„I don't know how easy that would be but I'd try just to lead an ordinary life again. Stay out of the papers.“

Mark Chapman http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/940986.stm

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Mark David Chapman
US-amerikanischer Attentäter 1955

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—  Tommy Newberry American writer

Quelle: Success is Not an Accident: Change Your Choices Change Your Life

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„How easy it is, Doctor, to be a philosopher on paper, and how hard it is in life!“

—  Anton Chekhov, The Seagull

Как легко, доктор, быть философом на бумаге и как это трудно на деле!
Act IV http://books.google.com/books?id=ENtYy7K9UmIC&q=%22%D0%9A%D0%B0%D0%BA+%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%BA%D0%BE+%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BA%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80+%D0%B1%D1%8B%D1%82%D1%8C+%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D0%BE%D1%81%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%BE%D0%BC+%D0%BD%D0%B0+%D0%B1%D1%83%D0%BC%D0%B0%D0%B3%D0%B5+%D0%B8+%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BA+%D1%8D%D1%82%D0%BE+%D1%82%D1%80%D1%83%D0%B4%D0%BD%D0%BE+%D0%BD%D0%B0+%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B5%22&pg=PT51#v=onepage
The Seagull (1896)

W. Somerset Maugham Foto

„It was not till quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say: "I don't know."“

—  W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965

Quelle: A Writer's Notebook (1946), p. 258

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„No matter how I try
I just can't say goodbye.
No matter what you say
looks like I'm here to stay.
No matter where I go
I don't know if you know
but everywhere we've been
I'm kept in quarantine.“

—  Gilbert O'Sullivan Irish singer-songwriter 1946

"No Matter How I Try" (song)
Gilbert O'Sullivan, "No Matter How I Try" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gM6bo-QhS0 (song on YouTube)
(+ Live performance on Top of the Pops. On YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBqEgnBNKDI
(+ Live performance in Japan, 1993. On YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsQu04bOm9I
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„Our life is ordinary,
I read in a crumpled paper
abandoned on a bench.
Our life is ordinary,
the philosophers told me.“

—  Adam Zagajewski Poet 1945

Ordinary Life, Ordinary Life, September 11, 2011, Adam Zagajewski, The New Yorker, November 26, 2007 http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/poetry/2007/11/26/071126po_poem_zagajewski,

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„I don't know how long I would've stayed, to be honest.“

—  Larry Page American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur 1973

theguardian.com http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/07/google-founders-larry-page-sergey-brin-interview

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„Talk about your life
I'd like to know
It's not easy going
Where no-one goes
And no-one knows…“

—  Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953

Song lyrics, Discovery (1984)

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„The fact is that most gay men and women lead, or try to lead, ordinary lives indistinguishable from those of their neighbours.“

—  Michael Nava American writer 1954

Quelle: Non-fiction, Created equal: Why gay rights matter to America (1994), p.53

Sophie Kinsella Foto

„Ok. don't panic. Don't panic. It's only a VISA bill. It's a piece of paper; a few numbers. I mean, just how scary can a few numbers be?“

—  Sophie Kinsella, buch The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic

Quelle: Confessions of a Shopaholic

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