„If I ever reach heaven I expect to find three wonders there: first, to meet some I had not thought to see there; second, to miss some I had expected to see there; and third, the greatest wonder of all, to find myself there.“

—  Billy Joel

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Billy Joel
US-amerikanischer Sänger und Songschreiber 1949

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„When I see myself, I wonder: what do others try to see in themselves?“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

Viéndome, me pregunto: ¿qué pretenden verse los demás?
Voces (1943)

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„For I had expected always
Some brightness to hold in trust,
Some final innocence
To save from dust“

—  Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995

"What I Expected Was" (l. 25–28). . .

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„If I can't really find a way to live with myself, I can't expect anyone else to live with me.“

—  Peter Sellers British film actor, comedian and singer 1925 - 1980

As quoted in The Hollywood Book of Extravagance: The Totally Infamous, Mostly Disastrous, and Always Compelling Excesses of America's Film and TV Idols (2007) by James Robert Parish, p. 95

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„I often wonder that if I had met Hitler, I reckon I might have found some streak of decency in him.“

—  Maeve Binchy Irish novelist 1940 - 2012

On her preference for issues that could be argued with from either side. nydailynews.com http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/popular-irish-author-maeve-binchy-dies-72-article-1.1125516?pgno=1

„I had been in the ditch for 2 and a half min. I wondered if my friends missed me.“

—  Wendy Mass American children's writer 1967

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„I had no expectations. I thought, “If I don’t make it, it’s my own fault.”“

—  Anchee Min Chinese-American author 1957

Quelle: On choosing to immigrate to the United States in “Anchee Min: 'If I had stayed in China, I would be dead'” https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10116718/Anchee-Min-If-I-had-stayed-in-China-I-would-be-dead.html in The Telegraph (2013 Jul 4)
Kontext: In China I had to suffer and labour for the Communist Party – here I was given the opportunity to suffer and labour for myself and to build my own life. I chose to look at the glass half full – I think that’s a very immigrant attitude.

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„I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

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„What do I miss? Second-hand bookshops where I can find things I had no idea I wanted. AbeBooks helps, but it doesn't have that smell.“

—  David Mitchell English novelist 1969

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