„Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.“

As quoted in Alexander the Great (1973) by Robin Lane Fox
Unsourced variant : Only sex and sleep make me conscious that I am mortal.

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makedonischer Feldherr und König -356 - -323 v.Chr

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„When I think about sex it makes me realise how alone I feel.“

—  Tracey Emin English artist, one of the group known as Britartists or Young British Artists 1963

"Emin reveals naked self portraits" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4584875.stm BBC, (2005-05-27)

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„My spirit is too weak — mortality
Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep“

—  John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821

"On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" (1817)
Kontext: My spirit is too weak — mortality
Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep,
And each imagin'd pinnacle and steep
Of godlike hardship tells me I must die
Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky.

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„I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Quelle: The Collected Poems

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„I cannot sleep at all on a plane and I am terribly scared of sleeping pills. To accuse me of wasting money - no, I am sorry. Just think of the time I save.“

—  Mobutu Sésé Seko President of Zaïre 1930 - 1997

Mobutu, asked by a German journalist to justify the expense of his Concorde while the nation's economy was in crisis. Meredith, p. 532

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„I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Combining alchemical assertions
Bollingen Tower inscriptions (1950)
Kontext: I am an orphan, alone; nevertheless I am found everywhere. I am one, but opposed to myself. I am youth and old man at one and the same time. I have known neither father nor mother, because I have had to be fetched out of the deep like a fish, or fell like a white stone from heaven. In woods and mountains I roam, but I am hidden in the innermost soul of man. I am mortal for everyone, yet I am not touched by the cycle of aeons.

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„We mortal millions live alone.“

—  Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888

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„Now I am an outcast. I loathe my country. The best thing for me is a drunken sleep on the beach.“

—  Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891

Quelle: Une saison en enfer; Illuminations; et autres textes

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„I was like a sex slave to this man. I could make love for forty-eight hours, forty-eight hours, without getting tired. But the minute he left me alone, I felt so empty and lost that I would start popping pills.“

—  Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971

Edie describing a low point in her relationship with Bob Neuwirth
Edie : American Girl (1982)
Kontext: It was really sad - Bobby's and my affair. The only true, passionate, and lasting love scene, and I practically ended up in the psychopathic ward. I had really learned about sex from him, making love, loving, giving. It just completely blew my mind - it drove me a little insane. I was like a sex slave to this man. I could make love for forty-eight hours, forty-eight hours, without getting tired. But the minute he left me alone, I felt so empty and lost that I would start popping pills. He had more or less quit using drugs... When I first knew him, a friend of his used to come up with him to my apartment and they'd do a number in the bathroom. This guy eventually died of a heroin overdose, and Bobby left drugs alone after that. But if I wasn't practically in the act of lovemaking, I would be thinking of how to get hold of drugs. I really loved this man.... What happened was that Bobby said, "Let's go to a party. They're making an underground movie," and he said that I, the Warhol heiress, queen, star, socialite, blah, should be there. Bobby really wanted to go. I had a bad scene with him. I pulled out a knife and I wasn't going to let him out the door until he made love to me. I always get really dreadful. But we finally went. I went through it all. I was furious - this after about two years of our continuing relationship. Finally I said, "Now I'm going to leave this party. I'm fed up." He said that was all right: he'd met all the people he wanted to meet, and he'd watched the film begin shot. So we got into my limousine and he said, "Where would you like to eat?" I thought I was going to explode. Where would I like to eat? I screeched at him, "Why the hell can't you make up your own mind where we're going to eat? Why do I have to make all the decisions?" I was just livid, out of hand. I got madder and madder as we drove along, and just as we drove by the Chelsea Hotel I did something. I've never done anything to hurt anyone, and yet I was so furious that I pressed the button and rolled down the window screen - the glass plate between the front and back seats - and I told the chauffeur that the man in the back was molesting me; he was a junkie! I was so horrified by what I'd said, so flipped out by that, that I jumped out of the car into the path of the oncoming traffic, certain that my head would be crushed. All that happened was the I got bruised, badly bruised, but no broken bones. I mean, I was conscious, not destroyed at all. But I'd done such a terrible thing! I couldn't reconcile that. I had been about to explode. The hotel people came out, and they and Bobby carried me in. I had to pretend I was unconscious because I couldn't comprehend the fact that I had tried to get him busted, to hurt him seriously. He was the only person I had ever gotten violent about. I take out whatever violence comes into my system much more heavily on myself than on anyone else. But that was a pretty tight squeeze. I really craved making love to him.

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„The difference between sex and death is, with death you can do it alone and nobody's going to make fun of you.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Also found in "Quotations According to Woody Allen" http://books.google.com/books?id=kd41AQAAIAAJ&q=%22quotations+according%22#search_anchor from the New York Times, 1 December 1975.

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„" I am carrying so much cotton that I can't sleep thinking about it. It is wearing me out. What can I do?"
" Sell down to the sleeping point," answered the friend.“

—  Edwin Lefèvre, buch Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Quelle: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923), Chapter X, p. 112

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„Sex without death gets you single-celled algae and fungi; sex with a mortal soma gets you the rest of the eukaryotic creatures.“

—  Ursula Goodenough, buch The Sacred Depths of Nature

Quelle: The Sacred Depths of Nature (1998), p. 151
Kontext: Sex without death gets you single-celled algae and fungi; sex with a mortal soma gets you the rest of the eukaryotic creatures. Death is the price paid to have trees, and clams and birds and grasshoppers, and death is the price paid to have human consciousness, to be aware of all that shimmering awareness and all that love.

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