„A person who knows all that is good and all that is true — as much as can be known — but does not resist evils, knows nothing.“
— Emanuel Swedenborg Swedish 18th century scientist and theologian 1688 - 1772
Apocalypse Explained #1180
Original: (la) Homo qui scit omnia bona et omnia vera, quotcunque sciri possunt, et non fugit mala, nihil scit
— John Dryden, Aureng-zebe
Aureng-Zebe (1676), Act IV, scene i.
„When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, it’s about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.“
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014
Space: What love's got to do with it - The Space Review (2004)
— Ashleigh Brilliant American author and cartoonist 1933
— Charles de Lint author 1951
“The Forever Trees”, p. 331
The Ivory and the Horn (1996)
— Roger Zelazny, buch This Immortal
“Because of what we did, things remained as they were, rather than getting worse,” I told him.
Quelle: This Immortal (1965), p. 131
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
Letter to A.S. Suvorin (November 25, 1892)
„Nothing ever does happen in the future and nothing ever has happened in the past; the only happening is in the present moment. And yet people everywhere are so wrapped up in the past and future that the present moment tends to be overlooked. Yet this present moment is the only moment of reality; everything else is imagination. Now is the only time we can live. We can't live in the past, although some attempt it, and we can't live in the future. We live now or not at all.“
— Martin Cecil, 7th Marquess of Exeter Marquess of Exeter 1909 - 1988
On Eagle's Wings, 1977, p. 159
As of a Trumpet, On Eagle's Wings
— Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Tiere essen
Quelle: Eating Animals
„Nothing radically changes when instead of human satisfaction, we think of the satisfaction of some heavenly being! God’s person displaces the problem and does not abolish it.“
— Georges Bataille French intellectual and literary figure 1897 - 1962
Quelle: On Nietzsche (1945), p. xx
— Jawaharlal Nehru Indian lawyer, statesman, and writer, first Prime Minister of India 1889 - 1964
Speech at Columbia University (1949); published in Speeches 1949 - 1953 p. 402; as quoted in Sources of Indian Tradition (1988) by Stephen Hay, p. 350
Kontext: In times of crisis it is not unnatural for those who are involved in it deeply to regard calm objectivity in others as irrational, short-sighted, negative, unreal or even unmanly. But I should like to make it clear that the policy India has sought to pursue is not a negative and neutral policy. It is a positive and vital policy that flows from our struggle for freedom and from the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Peace is not only an absolute necessity for us in India in order to progress and develop but also of paramount importance to the world. How can that peace be preserved? Not by surrendering to aggression, not by compromising with evil or injustice but also not by the talking and preparing for war! Aggression has to be met, for it endangers peace. At the same time, the lesson of the past two wars has to be remembered and it seems to me astonishing that, in spite of that lesson, we go the same way. The very processes of marshaling the world into two hostile camps precipitates the conflict that it had sought to avoid. It produces a sense of terrible fear and that fear darkens men's minds and leads them to wrong courses. There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear. As a great President of the United States said, there is nothing really to fear except fear itself.
„These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes,
Nothing remains quite the same.
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands,
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.“
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Song lyrics, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes (1977)
„A young person is a person with nothing to learn
One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn…“
— Ogden Nash American poet 1902 - 1971
Kontext: A young person is a person with nothing to learn
One who already knows that ice does not chill and fire does not burn...
It knows it can spend six hours in the sun on its first
day at the beach without ending up a skinless beet,
And it knows it can walk barefoot through the barn
without running a nail in its feet....
Meanwhile psychologists grow rich
Writing that the young are ones' should not
undermine the self-confidence of which.
„Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change“
— Isabel Allende, buch Das Geisterhaus
Variante: Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change.
Quelle: The House of the Spirits
„The hard thing about death is that nothing ever changes. The hard thing about life is that nothing stays the same.“
— Sue Grafton American writer 1940 - 2017
Quelle: J is for Judgment
„Ruskin says that anyone who expects perfection from a work of art knows nothing of works of art. This is an appealing sentence that, so far as I can see, is not true about a few pictures and statues and pieces of music, short stories and short poems. Whether or not you expect perfection from them, you get it; at least, there is nothing in them that you would want changed. But what Ruskin says is true about novels: anyone who expects perfection from even the greatest novel knows nothing of novels.“
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
“An Unread Book”, p. 47
The Third Book of Criticism (1969)