„The one thing I was good at was winning scholarships and prizes, and that era was coming to an end.“

—  Sylvia Plath, buch Die Glasglocke

Quelle: The Bell Jar (1963), Ch. 7

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amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Dichterin 1932 - 1963

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„No,” said the old man, deep under. “I don’t remember anyone winning anywhere any time. War’s never a winning thing, Charlie. You just lose all the time, and the one who loses last asks for terms. All I remember is a lot of losing and sadness and nothing good but the end of it. The end of it, Charles, that was a winning all to itself, having nothing to do with guns.“

—  Ray Bradbury, buch Dandelion Wine

Variante: “You remember winning, don’t you? A battle won, somewhere?”
“No,” said the old man, deep under. “I don’t remember anyone winning anywhere any time. War’s never a winning thing, Charlie. You just lose all the time, and the one who loses last asks for terms. All I remember is a lot of losing and sadness and nothing good but the end of it. The end of it, Charles, that was a winning all to itself, having nothing to do with guns.
Quelle: Dandelion Wine (1957), p. 85

Ken Livingstone Foto

„One thing that Chairman Mao did was to end the appalling foot binding of women. That alone justifies the Mao Tse-tung era.“

—  Ken Livingstone Mayor of London between 2000 and 2008 1945

As quoted in "Now Livingstone is standing up for Mao's mass murder" by Jane Merrick in Daily Mail (19 May 2006), p. 48.

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„The trick is to be Zen about it. Winning is sometimes not the prize“

—  Jane Fonda American actress and activist 1937

On Twitter before the 2009 Tony Awards, as quoted by Canada East/Associated Press. Notable quotes from 2009 Tony Awards. 8 June 2009. http://www.canadaeast.com/entertainment/article/692573

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„We are entering an era of unprecedented choice. And that’s a good thing.“

—  Chris Anderson, buch The Long Tail

Quelle: The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More (2006), Ch. 10, p. 168

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„The really clever thing, in affairs of this sort, is not to win a woman already desired by everyone, but to discover such a prize while she is still unknown.“

—  Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950

This Business of Living (1935-1950)

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„It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, Theodore Roosevelt — An Autobiography (1913)
Kontext: It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home. No father and mother can hope to escape sorrow and anxiety, and there are dreadful moments when death comes very near those we love, even if for the time being it passes by. But life is a great adventure, and the worst of all fears is the fear of living.

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„In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, buch Drachenläufer

Original: (99) Rahim Khan
Variante: It was Homaira and me against the world.... In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things.
Quelle: The Kite Runner (2003)

Napoleon Hill Foto

„You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.“

—  Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970

Quelle: Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

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„In the coming era, doing the exactly right next thing is far more fruitful than doing the same thing twice.“

—  Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995), New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)

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„He had seen the end of an era, the sunset of the pioneer. He had come upon it when already its glory was nearly spent.“

—  Willa Cather, buch A Lost Lady

A Lost Lady (1923), Part II, Ch. 9
Kontext: He had seen the end of an era, the sunset of the pioneer. He had come upon it when already its glory was nearly spent. So in the buffalo times a traveller used to come upon the embers of a hunter's fire on the prairies, after the hunter was up and gone; the coals would be trampled out, but the ground was warm, and the flattened grass where he had slept and where his pony had grazed, told the story.
This was the very end of the road-making West; the men who had put plains and mountains under the iron harness were old; some were poor, and even the successful ones were hunting for rest and a brief reprieve from death. It was already gone, that age; nothing could ever bring it back. The taste and smell and song of it, the visions those men had seen in the air and followed, — these he had caught in a kind of afterglow in their own faces, — and this would always be his.

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„I feel bad about the whole thing but all good things must come to an end sometime. I've got many pleasant memories, especially those two Stanley Cups.“

—  Bernie Parent Canadian ice hockey player 1945

Quoted in Kevin Shea, "One on One with Bernie Parent," http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/spot_oneononep198403.htm Legends of Hockey.net (2005-11-07)
Parent comments on retiring

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„So it ends
As it begins.
Off we climb
And no one wins.“

—  Adam Roberts, buch Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer

From Thom Gunn, “Seesaw” quoted in Part 3, “The Impossible Gun” Epigram (p. 261).
Jack Glass (2012)

Barack Obama Foto

„After I received the news, Malia walked in and said, "Daddy, you won the Nobel Peace Prize, and it is Bo's birthday!" And then Sasha added, "Plus, we have a three-day weekend coming up." So it's good to have kids to keep things in perspective.“

—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

2009
Quelle: Remarks by the President on winning the Nobel Peace Prize (9 October 2009) http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-on-Winning-the-Nobel-Peace-Prize/

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„This has been going on for 30 years. I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one, so I'm delighted to win them all. It's a royal flush.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013

After being chosen as the 2007 recipient of the Nobel Prize For Literature "BBC News", BBC, London (11 October 2007)

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