„She was my mother and she would not leave me. This I had simply accepted and expected. I had no more thanked her for it than i did the sun for shining on me.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, buch And the Mountains Echoed

Quelle: And the Mountains Echoed

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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„What a childhood I had. My mother never breast-fed me. She said she liked me as a friend.“

—  Rodney Dangerfield American actor and comedian 1921 - 2004

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„When I play with my cat, who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me?“

—  Michel De Montaigne, buch Essays

Quand je me joue à ma chatte, qui sait si elle passe son temps de moi, plus que je ne fais d'elle.
Book II, Ch. 12
The 1595 edition adds: “We entertain each other with reciprocal monkey tricks. If I have my time to begin or to refuse, so has she hers.” As quoted in Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am https://books.google.it/books?id=y8Drc-QghEIC&pg=PT21, trans. David Wills, Fordham University Press, 2008.
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„I don’t know if race made it more difficult, but definitely it made me stronger, knowing that I [had] no excuse [for] making mistakes or being kind of so-so, because maybe I [wouldn’t] be accepted as a white person [would’ve been]. But if [I was] better, they had no choice but to accept it and say, ‘She did so well.“

—  Surya Bonaly French figure skater 1973

From the ESPN documentary Rebel on Ice http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=13416371&categoryid=12740388 (2015); as quoted in " The Rebellious, Back-Flipping Black Figure Skater Who Changed the Sport Forever https://newrepublic.com/article/122561/back-flipping-black-figure-skater-who-changed-sport-forever", in the New Republic (18 August 2015).

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