„They thought I suffered from lack of exterior, when I suffered from excess of interior“

—  Romain Gary, buch Gros-Câlin

Quelle: Gros-Câlin

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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französischer Schriftsteller 1914 - 1980

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Seneca the Younger Foto

„Just as we suffer from excess in all things, so we suffer from excess in literature; thus we learn our lessons, not for life, but for the lecture room.“
Quemadmodum omnium rerum, sic litterarum quoque intemperantia laboramus: non vitae sed scholae discimus.

—  Seneca the Younger Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, and dramatist -4 - 65 v.Chr

Alternate translation: Not for life, but for school do we learn. (translator unknown)
Alternate translation: We are taught for the schoolroom, not for life. (translator unknown).
Quelle: Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter CVI: On the corporeality of virtue, Line 12

Lionel Shriver Foto

„I was suffering from the delusion that it's the thought that counts.“

—  Lionel Shriver, buch We Need to Talk About Kevin

Quelle: We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Thomas Mann Foto

„I think of my suffering, of the problem of my suffering. What am I suffering from? From knowledge — is it going to destroy me? What am I suffering from? From sexuality — is it going to destroy me?“

—  Thomas Mann German novelist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate 1875 - 1955

Letter from Naples, Italy to Otto Grautoff (1896); as quoted in A Gorgon's Mask: The Mother in Thomas Mann's Fiction (2005) by Lewis A. Lawson, p. 34
Kontext: I think of my suffering, of the problem of my suffering. What am I suffering from? From knowledge — is it going to destroy me? What am I suffering from? From sexuality — is it going to destroy me? How I hate it, this knowledge which forces even art to join it! How I hate it, this sensuality, which claims everything fine and good is its consequence and effect. Alas, it is the poison that lurks in everything fine and good! — How am I to free myself of knowledge? By religion? How am I to free myself of sexuality? By eating rice?

Arthur Schopenhauer Foto

„All wanting comes from need, therefore from lack, therefore from suffering.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860

Alles Wollen entspringt aus Bedürfnis, also aus Mangel, also aus Leiden.
Welt und Mensch II, p. 230ff

Russell L. Ackoff Foto
Oscar Wilde Foto

„Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Variante: Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Norman Spinrad Foto
Donald Rumsfeld Foto

„It recalls to mind the statement by Winston Churchill, something to the effect that: I have benefited greatly from criticism, and at no time have I suffered a lack thereof.“

—  Donald Rumsfeld U.S. Secretary of Defense 1932

During the Nomination of Robert Gates for the next U.S. Secretary of Defense, November 8, 2006

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Robert M. Pirsig Foto

„When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion.“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, buch Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

This is attributed to Pirsig by Richard Dawkins in the Preface to The God Delusion (2006), p. 28, but cannot be found prior to that. It is obviously a paraphrase of the following from Pirsig's Lila - An Inquiry Into Morals (1991): „An insane delusion can't be held by a group at all. A person isn't considered insane if there are a number of people who believe the same way. Insanity isn't supposed to be a communicable disease. If one other person starts to believe him, or maybe two or three, then it's a religion." ( books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=51i6WkGn6qYC&q=%22An+insane+delusion%22; books.google http://books.google.de/books?id=WZtRAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA426)
Quelle: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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Clarence Darrow Foto

„I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.“

—  Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938

As quoted in Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do" by Peter McWilliams, from 2000 Years of Disbelief (1996) edited by James A Haught p. 817

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Foto

„The cross is not random suffering, but necessary suffering. The cross is not suffering that stems from natural existence; it is the suffering that comes from being Christian.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Quelle: Discipleship (1937), Discipleship and the Cross, p. 86.
Kontext: The cross is not random suffering, but necessary suffering. The cross is not suffering that stems from natural existence; it is the suffering that comes from being Christian. … A Christianity that no longer took discipleship seriously remade the gospel into only the solace of cheap grace. Moreover, it drew no line between natural and Christian existence. Such a Christianity had to understand the cross as one's daily misfortune, as the predicament and anxiety of our daily life. Here it has been forgotten that the cross also means being rejected, that the cross includes the shame of suffering. Being shunned, despised, and deserted by people, as in the psalmists unending lament, is an essential feature of the suffering of the cross, which cannot be comprehended by a Christianity that is unable to differentiate between a citizen's ordinary existence and a Christian existence. The cross is suffering with Christ.

Eleftherios Venizelos Foto

„I do not wish to depreciate his great gifts and attainments in a country which unfortunately, if I may say so without offense, is suffering from a temporary lack of leading men.“

—  Eleftherios Venizelos Greek politician 1864 - 1936

Quelle: Victory of Venizelos, 1920, p. 165; In discussing the responsibility of Zaimes, Venizelos himself remarked in the Greek Chamber.

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Edvard Munch Foto

„No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.“

—  Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944

Quote from Munch's text (1889) 'Impressions from a ballroom, New Year's Eve in St. Cloud' - also known as 'The St. Cloud Manifesto'
1880 - 1895

Leon M. Lederman Foto

„Particle physics suffers more from being infected by the socio-political mood of the day than from lack of spectacular opportunities for major and profound discoveries.“

—  Leon M. Lederman American mathematician and physicist 1922 - 2018

Remark by Lederman during 2002 interview.
"Future of the field calls for charisma and courage" Kurt Riesselmann, FermiNews Volume 25, June 28, 2002, Number 11 http://www.fnal.gov/pub/ferminews/ferminews02-06-28/p3.html

Sherrilyn Kenyon Foto

„I don't suffer from my insanity -- I enjoy every minute of it.“

—  Sherrilyn Kenyon, buch Dance with the Devil

Quelle: Dance with the Devil

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