„A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating“

As quoted in Shoptalk: learning to write with writers (1990), edited by Donald Morison Murray<!-- Cook Publishers -->
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Kontext: A man is a fool not to put everything he has, at any given moment, into what he is creating. You're there now doing the thing on paper. You're not killing the goose, you're just producing an egg. So I don't worry about inspiration, or anything like that. It's a matter of just sitting down and working. I have never had the problem of a writing block. I've heard about it. I've felt reluctant to write on some days, for whole weeks, or sometimes even longer. I'd much rather go fishing, for example, or go sharpen pencils, or go swimming, or what not. But, later, coming back and reading what I have produced, I am unable to detect the difference between what came easily and when I had to sit down and say, 'Well, now it's writing time and now I'll write.' There's no difference on paper between the two.

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Frank Herbert
US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction- und Fantasyautor 1920 - 1986

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„For the educated man, there is a moment of his early acquaintanceship with Dante when he realizes that all he has slowly taught himself to enjoy in poetry is everything that Dante has grown out of.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

Ibid.
Essays and reviews, At the Pillars of Hercules (1979)

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„It was not given to the mother to know what her children needed for their life. Nor was it given to the rich man to know what he himself needed. Nor is it given to any man to know whether, when evening comes, he will need boots for his body or slippers for his corpse.“

—  Leo Tolstoy, buch What Men Live By

Quelle: What Men Live By (1881), Ch. XII
Kontext: And the angel's body was bared, and he was clothed in light so that eye could not look on him; and his voice grew louder, as though it came not from him but from heaven above. And the angel said:
I have learnt that all men live not by care for themselves, but by love.
It was not given to the mother to know what her children needed for their life. Nor was it given to the rich man to know what he himself needed. Nor is it given to any man to know whether, when evening comes, he will need boots for his body or slippers for his corpse.
I remained alive when I was a man, not by care of myself, but because love was present in a passer-by, and because he and his wife pitied and loved me. The orphans remained alive, not because of their mother's care, but because there was love in the heart of a woman a stranger to them, who pitied and loved them. And all men live not by the thought they spend on their own welfare, but because love exists in man.
I knew before that God gave life to men and desires that they should live; now I understood more than that.
I understood that God does not wish men to live apart, and therefore he does not reveal to them what each one needs for himself; but he wishes them to live united, and therefore reveals to each of them what is necessary for all.
I have now understood that though it seems to men that they live by care for themselves, in truth it is love alone by which they live. He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love.

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„The man of action is not the headstrong fool who rushes into danger with no thought for himself, but the man who puts into practice the things he knows.“

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

This Business of Living (1935-1950)

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„A man never knows what a fool he is until he hears himself imitated by one.“

—  Herbert Beerbohm Tree English actor and theatre manager 1852 - 1917

Quoted by Max Beerbohm in Hebert Beerbohm Tree: Some Memories of Him and of His Art Collected by Max Beerbohm http://books.google.com/books?id=wM08AAAAIAAJ&q=&quot;A+man+never+knows+what+a+fool+he+is+until+he+hears+himself+imitated+by+one&quot;&pg=PA312#v=onepage (1920).

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„Man is divine. He is also human and he has free will. And he is given the chance to exert that free will.“

—  Benjamin Creme artist, author, esotericist 1922 - 2016

The Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom (1980)

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„A fool boasts about what little he knows. A wise man keeps quiet about what he knows and is safe.“

—  Sarvajna Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher

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„Schoolmaster: But God, whatever else He is, and of course He is everything else, is not a fool.“

—  Alan Bennett, Forty Years On

Act 2, p. 78.
Forty Years On (1972)

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„He had given her too much. He had given her everything.“

—  Trudi Canavan, buch The High Lord

Quelle: The High Lord

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„There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.“

—  Charles Proteus Steinmetz Mathematician and electrical engineer 1865 - 1923

[John J. B. Morgan and T. Webb Ewing, Making the Most of Your Life, 2005, 75 http://books.google.fr/books?id=5i-JlfkMEUUC&pg=PA75]
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Variante: No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

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„Whenever you're tempted to whine about what you don't have, remember that God has given you everything you need to do everything he wants you to do.“

—  Craig Groeschel American priest 1967

It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)

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