„As long as I live I shall not allow myself to forget that I shall die; I am waiting for death so that I can forget about it.“

Tears and Saints (1937)

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rumänischer Philosoph 1911 - 1995

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„The whole thing is so much bigger than I am, and I can't understand it, so I just trust myself to it; and forget about it.“

—  Edwin Hubble American astronomer 1889 - 1953

Hubble's reply when asked about his beliefs from a friend, as quoted in Edwin Hubble: Mariner of the Nebulae (1996) by Gale E. Christianson, p. 183.

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„In a word, be it with reason or without reason or against reason, I am resolved not to die. And if, when at last I die out, I die altogether, then I shall not have died out of myself — that is, I shall not have yielded myself to death, but my human destiny shall have killed me. Unless I come to lose my head, or rather my heart, I will not abdicate from life — life will be wrested from me.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), VI : In the Depths of the Abyss
Kontext: I will not say that the more or less poetical and unphilosophical doctrines that I am about to set forth are those which make me live; but I will venture to say that it is my longing to live and to live for ever that inspires these doctrines within me. And if by means of them I succeed in strengthening and sustaining this same longing in another, perhaps when it is all but dead, then I shall have performed a man's work, and above all, I shall have lived. In a word, be it with reason or without reason or against reason, I am resolved not to die. And if, when at last I die out, I die altogether, then I shall not have died out of myself — that is, I shall not have yielded myself to death, but my human destiny shall have killed me. Unless I come to lose my head, or rather my heart, I will not abdicate from life — life will be wrested from me.

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„That I shall sink in death, I know must be;
But with that death of mine what life will die?“

—  Giordano Bruno Italian philosopher, mathematician and astronomer 1548 - 1600

As quoted in "Giordano Bruno" by Thomas Davidson, in The Index Vol. VI. No. 36 (4 March 1886), p. 429
Kontext: That I shall sink in death, I know must be;
But with that death of mine what life will die? Across the air, I hear my heart's voice cry:
Where dost thou bear me reckless one? Descend!
Such rashness seldom ends but bitterly'
"Fear not the lofty fall" I answer "rend
With might the clouds, and be content to die,
If God such a glorious death for us intend."

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„I heard one cry in the night, and I heard one laugh afterwards. If I cannot forget that, I shall not be able to sleep again.“

—  M. R. James British writer 1862 - 1936

"Count Magnus", from Ghost Stories of an Antiquary (1904); The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James (London: Edward Arnold, 1947) p. 111.

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„I am tipsy after my
own feelings
themselves have become wine.
I forget myself, world and all.“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

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„If I forgot what I have not been, I would forget myself.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Si me olvidase de lo que no he sido, me olvidaría de mí.
Voces (1943)

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„I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and I forget when you're close to me, I forget who you are. I forget that you're Jem's. I'd have to be the worst sort of person to think what I'm thinking right now. But I am thinking it.“

—  Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Princess

Variante: Will-"
"I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and when you're this close to me, I forget who you are. I forget you're Jem's. I'd have to be the worst sort of person to think what I'm thinking right now. But I am thinking it.
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„No, I will not. We shall wait and see.“

—  H. H. Asquith Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1852 - 1928

Answer to an elector who asked him if he would say what he would do if the House of Lords rejected a Bill limiting their veto, in East Fife (20 January 1910), quoted in The Times (21 January 1910), p. 10

Phrase used repeatedly in speeches in 1910; see [Jenkins, Roy, w:Roy Jenkins, Asquith, A Trial of Statesmanship I, 1964]
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