— Siddharth Katragadda Indian writer 1972
Dark Rooms (2002)
The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks (1947)
Kontext: But I wonder if people do not attach too much importance to the first-name habit? Every man and woman is a mystery, built like those Chinese puzzles which consist of one box inside another, so that ten or twelve boxes have to be opened before the final solution is found. Not more than two or three people have ever penetrated beyond my outside box, and there are not many people whom I have explored further; if anyone imagines that being on first-name terms with somebody magically strips away all the boxes and reveals the inner treasure he still has a great deal to learn about human nature. There are people, of course, who consist only of one box, and that a cardboard carton, containing nothing at all.
— Siddharth Katragadda Indian writer 1972
Dark Rooms (2002)
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
Speech http://books.google.ca/books?id=zFclDyk2LTEC&pg=PA57#v=onepage&q&f=false (15 November 1867).
— Twyla Tharp American choreographer 1941
Quelle: The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life
— Neil Postman American writer and academic 1931 - 2003
Teaching as a Subversive Activity (1969)
Kontext: If every college teacher taught his courses in the manner we have suggested, there would be no needs for a methods course. Every course would be a course in methods of learning and, therefore, in methods of teaching. For example, a "literature" course would be a course in the process of learning how to read. A history course would be a course in the process of learning how to do history. And so on. But this is the most farfetched possibility of all since college teachers, generally speaking, are more fixated on the Trivia game, than any group of teachers in the educational hierarchy. Thus we are left with the hope that, if methods courses could be redesigned to be model learning environments, the educational revolution might begin. In other words, it will begin as soon as there are enough young teachers who sufficiently despise the crippling environments they are employed to supervise to want to subvert them. The revolution will begin to be visible when such teachers take the following steps (many students who have been through the course we have described do not regard these as "impractical"): 1. Eliminate all conventional "tests" and "testing." 2. Eliminate all "courses." 3. Eliminate all "requirements." 4. Eliminate all full time administrators and administrations. 5. Eliminate all restrictions that confine learners to sitting still in boxes inside of boxes.... the conditions we want to eliminate... happen to be the sources of the most common obstacles to learning. We have largely trapped ourselves in our schools into expending almost all of our energies and resources in the direction of preserving patterns and procedures that make no sense even in their own terms. They simply do not produce the results that are claimed as their justification in the first place — quite the contrary. If it is practical to persist in subsidizing at an ever-increasing social cost a system which condemns our youth to ten or 12 or 16 years of servitude in a totalitarian environment ostensibly for the purpose of training them to be fully functioning, self-renewing citizens of democracy, then we are vulnerable to whatever criticisms that can be leveled.
— Kelley Armstrong Canadian writer 1968
Quelle: Spell Bound
— Walter de la Mare English poet and fiction writer 1873 - 1956
Quelle: The Return
— Sugar Ray Leonard American boxer 1956
Sugar Ray Leonard on his first taste of boxinghttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20061006/ai_n16774982/pg_2
— Nick Cave Australian musician 1957
Song lyrics, From Her to Eternity (1984), A Box for Black Paul
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Quelle: Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts
— Carl L. Becker American historian 1873 - 1945
The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-century Philosophers (1932)
— Jef Raskin, buch The Humane Interface
The Humane Interface (2001)
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
The Other World (1657)
Kontext: When I opened a box, I found inside something made of metal, somewhat like our clocks, full of an endless number of little springs and tiny machines. It was indeed a book, but it was a miraculous one that had no pages or printed letters. It was a book to be read not with eyes but with ears. When anyone wants to read, he winds up the machine with a large number of keys of all kinds. Then he turns the indicator to the chapter he wants to listen to. As though from the mouth of a person or a musical instrument come all the distinct and different sounds that the upper-class Moon-beings use in their language.
When I thought about this marvelous way of making books, I was no longer surprised that the young people of that country know more at the age of sixteen or eighteen than the greybeards of our world. They can read as soon as they can talk and are never at a loss for reading material. In their rooms, on walks, in town, during voyages, on foot or on horseback, they can have thirty books in their pockets or hanging on the pommels of their saddles. They need only wind a spring to hear one or more chapters or a whole book, if they wish. Thus you always have with you all the great men, both living and dead, who speak to you in their own voices.
— Adam Roberts, buch Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer
Part 1, “In the Box” (p. 90).
Jack Glass (2012)
— Iain Banks, Culture series
Quelle: Culture series, Excession (1996), Chapter 4 “Dependency Principle” section III (p. 120).
— Graham Greene, buch Das Herz aller Dinge
Quelle: The Heart of the Matter
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
Jace to Clary, pg. 449
The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones (2007)
— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
On Boxing (1987)
— Rick Riordan, Das Zeichen der Athene
Quelle: The Mark of Athena
— Neil Kinnock British politician 1942
On the Provisional IRA; speech in the House of Commons (23 October 1986), reported in Hansard, 6th series, vol. 102, col. 1287.
— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, buch The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
Quelle: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010), p. 31