„People talk of “social outcasts.” The words apparently denote the miserable losers of the world, the vicious ones, but I feel as though I have been a “social outcast” from the moment I was born. If ever I meet someone society has designated as an outcast, I invariably feel affection for him, an emotion which carries me away in melting tenderness.“

—  Osamu Dazai, livro No Longer Human

The Second Notebook
No Longer Human

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Osamu Dazai3
1909 - 1948

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„I always have the most sympathy for that painting of mine, which the other people appreciate the least. It gives me the impression of an outcast and it takes on a romantic-interesting quality. I therefore always put this work first and want to prove to everyone that he is wrong if he does not appreciate this above all my other works. It is certainly rather foolish, and I do not know, it comes from an 'esprit de contradiction' or just from pity. The bad end has something attractive, one has sympathy for it.“

—  Gerard Bilders painter from the Netherlands 1838 - 1865

version in original Dutch / citaat van Bilders' brief, in het Nederlands: De meeste sympathie heb ik altijd voor dat schilderij van mij, wat de andere mensen het minst waardeert / bevalt. Dit geeft mij de indruk van een verstoteling en het neemt een romantisch-interessante hoedanigheid aan. Ik zet dit werk dan ook altijd voorop en wil iedereen bewijzen dat ie ongelijk heeft als hij deze niet boven al mijn andere werken waardeert. Dat is zeker nogal dwaas, en ik weet niet of het voortkomt uit 'esprit de contradiction' of uit medelijden. Het ongeluk heeft iets aantrekkelijks, men heeft er sympathie voor.
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„The remarkable thing about Jesus was that, although he came from the middle class and had no appreciable disadvantages himself, he mixed socially with the lowest of the low and identified himself with them. He became an outcast by choice.“

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Contexto: The remarkable thing about Jesus was that, although he came from the middle class and had no appreciable disadvantages himself, he mixed socially with the lowest of the low and identified himself with them. He became an outcast by choice. Why did Jesus do this? What would make a middle-class man talk to beggars and mix socially with the poor? What would make a prophet associate with the rabble who know nothing of the law? The answer comes across very clearly in the gospels: compassion.

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„It's a feeling of awe — of scientific awe — which I felt could be communicated through a drawing to someone who had also had this emotion. It could remind him, for a moment, of this feeling about the glories of the universe.“

—  Richard Feynman American theoretical physicist 1918 - 1988

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Contexto: I wanted very much to learn to draw, for a reason that I kept to myself: I wanted to convey an emotion I have about the beauty of the world. It's difficult to describe because it's an emotion. It's analogous to the feeling one has in religion that has to do with a god that controls everything in the whole universe: there's a generality aspect that you feel when you think about how things that appear so different and behave so differently are all run "behind the scenes" by the same organization, the same physical laws. It's an appreciation of the mathematical beauty of nature, of how she works inside; a realization that the phenomena we see result from the complexity of the inner workings between atoms; a feeling of how dramatic and wonderful it is. It's a feeling of awe — of scientific awe — which I felt could be communicated through a drawing to someone who had also had this emotion. It could remind him, for a moment, of this feeling about the glories of the universe.

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