— Tenzin Gyatso spiritual leader of Tibet 1935
„What happens is a continual surrender of himself as he is at the moment to something which is more valuable. The progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.“
— T.S. Eliot, livro Tradition and the Individual Talent
Tradition and the Individual Talent (1919)
„Usually all my tattoos came at good times. A tattoo is something permanent when you've made a self-discovery, or something you've come to a conclusion about. “
— Angelina Jolie American actress, film director, and screenwriter 1975
„The text is a product in the sense that it is an output, something that can be recorded and studied, having a certain construction that can be represented in systematic terms. It is a process in the sense of a continuous process of semantic choice, a movement through the network of meaning potential, with each set of choices constituting the environment for a further set.“
— Michael Halliday Australian linguist 1925 - 2018
Michael Halliday (1985) cited in: Xueyan Yang (2010) Modelling Text As Process. p. 20.
1970s and later
„God didn't produce a ready-made world. The Creator has done something cleverer than this, making a world able to make itself.“
— John Polkinghorne physicist and priest 1930
Quarks, Chaos & Christianity (1995)
— Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912
The Dominant Idea (1910)
Contexto: It is not to be supposed that any one will attain to the full realization of what he purposes, even when those purposes do not involve united action with others; he will fall short; he will in some measure be overcome by contending or inert opposition. But something he will attain, if he continues to aim high.
What, then, would I have? you ask. I would have men invest themselves with the dignity of an aim higher than the chase for wealth; choose a thing to do in life outside of the making of things, and keep it in mind, — not for a day, nor a year, but for a life-time. And then keep faith with themselves! Not be a light-o'-love, to-day professing this and to-morrow that, and easily reading oneself out of both whenever it becomes convenient; not advocating a thing to-day and to-morrow kissing its enemies' sleeve, with that weak, coward cry in the mouth, "Circumstances make me." Take a good look into yourself, and if you love Things and the power and the plenitude of Things better than you love your own dignity, human dignity, Oh, say so, say so! Say it to yourself, and abide by it. But do not blow hot and cold in one breath. Do not try to be a social reformer and a respected possessor of Things at the same time. Do not preach the straight and narrow way while going joyously upon the wide one. Preach the wide one, or do not preach at all; but do not fool yourself by saying you would like to help usher in a free society, but you cannot sacrifice an armchair for it.
„I think the art of filmmaking is something you learn through actions, by doing it, not by learning theories. And as you do it, your mind starts to change.“
— Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer 1929
Anarchy and Alchemy: the Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky by Ben Cobb (2007) p. 115
„A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
Remark to scientist Herman Francis Mark
1940s, Only Then Shall We Find Courage (1946)
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
2nd Question & Answer Meeting, Brockwood Park, UK (11 September 1971)
„Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that's beautiful to create something that is fake?“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Fonte: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 38
— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
„Poets often have a conscious awareness that they are struggling with the daimonic, and that the issue is their working something through from the depths which push the self to a new plane.“
— Rollo May, livro Love and Will
Fonte: Love and Will (1969), p. 127
— Sogyal Rinpoche Tibetan Dzogchen lama of the Nyingma tradition 1947 - 2019
„People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
Fonte: The Second Sin (1973), p. 49.
„Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified.“
— Vannevar Bush, livro As We May Think
As We May Think (1945)
Contexto: Wholly new forms of encyclopedias will appear, ready-made with a mesh of associative trails running through them, ready to be dropped into the memex and there amplified. The lawyer has at his touch the associated opinions and decisions of his whole experience, and of the experience of friends and authorities. The patent attorney has on call the millions of issued patents, with familiar trails to every point of his client's interest. The physician, puzzled by its patient's reactions, strikes the trail established in studying an earlier similar case, and runs rapidly through analogous case histories, with side references to the classics for the pertinent anatomy and histology. The chemist, struggling with the synthesis of an organic compound, has all the chemical literature before him in his laboratory, with trails following the analogies of compounds, and side trails to their physical and chemical behavior.
„In scriptural texts we think important, the point is made over and over again: Your moral activities can affect the rain, the harvest, and the health of everything you love. The link between moral choices and material outcomes is made continually, and it is received and studied toward normative action. The texts suggest the interruption of desire, of consumption, and of acquisition.“
— Laurie Zoloth American ethicist 1950
"Interrupting Your Life: An Ethics for the Coming Storm" (2014)
„You give me the feeling that the universe
Was made by something more than human
For something less than human.
But I identify myself, as always,
With something that there's something wrong with,
With something human.“
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
"The One Who Was Different"
The Lost World (1965)
— Jeremy Taylor English clergyman 1613 - 1667
Holy Living (1650), ch. 1, section 1
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
Misattributed, Jackson's personal book of maxims