„Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books?“

A response to the Nazi book burnings, in "To Posterity" (1939) as translated by H. R. Hays (1947)
Kontext: Do not treat me in this fashion. Don't leave me out. Have I not
Always spoken the truth in my books? And now
You treat me like a liar! I order you:
Burn me!
Those who lead the country into the abyss
Call ruling too difficult
For ordinary men.
Ah, what an age it is
When to speak of trees is almost a crime
For it is a kind of silence about injustice!

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Deutscher Dramatiker und Lyriker 1898 - 1956

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„I love truth, and wish to have it always spoken to me : I hate a liar. (translated by Thornton)“

—  Plautus, Mostellaria

Mostellaria, Act I, scene 3, line 26
Mostellaria (The Haunted House)
Original: (la) Ego verum amo, verum vol mihi dici : mendacem odi.

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„I don't cry. Water doesn't leave my head. I've got loads of gob. That's how water leaves me, it's not out of my eyes.“

—  Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972

The Moaning of Life, General Quotes

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„Call me a nerd if you like, but I do find it hard to leave home without my laptop and a good book.“

—  Moby Activist, American musician, DJ and photographer 1965

As quoted in "I lost my heart in... New York", in The Guardian (13 May 2005) http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2005/may/14/lostmyheart.guardiansaturdaytravelsection

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„They treat me like a fox, a cunning fellow (Schlaukopf) of the first rank. But the truth is that with a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and when I have to do with a pirate, I try to be a pirate and a half.“

—  Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898

Talking to Gyula Andrássy in Salzburg on 18 September 1877. As quoted in Disraeli, Gladstone, and the Eastern Question. A Study in Diplomacy and Party Politics (1935) by Robert William Seton-Watson, p. 224 books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=5CPVAAAAMAAJ&q=fox; "Schlaukopf" is translated elsewhere as "clever dick" or "smart aleck."

With deal (instead of do) with a pirate, in Prime Minister Gyula Andrássy's influence on Habsburg foreign policy during the Franco-German War of 1870-1871 (1979) by János Decsy, p. 21 http://books.google.de/books?id=JtUhAAAAMAAJ&q=111

„Man behandelt mich wie einen Fuchs, wie einen Schlaukopf erster Klasse. Die Wahrheit aber ist, qu'avec un gentleman je suis toujours gentleman et demi, et que quand j'ai affaire à un corsaire, je tâche d'etre corsaire et demi"
:Eduard von Wertheimer: Graf Julius Andrássy. Sein Leben und seine Zeit. Vol. III. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt Stuttgart 1914 pp. 42-43 http://books.google.de/books?id=2skhAAAAMAAJ&q=demi
1870s

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„I have 5,000 books in my home, 1,000 of which I feel are close to my heart. They have always shown me the way. Books are my great passion; I could not live without them.“

—  Brunello Cucinelli Italian entrepreneur and philanthropist 1953

Quelle: A Day In the Life of Brunello Cucinelli https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/a17874/brunello-cucinelli-profile/ Harper's Bazaar, Lauren McCarthy, 15 September 2016

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„I don't need you to remind me of my age, I have a bladder to do that for me.“

—  Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957

"Trefusis Returns!" in Paperweight (1993) p. 279.
Originally printed in The Daily Telegraph circa 1990.
1990s

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„A surety rose in me, lodged in my throat. I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.“

—  Madeline Miller, buch The Song of Achilles

Variante: I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.
Quelle: The Song of Achilles

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„I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!“

—  Emily Brontë, buch Sturmhöhe

Heathcliff (Ch. XVI).
Quelle: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Kontext: Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe; I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!

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„I don't suffer much from solitude in the evenings. I spring upon my books. I always spoke a good word for solitude, and it is grateful to me. Books ward off the ghastly thoughts.“

—  Samuel Palmer British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker 1805 - 1881

The Life and letters of Samuel Palmer, Painter and Etcher (AH Palmer, London, 1892)

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