„Humanity is a pigsty, where lions, hypocrites, and the obscene in spirit congregate.“

Quelle: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 16.

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George Moore
irischer Schriftsteller 1852 - 1933

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„A man is a man, on a throne or in a pigsty.“

—  Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007

(15 October 1993)

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„Lysander said, "Where the lion's skin will not reach, it must be pieced with the fox's."“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

60 Lysander
Apophthegms of Kings and Great Commanders

„You must admit I have a right to live in a pigsty if I want.“

—  Diana Wynne Jones, buch Howl's Moving Castle

Quelle: Howl's Moving Castle

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„“I have heard it said it is often safer to dwell in the lion’s lair than outside it,” Oladahn said.
“Safer still to live in a land where there are no lions,” Count Brass retorted.“

—  Michael Moorcock, buch The Sword of the Dawn

Book 1, Chapter 9 “Interlude at Castle Brass” (p. 291)
The Sword of the Dawn (1968)

Robert Jordan Foto

„If you fell head first into a pigsty, you'd try to convince everybody you did it on purpose.“

—  Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007

Egwene al'Vere to Nynaeve al'Meara
(15 October 1993)

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„Cat: A pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs and patronizes human beings.“

—  Oliver Herford American writer 1863 - 1935

The Reader's Digest, Volume 121 (1982), p. 118.

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„Our office corner has really become an area where the Tea party movement congregates and the rhetoric is really heated. Not just the calls but the e-mails, the slurs.“

—  Gabrielle Giffords American politician 1970

Comment following a window being smashed at her congressional office in Arizona &mdash National Post, Shooting could subdue overheated U.S. political rhetoric, Richard Cowan, Reuters, January 9, 2011, 2011-01-10 http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Shooting+could+subdue+overheated+political+rhetoric/4082898/story.html, alternate link http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7083G120110110

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„Pornography and obscenity…work by specialism and fragmentation. They deal with a figure without a ground -- situations in which the human factor is suppressed in favor of sensations and kicks.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Letter to Clare Westcott, November 26 1975. Letters of Marshall McLuhan, p. 514

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„And I shall search my soul,
I shall search my very soul,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion inside me.“

—  Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945

Listen to the Lion
Song lyrics, Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)

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„Ye are the children of God, the sharers of immortal bliss, holy and perfect beings. Ye divinities on earth - sinners! It is a sin to call man so; it is a standing libel on human nature. Come up, lions! and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal.“

—  Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902

Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, Calcutta, 1985, Vol I. p. 11. Quoted from Goel, S. R. (1996). History of Hindu-Christian encounters, AD 304 to 1996. Chapter 13 ISBN 9788185990354

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„Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate
With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon
Of human thought or form, where art thou gone?“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley English Romantic poet 1792 - 1822

St. 2
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (1816)
Kontext: Spirit of BEAUTY, that dost consecrate
With thine own hues all thou dost shine upon
Of human thought or form, where art thou gone?
Why dost thou pass away and leave our state,
This dim vast vale of tears, vacant and desolate?
Ask why the sunlight not for ever
Weaves rainbows o'er yon mountain-river,
Why aught should fail and fade that once is shown,
Why fear and dream and death and birth
Cast on the daylight of this earth
Such gloom, why man has such a scope
For love and hate, despondency and hope?

Wallace Stevens Foto

„Being the lion in the lute
Before the lion locked in stone.“

—  Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955

The Man With the Blue Guitar (1937)
Kontext: That I may reduce the monster to
Myself, and then may be myself
In face of the monster, be more than part
Of it, more than the monstrous player of
One of its monstrous lutes, not be
Alone, but reduce the monster and be,
Two things, the two together as one,
And play of the monster and of myself,
Or better not of myself at all,
But of that as its intelligence,
Being the lion in the lute
Before the lion locked in stone.

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