— John Denham English poet and courtier 1615 - 1669
Of Prudence (1668), line 83.
— Gerald Durrell naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter 1925 - 1995
On his persuasive rejection of the term "Third World", in his Introduction to State of the Ark (1986) by Lee McGeorge Durrell.
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
— Marianne Williamson American writer 1952
Quelle: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
„Women will soon be able to make their own sperm using their own bone marrow. Is that unbelievable? How unfair is that for us guys, huh? I mean, all these years, we've been in charge of manufacturing and distribution, you know what I'm saying? We provide free delivery and installation…“
— Jay Leno American comedian, actor, writer, producer, voice actor and television host 1950
Monologue, 19 April 2007
The Tonight Show
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Lyrics, Imagine (1971 album)
— Epeli Ganilau Fijian politician 1951
NAPF convention, 17 December 2005
— Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
Quelle: Introduction to The Closing of the American Mind (1988), p. 12
Kontext: As a scholar [Allan Bloom] intends to enlighten us, and as a writer he has learned from Aristophanes and other models that enlightenment should also be enjoyable. To me, this is not the book of a professor, but that of a thinker who is willing to take the risks more frequently taken by writers. It is risky in a book of ideas to speak in one’s own voice, but it reminds us that the sources of the truest truths are inevitably profoundly personal. … Academics, even those describing themselves as existentialists, very seldom offer themselves publicly and frankly as individuals, as persons.
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
A Prayer For Old Age http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1423/, st. 1.
A Full Moon in March (1935)
Kontext: God guard me from those thoughts men think
In the mind alone;
He that sings a lasting song
Thinks in a marrow-bone.
— Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian composer 1840 - 1893
quoted in Geoffrey Hindley, The Larousse Encyclopedia of Music (1982) ISBN 0896731014
— Tom Schulman American film director, screenwriter 1950
Quelle: Dead Poets Society
— Jacques Derrida French philosopher (1930-2004) 1930 - 2004
Quelle: The Gift of Death
— Elinor Wylie, buch Nets to Catch the Wind
Nets to Catch the Wind (1921), Wild Peaches
Kontext: Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones
There’s something in this richness that I hate.
I love the look, austere, immaculate,
Of landscapes drawn in pearly monotones.
There’s something in my very blood that owns
Bare hills, cold silver on a sky of slate,
A thread of water, churned to milky spate
Streaming through slanted pastures fenced with stones.
— Divya S. Iyer Indian bureaucrat 1984
Quelle: Quoted in Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/DSIyer/status/764818623068270593
— Max Beckmann German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer 1884 - 1950
Beckman's Diary, 10 October 1943, Amsterdam; as cited on: 'Arts in exile' http://kuenste-im-exil.de
„We must speak up for the children of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan who are suffering from terrorism, poverty, child labour and child trafficking. Let us help them through our voice, action and charity. Let us help them to read books and go to school. And let us not forget that even one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.“
— Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997
Inauguration of Library of Birmingham, Jan 2013
— Stephen King, buch Brennen muss Salem
Quelle: 'Salem's Lot
„Here let us feast, and to the feast be joined
Discourse, the sweeter banquet of the mind;
Review the series of our lives, and taste
The melancholy joy of evils passed:
For he who much has suffered, much will know,
And pleased remembrance builds delight on woe.“
— Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)
XV. 398–401 (tr. Alexander Pope).
E. V. Rieu's translation:
: Meanwhile let us two, here in the hut, over our food and wine, regale ourselves with the unhappy memories that each can recall. For a man who has been through bitter experiences and travelled far can enjoy even his sufferings after a time.
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Νῶϊ δ' ἐνὶ κλισίῃ πίνοντέ τε δαινυμένω τε
κήδεσιν ἀλλήλων τερπώμεθα λευγαλέοισι
μνωομένω· μετὰ γάρ τε καὶ ἄλγεσι τέρπεται ἀνήρ,
ὅς τις δὴ μάλα πολλὰ πάθῃ καὶ πόλλ' ἐπαληθῇ.