„And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.“

Harvard address (2008)

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Joanne K. Rowling4
britische Schriftstellerin, Autorin der Harry-Potter-Romane 1965

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Kontext: I consider that goodness of being and doing constitute the rock-bottom of one’s life. By goodness I mean the capacity to feel with others and to live and feel as others do, and be in a position to act so that no one is hurt by the act. Goodness is the face of Godliness. I think that to be good in reality, in the innermost recesses of one’s heart, is not easy, though it may appear to be simple as a teaching. It is one of the hardest things on earth, if only one would be honest with oneself.
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—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

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„The complete bottom has fallen out of my life.“

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„I understood really the power of art to transform. I think transformation became the main word in my life.“

—  Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952

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—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

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