„Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?“

—  Nicholas Rowe, The Fair Penitent

Act v, scene 1.
The Fair Penitent (1703)

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
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Nicholas Rowe
englischer Beamter, Dichter und Dramatiker 1674 - 1718

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John Dryden Foto

„The Wild Gallant, act ii. scene. 1.“

—  John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

Edmund Burke Foto

„Kings are ambitious; the nobility haughty; and the populace tumultuous and ungovernable.“

—  Edmund Burke, buch A Vindication of Natural Society

A Vindication of Natural Society (1756)
Kontext: Kings are ambitious; the nobility haughty; and the populace tumultuous and ungovernable. Each party, however in appearance peaceable, carries on a design upon the others; and it is owing to this, that in all questions, whether concerning foreign or domestic affairs, the whole generally turns more upon some party-matter than upon the nature of the thing itself; whether such a step will diminish or augment the power of the crown, or how far the privileges of the subject are likely to be extended or restricted by it. And these questions are constantly resolved, without any consideration of the merits of the cause, merely as the parties who uphold these jarring interests may chance to prevail; and as they prevail, the balance is overset, now upon one side, now upon the other. The government is, one day, arbitrary power in a single person; another, a juggling confederacy of a few to cheat the prince and enslave the people; and the third, a frantic and unmanageable democracy. The great instrument of all these changes, and what infuses a peculiar venom into all of them, is party. It is of no consequence what the principles of any party, or what their pretensions, are; the spirit which actuates all parties is the same; the spirit of ambition, of self-interest, of oppression, and treachery. This spirit entirely reverses all the principles which a benevolent nature has erected within us; all honesty, all equal justice, and even the ties of natural society, the natural affections. In a word, my Lord, we have all seen, and, if any outward considerations were worthy the lasting concern of a wise man, we have some of us felt, such oppression from party government as no other tyranny can parallel. We behold daily the most important rights, rights upon which all the others depend, we behold these rights determined in the last resort without the least attention even to the appearance or colour of justice; we behold this without emotion, because we have grown up in the constant view of such practices; and we are not surprised to hear a man requested to be a knave and a traitor, with as much indifference as if the most ordinary favour were asked; and we hear this request refused, not because it is a most unjust and unreasonable desire, but that this worthy has already engaged his injustice to another. These and many more points I am far from spreading to their full extent. <!-- You are sensible that I do not put forth half my strength; and you cannot be at a loss for the reason. A man is allowed sufficient freedom of thought, provided he knows how to choose his subject properly. Tou may criticise freely upon the Chinese constitution, and observe with as much severity as you please upon the absurd tricks or destructive bigotry of the bonzees. But the scene is changed as you come homeward, and atheism or treason may be the names given in Britain, to what would be reason and truth if asserted of China.

Francesco Petrarca Foto

„Ah new people, haughty beyond measure, irreverent to so great a mother!“

—  Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere

Canzone 53, st. 6
Il Canzoniere (c. 1351–1353), To Laura in Life
Original: (co) Ahi nova gente oltra misura altera,
irreverente a tanta et a tal madre!

Harun Yahya Foto
Robert E. Lee Foto

„My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.“

—  Robert E. Lee Confederate general in the Civil War 1807 - 1870

Letter to his wife on Christmas Day, two weeks after the Battle of Fredericksburg (25 December 1862).
Kontext: What a cruel thing is war; to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world! I pray that, on this day when only peace and good-will are preached to mankind, better thoughts may fill the hearts of our enemies and turn them to peace. … My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.

Peter Mutharika Foto

„I am not gay, I have never been gay and will never be gay.“

—  Peter Mutharika President of Malawi 1940

When asked about his sexuality[ http://newsofthesouth.com/peter-mutharika-speaks-on-his-sexual-orientation/ (25 April 2014)

Mark Lemon Foto

„Forth we went, a gallant band—
Youth, Love, Gold and Pleasure.“

—  Mark Lemon British magazine editor 1809 - 1870

Last Song, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Christopher Morley Foto
Robert A. Heinlein Foto
Gertrude Stein Foto

„They were regular in being gay, they learned little things that are things in being gay, they learned many little things that are things in being gay, they were gay every day, they were regular, they were gay, they were gay the same length of time every day, they were gay, they were quite regularly gay.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

"Miss Furr and Miss Skeene"
This story about two lesbians, written in 1911, and published in Vanity Fair magazine in July 1923, is considered to be the origin of the use of the term "gay" for "homosexual", though it was not used in this sense in the story.
Geography and Plays (1922)

Ralph Waldo Emerson Foto

„Oh, tenderly the haughty day
Fills his blue urn with fire.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Ode, Concord, July 4, 1857
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

Anthony Burgess Foto
Edward Bulwer-Lytton Foto

„The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, rash,— the Rupert of debate!“

—  Edward Bulwer-Lytton English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician 1803 - 1873

The New Timon (1846), Part i. In April, 1844, Benjamin Disraeli thus alluded to Lord Stanley: “The noble lord is the Rupert of debate.”

Graham Moore (writer) Foto

„I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero.“

—  Graham Moore (writer) screenwriter 1981

As quoted in "Imitation Game scribe Graham Moore: 'You don't have to be gay to have a gay hero'" in Entertainment Weekly (24 February 2015) http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/24/imitation-games-graham-moore-backstory-behind-his-heartbreaking-oscar-speech
Kontext: I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero. Growing up, Alan Turing was certainly mine. … I’m also not the greatest mathematician of my generation. We have lots of biographical differences, but nonetheless I always identified with him so much.

Margaret Cho Foto
Larry Craig Foto

„I am not gay. I never have been gay.“

—  Larry Craig American politician 1945

Prepared statement August 28, 2007, on the subject of his alleged homosexuality and guilty plea of lewd sexual behavior on June 11 in a men's room in Minneapolis airport known as a gay hookup spot; MSNBC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA1KHd5YTIs

Edward Young Foto
Courtney Love Foto

„Is this the anti-gay state? Aren't you the people that voted on the anti-gay thing?“

—  Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964

Lollapalooza, Denver, Colorado; July 8, 1995
Stage banter

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