„Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.“

Quelle: The Funny Thing Is...

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Ellen DeGeneres Foto
Ellen DeGeneres1
US-amerikanische Schauspielerin, Moderatorin, Komikerin und… 1958

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Horace Foto

„Life's short span forbids us to enter on far reaching hopes.“

—  Horace, buch Odes

Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat inchoare longam.
Book I, ode iv, line 15
Odes (c. 23 BC and 13 BC)

Statius Foto

„Barren are the years behind me. This is the first day of my span, here is the threshold of my life.“
Steriles transmisimus annos: haec aevi mihi prima dies, hic limina vitae.

—  Statius, Silvae

ii, line 12
Silvae, Book IV

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50 Cent Foto

„Fronting on me will shorten your life-span.“

—  50 Cent American rapper, actor, businessman, investor and television producer 1975

I'm Supposed to Die Tonight
Song lyrics, The Massacre (2005)

„You kill, with a single gas canister, an average of five hundred criminals per day!“

—  Luiz Carlos Alborghetti Italian-Brazilian radio commenter, showman and political figure 1945 - 2009

Original: (pt) Você mata, com um botijão de gás, uma média de 500 bandidos por dia!
Original: (pt) Source: [9 December 2009, Morre Luiz Carlos Alborghetti, dono do bordão 'bandido bom é bandido morto', https://extra.globo.com/tv-e-lazer/morre-luiz-carlos-alborghetti-dono-do-bordao-bandido-bom-bandido-morto-209786.html, Portuguese, Extra, Editora Globo S/A, 31 March 2019]

„The fact that the span of apprehension averages only four or five… probably results from the high rate of encoding. In a tachistoscopic experiment the subject must read the fading icon as rapidly as possible.“

—  Ulric Neisser American psychologist 1928 - 2012

Quelle: Cognitive Psychology, 1967, p. 42 ; As cited in: A.H.C. Van der Heijden, "Visual attention," in: Handbook of Perception and Action, Vol. 3. 1996

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Libba Bray Foto

„Whose life is a bubble, and in length a span.“

—  William Browne English poet 1590 - 1645

Book i. Song 2. Compare: "Who then to frail mortality shall trust/ But limns on water, or but writes in dust", Francis Bacon, The World.
Britannia's Pastorals (1613)

Nadine Gordimer Foto

„Music has no limits of a life-span.“

—  Nadine Gordimer South african Nobel-winning writer 1923 - 2014

Yonder Mark (ed.), The Quotable Gordimer, 2014.

Tal Ben-Shahar Foto
Thich Nhat Tu Foto
Aristophanés Foto

„Chorus [leader]: Ye Children of Man! whose life is a span, / Protracted with sorrow from day to day, / Naked and featherless, feeble and querulous, / Sickly, calamitous creatures of clay!“

—  Aristophanés, The Birds

heavily rewritten tr. Frere 1839, p. 38 http://books.google.com/books?id=Bk8JAAAAQAAJ&q=%22Sickly%2C+calamitous+creatures+of+clay%22
Birds (414 BC)

Horace Foto

„Then take, good sir, your pleasure while you may;
With life so short 'twere wrong to lose a day.“

Dum licet, in rebus jucundis vive beatus; Vive memor quam sis aevi brevis.

—  Horace, buch Satires

Book II, satire viii, line 96 (trans. Conington)
Satires (c. 35 BC and 30 BC)

„Then take, good sir, your pleasure while you may;
With life so short 'twere wrong to lose a day.“

—  John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869

Dum licet, in rebus jucundis vive beatus;
Vive memor quam sis aevi brevis.
Book II, satire viii, line 96 (trans. Conington)
Translations, The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry of Horace (1869), Satires

Douglas Coupland Foto

„Life is short, but it is wide. Genevieve Whitman taught me that.“

—  Rebecca Wells American writer 1952

Variante: life is short but it is wide. this too shall pass.
Quelle: Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood

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