„I had wanted life not to bother me too much, and had succeeded - and how pitiful that was.“

—  Julian Barnes, buch Vom Ende einer Geschichte

Quelle: The Sense of an Ending

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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britischer Schriftsteller 1946

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letter to his friend Don Martín Zapater, c. 1789; from: Francisco Zapater y Gomez : Goya; Noticias biograficas, Zaragoza, 1868, La Perse Verencia; as quoted in Francisco Goya, Hugh Stokes, Herbert Jenkins Limited Publishers, London, 1914, p. 182

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„I had devoted too much of my life to this utterly irrational game. I would chuck the whole thing and take to Strindberg for amusement.“

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„Forgive me, Marie. I was suffering too much. I wanted to be done with it.“

—  Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935

Quelle: Andre Cornelis (1886), Ch. 13
Kontext: I seized the sheet of paper; the lines were written upon it in characters rather larger than usual. How it shook in my hand while I read these words: "Forgive me, Marie. I was suffering too much. I wanted to be done with it." And he had had the strength to affix his signature!
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