„I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.“

Horatio Townsend An Account of the Visit of Handel to Dublin (1852) p. 93, citing Laetitia Matilda Hawkins Anecdotes, Biographical Sketches and Memoirs vol. 1 (1822).
His reply on being asked what his feelings were while writing the "Hallelujah Chorus".

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britischer Komponist mit deutschen Emigration in der Epoche… 1685 - 1759

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„What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah

Quelle: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
Kontext: I never thought about things at all, everything changed, the distance that wedged itself between me and my happiness wasn't the world, it wasn't the bombs and burning buildings, it was me, my thinking, my cancer of never letting go, is ignorance bliss, I don't know, but it's so painful to think, and tell me, what did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think, I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. (p. 17)

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„When I went there, I did not think to have done this. But perceiving the spirit of God so strong upon me, I would not consult flesh and blood.“

—  Oliver Cromwell English military and political leader 1599 - 1658

On his forcible dissolution of parliament (April 1653) quoted in Flagellum: or the Life and Death Birth and Burial of Oliver Cromwell the Late Usurper (1663) by James Heath

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„I did not write it. God wrote it. I merely did his dictation.“

—  Harriet Beecher Stowe, buch Uncle Tom's Cabin

Introduction to an 1879 edition.
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)

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„I don't think any President ever enjoyed himself more than I did. Moreover, I don't think any ex-President ever enjoyed himself more.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

University of Cambridge, England http://www.trsite.org/content/pages/speaking-loudly (26 May 1910)
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„I did not think; I investigated.“

—  Wilhelm Röntgen German physicist 1845 - 1923

The New Marvel in Photography (1896)
Kontext: I was working with a Crookes tube covered by a shield of black cardboard. A piece of barium platino-cyanide paper lay on the bench there. I had been passing a current through the tube, and I noticed a peculiar black line across the paper. … The effect was one which could only be produced, in ordinary parlance, by the passage of light. No light could come from the tube, because the shield which covered it was impervious to any light known, even that of the electric arc. … I did not think; I investigated. I assumed that the effect must have come from the tube, since its character indicated that it could come from nowhere else. I tested it. In a few minutes there was no doubt about it. Rays were coming from the tube which had a luminescent effect upon the paper. I tried it successfully at greater and greater distances, even at two metres. It seemed at first a new kind of invisible light. It was clearly something new, something unrecorded.

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„I never think about that before the season. Toward the end of the year I start thinking about it. Not before. I did it last year by just meeting the ball,“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972

On his chances for a third consecutive NL batting title; as quoted and paraphrased in "Clemente Not Thinking of Batting Title" by Milton Richman, in The Cumberland Evening Times (Tuesday, March 15, 1966), p. 12
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1966</big>
Kontext: “I never think about that before the season. Toward the end of the year I start thinking about it. Not before. I did it last year by just meeting the ball,” he said. “I didn’t swing hard at all. I think I’m going to do the same thing this year. We have two good hitters behind me now and I don’t have to swing so hard.” He means Donn Clendenon and Willie Stargell. The two hit a total of 41 homers to Clemente’s 10 last year. “They always say we need someone to hit home runs. We got some guys who can now. I don’t care for home runs. I showed ’em I could do it when I hit 23 in 1961. Home runs aren’t that important, though. Not to me, anyway.”

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„All Heaven shall echo with their hymns divine,
And God himself with pleasure see
The whole creation in a chorus join.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719

Kontext: When time itself shall be no more,
And all things in confusion hurl'd,
Music shall then exert it's power,
And sound survive the ruins of the world:
Then saints and angels shall agree
In one eternal jubilee:
All Heaven shall echo with their hymns divine,
And God himself with pleasure see
The whole creation in a chorus join.

Song for St. Cecilia's Day (1692).

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