„Rome has an ambiance, puerile yet unmatchable. Rome hints at the possibility of becoming the main actor in the drama of one’s own life. (The hint is false, of course; but the stolid northern cities do not even possess the hint.)“

Quelle: The 10th Victim (1965), Chapter 2 (pp. 19-20)

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Robert Sheckley
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1928 - 2005

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„The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended — and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

As quoted in Bartlett's Book of Love Quotations (1994)
Undated

Robert Frost Foto

„How many times it thundered before Franklin took the hint! How many apples fell on Newton's head before he took the hint! Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

Lives of the Poets : The Story of One Thousand Years of English and American Poetry (1959) by Louis Untermeyer
1950s

Robert Frost Foto

„Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

As quoted in Bartlett's Book of Love Quotations (1994) <!-- cited either to "Comment" or as a comment, this may have been attributed to Frost at least as early as 1962-->
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Kontext: The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended — and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.

„If I give you a hint and tell you it's a hint, it will be information.“

—  Diana Wynne Jones, buch Howl's Moving Castle

Quelle: Howl's Moving Castle

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„It is beginning to be hinted that we are a nation of amateurs.“

—  Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery British politician 1847 - 1929

Rectorial Address, Glasgow (November 16, 1900), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„One of the most difficult things in the world is to learn to take a hint easily.“

—  E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937

County Town Sayings (1911), p111.

Paul Simon Foto

„There were incidents and accidents
There were hints and allegations…“

—  Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941

You Can Call Me Al
Song lyrics, Graceland (1986)

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„Irony is the first hint that consciousness became conscious.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares

Ibid., p. 151
The Book of Disquiet
Original: A ironia é o primeiro indício de que a consciência se tornou consciente.

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„Mark in the meadows the ruin of Time;
Take the hint, and let life be improv'd in its prime.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773

"Advice to a Lady in Autumn", published in A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. I. (1763), printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley

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„A part is greater than the whole;
By hints are mysteries told.“

—  Lucy Larcom American teacher, poet, author 1824 - 1893

Poems (1869), A Strip of Blue (1870)
Kontext: A part is greater than the whole;
By hints are mysteries told.
The fringes of eternity, —
God's sweeping garment-fold,
In that bright shred of glittering sea,
I reach out for and hold.

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„she had a laugh that hinted it had rolled around once or twice in the mud.“

—  Michael Ondaatje, The Cat's Table

Quelle: The Cat's Table

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„[Her] perfume was delicate and at the same time with the hint of an odor like a tiger in ambush.“

—  Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009

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„If a hint is not taken, if a word is missed, it is lost forever; for He does not speak twice.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

1910s, At the Feet of the Master (1911)
Kontext: These are not my words; they are the words of the Master who taught me. Without Him I could have done nothing, but through His help I have set my feet upon the Path. You also desire to enter the same Path, so the words which He spoke to me will help you also, if you will obey them. It is not enough to say that they are true and beautiful; a man who wishes to succeed must do exactly what is said. To look at food and say that it is good will not satisfy a starving man; he must put forth his hand and eat. So to hear the Master's words is not enough, you must do what He says, attending to every word, taking every hint. If a hint is not taken, if a word is missed, it is lost forever; for He does not speak twice.
Four qualifications there are for this pathway:

Arthur Schopenhauer Foto

„There is only one healing force, and that is nature; in pills and ointments there is none. At most they can give the healing force of nature a hint about where there is something for it to do.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860

Es gibt nur eine Heilkraft, und das ist die Natur; in Salben und Pillen steckt keine. Höchstens können sie der Heilkraft der Natur einen Wink geben, wo etwas für sie zu tun ist.
Neue Paralipomena
Essays

Gerhard Richter Foto

„I can draw you a diagram. Hint: I'm slot B, and you're tab A.“

—  Kresley Cole American writer

Quelle: Dreams of a Dark Warrior

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