— Emo Philips American comedian 1956
— Emo Philips American comedian 1956
— Mel Brooks American director, writer, actor, and producer 1926
The 2,000 Year Old Man (and sequels)
— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Illusions
Widely attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson on the internet; however, a presumably definitive source of Emerson's works at http://www.rwe.org fails to confirm any occurrence of this phrase across his works. This phrase is found in remarks attributed to Charles A. Beard in Arthur H. Secord, "Condensed History Lesson", Readers' Digest, February 1941, p. 20; but the origin has not been determined. Possibly confused with a passage in "Illusions" in which Emerson discusses his experience in the "Star Chamber": "our lamps were taken from us by the guide, and extinguished or put aside, and, on looking upwards, I saw or seemed to see the night heaven thick with stars glimmering more or less brightly over our heads, and even what seemed a comet flaming among them. All the party were touched with astonishment and pleasure. Our musical friends sung with much feeling a pretty song, “The stars are in the quiet sky,” &c., and I sat down on the rocky floor to enjoy the serene picture. Some crystal specks in the black ceiling high overhead, reflecting the light of a half–hid lamp, yielded this magnificent effect."
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Variante: Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Kontext: But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
„…feeling her helplessness. There was nothing worse. Most people lived under the illusion that they were in control of their lives, but that wasn't completely true. Yeah, you could decide what to have for breakfast and what to wear and all those little things, but as soon as you stepped out into the world, you were pretty much at the mercy of everyone else around you, and all you could do was hope that if they were having a bad day, they wouldn't decide to take it out on you.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Jennifer Romanello, Chapter 30, p. 323
2000s, The Guardian (2003)
— Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004)
„Ishabal: "If you may correct your vision as you like, why do you wear spectacles?"
Tris: "Because I like them. Because I have better things to do with my magic than fixing my vision when ordinary glass will do.“
— Tamora Pierce, buch The Will of the Empress
Quelle: The Will of the Empress
„Some people think I always wear the hat, but that's not true. Sometimes I don't wear the hat. It makes me laugh that some people think I always wear the hat, because obviously I don't wear the hat all the time. What about when I sleep or take a shower? I don't wear the hat then. Also, I don't wear the hat to go to Millets.“
— Slash (musician) British-American musician and songwriter 1965
Interview with Rock Guitar Player Magazine, 2003.
— Galileo Galilei, buch Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Salviati, p. 88
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (1632)
— L. Frank Baum, buch The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Quelle: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)
Kontext: The Scarecrow listened carefully, and said, "I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas."
"That is because you have no brains" answered the girl. "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home."
The Scarecrow sighed.
"Of course I cannot understand it," he said. "If your heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in the beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains."
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
— Robin Lane Fox Historian, educator, writer, gardener 1946
Quelle: Alexander the Great, 1973, p.104
— Michael Parenti American academic 1933
2 MEDIA AND CULTURE, Some Call It Censorship, p. 150
Dirty truths (1996), first edition
„Their Maker, she said, gives them the sky to carry because they are strong. These people do not know who they are, but if you see a lot of trouble in your life, it is because you were chosen to carry part of the sky on your head. -pg. 25“
— Edwidge Danticat Novelist, short story writer, memoirist 1969
„Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars — points of light and reason. …And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything.“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Edward Cullen, p. 514
Twilight series, New Moon (2006)
„After the first glass you see things as you wish they were. After the second glass you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
Said about Absinthe https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absinthe. Quoted in “Letters to the Sphinx from Oscar Wilde: With Reminiscences of the Author" by Ada Leverson (London: Duckworth, 1930)