„I’ll follow the reedy tenor of his excuses and blast them with the bellowy bass of irrefutable logic!“

—  Robert Sheckley, buch Dimension of Miracles

Quelle: Dimension of Miracles (1968), Chapter 4 (p. 33)

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Robert Sheckley
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1928 - 2005

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Dorothy Parker Foto

„Prince or commoner, tenor or bass,
Painter or plumber or never-do-well,
Do me a favor and shut your face -
Poets alone should kiss and tell.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

Quelle: The Collected Dorothy Parker

George Jones Foto

„No more starry eyes from behind these dusty spectacles. I’ll wipe them and follow my own shadow for a change.“

—  Dawud Wharnsby Canadian musician 1972

"Upon My Shelf"
Blue Walls and The Big Sky (1995)

„I was going through the motions of life, instead of really living, and there’s no excuse for that. It’s not something I’ll let happen to me again.“

—  Charles de Lint author 1951

Making a Noise in This World in Hartwell ed. Year's Best Fantasy, (2000) p. 326

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„For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

The Destruction of Sennacherib, st. 3.
Hebrew Melodies (1815)
Quelle: Selected Poems

Martin Luther King, Jr. Foto

„Some people are suffering. Some people are hungry this morning. Some people are still living with segregation and discrimination this morning. I'm going to preach about it. I’m going to fight for them. I’ll die for them if necessary, because I got my guidelines clear. And the God that I serve and the God that called me to preach told me that every now and then I'll have to go to jail for them. Every now and then I’ll have to agonize and suffer for the freedom of his children. I even may have to die for it. But if that’s necessary, I'd rather follow the guidelines of God than to follow the guidelines of men.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, Guidelines for a Constructive Church (1966)
Kontext: When the church is true to its guidelines, it sets out to preach deliverance to them that are captive. This is the role of the church: to free people. This merely means to free those who are slaves. Now if you notice some churches, they never read this part. Some churches aren't concerned about freeing anybody. Some white churches face the fact Sunday after Sunday that their members are slaves to prejudice, slaves to fear. You got a third of them, or a half of them or more, slaves to their prejudices. And the preacher does nothing to free them from their prejudice so often. Then you have another group sitting up there who would really like to do something about racial injustice, but they are afraid of social, political, and economic reprisals, so they end up silent. And the preacher never says anything to lift their souls and free them from that fear. And so they end up captive. You know this often happens in the Negro church. You know, there are some Negro preachers that have never opened their mouths about the freedom movement. And not only have they not opened their mouths, they haven’t done anything about it. And every now and then you get a few members: "They talk too much about civil rights in that church." I was talking with a preacher the other day and he said a few of his members were saying that. I said, "Don't pay any attention to them. Because number one, the members didn't anoint you to preach. And any preacher who allows members to tell him what to preach isn't much of a preacher."
For the guidelines made it very clear that God anointed. No member of Ebenezer Baptist Church called me to the ministry. You called me to Ebenezer, and you may turn me out of here, but you can’t turn me out of the ministry, because I got my guidelines and my anointment from God Almighty. And anything I want to say, I'm going to say it from this pulpit. It may hurt somebody, I don’t know about that; somebody may not agree with it. But when God speaks, who can but prophesy? The word of God is upon me like fire shut up in my bones, and when God’s word gets upon me, I've got to say it, I’ve got to tell it all over everywhere. And God has called me to deliver those that are in captivity.
Some people are suffering. Some people are hungry this morning. Some people are still living with segregation and discrimination this morning. I'm going to preach about it. I’m going to fight for them. I’ll die for them if necessary, because I got my guidelines clear. And the God that I serve and the God that called me to preach told me that every now and then I'll have to go to jail for them. Every now and then I’ll have to agonize and suffer for the freedom of his children. I even may have to die for it. But if that’s necessary, I'd rather follow the guidelines of God than to follow the guidelines of men. The church is called to set free those that are captive, to set free those that are victims of the slavery of segregation and discrimination, those who are caught up in the slavery of fear and prejudice.

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„In sober state,
Through the sequestered vale of rural life,
The venerable patriarch guileless held
The tenor of his way.“

—  Beilby Porteus Bishop of Chester; Bishop of London 1731 - 1809

Quelle: Death: A Poetical Essay (1759), Line 108. Compare: "They kept the noiseless tenor of their way" (alternately quoted as "the even tenor of their way"), Thomas Gray, Elegy in a Country Churchyard, Stanza 19, line 4.

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„No, there's going to be no even tenor with me.“

—  Richard Halliburton American writer 1900 - 1939

Letter to his parents from Paris (5 December 1919).
Kontext: Dad, you hit the wrong target when you write that you wish I were at Princeton living "in the even tenor of my way." I hate that expression and as far as I am able I intend to avoid that condition. When impulse and spontaneity fail to make my "way" as uneven as possible then I shall sit up nights inventing means of making life as conglomerate and vivid as possible. Those who live in the even tenor of their way simply exist until death ends their monotonous tranquility. No, there's going to be no even tenor with me. The more uneven it is the happier I shall be. And when my time comes to die, I'll be able to die happy, for I will have done and seen and heard and experienced all the joy, pain, thrills—every emotion that any human ever had—and I'll be especially happy if I am spared a stupid, common death in bed. So, Dad, I'm afraid your wish will always come to naught, for my way is to be ever changing, but always swift, acute and leaping from peak to peak instead of following the rest of the herd, shackled in conventionalities, along the monotonous narrow path in the valley. The dead have reached perfection when it comes to even tenor!

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„I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.“

—  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Quelle: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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„One of the most depressing things about educated people today is that so few of them, even among professional intellectuals, are able to follow the steps of a simple logical argument.“

—  John Rogers Searle American philosopher 1932

The Storm Over the University (December 6, 1990)
Kontext: You need to know enough philosophy so that the methods of logical analysis are available to you to be used as a tool. One of the most depressing things about educated people today is that so few of them, even among professional intellectuals, are able to follow the steps of a simple logical argument.

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„Not that I'm against sneaking some notions into people's heads upon occasion. (Or blasting them in outright.)“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

Usenet postings, 1997

„A counter tenor is anyone who can count to ten.“

—  Denis Norden British comedy scriptwriter and television presenter 1922 - 2018

Quoted in My Music by Steve Race

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