„Mr. Churchill you were given a mission.
— Yes
— I want to have been given your mission. I want your place in world events, the centrality of it. You were born in the cradle of a catapult!
— You are wrong. I found my mission.
— I disagree.
— If you must.
— Tell me: where is my mission? Where are my bunkers and trenches, my goddamn Gallipoli?“

You Shall Know Our Velocity! (2002)

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Dave Eggers2
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1970

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„I exhort you with all the ardour of my soul. Learn, instruct, encourage love of study, and you will have fulfilled your mission on earth.“

—  Marcelo H. del Pilar Filipino writer, lawyer, and journalist (1850-1896) 1850 - 1896

Marcelo H. del Pilar to Josefa Gatmaitan (13 March 1889), in Epistolario de Marcelo H. del Pilar, vol. I, p.57

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„I don't know how you perceive my mission as a writer, but for me it is not a responsibility to reaffirm your concretized myths and provincial prejudices.“

—  Harlan Ellison American writer 1934 - 2018

Introduction to Shatterday (1980), p. 2
Kontext: I don't know how you perceive my mission as a writer, but for me it is not a responsibility to reaffirm your concretized myths and provincial prejudices. It is not my job to lull you with a false sense of the rightness of the universe. This wonderful and terrible occupation of recreating the world in a different way, each time fresh and strange, is an act of revolutionary guerrilla warfare. I stir the soup. I inconvenience you. I make your nose run and your eyeballs water.

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„If I have a mission, I say "If " for the sake of those who doubt, but for my part it means "Since," since I have a mission, I cannot fulfil my mission as long as I am looked upon as an insane being-human being, at the moment that I begin to ascend that scale, I begin to succeed.“

—  Louis Riel Canadian politician 1844 - 1885

Address on sentencing (1885)
Kontext: The Court. has done the work for me, and although at first appearance it seems to be against me, I am so confident in the idea which I have had the honor to express yesterday, that I think it is for good and not for my loss. Up to this moment, I have been considered by a certain party as insane, by another party as a criminal, by another party as a man with whom it was doubtful whether to have any intercourse. So there was hostility and there was contempt, and there was avoidance To-day, by the verdict of the Court, one of these three situations has disappeared.
I suppose that after having been condemned, I will cease to be called a fool, and for me it is a great advantage. I consider it as a great advantage. If I have a mission, I say "If " for the sake of those who doubt, but for my part it means "Since," since I have a mission, I cannot fulfil my mission as long as I am looked upon as an insane being-human being, at the moment that I begin to ascend that scale, I begin to succeed.

Louis Riel Foto

„It is true, gentlemen, I believed for years I had a mission, and when I speak of a mission you will understand me not as trying to play the role of insane before the grand jury so as to have a verdict of acquittal upon that ground. I believe that I have a mission, I believe I had a mission at this very time.“

—  Louis Riel Canadian politician 1844 - 1885

Address to Grand Jury (1885)
Variante: I believed that I had a mission, I believe that I had a mission at this very moment.
The Queen Vs. Louis Riel : Accused and Convicted of the Crime of High Treason. Report of Trial at Regina (1886), p. 147 http://books.google.com/books?id=jLANAAAAQAAJ&output=text
Kontext: It is true, gentlemen, I believed for years I had a mission, and when I speak of a mission you will understand me not as trying to play the role of insane before the grand jury so as to have a verdict of acquittal upon that ground. I believe that I have a mission, I believe I had a mission at this very time. What encourages me to speak to you with more confidence in all the imperfections of my English way of speaking, it is that I have yet and still that mission, and with the help of God, who is in this box with me, and He is on the side of my lawyers, even with the honorable court, the Crown and the jury, to help me, and to prove by the extraordinary help that there is a Providence to-day in my trial, as there was a Providence in the battles of the Saskatchewan.

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„My mission, the mission of my term, is to do everything in order to rebuild hope.“

—  Isaac Herzog Israeli politician 1960

Quelle: Isaac Herzog (2021) cited in " Israel swears in Isaac Herzog as 11th president https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/7/israel-swears-in-isaac-herzog-as-11th-president" on Aljazeera, 7 July 2021.

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Emil M. Cioran Foto

„My mission is to see things as they are. Exactly the contrary of a mission.“

—  Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995

Anathemas and Admirations (1987)

Lady Gaga Foto

„When I'm on a mission, I rebuke my condition.
If you're a strong female you don't need permission.“

—  Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986

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Song lyrics, Born This Way (2011)

„Sometimes I can tell the greatness of my mission with God by the resistance I am met with by the Devil.“

—  Steve Maraboli 1975

Quelle: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 144

Narendra Modi Foto

„You all wanted that someone be made a scapegoat. I did not do that. I allowed you to break all pots on my head alone. You have all decided-all these riots happened under this man (Narendra Modi). Until this man is removed from the chief minister’s post, we will not rest in peace. My best wishes to you in your mission.“

—  Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India 1950

Interview to NDTV broadcast on March 20, 2004, Narendra Modi said to Shekhar Gupta. quoted in Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Modi, Muslims and Media. Voices from Narendra Modi’s Gujarat, Manushi Publications, Delhi 2014.
2004

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„Never have a Mission, my dear child.“

—  Charles Dickens, buch Bleak House

Quelle: Bleak House (1852-1853), Ch. 30

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„When I was in the military I always made it my first mission to burn the enemy's crops!“

—  William J. Crowe United States admiral 1925 - 2007

After being caught smoking a Havana cigar in the embassy, he was accused of breaking his country's strict embargo on all things Cuban.
The Times Obituary http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article2718310.ece (23 October 2007).

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„You, the sought for; I, the seeker; this, the search:
And each is the mission of all.“

—  Kenneth Patchen American writer and poet 1911 - 1972

"The Character of Love Seen as a Search for the Lost"
Kontext: You, the sought for; I, the seeker; this, the search:
And each is the mission of all. For greatness is only the drayhorse that coaxes
The built cart out; and where we go is reason.
But genius is an enormous littleness, a trickling
Of heart that covers alike the hare and the hunter.

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