„We say: he has no talent, only tone. But tone is precisely what cannot be invented — we're born with it. Tone is an inherited grace, the privilege some of us have of making our organic pulsations felt — tone is more than talent, it is its essence.“

—  Emil Mihai Cioran, livro The Trouble With Being Born

The Trouble With Being Born (1973)

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—  Alfred Horsley Hinton British photographer 1863 - 1908

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—  Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943

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„I cannot speak
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—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

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Contexto: I cannot speak
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—  Arnold Schoenberg Austrian-American composer 1874 - 1951

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„Of the three primary colors, the three binary ones are formed. If you add to one of these the primary tone that is its opposite, it cancels it out. This means that you produce the required half-tone. Therefore, adding black is not adding a half-tone, it is soiling the tone whose true half-tone resides in this opposite me have just described. Hence the green shadows found in red. The heads of the two little peasants. The yellow one had purple shadows; the redder and more sanguine one had green ones.“

—  Paul Signac French painter 1863 - 1935

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„Pedants and snobs are fond of declaring that only accomplished French speakers can catch Proust's tone. That might be so, but the tone is only one of the things to be caught.“

—  Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019

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„Rights are always asserted in a tone of contention; and when this tone is adopted, it must rely upon force in the background, or else it will be laughed at.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

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„Went in at the tone eare and out at the tother.“

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Part II, chapter 9.
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