„Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return.“
— Franz Kafka, livro The Zürau Aphorisms
3 (20 October 1917); as published in The Blue Octavo Notebooks (1954); also in Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings (1954); variant translations use "cardinal sins" instead of "main human sins" and "laziness" instead of "indolence".
The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
Contexto: There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise; it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return.
— Thomas Pynchon, livro Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow (1973)
„It was impossible to see warfare as anything other than what Morgenes had once termed it: a kind of hell on earth that impatient mankind had arranged so it would not have to wait for the afterlife.“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Fonte: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, To Green Angel Tower (1993), Part 1, Chapter 12, “Raven’s Dance” (p. 392).
— Gabrielle Roy French Canadian fiction writer 1909 - 1983
in Where Nests the Water Hen:Roy,Gabrielle (1951)
Where Nests the Water Hen (1951)
— Gerry Spence American lawyer 1929
Fonte: Give Me Liberty! (1998), Ch. 2 : Man, the Enslaving Animal, p. 22
Contexto: Today the insatiable quest for profit promotes the new slavery. In bewildering ways, the new is more pernicious than the old, for the New American Slave is told he is free, and he clings to that myth as if his life depended upon it, a suspicion that cannot be totally ignored.
— Margaret Atwood, livro O Conto da Aia
Fonte: The Handmaid's Tale
— Erik Naggum Norwegian computer programmer 1965 - 2009
Re: *Why* is LISP better? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.lisp/msg/56b07583ed1eb1de (Usenet article).
Usenet articles, Miscellaneous
— Epictetus philosopher from Ancient Greece 50 - 138
Contexto: You are impatient and hard to please. If alone, you call it solitude: if in the company of men, you dub them conspirators and thieves, and find fault with your very parents, children, brothers and neighbours. Whereas when by yourself you should have called it Tranquillity and Freedom: and herein deemed yourself like unto the Gods. And when in the company of the many, you should not have called it a wearisome crowd and tumult, but an assembly and a tribunal; and thus accepted all with contentment. What then is the chastisement of those who accept it not? To be as they are. Is any discontented with being alone? let him be in solitude. Is any discontented with his parents? let him be a bad son, and lament. Is any discontented with his children? let him be a bad father.—"Throw him into prison!"—What prison?—Where he is already: for he is there against his will; and wherever a man is against his will, that to him is a prison. Thus Socrates was not in prison since he was there with his own consent. (31 & 32).
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
Fonte: The Soul of Man Under Socialism, and Selected Critical Prose
— James Richardson American poet 1950
Vectors: Aphorisms and Ten Second Essays (2001)
— David Eddings American novelist 1931 - 2009
Fonte: Demon Lord of Karanda
— John Denham English poet and courtier 1615 - 1669
The Sophy: A Tragedy, Act I, scene ii.
— R.S. Thomas, livro The Echoes Return Slow
Fonte: "The Echoes Return Slow" in The Echoes Return Slow (1988)
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
From the glossary of the first Programming Perl book.
„He was seized and dragged off to King Philip, and being asked who he was, replied, "A spy upon your insatiable greed."“
— Diogenes of Sinope ancient Greek philosopher, one of the founders of the Cynic philosophy -404 - -322 a.C.
Diogenes Laërtius, vi. 43. Cf. Plutarch, Moralia, 70CD.
Quoted by Diogenes Laërtius
„Visits are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not that, would do nothing.“
— William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800
Letter to the Rev. John Johnson, (29 September1793).