„I know that grief, like regret, settles into our DNA and remains forever a part of us.“

—  Kristin Hannah, buch The Nightingale

Quelle: The Nightingale

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Kristin Hannah
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1960

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„I would like to express my longing for happy experiences. I do not want us to be for ever regretting. Art has been and remains the part of my life that brings me happiness.“

—  Max Pechstein German artist 1881 - 1955

as quoted by de:Wolf-Dieter Dube, in Expressionism, de:Wolf-Dieter Dube; Praeger Publishers, New York, 1973, p. 89

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„Most of us do our best not to think about death. But there’s always part of our minds that knows this can’t go on forever.“

—  Sam Harris American author, philosopher and neuroscientist 1967

Sam Harris, "Death and the Present Moment", speech at the Global Atheist Convention (April 2012) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTxTCz4Ums&t=17m52s
2010s
Kontext: Most of us do our best not to think about death. But there’s always part of our minds that knows this can’t go on forever. Part of us always knows that we’re just a doctor’s visit away, or a phone call away, from being starkly reminded with the fact of our own mortality, or of those closest to us. Now, I’m sure many of you in this room have experienced this in some form; you must know how uncanny it is to suddenly be thrown out of the normal course of your life and just be given the full time job of not dying, or of caring for someone who is... But the one thing people tend to realize at moments like this is that they wasted a lot of time, when life was normal. And it’s not just what they did with their time – it’s not just that they spent too much time working or compulsively checking email. It’s that they cared about the wrong things. They regret what they cared about. Their attention was bound up in petty concerns, year after year, when life was normal. This is a paradox of course, because we all know this epiphany is coming. Don’t you know this is coming? Don’t you know that there’s going to come a day when you’ll be sick, or someone close to you will die, and you will look back on the kinds of things that captured your attention, and you’ll think ‘What was I doing?’. You know this, and yet if you’re like most people, you’ll spend most of your time in life tacitly presuming you’ll live forever. Like, watching a bad movie for the fourth time, or bickering with your spouse. These things only make sense in light of eternity. There better be a heaven if we’re going to waste our time like this.

Vincent Van Gogh Foto

„Philanthropy is part of our DNA - business-wise and family-wise.“

—  Sukanto Tanoto Indonesian businessman 1949

CNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCBNr3punKw
2017

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„It is easy to think of DNA as the information by which a body makes another body like itself. It would be more correct to see a body as the vehicle used by DNA to make more DNA like itself.“

—  Richard Dawkins, buch Climbing Mount Improbable

Quelle: Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Chapter 3, “The Message from the Mountain” (pp. 89-90)

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„The essential is
That all the 'I's should remain separate
Propped up under flowers, and no one suffer
For his neighbour. Then horror is postponed
For everyone until it settles on him
And drags him to that incommunicable grief
Which is all mystery or nothing.“

—  Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995

"Thoughts During An Air Raid"
The Still Centre (1939)
Kontext: Yet supposing that a bomb should dive
Its nose right through this bed, with me upon it?
The thought is obscene. Still, there are many
To whom my death would only be a name,
One figure in a column. The essential is
That all the 'I's should remain separate
Propped up under flowers, and no one suffer
For his neighbour. Then horror is postponed
For everyone until it settles on him
And drags him to that incommunicable grief
Which is all mystery or nothing.

Stephen King Foto

„Any parting could be forever, and we don't know.“

—  Stephen King, buch Just After Sunset

Quelle: Just After Sunset

Patrick Rothfuss Foto

„Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, buch Der Name des Windes

Quelle: The Name of the Wind

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„Out of love,
No regrets--
Though the goodness
Be wasted forever.

Out of love,
No regrets--
Though the return
Be never.“

—  Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967

Quelle: Selected Poems

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„Our true hearts are forever lonely:
A wistfulness is in our thought:
Our lights are like the dawns which only
Seem bright to us and yet are not.“

—  George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935

By Still Waters (1906)

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