„Consciousness is much more than the thorn, it is the dagger in the flesh.“

—  Émile Michel Cioran, buch The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)

Émile Michel Cioran Foto
Émile Michel Cioran102
rumänischer Philosoph 1911 - 1995

Ähnliche Zitate

David Bohm Foto

„Consciousness is much more of the implicate order than is matter“

—  David Bohm American theoretical physicist 1917 - 1992

Statement of 1987, as quoted in Towards a Theory of Transpersonal Decision-Making in Human-Systems (2007) by Joseph Riggio, p. 66
Kontext: Consciousness is much more of the implicate order than is matter... Yet at a deeper level [matter and consciousness] are actually inseparable and interwoven, just as in the computer game the player and the screen are united by participation.

Cyrano de Bergerac Foto

„How do you think a spade, sword or dagger wounds us? Because the metal is a form of matter in which the particles are closer and more tightly bound together than those of your flesh.“

—  Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655

The Other World (1657)
Kontext: How do you think a spade, sword or dagger wounds us? Because the metal is a form of matter in which the particles are closer and more tightly bound together than those of your flesh. The metal forces flesh to yield to strength, just as a galloping squadron penetrates a battle line that is of much greater extent.
And why is a piece of hot metal hotter than a piece of burning wood? Because the metal contains more heat in a smaller volume. The particles in the metal are more compact than those in the wood.

André Maurois Foto
Juliet Marillier Foto
Guy De Maupassant Foto
John Dryden Foto

„For present joys are more to flesh and blood
Than a dull prospect of a distant good.“

—  John Dryden, buch The Hind and the Panther

Pt. III, lines 364–365.
The Hind and the Panther (1687)

Rick Riordan Foto
The Mother Foto

„Consciousness, to be sure, is more effective than packets of medicine.“

—  The Mother spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo 1878 - 1973

Her final comment on her experience of getting out of the epidemic, quoted in "Japan" (1916-20)

Robert Browning Foto
James Hudson Taylor Foto

„I... know how much easier it is to lean on an arm of flesh than on the Lord; but I have learned too how much less safe it is.“

—  James Hudson Taylor Missionary in China 1832 - 1905

(A.J. Broomhall. Hudson Taylor and China’s Open Century, Book Four: Survivors’ Pact. London: Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1984, 346).

Karl Kraus Foto
Frank Herbert Foto
Alan Moore Foto
Henri-Frédéric Amiel Foto

„In the conduct of life, habits count for more than maxims, because habit is a living maxim, becomes flesh and instinct.“

—  Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881

Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Kontext: In the conduct of life, habits count for more than maxims, because habit is a living maxim, becomes flesh and instinct. To reform one's maxims is nothing: it is but to change the title of the book. To learn new habits is everything, for it is to reach the substance of life. Life is but a tissue of habits.

Cormac McCarthy Foto

„What could a child know of the darkness of God's plan? Or how flesh is so frail it is hardly more than a dream“

—  Cormac McCarthy, buch Verlorene

page 154
Quelle: Suttree (1979)
Kontext: Pale manchild were there last agonies? Were you in terror, did you know? Could you feel the claw that claimed you? And who is this fool kneeling over your bones, choked with bitterness? And what could a child know of the darkness of God's plan? Or how flesh is so frail it is hardly more than a dream.

Clive Barker Foto

„Words are sexier than flesh.“

—  Clive Barker author, film director and visual artist 1952

Miguel de Unamuno Foto
Emily Brontë Foto

„It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.“

—  Emily Brontë, buch Sturmhöhe

Nelly Dean (Ch. X).
Quelle: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Kontext: She seemed almost over fond of Mr. Linton; and even to his sister she showed plenty of affection. They were both very attentive to her comfort, certainly. It was not the thorn bending to the honeysuckles, but the honeysuckles embracing the thorn.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“