„The greatest trick the rich — and their cheerleaders on the right — ever pulled was convincing the world that class didn’t exist. Out here in the real world, it is more real and more rigid than it has been for a century.“
Britain - a caste society?, JohannHari.com, January 29, 2006, 2007-01-26 http://www.johannhari.com/archive/article.php?id=789,
— Kim Stanley Robinson American science fiction writer 1952
Quelle: Red Mars (1992), Chapter 2, “The Voyage Out” (p. 85)
— Robert Rauschenberg American artist 1925 - 2008
Quoted in: Kenneth Coutts-Smith (1970) The dream of Icarus, p. 53
— Joseph Louis Lagrange Italian mathematician and mathematical physicist 1736 - 1813
As quoted by F. R. Moulton, Introduction to Astronomy (New York, 1906), p. 199.
— Hans Rosling, buch Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
Quelle: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
— Beatrix Potter English children's writer and illustrator 1866 - 1943
„A book had always been a door to another world… a world much more interesting and fantastical than reality. But she had finally discovered that life could be even more wonderful than fantasy.
And that love could fill the real world with magic.“
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Quelle: Scandal in Spring
„There is one term of the problem which you are not taking into account: precisely, the world. The real. You say: the real, the world as it is. But it is not, it becomes! It moves, it changes! It doesn’t wait for us to change... It is more mobile than you can imagine. You are getting closer to this reality when you say as it 'presents itself'; that means that it is not there, existing as an object. The world, the real is not an object. It is a process.“
— John Cage American avant-garde composer 1912 - 1992
Quote in 'John Cage, For the Birds: John Cage In Conversation with Daniel Charles', London/New York: Marion Boyars, 1981; as quoted in: 'Tàpies: From Within', June ─ November, 2013 - Presse Release, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC ), p. 17, note 10
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„The political entity presupposes the real existence of an enemy and therefore coexistence with another political entity. As long as a state exists, there will thus always be in the world more than just one state. A world state which embraces the entire globe and all of humanity cannot exist.“
— Carl Schmitt, buch The Concept of the Political
The Concept of the Political (1927)
„Here is Christianity. Whence came it? What is it? It is a force in the world, a prodigious force. It has revolutionized society. It has lifted man out of himself. It has changed the face of the world. There it lies, imbedded in more than eighteen centuries of human history; and history of no mean sort, the best record of the race.“
— Herrick Johnson American clergyman 1832 - 1913
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 135.
„The socialist society will not be a battlefield for class-war, because the classes will have been abolished, but that can only be accomplished through the greatest class-war the world has ever seen, as the modern proletariat rise up for justice and power.“
— Ture Nerman Swedish socialist 1886 - 1969
Nya Samhället (3 November 1913)
„Anybody who's ever been broken up with, or had their heart stepped on or ripped out of them; you question everything you've based your whole life on. It's like, is anything real? Cause nothing 's more real than that, and now it's gone.“
— Kristen Stewart American actress 1990
YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VIPZ3dHD4Y&feature=player_embedded
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
The Crosswicks Journal, A Circle of Quiet (1972)
— Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics
The Paranoid Style in American Politics (1964)
— Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947
Quelle: 1920s, Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology (1929), p. 259.
Variant: It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true. This statement is almost a tautology. For the energy of operation of a proposition in an occasion of experience is its interest, and its importance. But of course a true proposition is more apt to be interesting than a false one.
As extended upon in Adventures of Ideas (1933), Pt. 4, Ch. 16.
Kontext: Some philosophers fail to distinguish propositions from judgments; … But in the real world it is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true. The importance of truth is that it adds to interest.
„The world has an offer for everybody but it turned out that a few minorities--the descendants of those who crucified Christ, the descendants of those who expelled Bolivar from here and also those who in a certain way crucified him in Santa Marta, there in Colombia--they took possession of the riches of the world, a minority took possession of the planet’s gold, the silver, the minerals, the water, the good lands, the oil, and they have concentrated all the riches in the hands of a few; less than 10 percent of the world population owns more than half of the riches of the world.“
— Hugo Chávez 48th President of Venezuela 1954 - 2013
Chavez is invoking a Christian metaphor to condemn capitalism in this Christmas address, December 24, 2005, which some commentators have taken to be a reference to the Jews. http://www.gobiernoenlinea.gob.ve/docMgr/sharedfiles/Chavez_visita_Centro_Manantial_de_los_suenos24122005.pdf http://bostonreview.net/BR34.4/lomnitz_sanchez.php http://fair.org/take-action/media-advisories/editing-chavez-to-manufacture-a-slur/
„Some may think that to affirm dialogue--the encounter of women and men in the world in order to transform the world--is naively and subjectively idealistic. There is nothing, however, more real or concrete than people in the world and with the world, than humans with other humans.“
— Paulo Freire educator and philosopher 1921 - 1997
Quelle: Pedagogia do oprimido (Pedagogy of the Oppressed) (1968, English trans. 1970), Chapter 4
„The modern sensibility attempts to drain the contents of experience; these Greek poets strive to state the fact so poignantly that it becomes an ever-flowing spring — as Sappho says, "More real than real, more gold than gold."“
— Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
The Greek Anthology (p. 59)
Classics Revisited (1968)