„If the language of art is not accessible to ordinary language and ordinary experience, how can it be accessible to ordinary people?“
Quelle: The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976), Chapter 3, The Sensibility of the Sixties, p. 131
— P. F. Strawson British philosopher 1919 - 2006
Strawson (1950) On Referring p. 27.
— J. L. Austin English philosopher 1911 - 1960
Quelle: Philosophical Papers (1979), p. 68.
— Terry Eagleton British writer, academic and educator 1943
Introduction: What is Literature?, p. 2
1980s, Literary Theory: An Introduction (1983)
Kontext: Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur "Thou still unravished bride of quietness," then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary.
— J. L. Austin English philosopher 1911 - 1960
Quelle: Philosophical Papers (1979), p. 185.
— Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
— Maurice Allais French economist; 1988 winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics 1911 - 2010
in La formation scientifique, Une communication du Prix Nobel d’économie, Maurice Allais http://www.canalacademie.com/Maurice-Allais-la-formation.html, address to the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (1997).
Kontext: Any author who uses mathematics should always express in ordinary language the meaning of the assumptions he admits, as well as the significance of the results obtained. The more abstract his theory, the more imperative this obligation.
In fact, mathematics are and can only be a tool to explore reality. In this exploration, mathematics do not constitute an end in itself, they are and can only be a means.
„Although we tend to think about saints as holy and pious, and picture them with halos above their heads and ecstatic gazes, true saints are much more accessible. They are men and women like us, who live ordinary lives and struggle with ordinary problems. What makes them saints is their clear and unwavering focus on God and God’s people.“
— Henri Nouwen Dutch priest and writer 1932 - 1996
Bread For the Journey (1996)
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Quoted in Library of Living Philosophers: The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (1944)
„Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man seven different ways with her bare hands, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl.“
— Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Quelle: I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You
Quoted in The Guardian ( 24 December 1984 http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/guardian/doc/186552854.html)
„I have merely attempted to put the view of the universe and man's place in it which is common to all mystics in plain and untechnical language: and to suggest the practical conditions under which ordinary persons may participate in their experience.“
— Evelyn Underhill, buch Practical Mysticism
Preface, p. 16
Practical Mysticism (1914)
— Nicholas Sparks, buch The Last Song
Variante: He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.
Quelle: The Last Song
— Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader
The Common Reader (1925)
Kontext: Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day. The mind receives a myriad impressions — trivial, fantastic, evanescent, or engraved with the sharpness of steel. From all sides they come, an incessant shower of innumerable atoms; and as they fall, as they shape themselves into the life of Monday or Tuesday, the accent falls differently from of old; the moment of importance came not here but there; so that, if a writer were a free man and not a slave, if he could write what he chose, not what he must, if he could base his work upon his own feeling and not upon convention, there would be no plot, no comedy, no tragedy, no love interest or catastrophe in the accepted style, and perhaps not a single button sewn on as the Bond Street tailors would have it. Life is not a series of gig-lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end. Is it not the task of the novelist to convey this varying, this unknown and uncircumscribed spirit, whatever aberration or complexity it may display, with as little mixture of the alien and external as possible? We are not pleading merely for courage and sincerity; we are suggesting that the proper stuff of fiction is a little other than custom would have us believe it.