„Most of the pathetic scenes in almost everybody's life are scenes unnoted by anyone and totally disregarded by the person in question.“

—  John Cowper Powys, buch Glastonbury Romance

A Glastonbury Romance (1932; 1955) p. 849

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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walisischer Dichter und Schriftsteller 1872 - 1963

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William H. McRaven Foto

„There is this great scene, that sometimes goes unnoticed. Clarence takes George to the graveyard, and there; there is a headstone of George’s younger brother, Terry.“

—  William H. McRaven United States admiral 1955

George notices that Terry died when he was just three years old, then George looks at Clarence, the second class wingless angel, and says that can’t be right. Harry not only lived past three years old, but he also saved an entire ship of being sunk by Kamikaze pilots, but reminds George, that because Paul was never born then, and he actually wasn’t there to save his younger brother from choking.
Chancellor McRaven speaking at the FBI Agents Association’s G-Man Honors Event - October 28, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Samuel Johnson Foto

„The reciprocal civility of authors is one of the most risible scenes in the farce of life.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

The Life of Sir Thomas Browne (1756) http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/browne.html

Everett Dean Martin Foto

„When we think we are most free our opinions and our behavior are being skillfully manipulated by persons operating behind the scenes.“

—  Everett Dean Martin 1880 - 1941

Quelle: The Conflict of the Individual and the Mass in the Modern World (1932), p. 29

„The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified

„However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.“

—  Muriel Rukeyser poet and political activist 1913 - 1980

Quelle: The Life of Poetry (1949), Chapter One : The Fear of Poetry
Kontext: Poetry is, above all, an approach to the truth of feeling, and what is the use of truth!
How do we use feeling?
How do we use truth! However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
If we use the resources we now have, we and the world itself may move in one fullness. Moment to moment, we can grow, if we can bring ourselves to meet the moment with our lives.

Timothée Chalamet Foto

„I almost think the chemistry, as opposed to the physical mechanics of the actual kissing or a sex scene, is more palpable in the lack of contact.“

—  Timothée Chalamet French-American Actor (1995) 1995

Quelle: "Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer on friendship, the Oscars and that peach scene" in GQ Magazine https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/armie-hammer-timothee-chalamet-interview (17 September 2017)

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John Keats Foto

„Can death be sleep, when life is but a dream,
And scenes of bliss pass as a phantom by?
---"On death“

—  John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821

Quelle: Complete Poems and Selected Letters

Kurt Cobain Foto

„I just can’t believe anyone would start a band just to make the scene and be cool and have chicks. I just can’t believe it.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

As quoted in Option (1992-01-02).
Interviews (1989-1994), Print

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„The scene should be gently open'd“

—  John Locke, buch Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Sec. 94
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
Kontext: The scene should be gently open'd, and his entrance made step by step, and the dangers pointed out that attend him from several degrees, tempers, designs, and clubs of men. He should be prepared to be shocked by some, and caress'd by others; warned who are like to oppose, who to mislead, who to undermine him, and who to serve him. He should be instructed how to know and distinguish them; where he should let them see, and when dissemble the knowledge of them and their aims and workings.

David Mamet Foto

„Every scene should be able to answer three questions: "Who wants what from whom? What happens if they don't get it? Why now?“

—  David Mamet American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director 1947

Quelle: Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

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„Still more pathetic is the total collapse of moral fanaticism.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Quelle: Letters and Papers from Prison (1967; 1997), Who Stands Fast?, p. 4.
Kontext: The great masquerade of evil has played havoc with all our ethical concepts. For evil to appear disguised as light, charity, historical necessity or social justice is quite bewildering to anyone brought up on our traditional ethical concepts, while for the Christian who bases his life on the Bible, it merely confirms the fundamental wickedness of evil. The "reasonable" people's failure is obvious. With the best intentions and a naive lack of realism, they think that with a little reason they can bend back into position the framework that has got out of joint. In their lack of vision they want to do justice to all sides, and so the conflicting forces wear them down with nothing achieved. Disappointed by the world's unreasonableness, they see themselves condemned to ineffectiveness; they step aside in resignation or collapse before the stronger party.
Still more pathetic is the total collapse of moral fanaticism. Fanatics think that their single-minded principles qualify them to do battle with the powers of evil; but like a bull they rush at the red cloak instead of the person who is holding it; they exhaust themselves and are beaten. They get entangled in non-essentials and fall into the trap set by cleverer people.

Agnolo Firenzuola Foto

„Act III., Scene V. — (Fiametta).“

—  Agnolo Firenzuola Italian poet and litterateur 1493 - 1543

Chi mal si marita non esce mai di fatica.
Translation: He who makes a bad marriage never escapes from his troubles.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 266.
I Lucidi (published 1549)

Hồ Xuân Hương Foto

„Praise whoever sketched this desolate scene.“

—  Hồ Xuân Hương Vietnamese poet 1772 - 1822

"Autumn Landscape", line 2
Spring Essence (2000)
Original: (vi) Khen ai khéo vẽ cảnh tiêu sơ.

Alessandro Piccolomini Foto

„Act I., Scene I. — (Vicenzo).“

—  Alessandro Piccolomini Italian writer and philosopher 1508 - 1579

Il mondo va invecchiando e peggiorando di mano in mano.
Translation: The world grows older and grows worse from generation to generation.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 317.
L’Alessandro (1544)

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„A gloomy scene for this distressed, disgraced country.“

—  William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham British politician 1708 - 1778

Remark on the state of affairs (June 1757), quoted in Basil Williams, The Life of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham. Volume I (London: Longmans, 1913), p. 337

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