„I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.“

—  Michael Crichton, livro State of Fear

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„I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enough.“

—  Rainer Maria Rilke, Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God

Number 2 (as translated by Cliff Crego)
I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enough
to truly consecrate the hour.
I am much too small in this world, yet not small enough
to be to you just object and thing,
dark and smart.
I want my free will and want it accompanying
the path which leads to action;
and want during times that beg questions,
where something is up,
to be among those in the know,
or else be alone.
(as translated by Annemarie S. Kidder)
Das Stunden-Buch (The Book of Hours) (1905)
Fonte: Rilke's Book of Hours: Love Poems to God
Contexto: I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone enough
to make every hour holy.
I am too small in the world, and yet not tiny enough
just to stand before you like a thing,
dark and shrewd.
I want my will, and I want to be with my will
as it moves towards deed;
and in those quiet, somehow hesitating times,
when something is approaching,
I want to be with those who are wise
or else alone.

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„There was much to hate in this world and too much to love.“

—  Gregory Maguire, livro Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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—  Stanisław Jerzy Lec Polish writer 1909 - 1966

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„The world has far too much morality.“

—  Steven Pinker psychologist, linguist, author 1954

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