple things as color of eyes, height relative length of life, and so on — there is also, clearly, this element of self-directing, self-forming. Thinking and self-creating are inseparable. When we become aware of all the fantasies in which we see ourselves in the future, pilot ourselves this way or that, this becomes obvious.

„It may not seem obvious at first glance, but the way we make decisions in life tells a lot about the kind of faith we have in Jesus Christ.“

—  Jim Cymbala author, pastor 1959

Quelle: Fresh Faith: What Happens When Real Faith Ignites God's People

„What comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.“

—  Aiden Wilson Tozer American missionary 1897 - 1963

The Knowledge of the Holy (1978)

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„The more we think about risk, the more risk seem to be.“

—  Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951

Quelle: Take The Risk (2008), p. 58

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