„The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Blaise Pascal Foto
Blaise Pascal30
französischer Mathematiker, Physiker und Literat (* 19. Jun… 1623 - 1662

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Karlheinz Deschner Foto

„The most irresistible compulsion for me is that of doubt. I have doubts about all, including my own doubtfulness. I believe little, and that not fully. Scepticism is for me not a "fine art" but an integral part of my existence.“

—  Karlheinz Deschner German writer and activist 1924 - 2014

Am wenigsten widerstehen kann ich dem Zweifel. Ich bezweifle alles, selbst meinen Zweifel. Ich glaube wenig und auch das nicht ganz. Skepsis ist für mich keine der «schönen Künste », sondern Teil meiner Existenz.
deschner.info http://www.deschner.info/de/person/zitate.htm

Georges Braque Foto

„One day I noticed that I could go on working art my motif no matter what the weather might be. I no longer needed the sun, for I took my light everywhere with me.“

—  Georges Braque French painter and sculptor 1882 - 1963

Quelle: posthumous quotes, Braque', (1968), p. 30 - Braque's quote from the book, written by John Rusell, London 1959

Richard Burton Foto

„Richard Burton is now my epitaph, my cross, my title, my image. I have achieved a kind of diabolical fame. It has nothing to do with my talents as an actor. That counts for little now. I am the diabolically famous Richard Burton.“

—  Richard Burton Welsh actor 1925 - 1984

Interview in 1963 quoted In Robert Andrews The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations http://books.google.com/books?id=VK0vR4fsaigC&pg=PT250, Penguin UK, 30 October 2003, p. 259

Giacomo Casanova Foto

„My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.“

—  Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798

Memoirs of J. Casanova de Seingalt (1894)
Kontext: My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good. My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it. It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy. But, by way of compensation, dire misfortune has befallen me in consequence of actions prompted by the most cautious wisdom. This would humble me; yet conscious that I had acted rightly I would easily derive comfort from that conviction.

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Yanni Foto

„If my music can change someone's mood for the better even a little bit, that's amazing.“

—  Yanni Greek pianist, keyboardist, composer, and music producer 1954

Yanni in Words. Miramax Books. Co-author David Rensin

John Keats Foto
Stephen Crane Foto

„If there is a witness to my little life,
To my tiny throes and struggles,
He sees a fool;
And it is not fine for gods to menace fools.“

—  Stephen Crane, buch The Black Riders and Other Lines

Quelle: The Black Riders and Other Lines (1895), XIII

Luís de Camões Foto

„Little by little it ebbs, this life,
if by any chance I am still alive;
my brief time passes before my eyes.
I mourn the past in whatever I say;
as each day passes, step by step
my youth deserts me—what persists is pain.“

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580

Foge-me pouco a pouco a curta vida
(se por caso é verdade que inda vivo);
vai-se-me o breve tempo d'ante os olhos;
choro pelo passado e quando falo,
se me passam os dias passo e passo,
vai-se-me, enfim, a idade e fica a pena.
"Foge-me pouco a pouco a curta vida" http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poem/item/8451, tr. Landeg White in The Collected Lyric Poems of Luis de Camoes (2016), p. 330
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William James Foto

„An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said in my hearing: "There is very little difference between one man and another; but what little there is, is very important." This distinction seems to me to go to the root of the matter.“

—  William James American philosopher, psychologist, and pragmatist 1842 - 1910

"The Importance of Individuals"
1890s, The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy (1897)

Devendra Banhart Foto

„That which is around me does not affect my mood; my mood affects that which is around me.“

—  Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Quelle: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Gordon Brown Foto

„On this day I remember words that have stayed with me since my childhood and which matter a great deal to me today, my school motto: "I will try my outmost". This is my promise to all of the people of Britain and now let the work of change begin.“

—  Gordon Brown British Labour Party politician 1951

Statement at Downing Street http://www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page12155.asp, 27 June 2007.
Statement outside 10 Downing Street immediately after becoming Prime Minister. The motto referred to is an English translation of the Latin Usque conabor. Brown said "outmost", as spelled on the BBC News transcript http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6246114.stm, but other sources usually give "utmost".
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Hank Williams Foto

„We'll put aside a little time to fix a flat or 2,
my tires and tubes are doing fine but the air is showing through“

—  Hank Williams American country music singer 1923 - 1953

"Settin' the Woods on Fire" (1952)

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