„Meaning in life can’t be reduced to simplistic mottos. In some number of years I will be dead; some memory of my time here on Earth may linger, but I won’t be around to savor it.“

Chap. 1 : The Fundamental Nature of Reality
The Big Picture (2016)

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Sean M. Carroll
US-amerikanischer Astrophysiker 1966

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„There may be a moral here. For the life of me I can’t find it.“

—  Arthur C. Clarke, buch What Goes Up

Quelle: 2000s and posthumous publications, The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke (2001), What Goes Up, p. 529

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„To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.“

—  Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966

Speech on the opening day of Disneyland (17 July 1955) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf2TMwtCUr4
Kontext: To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America; with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

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Bill Gates Foto

„We've done some good work, but all of these products become obsolete so fast… It will be some finite number of years, and I don't know the number — before our doom comes.“

—  Bill Gates American business magnate and philanthropist 1955

Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time (1997) by Daniel Gross ISBN 0471196533
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Abraham Lincoln Foto

„As leaving some grand waterfall,
We, lingering, list its roar —
So memory will hallow all
We've known, but know no more.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Canto I
1840s, My Childhood's Home I See Again (1844 - 1846)

Ma Xiaowei Foto

„At present (26 January 2020), the rate of development of the (COVID-19) epidemic is accelerating. I am afraid that it will continue for some time, and the number of cases may increase.“

—  Ma Xiaowei Chinese politician 1959

Ma Xiaowei (2020) cited in " Wuhan Coronavirus Can Be Infectious Before People Show Symptoms, Official Claims https://www.sciencealert.com/wuhan-coronavirus-can-be-infectious-before-people-show-symptoms-official-claims" on Science Alert, 26 January 2020.

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„All of a sudden I had to remember some words that Marlowe had told me over fifteen years ago: 'Dead men don't wear plaid.' Hmm… Dead men don't wear plaid. I still don't know what it means.“

—  Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945

As "Rigby Reardon" in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

Adolf Hitler Foto

„I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not "Don't, whatever you do, annoy the enemy." My motto is "Destroy him by all and any means." I am the one who will wage the war!“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945

As quoted in Hitler and Nazism (1961) by Louis Leo Snyder, p. 66
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Peter Jennings Foto

„There will be good days and bad, which means that some days I may be cranky and some days really cranky!“

—  Peter Jennings News anchor 1938 - 2005

Memo to his staff announcing that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. (April 2005)

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„I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only one.“

—  Roland Barthes, buch A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

Quelle: A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

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„I am just going outside. I may be some time.“

—  Lawrence Oates British explorer 1880 - 1912

On Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition, while suffering from frostbite and sheltering from a blizzard, Oates felt he was decreasing his companions' chances of survival. Oates voluntarily left the tent; it was his 32nd birthday. He was never seen again.
Quoted in R. F. Scott's diary, published as Scott's Last Expedition, ch.20
Variante: I am just going outside and may be some time.

Tom Kean, Jr. Foto

„Spring is in the air. In some places, that means longer days, blooming flowers and Opening Day. Here in New Jersey, the coming of spring means it’s the time of year when Trenton politicians ask us for more money. Not surprisingly, this year is no different.“

—  Tom Kean, Jr. Member of the New Jersey General Assembly and State Senate 1968

On Jon Corzine's Budget (April 6, 2006); "The Corzine Budget: Same Old Tax and Spend ", Tom's Blog" (April 6, 2006) http://tomkean.com/today/index.cfm?e=user.about.blog&messageID=76.

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„There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry — the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth.“

—  Emma Goldman anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches 1868 - 1940

Responding to audience questions during a speech in Detroit (1898); as recounted in Living My Life (1931), p. 207; quoted by Annie Laurie Gaylor in Women Without Superstition, p. 382
Kontext: Ladies and gentlemen, I came here to avoid as much as possible treading on your corns. I had intended to deal only with the basic issue of economics that dictates our lives from the cradle to the grave, regardless of our religion or moral beliefs. I see now that it was a mistake. If one enters a battle, he cannot be squeamish about a few corns. Here, then, are my answers: I do not believe in God, because I believe in man. Whatever his mistakes, man has for thousands of years past been working to undo the botched job your God has made.
As to killing rulers, it depends entirely on the position of the ruler. If it is the Russian Czar, I most certainly believe in dispatching him to where he belongs. If the ruler is as ineffectual as an American President, it is hardly worth the effort. There are, however, some potentates I would kill by any and all means at my disposal. They are Ignorance, Superstition, and Bigotry — the most sinister and tyrannical rulers on earth. As for the gentleman who asked if free love would not build more houses of prostitution, my answer is: They will all be empty if the men of the future look like him.

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