„A circle is a round straight line with a hole in the middle.“

—  Mark Twain

Quoting a schoolchild in "English as She Is Taught"

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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1835 - 1910

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„We hang on to every line,
And walk straight down the middle of it.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Sensual World (1989)

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„Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.“

—  Benoît Mandelbrot, buch The Fractal Geometry of Nature

The Fractal Geometry of Nature (1982)
Kontext: Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. <!-- ** p. 1

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„I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line.“

—  Samuel Beckett, buch Molloy

Molloy (1951)
Kontext: Having heard, or more probably read somewhere, in the days when I thought I would be well advised to educate myself, or amuse myself, or stupefy myself, or kill time, that when a man in a forest thinks he is going forward in a straight line, in reality he is going in a circle, I did my best to go in a circle, hoping in this way to go in a straight line. For I stopped being half-witted and became sly, whenever I took the trouble … and if I did not go in a rigorously straight line, with my system of going in a circle, at least I did not go in a circle, and that was something.

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„Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

As quoted in The Puzzle Instinct : The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life‎ (2004) by Marcel Danesi, p. 71 from Human All-Too-Human

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„Circles, like the soul, are neverending and turn round and round without a stop“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

This adage had previously appeared, identically worded, in Coleridge's The Statesman's Manual (1816)
1840s, Essays: First Series (1841), Circles

Phil Brown (footballer) Foto

„It's my job not always to put square pegs in square holes but sometimes to put the odd square peg in a round hole.“

—  Phil Brown (footballer) English association football player and manager 1959

7-Jan-2006, DCFC website
You're just going to have to work that one out for yourself.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser Foto
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„The straight line is godless and immoral.“

—  Friedensreich Hundertwasser Austrian artist 1928 - 2000

Mould Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture (1958)

Thomas Hood Foto

„Straight down the Crooked Lane,
And all round the Square.“

—  Thomas Hood British writer 1799 - 1845

A Plain Direction http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15652/15652-h/15652-h.htm#poem_135, st. 1.
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„Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round.“

—  Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950

Ch. 17 : The First Cure
Kontext: Everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. In the old days when we were a strong and happy people, all our power came to us from the sacred hoop of the nation, and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people flourished.

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„That secret was a hole in the middle of me that every happy thing fell into.“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah

Quelle: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 71

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