„Years ago, my mother and I fell in love with Busybee’s voice, its calm, even tone, and a smile which was always audible in the language. My father, meanwhile, is clipping his nails fastidiously, letting them fall on to an old, spread-out copy of the Times of India, till he sneezes explosively, as he customarily does, sending the crescent-shaped nail-clippings flying into the universe.“

Afternoon Raag (1993)

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Amit Chaudhuri
indischer Schriftsteller und Musiker 1962

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„At the moment I was mad enough to chew up nails and spit out paper clips.“

—  Jim Butcher, buch Storm Front

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„Newborn Love has short wings. He can scarcely
hold them up, and does not spread them out to fly.“

—  Torquato Tasso, Aminta

Act II, scene ii.
Aminta (1573)
Original: (co) Amor nascente hà corte l'ali, à pena
Può sù tenerle, e non le spiega à volo.

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„He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court, which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.“

—  Jonathan Swift, buch Gullivers Reisen

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„The stars looked like nail heads in the sky--pull a few of them out and the darkness would fall.“

—  Colum McCann, buch Let the Great World Spin

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Ingmar Bergman Foto

„When Jesus was nailed to the cross — and hung there in torment - he cried out — "God, my God! Why hast thou forsaken me?"“

—  Ingmar Bergman Swedish filmmaker 1918 - 2007

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Kontext: When Jesus was nailed to the cross — and hung there in torment - he cried out — "God, my God! Why hast thou forsaken me?" He cried out as loud as he could. He thought that his heavenly father had abandoned him. He believed everything he'd ever preached was a lie. The moments before he died, Christ was seized by doubt. Surely that must have been his greatest hardship? God's silence.

Thomas Jefferson Foto

„Children till 10. years old to serve as nurses. from 10. to 16. the boys make nails, the girls spin. at 16. go into the ground or learn trades.“

—  Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States of America 1743 - 1826

Jefferson's Farm Book as quoted in The Dark Side of Thomas Jefferson http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-dark-side-of-thomas-jefferson-35976004/, by Henry Wiencek, Smithsonian Magazine, (October 2012)
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Dolly Parton Foto

„My nails are my rhythm section, when I'm writing a song all alone. Some day, I may cut an album, just me and my nails.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

As quoted in "Dolly Parton: Gee, She’s So Nice" https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews/dolly-parton-gee-shes-really-nice (7 December 1980), by Roger Ebert, Roger Ebert
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„Christ is the genius of love and as such the most diametric antipole to Jewry, which is the incarnation of hate. … Christ was the first anti-Jewish opponent of stature. … The Jew is the lie that became flesh. He nailed Christ to the cross, and thus for the first time in history nailed the eternal truth to the cross.“

—  Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945

Christus ist das Genie der Liebe, als solches der diametralste Gegenpol zum Judentum, das die Inkarnation des Hasses darstellt. … Christus ist der erste Judengegner von Format. … Der Jude ist die menschgewordene Lüge. In Christus hat er zum erstenmal vor der Geschichte die ewige Wahrheit ans Kreuz geschlagen.
Michael: a German fate in diary notes (1926)

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„I fought my company [Sony] tooth and nail when they stopped putting out singles.“

—  Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957

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