„If the language of art is not accessible to ordinary language and ordinary experience, how can it be accessible to ordinary people?“

—  Daniel Bell, buch The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Quelle: The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1976), Chapter 3, The Sensibility of the Sixties, p. 131

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Daniel Bell
US-amerikanischer Soziologe 1919 - 2011

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„But ordinary language is all right.“

—  Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951

Quelle: 1930s-1951, The Blue Book (c. 1931–1935; published 1965), p. 28

„Ordinary language blinkers the already feeble imagination.“

—  J. L. Austin English philosopher 1911 - 1960

Quelle: Philosophical Papers (1979), p. 68.

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„Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech.“

—  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.

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„Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people.“

—  Aleister Crowley poet, mountaineer, occultist 1875 - 1947

Quelle: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

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„Any author who uses mathematics should always express in ordinary language the meaning of the assumptions he admits“

—  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.

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„I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy.“

—  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)
1940s

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„How starved they seemed for ordinary kindness“

—  Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Quelle: A Fine Balance

Nicholas Sparks Foto

„Just an ordinary in a world that loves the extra ordinary.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch The Last Song

Variante: He was ordinary in a world that loved the extraordinary.
Quelle: The Last Song

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„Examine for a moment an ordinary mind on an ordinary day.“

—  Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader

"Modern Fiction"
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.

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„People want you to be ordinary.“

—  Robert Crais, buch The Last Detective

Quelle: The Last Detective

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