„How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.“

—  Paul Bowles, buch The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky (1949)
Kontext: Because we don't know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, some afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can't even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four or five times more, perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. And yet it all seems limitless.

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Paul Bowles
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„Perhaps some particles move backward in time; perhaps the future affects the past in some way we don't understand; or perhaps the universe is simply more aware than we are. There are many things we haven't yet learned how to read.“

—  Philip Pullman, buch Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford (2003)
Kontext: All these tattered old bits and pieces have a history and a meaning. A group of them together can seem like the traces left by an ionizing particle in a bubble chamber: they draw the line of a path taken by something too mysterious to see. That path is a story, of course. What scientists do when they look at the line of bubbles on the screen is work out the story of the particle that made them: what sort of particle it must have been, and what caused it to move in that way, and how long it was likely to continue.
Dr. Mary Malone would have been familiar with that sort of story in the course of her search for dark matter. But it might not have occurred to her, for example, when she sent a postcard to an old friend shortly after arriving in Oxford for the first time, that that card itself would trace part of a story that hadn't yet happened when she wrote it. Perhaps some particles move backward in time; perhaps the future affects the past in some way we don't understand; or perhaps the universe is simply more aware than we are. There are many things we haven't yet learned how to read.
The story in this book is partly about that very process.

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„Full twenty times was Peter feared,
For once that Peter was respected.“

—  William Wordsworth, Peter Bell

Peter Bell, Part I, stanza 3.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„All the things that happen and seem so important at the time, and yet you forget them, one after another.“

—  Thomas M. Disch Novelist, short story writer, poet 1940 - 2008

Emancipation: A Romance of the Times to Come (1971)

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„By the way, _____ was the name of a movie I accidentally watched in a hotel room twenty or thirty times.“

—  Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962

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„But old Death, who can't forget,
Waits his time and watches yet,
Waits and watches by the door.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

"The Cottage".
Fairies and Fusiliers (1917)
Kontext: Through the window I can see
Rooks above the cherry-tree,
Sparrows in the violet bed,
Bramble-bush and bumble-bee,
And old red bracken smoulders still
Among boulders on the hill,
Far too bright to seem quite dead.
But old Death, who can't forget,
Waits his time and watches yet,
Waits and watches by the door.

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