„I'm glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility. (U. S. poet and writer, 1943- )“


Citações relacionadas

Chris Murphy photo
Karl Dönitz photo

„I accept responsibility for U-boat warfare from 1933 onward, and of the entire navy from 1943 on, but to make me responsible for what happened to Jews in Germany, or Russian soldiers on the east front — it is so ridiculous all I can do is laugh.“

—  Karl Dönitz President of Germany; admiral in command of German submarine forces during World War II 1891 - 1980
To Leon Goldensohn, July 14, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004.

 Prince photo
Peter Ustinov photo
Christopher McCandless photo
Carl Sagan photo

„Astronomically, the U. S. S. R. and the United States are the same place.“

—  Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
p. 196

Saul Bellow photo

„Writers, poets, painters, musicians, philosophers, political thinkers, to name only a few of the categories affected, must woo their readers, viewers, listeners, from distraction.“

—  Saul Bellow Canadian-born American writer 1915 - 2005
Context: Writers, poets, painters, musicians, philosophers, political thinkers, to name only a few of the categories affected, must woo their readers, viewers, listeners, from distraction. To this we must add, for simple realism demands it, that these same writers, painters, etc., are themselves the children of distraction. As such, they are peculiarly qualified to approach the distracted multitudes. They will have experienced the seductions as well as the destructiveness of the forces we have been considering here. This is the destructive element in which we do not need to be summoned to immerse ourselves, for we were born to it. "The Distracted Public" (1990), p. 167

Isaac Asimov photo

„Tritt listened placidly, clearly understanding nothing, but content to be listening; while Odeen, transmitting nothing, was as clearly content to be lecturing.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popula... 1920 - 1992
Section 2 “...the gods themselves...”, Chapter 1b, p. 82

Will Eisner photo

San Diego, U. S. A.“

—  Will Eisner American cartoonist 1917 - 2005

„I'm no novelist. Or anything else, I suppose, except, just possibly a poet, once in a while.“

—  Vernon Scannell British boxer and poet 1922 - 2007
Scannell's diary entry - 28 December 1966 James Andrew Taylor - Walking Wounded: The Life and poetry of Vernon Scannell O U P 2013

Eugene Paul Wigner photo

„The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve.“

—  Eugene Paul Wigner mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning physicist 1902 - 1995
"The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences," Communications in Pure and Applied Mathematics, February 1960, final sentence.

Margaret Atwood photo

„I said "writer," not "poet;" I did have some common sense.“

—  Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Context: My English teacher from 1955, run to ground by some documentary crew trying to explain my life, said that in her class I had showed no particular promise. This was true. Until the descent of the giant thumb, I showed no particular promise. I also showed no particular promise for some time afterwards, but I did not know this. A lot of being a poet consists of willed ignorance. If you woke up from your trance and realized the nature of the life-threatening and dignity-destroying precipice you were walking along, you would switch into actuarial sciences immediately. If I had not been ignorant in this particular way, I would not have announced to an assortment of my high school female friends, in the cafeteria one brown-bag lunchtime, that I was going to be a writer. I said "writer," not "poet;" I did have some common sense. But my announcement was certainly a conversation-stopper. Sticks of celery were suspended in mid-crunch, peanut-butter sandwiches paused halfway between table and mouth; nobody said a word. One of those present reminded me of this incident recently — I had repressed it — and said she had been simply astounded. "Why?," I said. "Because I wanted to be a writer?" "No," she said. "Because you had the guts to say it out loud."