— Brother Theodore German-American monologuist and comedian 1906 - 2001
— Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot French landscape painter and printmaker in etching 1796 - 1875
Quote in a letter to his friend, the painter Paul Tavernier, Geneva, July 1842; ; as quoted in 'Corot', Gary Tinterow, Michael Pantazzi, Vincent Pomarède - Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (France), National Gallery of Canada, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), 1996, p. 136
1820 - 1850
— Richard Bach American spiritual writer 1936
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
Kontext: 11. The Master answered and said "Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river.12. "The current of the river swept silently over them all — young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going it's own way, knowing only its own crystal self.13. "Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth.14. "But one creature said at last, 'I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom.'15. "The other creatures laughed and said, 'Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed against the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!'16. "But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks.17. "Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.18. "And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried 'See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah come to save us all!'19. "And the one carried in the current said, "I am no more messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure."20. "But they cried the more, 'Savior!' all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a Savior."
— Mae West American actress and sex symbol 1893 - 1980
Quelle: My Little Chickadee (1940)
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Dryad Song (1900)
Kontext: I am immortal! I know it! I feel it!
Hope floods my heart with delight!
Running on air mad with life dizzy, reeling,
Upward I mount, — faith is sight, life is feeling,
Hope is the day-star of might!
— Publilio Siro Latin writer
Sentences, The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus, a Roman Slave
— John Ogilby Scottish academic 1600 - 1676
The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro (2nd ed. 1654), Virgil's Æneis
„So that actually adds another dimension but that’s not the reason (why he was commissioned). We really felt that the spiritual and immaterial aspects of his work would really make for a strong statement with respect to a work paying tribute to Teddy.“
— Anish Kapoor British contemporary artist of Indian birth 1954
Teddy Kollek, long-time Mayor of Jerusalem
Israeli sky in Anish’s steel- India-born artist sculpts landmark symbol for museum
— Amitabh Bachchan Indian actor 1942
Quotable quotes by Amitabh Bachchan.
— Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716
The Elements of True Piety (c. 1677), The Shorter Leibniz Texts (2006) http://books.google.com/books?id=oFoCY3xJ8nkC&dq edited by Lloyd H. Strickland, p. 189
„Theologian: But what is to love?
Philosopher: To be delighted by the happiness of another.“
Theologus: Amare autem? Philosophus: Felicitate alterius delectari.
— Gottfried Leibniz German mathematician and philosopher 1646 - 1716
Confessio philosophi (1673)
— Manmohan Singh 13th Prime Minister of India 1932
On the popularity of Rajnikanth in Japan, as quoted in "'Dancing Maharaja' Rajnikant is a rage in Japan" http://www.hindustantimes.com/nm20/dancing-maharaja-rajnikant-is-a-rage-in-japan/article1-185499.aspx, Hindustan Times (15 December 2006)
— Jane Austen, buch Die Abtei von Northanger
Quelle: Northanger Abbey
„I work mostly in the studio; as I mentioned several times, the leaves are burgeoning and change so rapidly that I have been unable to prepare a single sketch. I am making little watercolors and pastels, I think they will come out all right; in the studio I am preparing five or six canvases, I work on one after another, I am getting used to working that way.“
— Camille Pissarro French painter 1830 - 1903
Quote of Camille Pissarro, Eragny, 15 May 1888, in a letter to his son Lucien; from Camille Pissarro - Letters to His Son Lucien ed. John Rewald, with assistance of Lucien Pissarro; from the unpublished French letters; transl. Lionel Abel; Pantheon Books Inc. New York, second edition, 1943, pp. 125-126
— William Saroyan, The Time of Your Life
The Time of Your Life (1939)
Kontext: Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle, but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret. In the time of your life, live — so that in the wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.
Kontext: In the time of your life, live — so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding-place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are things that hold death and must pass away. Discover in all things that which shines and is beyond corruption. Encourage virtue in whatever heart it may have been driven into secrecy and sorrow by the shame and terror of the world. Ignore the obvious, for it is unworthy of the clear eye and the kindly heart. Be the inferior of no man, nor of any man be the superior. Remember that every man is a variation of yourself. No man's guilt is not yours, nor is any man's innocence a thing apart. Despise evil and ungodliness, but not men of ungodliness or evil. These, understand. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle, but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret. In the time of your life, live — so that in the wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite delight and mystery of it.
— Lewis H. Lapham American journalist 1935
In The Garden Of Tabloid Delight, p. 195
Waiting For The Barbarians (1997)
— William Cowper, The Castaway
"The Castaway" (1799).
„I am entirely of the opinion that the papacy is the Antichrist. But if anyone wants to add the Turk, then the Pope is the spirit of the Antichrist, and the Turk is the flesh of the Antichrist. They help each other in their murderous work. The latter slaughters bodily and by the sword, the former spiritually and by doctrine.“
— Martin Luther, buch Table Talk
Table Talk (1569)
„I am certain that there are two things in life which are dependable -- the delights of the flesh and the delights of literature. I have had the good fortune to bring them together and enjoy them together in full quantity.“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
, quoted in Peter Greenaway's The
The Pillow Book