„A genuine odyssey is not about piling up experiences. It is a deeply felt, risky, unpredictable tour of the soul.“

Quelle: Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life

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irischer Poet 1779 - 1852

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„That both the Gilgamesh Epic and the Odyssey deal with the episodic wanderings of a hero, would not be sufficiently specific to establish a genuine relation between them. But“

—  Cyrus H. Gordon American linguist 1908 - 2001

The Common Background of Greek and Hebrew Civilizations (1965 [1962])
Kontext: That both the Gilgamesh Epic and the Odyssey deal with the episodic wanderings of a hero, would not be sufficiently specific to establish a genuine relation between them. But when both epics begin with the declaration that the hero gained experience from his wide wanderings, and end with his homecoming, a relationship dimly appears.... when we note that whole episodes are in essential agreement, we are on firmer ground. For instance, both Gilgamesh and Odysseus reject a goddess's proposal for marriage; and each of the heroes interviews his dead companion in Hades.

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„Be sincere; talk only about your genuine experience; do not distort, exaggerate or falsify that experience.“

—  Sathya Sai Baba Indian guru 1926 - 2011

As quoted in Sathyam Sivam Sundaram (The Life Story of Sathya Sai Baba) by N. Kasturi, Ch. XXVI : Holy Joy http://www.ineval.org/sai/Teachings/SathyamSivamSundaram/s1026.html

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„Being so deeply rooted in one place and culture allows a genuine writer to experiment wildly with the material without ever losing touch with its essence.“

—  Dana Gioia American writer 1950

"The Most Unfashionable Poet Now Alive: Charles Causley," http://www.danagioia.net/essays/ecausley.htm published in The Dark Horse (Summer 1997 and Spring 1998)

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„The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but earth is still going round the sun, and neither the dictators nor the bureaucrats, deeply as they disapprove of the process, are able to prevent it.“

—  George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950

"Some Thoughts on the Common Toad," Tribune (12 April 1946, page 10, last paragraph http://archive.tribunemagazine.co.uk/page/12th-april-1946/10)

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„A soul without reflection, like a pile
Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.“

—  Edward Young, Night-Thoughts

Quelle: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night V, Line 596.

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„As crimes pile up, they become invisible.“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

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„Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.“

—  Martin H. Fischer American university teacher (1879-1962) 1879 - 1962

As quoted in ‪Encore : A Continuing Anthology‬ (March 1945) edited by Smith Dent, "Fischerisms" p. 309

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„They hear like ocean on a western beach
The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.“

—  Andrew Lang Scots poet, novelist and literary critic 1844 - 1912

Sonnet The Odyssey (1879), in Introduction to his translation (with S. H. Butcher) of Homer's Odyssey.

„Science in the past (and partly in the present), was dominated by one-sided empiricism. Only a collection of data and experiments were considered as being ‘scientific’ in biology (and psychology); forgetting that a mere accumulation of data, although steadily piling up, does not make a science.“

—  Ludwig von Bertalanffy austrian biologist and philosopher 1901 - 1972

Quelle: General System Theory (1968), 4. Advances in General Systems Theory, p. 100 cited in: Edward Goldsmith (1970-73/2013) Towards a Unified Science http://www.edwardgoldsmith.org/598/

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„Security is like Tetris: You're successes disappear but your failures pile up.“

—  Mikko Hyppönen Finnish computer security expert 1969

Quelle: Keynote address, https://www.youtube.com/c/cebitau/videos CeBIT Australia, October 2019

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