„One ought to go too far, in order to know how far one can go.“

Sie muss also zu weit gehen, um herauszufinden, wie weit sie gehen darf.
"Die Freiheit der Kunst", speech delivered at Wuppertal on September 24, 1966; cited from Cultura 21 magazine http://www.cultura21.de/magazin/denkanstosse/d20050930a.html, September 30, 2005. Translation: Walter Laqueur Germany Today: A Personal Report (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1985) p. 130.


Sie muss also zu weit gehen, um herauszufinden, wie weit sie gehen darf.

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„Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.“

—  T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965

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„Tact in audacity is knowing how far you can go without going too far.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

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„RADICAL—one who goes too far.
CONSERVATIVE—one who does not go far enough.
REACTIONARY—one who does not go at all.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

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„One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

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„All movements go too far.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

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„Without heroes, we're all plain people, and don't know how far we can go.“

—  Bernard Malamud, The Natural

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„Reach for it, you know. Go push yourself as far as you can.“

—  Christa McAuliffe American educator and astronaut 1948 - 1986

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„There's no limit to how much you'll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

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„How far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?“

—  Nicholas Sparks, buch The Choice

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Variante: How far should a person go in the name of true love?
Quelle: 2000s, The Choice (2007)

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