„Art is the expression of the conviction that we can have a rational relationship with the world and each other. It isn't the faith or hope that we can, it is the demonstration that we can.“
— Edward Bond English writer best known as a dramatist 1934
Programme note for We Come to the River (1976); cited from Lear (London: Methuen, 1983) p. xii.
„We think of the world as containing particular things some of which are independent of ourselves; we think of the world's history as made up of particular episodes in which we may or may not have a part; and we think of these particular things and events as included in the topics of our common discourse, as things about which we can talk to each other. These are remarks about the way we think of the world, about our conceptual scheme. A more recognizably philosophical, though no clearer, way of expressing them would be to say that our ontology comprises objective particulars. It may comprise much else besides.“
— P. F. Strawson British philosopher 1919 - 2006
Quelle: Individuals (1959), p. 2.
— Richard Rohr American spiritual writer, speaker, teacher, Catholic Franciscan priest 1943
„I think the world is like a great mirror, and reflects our lives just as we ourselves look upon it.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Uncle John (1911)
Novels published under the pseudonym Edith van Dyne
Kontext: I think the world is like a great mirror, and reflects our lives just as we ourselves look upon it. Those who turn sad faces toward the world find only sadness reflected. But a smile is reflected in the same way, and cheers and brightens our hearts. You think there is no pleasure to be had in life. That is because you are heartsick and — and tired, as you say. With one sad story ended you are afraid to begin another — a sequel — feeling it would be equally sad. But why should it be? Isn't the joy or sorrow equally divided in life?
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„We get out of life what we put into it. The way we treat others is the way we ourselves get treated.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Quelle: Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence
„True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.“
— Isocrates ancient greek rhetorician -436 - -338 v.Chr
„.. we will continue to despise people until we have recognized, loved, and accepted what is despicable in ourselves. So that, then we go down, what is it that is despicable in ourselves? And there are some elements despicable in ourselves, which we don't want to look at, but which are part of our natures, that we are mortal.“
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928 - 2019
On Being, The Wisdom of Tenderness (transcript) http://www.onbeing.org/program/wisdom-tenderness/transcript/1369 Interview with Krista Tippett, December 24, 2009
From interviews and talks
„The way that we draw faces says so much about the way that we see ourselves and the way that we see each other.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
TV Series and Specials (Includes DVDs)
„Maybe there is no peace in this world. I don't know … But I know as long as we live we must stay true to ourselves. “
— Kirk Douglas American stage and film actor 1916 - 2020
„In this world, where we find ourselves, we need compassion more than anything, I think, or we are all alone.“
— Guy Gavriel Kay, buch Tigana
Quelle: Tigana (1990), Chapter 19 (p. 613)
„There is a continental culture. There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders.“
— Stephen Harper 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 1959
Report Newsmagazine January 7, 2002.
„If we don't show ourselves the same amount of compassion we show others, we'll eventually come to resent the compassion we have for others. I think there's little enough compassion in the world right now, so we need to grow our own to compensate for that.“
— Kate Bornstein American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist 1948
My New Gender Workbook: A Step-by-step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity (2013), p. 6
„By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.“
— Gordon B. Hinckley President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1910 - 2008
Words of the Prophet: Forget Yourself and Serve, New Era, Jul 2006, 2–5.
„We weren’t ourselves when we fell in love, and when we became ourselves – surprise! – we were poison. We complete each other in the nastiest, ugliest possible way.“
— Gillian Flynn, buch Gone Girl – Das perfekte Opfer
Quelle: Gone Girl
„Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world someday remains to be seen. But within ourselves we must renew it each day, otherwise we just aren't serious. Don't forget that!“
— Hermann Hesse, buch Demian
Quelle: Demian (1919), p. 181
Kontext: You, too, have mysteries of your own. I know that you must have dreams that you don't tell me. I don't want to know them. But I can tell you: live those dreams, play with them, build altars to them. It is not yet the ideal but it points in the right direction. Whether you and I and a few others will renew the world someday remains to be seen. But within ourselves we must renew it each day, otherwise we just aren't serious. Don't forget that!
„We spent a lot of time discussing cosmology first. I think that was your father’s unique way of evaluating people. You can tell a lot about a person, he once said, by the way they look at the stars.“
— Robert Charles Wilson, buch Axis
Quelle: Axis (2007), Chapter 19 (p. 235)
„I notice me. I notice you too.
And there are simple things that we don't even try anymore. There's a way out of this.
Beat the time.
And every time I turn around
we got some clever way to put each other down.“
— Edie Brickell singer from the United States 1966
"Beat The Time"
Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars (1988)