„Everything I touch seems destined to turn into something mean and farcical.“

Hedda, Act IV
Hedda Gabler (1890)

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„The male has a negative Midas Touch - everything he touches turns to shit.“

—  Valerie Solanas, buch SCUM Manifesto

Quelle: SCUM MANIFESTO (1967), p. 5 (hyphen (not en- or em-dash) so in original).

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„Everything means something.“

—  Philip Pullman, buch Lyra's Oxford

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„Everything seems an echo of something else.“

—  Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989

"A Way to Love God", New and Selected Poems 1923–1985 (1985)

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„Such is the process which seems to form the destined means for bringing mankind from the darkness of barbarism to the day of knowledge and mechanical and social improvement.“

—  Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802), buch Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation

Quelle: Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844), p. 321
Kontext: Let us look at the inventive class of minds which stand out amongst their fellows—the men who, with little prompting or none, conceive new ideas in science, arts, morals—and we can be at no loss to understand how and whence have arisen the elements of that civilization which history traces from country to country throughout the course of centuries. See a Pascal, reproducing the Alexandrian's problems at fifteen; a Ferguson, making clocks from the suggestions of his own brain, while tending cattle on a Morayshire heath; a boy Lawrence, in an inn on the Bath road, producing, without a master, drawings which the educated could not but admire; or look at Solon and Confucius, devising sage laws, and breathing the accents of all but divine wisdom for their barbarous fellow-countrymen, three thousand years ago—and the whole mystery is solved at once.... Nations, improved by these means, become in turn foci for the diffusion of light over the adjacent regions of barbarism—their very passions helping to this end, for nothing can be more clear than that ambitious aggression has led to the civilization of many countries. Such is the process which seems to form the destined means for bringing mankind from the darkness of barbarism to the day of knowledge and mechanical and social improvement.

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„There are no coincidences. And everything means something.“

—  Cate Tiernan American novelist 1961

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„There are people with whom everything they consider a means turns mysteriously into an end.“

—  Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel German poet, critic and scholar 1772 - 1829

Philosophical Fragments, P. Firchow, trans. (1991) § 428

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„And I had no regrets about the way I turned out. Regrets about the journey, maybe, but not about the destination.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch Dear John

Variante: I knew my father had done the best he could, and I had no regrets about the way I'd turned out. Regrets about journey, maybe, but not the destination.
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„Dialectic functions by converting everything it touches into figure but metaphor is a means of perceiving one thing in terms of another.“

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

Quelle: 1990s and beyond, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan (2011), p. 298

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„This is the trap of having something to live for:
Everything else seems lifeless.“

—  David Levithan, buch Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal

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