„Our life is ordinary,
I read in a crumpled paper
abandoned on a bench.
Our life is ordinary,
the philosophers told me.“

Ordinary Life, Ordinary Life, September 11, 2011, Adam Zagajewski, The New Yorker, November 26, 2007 http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2007/11/26/071126po_poem_zagajewski,

Adam Zagajewski Foto
Adam Zagajewski
polnischer Schriftsteller 1945

Ähnliche Zitate

Jeanette Winterson Foto
Matthew Arnold Foto

„Everything in our political life tends to hide from us that there is anything wiser than our ordinary selves.“

—  Matthew Arnold, buch Culture and Anarchy

Quelle: Culture and Anarchy (1869), Ch. III, Barbarians, Philistines, Populace

Ransom Riggs Foto

„I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.“

—  Ransom Riggs, buch Miss Peregrine's Home of Peculiar Children

Quelle: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2011), Chapter 11, Page 351

Mark Twain Foto
Anaïs Nin Foto

„Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Winter, 1931-1932
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
Quelle: The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

Harvey Pekar Foto
Joan Didion Foto

„Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.“

—  Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Quelle: The Year of Magical Thinking

Smith Wigglesworth Foto
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Foto

„Every artist is crazy with respect to ordinary life.“

—  Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven German poet 1874 - 1927

Quoted in Irene Gammel, Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada and Everyday Modernity, p 53.

Nicholas Sparks Foto
Anaïs Nin Foto

„I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.“

—  Anaïs Nin, buch Incest: From a Journal of Love

July 7, 1934
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
Variante: Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
Quelle: Incest: From a Journal of Love
Kontext: I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger than reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.

Anne Frank Foto
Yukio Mishima Foto
Paul Theroux Foto
Diogenes Laërtius Foto

„In the time of Pythagoras that proverbial phrase Ipse dixit was introduced into ordinary life.“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

Pythagoras, 25.
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 8: Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

Brian Andreas Foto
Anthony Robbins Foto

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“