„In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.“

—  Thúkýdidés, History of the Peloponnesian War

Book I, 1.22-[4]
History of the Peloponnesian War, Book I

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„It is all right with me that my work serves a purpose. I want to have an effect on my time, in which human beings are so confused and in need of help.“

—  Käthe Kollwitz German artist 1867 - 1945

Quoted in Käthe Kollwitz: Graphics, Posters, Drawings (1981) by Renate Hinz
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Kontext: My work is not, of course, pure art in the sense that Schmidt-Rottluff's is, but it is art nonetheless... It is all right with me that my work serves a purpose. I want to have an effect on my time, in which human beings are so confused and in need of help.

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„I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

Often misattributed to Twain, this is actually by Blaise Pascal, "Lettres provinciales", letter 16, 1657:
Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n'ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.
Translation: I have only made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the opportunity to make it shorter.
Misattributed
Quelle: The Provincial Letters

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„O! what a prodigal have I been of that most valuable of all possessions — Time!“

—  George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham English statesman and poet 1628 - 1687

Last recorded words, as quoted in The Encyclopædia Britannica (1910)

„But it is not time for me to die; I have not yet finished my life's work.“

—  Jan Burgers Dutch physicist 1895 - 1981

a little time before his death, as quoted by A. J. Q. Alkemade, in [Biografisch Woordenboek van Nederland, 1982, http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten/BWN/lemmata/bwn5/burgers]

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„I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and serve as best I can in the time I have, with this gift I've been given.“

—  Martin Sheen American actor 1940

2000s, Progressive magazine interview (2003)
Kontext: I am not a politician or a public servant. I am still a journeyman actor and a peace and justice activist. I'm a pilgrim trying to win my freedom and serve as best I can in the time I have, with this gift I've been given.

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„Memories were fine, but you couldn't touch them. They were never exactly as the moment had been, & they faded w/ time“

—  Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981

Variante: Memories were fine but you couldn't touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time.

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„Translation: Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.“

—  Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac French author, best known for his epistolary essays 1597 - 1654

La solitude est certainement une belle chose, mais il y a plaisir d'avoir quelqu'un qui sache répondre, à qui on puisse dire de temps en temps, que c'est un belle chose.
Dissertations chrétiennes et morales (1665), XVIII: "Les plaisirs de la vie retirée".

„I hope that we some day will have a big budget and a lot of time in which to do our work. It is my dream to have an American staff and a Japanese staff work together to create a Godzilla film.“

—  Kenpachiro Satsuma Japanese actor 1947

As quoted by David Milner, "Kenpachiro Satsuma Interview I" http://www.davmil.org/www.kaijuconversations.com/satsum.htm, Kaiju Conversations (December 1993)

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