„Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.“

Quelle: The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11

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„Lift the world up by your levity,
Rock, love, carry it away, turn it upside down.“

—  Sydney Carter British musician and poet 1915 - 2004

"Come, Holy Harlequin" (1974)
Kontext: Teach the crippled how to leap,
Throw their crutches on a heap,
Rock, love, carry it away, turn it upside down.
Rock, love, carry it away,
Lift the world up by your levity,
Rock, love, carry it away, turn it upside down.

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„The world isn’t that easily turned upside down, Haida replied. It’s people who are turned upside down.“

—  Haruki Murakami, buch Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Quelle: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

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„We are the people who turned the world upside down.“

—  Ann Lee English Shaker leader 1736 - 1784

Attributed to Lee in "Harpy Hall of Fame: Mother Ann Lee (1736-1784)" at The Pursuit of Harpyness (4 February 2009) http://www.harpyness.com/2009/02/04/harpy-hall-of-fame-mother-ann-lee-1736-1784/; no earlier attributions have as yet been located.
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„Anybody who sets out to turn the world upside down has no right to complain if he gets caught in its gears.“

—  Frederik Pohl, buch The Space Merchants

Quelle: The Space Merchants (1953), Chapter 8 (p. 105)

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„It is the nature of conquest to turn everything upside down.“

—  Thomas Paine, buch Die Rechte des Menschen

Part 1.3 Rights of Man
1790s, Rights of Man, Part I (1791)

„The central core of truth is that Christmas turns everything upside down, the upside of heaven come down to earth. The Christmas story puts a new value on every man.“

—  Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960

Whoops! It's Christmas (1959)
Kontext: The central core of truth is that Christmas turns everything upside down, the upside of heaven come down to earth. The Christmas story puts a new value on every man. He is not a thing to be used, not a chemical accident, not an educated ape. Every man is a V. I. P., because he has divine worth. That was revealed when "Love came down at Christmas." A scientist said, making a plea for exchange scholarships between nations, "The best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person." That was what happened at Christmas. The idea of divine love was wrapped up in a person.

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„When the world turns completely upside down
You say we’ll emigrate to the Eastern Shore
Aboard a river-boat from Baltimore“

—  Elinor Wylie, buch Nets to Catch the Wind

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Nets to Catch the Wind (1921), Wild Peaches
Kontext: When the world turns completely upside down
You say we’ll emigrate to the Eastern Shore
Aboard a river-boat from Baltimore;
We’ll live among wild peach trees, miles from town,
You’ll wear a coonskin cap, and I a gown
Homespun, dyed butternut’s dark gold color.
Lost, like your lotus-eating ancestor,
We’ll swim in milk and honey till we drown.

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„Christmas is a story about a baby, and that is a baby's chief business, turning things upside down.“

—  Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960

Whoops! It's Christmas (1959)
Kontext: A lady, who looked like an animated Christmas tree with packages dangling from every limb, and I bumped and spilled. As I was trying to pick up the packages she gasped out, “Oh, I hate Christmas, anyhow! It turns everything upside down.”
I said, “That is just what it was made for.” But this lofty sentiment did not stop her dirty looks at all. But it is the big thing about Christmas!
Christmas is a story about a baby, and that is a baby's chief business, turning things upside down. It is gross slander on babies that their chief passion is food. It is rearrangement! Every orthodox baby rearranges everything he sees, or can get his little hooks into, from the order of who's important in the family, to the dishes on the table. A baby in a family divides time into two eras, just as Christmas does. There is B. C., which means "before child," and A. D., which means "after deluge."

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„There is far-reaching appropriateness in the fact that the world's immortal baby story, that of Bethlehem, should be a story of turning things upside down — for that is a baby's chief business.“

—  Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960

Quelle: Fares, Please! (1915), Everything Upside Down, p. 185
Kontext: There is far-reaching appropriateness in the fact that the world's immortal baby story, that of Bethlehem, should be a story of turning things upside down — for that is a baby's chief business. It is a gross slander on babies that their chief passion is food. It is rearrangement. Every orthodox baby rearranges all that he sees, from the order of importance in the family to the bric-a-brac and window curtains. The advent of every baby completely upsets his little world, both physically and spiritually. And it is not one of the smallest values of the fact that the Saviour of the world came into it as a baby, that it reminds men that every baby is born a savior, to some extent, from selfishness and greed and sin in the little circle which his advent blesses.

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„It takes a long time for the gleam in the eye to turn into something solid.“

—  Howard Hodgkin British artist 1932 - 2017

As quoted in "Howard Hodgkin: the later, greater Hodgkin" by Karen Wright, in The Telegraph (5 April 2008) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/3672299/Howard-Hodgkin-the-later-greater-Hodgkin.html

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