„I am trying to be unfamiliar with what I'm doing.“

—  John Cage

Letzte Aktualisierung 10. September 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanischer Komponist 1912 - 1992

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„In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time.“

—  Charles Mingus American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader 1922 - 1979

Statement to Nat Hentoff, as quoted in California Rock, California Sound : The Music of Los Angeles and Southern California (1979) by Anthony Fawcett, p. 56; also in “Jazz : Beyond Time and Nations” in The Nat Hentoff Reader (2001), Part 2 : The Passion of Creation, p. 99

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„But I'm a creep
I'm a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here
I don't belong here“

—  Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968

Creep
Lyrics, Pablo Honey (1993)

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„What is my life for and what am I going to do with it? I don't know and I'm afraid.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Quelle: The Journals of Sylvia Plath

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„I am just trying to make the best possible case for the animals. That is clearly what I have been put on earth to do. Even after I am gone I will try to continue.“

—  Ingrid Newkirk British-American activist 1949

"Mother Nature", The Observer 2003 June 22 http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,11913,982402,00.html
2003

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„I fail to do
What I'm trying
I've been these walls
And everyone who dies
Hears other times“

—  John Frusciante American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer 1970

In Rime
Lyrics, To Record Only Water for Ten Days (2000)

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„I'm just going to continue to think about what kind of films I want to do and what's out there for me to audition for, and I love trying.“

—  Claudia Kim South Korean actress 1985

As quoted in "‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Is the Next Big Step for Claudia Kim" in The Wall Street Journal (24 April 2015) https://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-SEB-88149

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„I'm still trying to perform those tricks. Now I do it with writing.“

—  Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012

Playboy interview (1996)
Kontext: I had decided to be a magician well before I decided to be a writer. I was the little boy who would get up on-stage and do magic wearing a fake mustache, which would fall off during the performance. I'm still trying to perform those tricks. Now I do it with writing.

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„I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I'm an entertainer.“

—  Alan Watts British philosopher, writer and speaker 1915 - 1973

Alan Watts, on Zen (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-3FJs2pz8
Kontext: I want to make one thing absolutely clear. I am not a Zen Buddhist, I am not advocating Zen Buddhism, I am not trying to convert anyone to it. I have nothing to sell. I'm an entertainer. That is to say, in the same sense, that when you go to a concert and you listen to someone play Mozart, he has nothing to sell except the sound of the music. He doesn’t want to convert you to anything. He doesn’t want you to join an organization in favor of Mozart's music as opposed to, say, Beethoven's. And I approach you in the same spirit as a musician with his piano or a violinist with his violin. I just want you to enjoy a point of view that I enjoy.

Jane Taylor Foto

„Oh that it were my chief delight
To do the things I ought!
Then let me try with all my might
To mind what I am taught.“

—  Jane Taylor British poet 1783 - 1824

For a Very Little Child, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Bartlett's notes this work to be written by Ann Taylor.

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„I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, buch Vielleicht lieber morgen

Variante: So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.
Quelle: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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