„Balder holds up a completely blank rune. Wyrd. The beginning and the end. Fate.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Quelle: Going Bovine (2009), p. 338
Kontext: Balder holds up a completely blank rune. Wyrd. The beginning and the end. Fate.
I don't know what that means, but it's not doing anything to uncreep me.

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Libba Bray Foto
Libba Bray
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1964

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Bernard Cornwell Foto

„Wyrd bið ful āræd. Fate is inexorable.“

—  Bernard Cornwell, buch Warriors of the Storm

Variante: Fate is inexorable.
Quelle: Warriors of the Storm

„Wyrd is the unfolding of our personal destiny. It has sometimes been translated into modern English as "fate." But it is much deeper than that. It does not see our lives as "pre-determined."“

—  Brian Bates British academic 1944

Way of Wyrd, Introduction : What is "Wyrd"? http://www.wayofwyrd.com/introduction_pc.html
Kontext: Wyrd is the unfolding of our personal destiny. It has sometimes been translated into modern English as "fate." But it is much deeper than that. It does not see our lives as "pre-determined." Rather, it is an all-encompassing view which connects us to all things, thoughts, emotions, events in the cosmos as if through the threads of an enormous, invisible but dynamic web. Today, scientists know intellectually that all things are interconnected. But the power of Wyrd is to realise this in our inner being, and to know how to use it to manifest our personal destiny.
Today, through a deep connection with wyrd, we are inspired to see our lives in a new and empowering way. It restores our experience of the healing power of love, nature and creativity. It is about letting into our lives the guidance of an extended universe of spirit. It brings ancient wisdom together with modern science in the service of enhancing our lives, and the integrity of our human presence on the planet.

Ai Weiwei Foto

„Nothing. Jail is about nothing. Completely blank.“

—  Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957

2010-, Ai Weiwei: ‘Shame on Me.’, 2011

Conor Oberst Foto
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P. L. Travers Foto

„If we’re completely honest, not sentimental or nostalgic, we have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is one unending thread, not a life chopped up into sections out of touch with one another.“

—  P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

The Paris Review interview (1982)
Kontext: I never wrote my books especially for children. … When I sat down to write Mary Poppins or any of the other books, I did not know children would read them. I’m sure there must be a field of “children’s literature” — I hear about it so often — but sometimes I wonder if it isn’t a label created by publishers and booksellers who also have the impossible presumption to put on books such notes as “from five to seven” or “from nine to twelve.” How can they know when a book will appeal to such and such an age?
If you look at other so-called children’s authors, you’ll see they never wrote directly for children. Though Lewis Carroll dedicated his book to Alice, I feel it was an afterthought once the whole was already committed to paper. Beatrix Potter declared, “I write to please myself!” And I think the same can be said of Milne or Tolkien or Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I certainly had no specific child in mind when I wrote Mary Poppins. How could I? If I were writing for the Japanese child who reads it in a land without staircases, how could I have written of a nanny who slides up the banister? If I were writing for the African child who reads the book in Swahili, how could I have written of umbrellas for a child who has never seen or used one?
But I suppose if there is something in my books that appeals to children, it is the result of my not having to go back to my childhood; I can, as it were, turn aside and consult it (James Joyce once wrote, “My childhood bends beside me”). If we’re completely honest, not sentimental or nostalgic, we have no idea where childhood ends and maturity begins. It is one unending thread, not a life chopped up into sections out of touch with one another.
Once, when Maurice Sendak was being interviewed on television a little after the success of Where the Wild Things Are, he was asked the usual questions: Do you have children? Do you like children? After a pause, he said with simple dignity: “I was a child.” That says it all.<!--
But don’t let me leave you with the impression that I am ungrateful to children. They have stolen much of the world’s treasure and magic in the literature they have appropriated for themselves. Think, for example, of the myths or Grimm’s fairy tales — none of which were written especially for them — this ancestral literature handed down by the folk. And so despite publishers’ labels and my own protestations about not writing especially for them, I am grateful that children have included my books in their treasure trove.

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Winston S. Churchill Foto

„Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965

speech at Lord Mayor’s Luncheon, Mansion House, London, November 10, 1942 : ( partial text http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/EndoBegn.html)
Referring to the British victory over the German Afrika Korps at the Second Battle of El Alamein in Egypt.
The Second World War (1939–1945)
Variante: This is not the end, this is not even the beginning of the end, this is just perhaps the end of the beginning.
Quelle: Their Finest Hour

„You've got a blank face there pal, if you hold that expression for long enough you'd get fucking switched off.“

—  Frankie Boyle Scottish comedian 1972

Stand-up, The Last Days of Sodom (2012)

Marcel Pagnol Foto
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Geling Yan Foto

„Death is not completely tragic, perhaps it will be the completion of a redemption, or the beginning of a rebirth.“

—  Geling Yan Chinese writer and screenwriter 1958

Quelle: "Yan Geling: I Am Also A Person In The Cave" https://www.bannedbook.org/en/bnews/lifebaike/20211010/1635954.html (10 October 2021)

Guillaume de Machaut Foto

„My end is my beginning, and my beginning my end.“

—  Guillaume de Machaut French poet and composer 1300 - 1377

Ma fin est mon commencement
Et mon commencement ma fin.
"Ma fin est mon commencement", line 1; translation from Donald N. Ferguson A History of Musical Thought (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, [1935] 1948) p. 94.

Charles Bukowski Foto

„from the beginning, through the
middle years and up to the
end:
too bad, too bad, too bad.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Quelle: Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way

George Müller Foto

„The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.“

—  George Müller German-English clergyman 1805 - 1898

Muller is often attributed with a version of this saying, and the quote (with attribution to Muller) appears as early as 1897 in The Churchman https://books.google.com/books?id=cpdOAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA25-PA45&lpg=RA25-PA45&dq=The+beginning+of+anxiety+is+the+end+of+faith,+and+the+beginning+of+true+faith+is+the+end+of+anxiety+%2B+the+churchman&source=bl&ots=3x_wtX82mF&sig=gGHZUKxXWa5BfvRfzeY_F8zA9dM&hl=; however, no source written by Muller can be found to confirm him as having said this.

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Sue Monk Kidd Foto

„People can start out one way, and by the time life gets through with them they end up completely different.“

—  Sue Monk Kidd, buch The Secret Life of Bees

Quelle: The Secret Life of Bees

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