„Once love had seemed like magic. Now it seemed like tricks.“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
Lorrie Moore Foto
Lorrie Moore
US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin 1957

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„It did not seem possible to withstand another shock like this now coming on. Our loss had been severe.“

—  Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Union Army general and Medal of Honor recipient 1828 - 1914

His official report on the Battle of Little Round Top, as published in the U.S. Congressional Record
Kontext: The enemy seemed to have gathered all their energies for their final assault. We had gotten our thin line into as good a shape as possible, when a strong force emerged from the scrub wood in the valley, as well as I could judge, in two lines in echelon by the right, and, opening a heavy fire, the first line came on as if they meant to sweep everything before them. We opened on them as well as we could with our scanty ammunition snatched from the field.
It did not seem possible to withstand another shock like this now coming on. Our loss had been severe. One-half of my left wing had fallen, and a third of my regiment lay just behind us, dead or badly wounded. At this moment my anxietv was increased by a great roar of musketry in my rear, on the farther or northerly slope of Little Round Top, apparently on the flank of the regular brigade, which was in support of Hazlett's battery on the crest behind us. The bullets from this attack struck into my left rear, and I feared that the enemy might have nearly surrounded the Little Round Top, and only a desperate chance was left for us. My ammunition was soon exhausted. My men were firing their last shot and getting ready to "club" their muskets.
It was imperative to strike before we were struck by this overwhelming force in a hand-to-hand fight, which we could not probably have withstood or survived. At that crisis, I ordered the bayonet. The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man; and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away. The effect was surprising; many of the enemy's first line threw down their arms and surrendered. An officer fired his pistol at my head with one hand, while he handed me his sword with the other. Holding fast by our right, and swinging forward our left, we made an extended " right wheel," before which the enemy's second line broke and fell back, fighting from tree to tree, many being captured, until we had swept the valley and cleared the front of nearly our entire brigade.

Rick Riordan Foto

„Pretending was like that. Things seemed to make themselves up, once you got going.“

—  Diana Wynne Jones, buch Fire and Hemlock

Quelle: Fire and Hemlock (1985), p. 29.

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„Like seeing a photograph of yourself as a child, encountering handwriting that you know was once yours but that now seems only dimly familiar can inspire a confrontation with the mystery of time.“

—  Francine Prose American writer 1947

Quelle: Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Peter Jennings Foto

„Seems like yesterday; seems like forever—all at the same time.“

—  Peter Jennings News anchor 1938 - 2005

Response to question on what it feels like to have been the ABC News Anchorman for 20 years.
Larry King Interview (8 September 2003)
Kontext: Seems like yesterday; seems like forever—all at the same time. It's sort of, how do you measure it? Do you measure the fact that I'm 20 years older? No. I think I measure it by the events. You know, I came just as the Cold War was coming to an end. When you think about the events that we've been through, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to, I guess you'd say, 9/11 being the culmination at the end of that — of that scope — what extraordinary changes there have been.

„Calvin: It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
p19“

—  Bill Watterson American comic artist 1958

01 Aug 90
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
Quelle: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

Alastair Reynolds Foto

„Such hopes now seemed ludicrous in their naivety, like trying to stop a bulldozer with a feather.“

—  Alastair Reynolds, buch Pushing Ice

Quelle: Pushing Ice (2005), Chapter 13 (p. 216)

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Foto

„When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

Part I, section 1.
Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie (1847)

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Anne Louise Germaine de Staël Foto

„Life often seems like a long shipwreck, of which the débris are friendship, fame, and love.“

—  Anne Louise Germaine de Staël Swiss author 1766 - 1817

Reflections on Suicide (Réflexions sur le suicide, 1813), Section 1

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Brandon Boyd Foto

„I've had all that I can take and exploding seems like a definite possibility to me.“

—  Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976

Lyrics, Make Yourself (1999)

Rebecca West Foto

„Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.“

—  Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983

Quelle: The Book Of Military Quotations

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