„But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.“

—  Christopher Morley, buch The Haunted Bookshop

The Haunted Bookshop (1919)
Kontext: Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries.

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Christopher Morley4
amerikanischer Herausgeber, Schriftsteller und Sherlockianer 1890 - 1957

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„The most explosive book of the twentieth century… I'm not kidding, it explodes!!“

—  David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952

Subtitle of his book ...And the truth shall set you free

Silius Italicus Foto

„That crystal river keeps its pools of blue water free from all stain above its shallow bed, and slowly draws along its fair stream of greenish hue. One would scarce believe it was moving; so softly along its shady banks, while the birds sing sweet in rivalry, it leads along in a shining flood its waters that tempt to sleep.“
Caeruleas Ticinus aquas et stagna uadoso perspicuus seruat turbari nescia fundo ac nitidum uiridi lente trahit amne liquorem. uix credas labi: ripis tam mitis opacis argutos inter uolucrum certamine cantus somniferam ducit lucenti gurgite lympham.

—  Silius Italicus, Punica

Book IV, lines 82–87
Punica

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„The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.“

—  Sun Tzu ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher from the Zhou Dynasty -543 - -495 v.Chr

Original: (zh) 鸷鸟之疾,至于毁折者,节也。
Quelle: The Art of War, Chapter V · Forces

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Joseph Nye Foto

„Just as gunpowder and infantry penetrated and destroyed the medieval castle, so have nuclear missiles and the internet made the nation-state obsolete.“

—  Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937

Quelle: Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History (6th ed., 2006), Chapter 9, A New World Order?, p. 265.

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„How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.“

—  Gore Vidal, buch Julian

Quelle: 1960s, Julian (1964), Chapter 1, Libanius to Priscus, Antioch March 380

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„Force, unregulated or ill-regulated, is not only wasted in the void, like that of gunpowder burned in the open air, and steam unconfined by science; but, striking in the dark, and its blows meeting only the air, they recoil, and bruise itself.“

—  Albert Pike, buch Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Quelle: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Ch. I : Apprentice, The Twelve-Inch Rule and Common Gavel, p. 1
Kontext: Force, unregulated or ill-regulated, is not only wasted in the void, like that of gunpowder burned in the open air, and steam unconfined by science; but, striking in the dark, and its blows meeting only the air, they recoil, and bruise itself. It is destruction and ruin. It is the volcano, the earthquake, the cyclone; — not growth and progress. It is Polyphemus blinded, striking at random, and falling headlong among the sharp rocks by the impetus of his own blows.

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„a book always keeps something of its owner between its pages.“

—  Cornelia Funke, Inkheart trilogy

Quelle: Inkspell

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„You can destroy those who speak the truth, but you cannot destroy the truth itself“

—  Terry Goodkind, buch The Omen Machine

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C.G. Jung Foto

„The secret is that only that which can destroy itself is truly alive.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

Psychology and Alchemy (1944)
Quelle: Dreams

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„For nothing can be greater than seduction itself, not even the order that destroys it.“

—  Jean Baudrillard French sociologist and philosopher 1929 - 2007

Seduction (1990)
1990s

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„While traveling, I’ve found that spontaneity keeps things fresh, while serendipity guides me through it all. There have been a lot of rough moments along the way, but they often bear the best memories.“

—  Joseph Pisani American artist and photographer 1971

As quoted in "Oh Sweet Serendipity" By Joseph Pisani Inside Switzerland magazine (Winter 2007), p. 94

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„The masses have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.“

—  Gustave Le Bon French psychologist 1841 - 1931

Quelle: Psychologie des Foules [The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind] (1895)

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„It is not worth while to try to keep history from repeating itself, for man's character will always make the preventing of the repetitions impossible.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Mark Twain in Eruption: Hitherto Unpublished Pages About Men and Events (1940) edited by Bernard DeVoto

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