„Every second, ten stars set behind the black water in the west.“

—  Paul Bowles, buch Points in Time

Quelle: Points in Time (1982), p. 28

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Paul Bowles
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Komponist 1910 - 1999

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„Her blue eyes sought the west afar,
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—  Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel

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—  James Carville political writer, consultant and United States Marine 1944

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„The white moon is setting behind the white wave,
And Time is setting with me, O!“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796

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„I'm an instant star. Just add water and stir.“

—  David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016

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„To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten.“

—  Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980

Kontext: To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first "second" is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final "second" — the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete — is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you're made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what's happening.

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