„Books delight to the very marrow of one's bones. They speak to us, consult with us, and join with us in a living and intense intimacy.“

—  Plutarch

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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griechischer Schriftsteller 46 - 127

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„Books should to one of these four ends conduce,
For wisdom, piety, delight, or use.“

—  John Denham English poet and courtier 1615 - 1669

Of Prudence (1668), line 83.

Gerald Durrell Foto

„There is no first world and third world. There is only one world, for all of us to live and delight in.“

—  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.

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„… available people are the ones who are dangerous, because they confront us with the possibility of real intimacy.“

—  Marianne Williamson American writer 1952

Quelle: A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

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John Lennon Foto

„You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Lyrics, Imagine (1971 album)

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„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.“

—  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.

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„He that sings a lasting song
Thinks in a marrow-bone.“

—  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 Foto

„I am a Russian, Russian, Russian, to the marrow of my bones.“

—  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Russian composer 1840 - 1893

quoted in Geoffrey Hindley, The Larousse Encyclopedia of Music (1982) ISBN 0896731014

„Sucking the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone.“

—  Tom Schulman American film director, screenwriter 1950

Quelle: Dead Poets Society

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„Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones
There’s something in this richness that I hate.“

—  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 Foto

„Let us put our democratic freedom to delight use!“

—  Divya S. Iyer Indian bureaucrat 1984

Quelle: Quoted in Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/DSIyer/status/764818623068270593

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„Even our own cadaver-bones shall not hinder us from standing our ground until the very last, proud and tired in the face of the black wall that surrounds us.“

—  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

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„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.

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