— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
„Some find it strange to be here
On this small planet and who knows where…
But when it's strange and full of fear
It's nice to be on horseback.“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Ommadawn (1975)
„Those that are hunted
Know this as their life,
Their reward: to walk
Under such trees in full knowledge
Of what is in glory above them,
And to feel no fear.“
— James Dickey American writer 1923 - 1997
The Heaven of Animals (l. 29–34).
The Whole Motion; Collected Poems, 1945-1992 (1992)
„Strange reading? It is meant to be. The world is full of romantic, macabre, improbable things which would never do in works of fiction.“
— Robertson Davies Canadian journalist, playwright, professor, critic, and novelist 1913 - 1995
Scraps and Morsels (1960).
Kontext: Strange reading? It is meant to be. The world is full of romantic, macabre, improbable things which would never do in works of fiction. When those that come within one man's notice are gathered together in a scrapbook, they tell of a world which sobersided folk may not choose to recognize as their own. But it is their own; I have the evidence.
— Charles M. Schulz American cartoonist 1922 - 2000
Came from an online quiz falsely attributed to Schulz http://www.snopes.com/glurge/schulz.asp. However, in the 13 June 1980 Peanuts strip http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1980/06/13, Marcie does say "I promise there'll be a tomorrow, sir. In fact, it's already tomorrow in Australia."
„A stranger here
Strange things doth meet, strange glories see;
Strange treasures lodg'd in this fair world appear,
Strange all and new to me;
But that they mine should be who nothing was,
That strangest is of all; yet brought to pass.“
— Thomas Traherne English poet 1636 - 1674
"The Salutation", stanza 7; The Poetical Works of Thomas Traherne, B.D. (London: Bertram Dobell, 1903) p. 3.
„What a strange world it is, where prisoners are left their weapons and the written word is a mortal danger.“
— Megan Whalen Turner, buch A Conspiracy of Kings
Quelle: A Conspiracy of Kings
„Thenceforth Jeanne's deeper infatuations always seemed to concern gentlemen of a certain age and standing in the financial world. Older men say such interesting things, and Jeanne was always a good listener. Anything you said was news to her.“
— Will Cuppy American writer 1884 - 1949
The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody (1950), Part IV: A Few Greats, Madame du Barry
„The works of the righteous would be mortal sins if they would not be feared as mortal sins by the righteous themselves out of pious fear of God.“
— Martin Luther seminal figure in Protestant Reformation 1483 - 1546
"Heidelberg Disputation: Thesis 7" (1518), http://bookofconcord.org/heidelberg.php#7
„Among the strange things of this world, nothing seems more strange than that men pursuing happiness should knowingly quit the right and take a wrong road, and frequently do what their judgments neither approve nor prefer.“
— John Jay American politician and a founding father of the United States 1745 - 1829
Letter to (22 August 1774), as published in The Life of John Jay (1833) by William Jay, Vol. 2, p. 345.
1770s, Letter to Lindley Murray (1774)
Kontext: Among the strange things of this world, nothing seems more strange than that men pursuing happiness should knowingly quit the right and take a wrong road, and frequently do what their judgments neither approve nor prefer. Yet so is the fact; and this fact points strongly to the necessity of our being healed, or restored, or regenerated by a power more energetic than any of those which properly belong to the human mind.
We perceive that a great breach has been made in the moral and physical systems by the introduction of moral and physical evil; how or why, we know not; so, however, it is, and it certainly seems proper that this breach should be closed and order restored. For this purpose only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation. In this plan I have full faith. Man, in his present state, appears to be a degraded creature; his best gold is mixed with dross, and his best motives are very far from being pure and free from earth and impurity.
„Thoughts are strange things. they have 'representational' powers: a thought typically represents the world as being one way or another. A sensation, by contrast, seems to just sit there.“
— Simon Blackburn British academic philosopher 1944
Quelle: Think (1999), Chapter Two, Mind, p. 78
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
No. 25 (29 March 1711).
The Spectator (1711–1714)
Kontext: The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
„I was seized by the dreadful fear of going insane. I was taken to another world, another place, another time. My body seemed to be without sensation, lifeless, strange.“
— Albert Hofmann Swiss chemist 1906 - 2008
Quelle: LSD : My Problem Child (1980), Ch. 1 : How LSD Originated
Kontext: I was seized by the dreadful fear of going insane. I was taken to another world, another place, another time. My body seemed to be without sensation, lifeless, strange. Was I dying? Was this the transition? At times I believed myself to be outside my body, and then perceived clearly, as an outside observer, the complete tragedy of my situation. I had not even taken leave of my family (my wife, with our three children had traveled that day to visit her parents, in Lucerne). Would they ever understand that I had not experimented thoughtlessly, irresponsibly, but rather with the utmost caution, and that such a result was in no way foreseeable? My fear and despair intensified, not only because a young family should lose its father, but also because I dreaded leaving my chemical research work, which meant so much to me, unfinished in the midst of fruitful, promising development. Another reflection took shape, an idea full of bitter irony: if I was now forced to leave this world prematurely, it was because of this lysergic acid diethylamide that I myself had brought forth into the world.