„I don’t get why they call it heartbreak. It feels like every other bone in my body is broken too. “
— Jared Leto American actor and musician 1971
„English civilization — the humanizing, the bringing into one harmonious and truly humane life, of the whole body of English society — that is what interests me.“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
"Irish Essays. Ecce, Convertimur ad Gentes" (1882)
„Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -566 - -483 a.C.
The Jatka (From the Attainment of the Buddhaship. Also is in the Nirvana Sutta.)
„We must remember that ideas modify feelings. The anti-intellectualism of English and American artists has led them to the error of not perceiving the connection between the feeling of modern forms and modern ideas. By feeling is meant the response of the 'body-and-mind' as a whole to the events of reality.“
— Robert Motherwell American artist 1915 - 1991
Modern Painter's World, ed. Robert Motherwell , Dyn, Nov. 1942, p. 9
„This perception is a sword such as was never drawn before. It divides and detaches bone and marrow, soul and body, yea, almost the man from himself.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Context: The key to the period appeared to be that the mind had become aware of itself. Men grew reflective and intellectual. There was a new consciousness. The former generations acted under the belief that a shining social prosperity was the beatitude of man, and sacrificed uniformly the citizen to the State. The modern mind believed that the nation existed for the individual, for the guardianship and education of every man. This idea, roughly written in revolutions and national movements, in the mind of the philosopher had far more precision; the individual is the world. This perception is a sword such as was never drawn before. It divides and detaches bone and marrow, soul and body, yea, almost the man from himself. It is the age of severance, of dissociation, of freedom, of analysis, of detachment. Every man for himself. The public speaker disclaims speaking for any other; he answers only for himself. The social sentiments are weak; the sentiment of patriotism is weak; veneration is low; the natural affections feebler than they were. People grow philosophical about native land and parents and. relations. There is an universal resistance to ties rand ligaments once supposed essential to civil society. The new race is stiff, heady and rebellious; they are fanatics in freedom; they hate tolls, taxes, turnpikes, banks, hierarchies, governors, yea, almost laws. They have a neck of unspeakable tenderness; it winces at a hair. They rebel against theological as against political dogmas; against mediation, or saints, or any nobility in the unseen. The age tends to solitude. The association of the time is accidental and momentary and hypocritical, the detachment intrinsic and progressive. The association is for power, merely, — for means; the end being the enlargement and independency of the individual.
„[Bill Clinton] has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore he is a bore and will always be a bore.“
— David Brinkley American journalist 1920 - 2003
„Calculations are to the economic science what bones are to the human body. Without them it will always be a vague and confused science, at the mercy of error and prejudice.“
— François Quesnay French economist 1694 - 1774
François Quesnay in letter to Mirabeau (Archives Nationales, Ms. 779, 4 bis, p.2 note); as cited in: Richard Van Den Berg and Albert Steenge. "Tableaux and Systèmes. Early French Contributions to Linear Production Models." Cahiers d'économie Politique/Papers in Political Economy 2 (2016): 11-30.
— Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories