„A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment from which to look back or from which to look ahead.“

—  Graham Greene, buch The End of the Affair

Bk. 1, ch. 1
Quelle: The End of the Affair (1951)

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britischer Schriftsteller 1904 - 1991

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„The closer the look one takes at a word, the greater the distance from which it looks back.“

—  Karl Kraus Czech playwright and publicist 1874 - 1936

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„Do not look back upon what has been done. Go ahead!“

—  Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902

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„Reason well from the beginning and then there will never be any need to look back with confusion and doubt.“

—  Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935

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„At the beginning of a decade it is tempting to look ahead for the next ten years.“

—  Lawrence Klein American economist 1920 - 2013

"Some Economic Scenarios for the 1980's," 1980

„I call the beginning of death the whole course of life, beginning with our birth, from which point we commence to die, and each moment of every day brings us nearer to our end.“

—  Stefano Guazzo Italian writer 1530 - 1593

Chiamo principio della morte tutto il corso della vita cominciando al nostro nascimento, dal quale cominciamo a morire, e per momenti di tempo andiamo ogni giorno al nostro fine.
Della Morte, p. 529.
Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 275.

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„The entire Bible, viewed as a "divine comedy," is contained within a U-shaped story of this sort, one in which man, as explained, loses the tree and water of life at the beginning of Genesis and gets them back at the end of Revelation.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

Quelle: "Quotes", The Great Code: The Bible and Literature (1982), Chapter Seven, p. 169

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„So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

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„The flag of racialism which has been hoisted in Wolverhampton is beginning to look like the one that fluttered 25 years ago over Dachau and Belsen.“

—  Tony Benn British Labour Party politician 1925 - 2014

Speech at Students for a Labour Victory rally, referring to Enoch Powell who was MP for Wolverhampton South West, Methodist Central Hall, London (3 June 1970), as quoted in "Onslaught on Powell by Wedgwood Benn" by Denis Taylor in The Times (4 June 1970), p. 1
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„…we need not shed tears over what has happened and we can look forward – not be forward looking, but look forward – to an era which will be as good as the one which has gone before.“

—  Mohammad Hidayatullah 11th Chief Justice of India 1905 - 1992

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„I see magic as a vantage point from which one can look down on the rest of consciousness.“

—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

De Abaitua interview (1998)
Kontext: The traditional definition of magic – and I think this comes from Crowley who laid down a lot of the ground rules – he defined magic as bringing about change in accordance with the will. I’m not sure about that. It’s certainly part of it, but to bring about change in the universe in accordance with your will seems to me to be misunderstanding the relationship between the individual and the universe. In my relationship with the universe, I do tend to see myself as very much the Junior Partner. I don’t want to impose my will on the universe, I’d rather the universe imposed its will on me. I would rather that what I wanted was more in tune with what the universe wanted. So my definition of magic is a bit less invasive and intrusive. … It’s more exploratory with me. I see magic as a vantage point from which one can look down on the rest of consciousness. It’s a point outside normal consciousness from which you can look at normal consciousness, it’s a point outside beliefs from which you can look at beliefs. All beliefs are reality tunnels, to use Anton Wilson’s phrase. There is the Communist reality tunnel, the Feminist reality tunnel, all of which seem to be the whole of reality when you are in the middle of them. The whole universe is based on Marxist theory if you’re an intent Marxist. Magic is having a plan of all the tunnels, and seeing the overall condition in which they all work. Being aware of different possibilities.

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