„We must listen to poets.“

—  Gaston Bachelard, buch The Poetics of Space

Quelle: The Poetics of Space

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Gaston Bachelard
französischer Philosoph 1884 - 1962

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Jean Cocteau Foto

„The poet doesn't invent. He listens.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

Saul Bellow Foto

„Writers, poets, painters, musicians, philosophers, political thinkers, to name only a few of the categories affected, must woo their readers, viewers, listeners, from distraction.“

—  Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005

"The Distracted Public" (1990), p. 167
It All Adds Up (1994)
Kontext: Writers, poets, painters, musicians, philosophers, political thinkers, to name only a few of the categories affected, must woo their readers, viewers, listeners, from distraction. To this we must add, for simple realism demands it, that these same writers, painters, etc., are themselves the children of distraction. As such, they are peculiarly qualified to approach the distracted multitudes. They will have experienced the seductions as well as the destructiveness of the forces we have been considering here. This is the destructive element in which we do not need to be summoned to immerse ourselves, for we were born to it.

Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon Foto

„We must forget ourselves and all self-interest, and listen, and be attentive to God.“

—  Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon French mystic 1648 - 1717

Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 194.

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„In this locution of God addressed to the soul there is no escape, for in spite of ourselves we must listen“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582

Quelle: The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus (c.1565), Ch. XXV. "Divine Locutions. Discussions on That Subject" ¶ 1 & 2
Kontext: It will be as well, I think, to explain these locutions of God, and to describe what the soul feels when it receives them, in order that you, my father, may understand the matter; for ever since that time of which I am speaking, when our Lord granted me that grace, it has been an ordinary occurrence until now, as will appear by what I have yet to say.
The words are very distinctly formed; but by the bodily ear they are not heard. They are, however, much more clearly understood than they would be if they were heard by the ear. It is impossible not to understand them, whatever resistance we may offer. When we wish not to hear anything in this world, we can stop our ears, or give attention to something else: so that, even if we do hear, at least we can refuse to understand. In this locution of God addressed to the soul there is no escape, for in spite of ourselves we must listen; and the understanding must apply itself so thoroughly to the comprehension of that which God wills we should hear, that it is nothing to the purpose whether we will it or not; for it is His will, Who can do all things.

François de La Rochefoucauld Foto

„One must listen if one wishes to be listened to.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680

Il faut écouter ceux qui parlent, si on veut en être écouté.
Réflexions diverses, IV: De la conversation.
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Christian Morgenstern Foto
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Foto

„Who wants to understand the poem
Must go to the land of poetry;
Who wishes to understand the poet
Must go to the poet's land.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

West-östlicher Diwan, motto (1819)

Layal Abboud Foto

„A lyricist must be a poet by nature.“

—  Layal Abboud Lebanese pop singer 1982

2014

Nikki Giovanni Foto
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Denise Levertov Foto

„The poet
never must lose despair.“

—  Denise Levertov Poet 1923 - 1997

Conversation in Moscow

„We must take the time to be alone with God, to enjoy his companionship, to listen to his voice.“

—  Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957

Quelle: Something More, A Consideration of the Vast, Undeveloped Resources of Life (1920), p. 69

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Walt Whitman Foto

„Them lady poets must not marry, pal.“

—  John Berryman, buch The Dream Songs

Quelle: The Dream Songs

Eric Hoffer Foto

„To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.“

—  Eric Hoffer American philosopher 1898 - 1983

Section 215
The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms (1955)

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Anthony de Mello Foto

„When I speak, you must not listen to the words, my dear. Listen to the Silence.“

—  Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987

Comprehension
One Minute Wisdom (1989)

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