— Gregory Benford Science fiction author and astrophysicist 1941
In Alien Flesh (1986), She’d stopped to massage her hip, wincing. “It simply makes one cross.” Nooncoming, p. 100 (Originally published in Universe 8, edited by Terry Carr), 1978
— Gregory Benford Science fiction author and astrophysicist 1941
„Play to your strengths. If you’re not the “warm & fuzzy” voice, don’t waste time trying to be that. Work at what you’re naturally good at, then make it better. Challenge people to challenge you. And know when to stop talking.“
— Larry Brantley American stand-up comedian 1966
Larry Brantley – the heart (and voice) behind Wishbone! http://hollyfranklin.com/larrybrantley/ (September 17, 2016)
„It is not true that suffering ennobles the character; happiness does that sometimes, but suffering, for the most part, makes men petty and vindictive.“
— W. Somerset Maugham, livro The Moon and Sixpence
The Moon and Sixpence (1919), Ch. 17, p. 64
„The music and the clothing are just as important. That's what makes you hip hop. You show people that you're hip hop by what you wear.“
— Канье Уэст American rapper, singer and songwriter 1977
2013 Interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S78tT_YxF_c
— Christiaan Barnard South-African physician 1922 - 2001
New York Times, April 28, 1985; as quoted in A Speaker's Treasury of Quotations by Michael C. Thomsett and Linda Rose Thomsett (McFarland, 2009), p. 111 https://books.google.it/books?id=igYyBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA111.
„My dear Tiberius, you must not give way to youthful emotion or take it to heart if anyone speaks ill of me; let us be satisfied if we can make people stop short at unkind words.“
— Augustus founder of Julio-Claudian dynasty and first emperor of the Roman Empire -63 - 14 a.C.
Aetati tuae, mi Tiberi, noli in hac re indulgere et nimium indignari quemquam esse, qui de me male loquatur; satis est enim, si hoc habemus ne quis nobis male facere possit. Suetonius, Divus Augustus, paragraph 51. Translation: Robert Graves, 1957.
„Oswald Cabal: There’s nothing wrong in suffering, if you suffer for a purpose. Our revolution didn’t abolish danger or death. It simply made danger and death worthwhile.“
— H. G. Wells, livro The Shape of Things to Come
Things to Come (1936)
„You have no mind to be unkind,"
Said echo in her ear:
"No mind to bring a living thing
To suffering or fear.
For all that's bad, or mean or sad, you have no mind,
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
"To Janet Merriman", quoted in Letters of Lewis Carroll to his Child-Friends (1933) p. 81
„The world runs,” Lowell said, “on the fuel of this endless, fathomless misery. People know it, but they don’t mind what they don’t see. Make them look and they mind, but you’re the one they hate, because you’re the one that made them look.“
— Karen Joy Fowler, livro We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
„Paranoia is infectious. It’s also an incredibly useful tool. If you can make people afraid enough, uncertain enough, they will simply stop moving.“
— Sarah Zettel American writer 1966
Bitter Angels (2009), Chapter 25 (p. 318)
„The cross is not random suffering, but necessary suffering. The cross is not suffering that stems from natural existence; it is the suffering that comes from being Christian.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Discipleship (1937), Discipleship and the Cross, Context: The cross is not random suffering, but necessary suffering. The cross is not suffering that stems from natural existence; it is the suffering that comes from being Christian. … A Christianity that no longer took discipleship seriously remade the gospel into only the solace of cheap grace. Moreover, it drew no line between natural and Christian existence. Such a Christianity had to understand the cross as one's daily misfortune, as the predicament and anxiety of our daily life. Here it has been forgotten that the cross also means being rejected, that the cross includes the shame of suffering. Being shunned, despised, and deserted by people, as in the psalmists unending lament, is an essential feature of the suffering of the cross, which cannot be comprehended by a Christianity that is unable to differentiate between a citizen's ordinary existence and a Christian existence. The cross is suffering with Christ. p. 86.
„Of patience there is this to be said. To be patient is to suffer. By their fruits men know one another, but by their sufferings they are what they are. And suffering is not merely the endurance of physical or mental anguish, but of joy also. A rabbit caught in a trap may be supposed to suffer physical anguish : but it suffers nothing else. The man crucified may be supposed to suffer physical & mental anguish, but he suffers also intense happiness and joy. The industrialist workman is often simply as a rabbit in a trap; the artist is often as a man nailed to a cross. In patience souls are possessed. No lower view of the matter will suffice.“
— Eric Gill British artist 1882 - 1940
An Essay on Typography (1931) (Godine, 1993, ISBN 0-87923-950-6, p. 84
„If you’ve ever sat in a room with twins, immediately you’re forced to deal with this confusion. You’re afraid to call them by name because you’re afraid you’re going to get it wrong. At first being a twin is a source of power, you can switch, you can fool people—but then it becomes a vulnerability because people confuse you when you don’t want them to. The famous story of the twins who were both spanked when either one of them did something wrong because the parents wanted to make sure they got the right twin. So that would immediately make each twin totally responsible for the other one’s actions and therefore would make you want to control the other twin’s actions. It gets quite twisted and the confusion of identities becomes quite intense.“
— David Cronenberg Canadian film director, screenwriter and actor 1943
„When are we going to stop making excuses for the terrorists and saying that somebody is making them do it? No, these are simply evil people who want to kill.“
— Condoleezza Rice American Republican politician; U.S. Secretary of State; political scientist 1954
PBS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white_house/july-dec05/rice_7-28.html, July 28, 2005.
„A man's allowed to make lots of small mistakes, and there's nothing wrong with that. But if the mistakes are big ones and they weigh him down, his only solution is to stop taking himself seriously. It's the only way to avoid suffering - suffering, prolonged, can be fatal.“
— Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, Dirty Havana Trilogy