„Yesterday This Day's Madness did prepare;
To-morrow's Silence, Triumph, or Despair:
Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why:
Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.“

The Rubaiyat (1120)

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1048 - 1131

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—  Erwin Schrödinger Austrian physicist 1887 - 1961

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Contexto: I am born into an environment — I know not whence I came nor whither I go nor who I am. This is my situation as yours, every single one of you. The fact that everyone always was in this same situation, and always will be, tells me nothing. Our burning question as to the whence and whither — all we can ourselves observe about it is the present environment. That is why we are eager to find out about it as much as we can. That is science, learning, knowledge; it is the true source of every spiritual endeavour of man. We try to find out as much as we can about the spatial and temporal surroundings of the place in which we find ourselves put by birth…

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—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Quoted in: Scott Slater, ‎Alec Solomita (1980), Exits: stories of dying moments & parting words. p. 8.
Slater & Solomita (1980) explained:
"It was a spirited dinner and Picasso a cheerful, genial host. After the meal, while pouring wine into a friend's glass, Picasso said, Drink to me. Drink to my health. You know I can't drink any more. A little later, about 11:30 P.M., he left his guests, saying, And now I must go back to work. He was up painting until 3:00 A.M. That morning Picasso woke at 11:30, unable to move. By 11:40 he was dead..".
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„Ah, not to a blaze of light I go,
Nor shouts of a triumph train;
I go down to kiss the dregs of woe,
And drink up the Cup of Pain.“

—  Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912

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Contexto: Ah, not to a blaze of light I go,
Nor shouts of a triumph train;
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„First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940

Variante: First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.

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—  Chris Murphy American politician 1973

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„So what is true for life itself is no less true for the universe: knowing where you came from is no less important than knowing where you are going.“

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