„We who scream exist ecstatically. We stand out beyond ourselves, we exist in two dimensions. The scream implies a tension between that which exists and that which might conceivably exist, between the indicative (that which is) and the subjunctive (that which might be).“

—  John Holloway, Change the World Without Taking Power (2002)
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Philip K. Dick photo
Bruce Lee photo

„If thought exists, I who think and the world about which I think also exist; the one exists but for the other, having no possible separation between them.“

—  Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
Striking Thoughts (2000), Context: If thought exists, I who think and the world about which I think also exist; the one exists but for the other, having no possible separation between them. Therefore, the world and I are both in active correlation; I am that which sees the world, and the world is that which is seen by me. I exist for the world and the world exists for me. … One sure and primary and fundamental fact is the joint existence of a subject and of its world. The one does not exist without the other. I acquire no understanding of myself except as I take account of objects, of the surroundings. I do not think unless I think of things — and there I find myself. p. 21

Publicidade
Patrick Henry photo

„United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs.“

—  Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799
1790s, Speech (1799), Context: Let us trust God and our better judgment to set us right hereafter. United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs. Let us preserve our strength for the French, the English, the Germans, or whoever else shall dare invade our territory, and not exhaust it in civil commotions and intestine wars. Last public speech before his death (4 March 1799); as quoted in Patrick Henry: Life, Correspondences and Speeches (1891) by William Wirt Henry, Vol. 2, p. 609-610 http://www.archive.org/stream/pathenrylife02henrrich#page/608/mode/2up

William Lloyd Garrison photo

„The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.“

—  William Lloyd Garrison American journalist 1805 - 1879
Resolution adopted by the Antislavery Society (27 January 1843); referencing Isaiah 28:15: "We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement".

Bertrand Russell photo
Emil M. Cioran photo

„It is the only one in existence that might conceivably have been composed by God.“

—  Neville Cardus English writer 1888 - 1975
Of Mozart's "The Magic Flute"; Manchester Guardian (1961)

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„We are responsible to ourselves for our own existence; consequently we want to be the true helmsman of this existence and refuse to allow our existence to resemble a mindless act of chance.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900
Untimely Meditations (1876), Wir haben uns über unser Dasein vor uns selbst zu verantworten; folglich wollen wir auch die wirklichen Steuermänner dieses Daseins abgeben und nicht zulassen, daß unsre Existenz einer gedankenlosen Zufälligkeit gleiche. “Schopenhauer as educator,” § 3.1, R. Hollingdale, trans. (1983), p. 128

Julien Offray de La Mettrie photo

„This is then another new faculty which might exist only potentially in matter, like all the others“

—  Julien Offray de La Mettrie French physician and philosopher 1709 - 1751
The Natural History of the Soul (1745), Context: [W]e must admit, with the same frankness, that we are ignorant whether matter has in itself the faculty of feeling, or only the power of acquiring it by those modifications or forms to which matter is susceptible; for it is true that this faculty of feeling appears only in organic bodies. This is then another new faculty which might exist only potentially in matter, like all the others which have been mentioned; and this was the hypothesis of the ancients, whose philosophy, full of insight and penetration, deserves to be raised above the ruins of the philosophy of the moderns.<!--p.160 Ch. VI Concerning the Sensitive Faculty of Matter

Roman Vishniac photo
Édouard Vuillard photo
Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802) photo

„If we suppose that similar intervals exist between all the stars,“

—  Robert Chambers (publisher, born 1802) Scottish publisher and writer 1802 - 1871
Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation (1844), Context: A sensible parallax of about one second has been ascertained in the case of the double star [ Alpha Centauri ] of the constellation of the Centaur, and one of the third of that amount for the double star, 61 Cygni; which gave reason to presume that the distance of the former might be about twenty thousand millions of miles, and the latter of much greater amount. If we suppose that similar intervals exist between all the stars, we shall readily see that the space occupied by even the comparatively small number visible to the naked eye, must be vast beyond all powers of conception. Footnote: By Mr. Henderson Professor of Astronomy in the Edinburgh University and Lieutenant Meadows. p. 3

Anatole France photo

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“