„I'm going to be dead before I read the books I'm going to read.“

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Tom Stoppard
britischer Dramatiker 1937

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„I'd read SF steadily from when I was eleven until I started college. When I started college I said, "I'm not going to read that while I'm here, I'm going to learn poetry and other things of that sort" in fact I wrote a lot of poetry then.“

—  Roger Zelazny American speculative fiction writer 1937 - 1995

Phlogiston interview (1995)
Kontext: Well, I decided that as a teenager that I really didn't know enough to describe character well and I was wasting my time. I'd learned as much as I could about story telling techniques and it wasn't a matter of technique any more. It was a matter of substance. As a result I said I was going to wait until I was a lot older and had more experience. So it was that after I got out of college I'd been away from SF for about four years. I'd read SF steadily from when I was eleven until I started college. When I started college I said, "I'm not going to read that while I'm here, I'm going to learn poetry and other things of that sort" in fact I wrote a lot of poetry then.

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„I'm 40 now. When I'm dead, hopefully this house will still be going.“

—  Alexander McQueen British fashion designer and couturier 1969 - 2010

ABC news Obituary http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9819925 (Feb 12 2010).

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„I've just read that I'm dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

Letter to a magazine that had mistakenly published the announcement of his death.
Quoted by: Ashwin Sanghi, 13 STEPS TO BLOODY GOOD LUCK https://books.google.nl/books?id=MYU2BQAAQBAJ&pg=PT94&lpg=PT94&dq=rudyard+kipling+%22read+that+I%27m+dead%22&source=bl&ots=hd9xVJsJRN&sig=9Cd4oIYC1gLU-VufOCjVL3z4YDc&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKvIKa1qzMAhUBuBoKHbftAo4Q6AEIHzAA#v=onepage&q=rudyard%20kipling%20%22read%20that%20I'm%20dead%22&f=false, westland ltd, 2014

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„Unlike many of my contemporaries, I never write books for my fellow professors to read. I have no interest in the academic audience at all. I'm interested in Joe Doakes. A general audience can read any book I write – and they do.“

—  Mortimer J. Adler American philosopher and educator 1902 - 2001

Quelle: F.N. D'Alession. " Philosopher, reformer Mortimer Adler, father of 'Great Books' program, dies at 98 http://lubbockonline.com/stories/062901/upd_075-4286.shtml#.VVHE0_ntmko." at lubbockonline.com, June 29, 2001.

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„I saw a Divine Being. I'm afraid I'm going to have to revise all my various books and opinions.“

—  Alfred Jules Ayer English philosopher 1910 - 1989

A statement he made soon after recovering from his near-death experience, as reported by Dr. Jeremy George, in "Did atheist philosopher see God when he 'died'?" by William Cash, in National Post (3 March 2001) http://gonsalves.org/favorite/atheist.htm.

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