„O World, why do you wish to persecute me?
How do I offend you, when I intend
only to fix beauty in my intellect,
and never my intellect fix on beauty?“

¿En perseguirme, mundo, qué interesas?
¿En qué te ofendo, cuando sólo intento
poner bellezas en mi entendimiento
y no mi entendimiento en las bellezas?
Sonnet 146, as translated by Edith Grossman in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (2014)

Original

¿En perseguirme, mundo, qué interesas? ¿En qué te ofendo, cuando sólo intento poner bellezas en mi entendimiento y no mi entendimiento en las bellezas?

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Juana Inés de la Cruz
mexikanische Nonne und Dichterin 1651 - 1695

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„I do not set store by treasures or riches;
and therefore it always brings me more joy
only to fix riches in my intellect
and never my intellect fix on riches.“

—  Juana Inés de la Cruz Nun, scholar and poet in New Spain 1651 - 1695

Yo no estimo tesoros ni riquezas;
y así, siempre me causa más contento
poner riquezas en mi pensamiento
que no mi pensamiento en las riquezas.
Sonnet 146, as translated by Edith Grossman in Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (2014)
Alternate translation: I do not value treasures or riches; it always gives me more pleasure to put wealth in my thought than thought in my wealth.

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„Do you know when you may concede your insignificance? Before God or, perhaps, before the intellect, beauty, or nature, but not before people. Among people, one must be conscious of one’s dignity.“

—  Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904

Letter to his brother, M.P. Chekhov (April 1879)
Original: Ничтожество свое сознавай, знаешь где? Перед богом, пожалуй, пред умом, красотой, природой, но не пред людьми. Среди людей нужно сознавать свое достоинство.

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„My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973

Quelle: Striking Thoughts (2000), p. 2
Kontext: Emptiness the starting point. — In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.

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„I have always striven to fix beauty in wood, stone, glass or pottery, in oil or watercolor by using whatever seemed fittest for the expression of beauty, that has been my creed.“

—  Louis Comfort Tiffany American stained glass and jewelry designer 1848 - 1933

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„The intellect longs for the delights of the non-intellect, that which is alive and beautiful dans sa stupidité.“

—  Thomas Mann, buch Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull

Madame Houpflé, Bk. 2, Ch. 9
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man (1954)

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„Mere intellectuals can never understand me through their intellect. If I am the Highest of the High, it becomes impossible for the intellect to gauge me, nor is it possible for my ways to be fathomed by the limited human mind.“

—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969

The Highest of the High (1953)
Kontext: Mere intellectuals can never understand me through their intellect. If I am the Highest of the High, it becomes impossible for the intellect to gauge me, nor is it possible for my ways to be fathomed by the limited human mind.
I am not to be attained by those who, loving me, stand reverently by in rapt admiration. I am not for those who ridicule me and point at me with contempt. To have a crowd of tens of millions flocking around me is not what I am for.

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„Why do beautiful songs make you sad?" "Because they aren't true." "Never?" "Nothing is beautiful and true.“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah

Quelle: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 43

„I put my faith in me, and do you know why? Because I have never lost!“

—  David Gemmell, buch The King Beyond the Gate

Quelle: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 18
Kontext: "We don't seem to be overflowing with luck." "You make your own. I put no faith in gods, Lake. Never have. If they exist, they care very little— if at all— about ordinary mortals. I put my faith in me, and do you know why? Because I have never lost!"

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„My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me?
O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

Quelle: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37

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„What you gave me, I've never had
No one has fought for me like you have
Please forgive all of my mistakes
I will fix them with whatever it takes“

—  Zhiar Ali Kurdish human rights activist and artist 1999

Light in the Dark https://genius.com/Zhiar-ali-light-in-the-dark-lyrics, 2018
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