„I know that life is a doorway to eternity, and yet my heart so often gets lost in petty anxieties. It forgets the great way home that lies before it.“

As quoted in Sophie Scholl: The Real Story of the Woman who Defied Hitler (2009) by Frank McDonough
Kontext: I know that life is a doorway to eternity, and yet my heart so often gets lost in petty anxieties. It forgets the great way home that lies before it. Unprepared, given over to childish trivialities, it could be taken by surprise when the great hour comes and find that, for the sake of piffling pleasures, the one great joy has been missed. I am aware of this, but my heart is not. It seems unteachable; it continues its dreaming … always wavering between joy and depression.

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deutsche Widerstandskämpferin im Dritten Reich 1921 - 1943

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„Forget not yet the tried intent
Of such a truth as I have meant;
My great travail so gladly spent,
Forget not yet!“

—  Thomas Wyatt English poet and diplomat (1503-1542) 1503 - 1542

Poem: A Supplication.

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Peter Gabriel Foto

„Love I get so lost, sometimes.
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart.“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950

In Your Eyes
Song lyrics, So (1986)
Kontext: Love I get so lost, sometimes.
Days pass and this emptiness fills my heart.
When I want to run away,
I drive off in my car.
But whichever way I go,
I come back to the place you are.

„I know love is eternal, so also are folly, lies and roses.“

—  Alice Borchardt, buch The Silver Wolf

In this world our hopes for the best are so often disappointed
Love is eternal. That is its terror and its final beauty. Love never ends. The joy may go out of it, and in time even the pain may end. But it lingers like a living thing and follows you every moment of your life.
The Silver Wolf

Samuel Johnson Foto

„I am not yet so lost in lexicography, as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.“

—  Samuel Johnson, buch A Dictionary of the English Language

Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas: I wish, however, that the instrument might be less apt to decay, and that signs might be permanent, like the things which they denote.
Preface http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/preface.html
A Dictionary of the English Language (1755)

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Zhuangzi Foto

„How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home?“

—  Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 v.Chr

Kontext: How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home? Lady Li was the child of a border guard in Ai. When first captured by the state of Jin, she wept so much her clothes were soaked. But after she entered the palace, shared the king's bed, and dined on the finest meats, she regretted her tears. How do I know that the dead do not regret their previous longing for life? One who dreams of drinking wine may in the morning weep; one who dreams weeping may in the morning go out to hunt. During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense! You and Confucius are both dreaming, and I who say you are a dream am also a dream. Such is my tale. It will probably be called preposterous, but after ten thousand generations there may be a great sage who will be able to explain it, a trivial interval equivalent to the passage from morning to night.

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Robert Browning Foto

„But how carve way i' the life that lies before,
If bent on groaning ever for the past?“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

Balaustion's Adventure.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Death is another bar which lies several steps below the normal world. I'm at its threshold, but not yet in it. Its doorway is doorless.“

—  Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997

Quelle: Pussy, King of the Pirates

Bertrand Russell Foto

„I have 5,000 books in my home, 1,000 of which I feel are close to my heart. They have always shown me the way. Books are my great passion; I could not live without them.“

—  Brunello Cucinelli Italian entrepreneur and philanthropist 1953

Quelle: A Day In the Life of Brunello Cucinelli https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/a17874/brunello-cucinelli-profile/ Harper's Bazaar, Lauren McCarthy, 15 September 2016

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„Now but a shade
ahead on my life’s course will languish.
Behind is laid
my now abandoned way of anguish.Behind me lies
the spring beneath its cruel icing.
It life supplies –
to summer verses’ door enticing.It’s taken me,
this chilling hand that yet I cherish.
And now I see
in summer’s heart that I must perish.“

—  Saima Harmaja Finnish poet and writer 1913 - 1937

A poem from the collection “Hunnutettu” (“Veiled”), translation by Rupert Moreton (1936)
Original: (fi) Nyt varjo vain
on edessäni elon matka.
Ja takanain
on tuskan tie, se jot’ en jatka.<p>Mun takanain
on kevät alla julman kirren.
Sen elää sain,
sain kynnykselle suvivirren.<p>Sen mukanaan
vei käsi kallis, kylmentyvä.
Nyt suven maan
nään sydämessä hauta syvä.

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„So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lies.“

—  Walter Raleigh English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer 1554 - 1618

Stebbing's Sir Walter Raleigh, chapter 30, gives these as Raleigh's words on being asked by the executioner which way he wanted to lay his head on the block.
Attributed

Cary Grant Foto

„I often think my life has been a failure. But whenever I drop into a theater and hear women laugh at one of my films, I think, well, if I brightened their day before they went home and did the dishes, maybe my life wasn't wasted, after all.“

—  Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986

Quelle: As quoted in "They Changed Their Careers and Became Famous; Cary a Failure?" https://www.newspapers.com/clip/87358421/the-boston-globe/ by Jack Harrison Pollack, Parade (November 16, 1969), p. 7; and The Filmgoer's Book of Quotes (1978) by Leslie Halliwell, p.229

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