— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
— Kin Hubbard cartoonist 1868 - 1930
As quoted in The Book of Unusual Quotations (1957) by Rudolf Franz Flesch, p. 8.
„Please, trust me, I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.“
— Markus Zusak, buch Die Bücherdiebin
Variante: I most definitely can be cheerful. I can be amiable. Agreeable. Affable. And that's only the A's. Just don't ask me to be nice. Nice has nothing to do with me.
Quelle: The Book Thief
„With the destruction of history, contemporary events themselves retreat into a remote and fabulous realm of unverifiable stories, uncheckable statistics, unlikely explanations and untenable reasoning.“
— Guy Debord, buch Comments on the Society of the Spectacle
Comments on the Society of the Spectacle (1988)
„It is long since I have known the sweets of leisure and repose; since I have known in fine, that indolent but agreeable condition of doing nothing, and being nothing.“
— Pliny the Younger Roman writer 61 - 113
Letter 9, 1.
Letters, Book VIII
Original: (la) Olim nescio quid sit otium quid quies, quid denique illud iners quidem, iucundum tamen nihil agere nihil esse.
„It is not only the study of philosophy which can become perverted. The study of history too can become warped. The colonized African student, whose roots in his own society are systematically starved of sustenance, is introduced to Greek and Roman history, the cradle history of modern Europe, and he is encouraged to treat this portion of the story of man together with the subsequent history of Europe as the only worthwhile portion. This history is anointed with a universalist flavouring which titillates the palate of certain African intellectuals so agreeably that they become alienated from their own immediate society.“
— Kwame Nkrumah Pan Africanist and First Prime Minister and President of Ghana 1909 - 1972
Quelle: Consciencism (1964), Philosophy In Retrospect, p. 5.
„It was a bit warm. Still. If one could look this fabulous, one had an obligation to. One should wear everything, or one should wear nothing at all.“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Quelle: The Runaway Queen
„All those instances to be found in history, whether real or fabulous, of a doubtful public spirit, at which morality is perplexed, reason is staggered, and from which affrighted Nature recoils, are their chosen and almost sole examples for the instruction of their youth.“
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
No. 1, volume v, p. 286
Letters On a Regicide Peace (1796)
„A woman can only become a man’s friend in three stages: first, she’s an agreeable acquaintance, then a mistress, and only after that a friend.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Uncle Vanya (1897)
„To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted.“
— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext03/7cncd10.txt (1849), Sunday
Kontext: To some extent, mythology is only the most ancient history and biography. So far from being false or fabulous in the common sense, it contains only enduring and essential truth, the I and you, the here and there, the now and then, being omitted. Either time or rare wisdom writes it. Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years. The poet is he who can write some pure mythology to-day without the aid of posterity
„Human history is in truth nothing but the history of the slow, uncertain, and surprising fulfillment of the Promise.“
— Gustavo Gutiérrez Peruvian theologian 1928
Quelle: A Theology of Liberation - 15th Anniversary Edition, Chapter Nine, Liberation And Salvation, p. 91-92
— Edward O. Wilson American biologist 1929
Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1998)
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Quelle: The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress (1905-1906), Vol. V, Reason in Science, Ch. 2 "History"
Kontext: History is nothing but assisted and recorded memory. It might almost be said to be no science at all, if memory and faith in memory were not what science necessarily rest on. In order to sift evidence we must rely on some witness, and we must trust experience before we proceed to expand it. The line between what is known scientifically and what has to be assumed in order to support knowledge is impossible to draw. Memory itself is an internal rumour; and when to this hearsay within the mind we add the falsified echoes that reach us from others, we have but a shifting and unseizable basis to build upon. The picture we frame of the past changes continually and grows every day less similar to the original experience which it purports to describe.
— Arthur Kemp British writer 1962
Pontikos Revealed: a white-hating race-mixer http://www.white-history.com/whois.htm
Quotes from other works:
— Emil M. Cioran, buch Lehre vom Zerfall
A Short History of Decay (1949)
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
Part 1, Chapter 23.
Books, Coningsby (1844), Contarini Fleming (1832)
— Justina Robson, buch Natural History
Quelle: Natural History (2003), Chapter 5 “Ancient History” (p. 56)
„History can predict nothing except that great changes in human relationships will never come about in the form in which they have been anticipated.“
— Johan Huizinga Dutch historian 1872 - 1945
De historie kan niets voorspellen, behalve één ding: dat geen groote wending in de menschelijke verhoudingen ooit uitkomt in den vorm, waarin vroeger levenden zich haar hebben kunnen verbeeld.
Quelle: In the Shadow of Tomorrow (1936), Ch. 20.