„I rejected the church for a time because I found so little grace there. I returned because I found grace nowhere else.“

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„For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.“

—  Wendell Berry author 1934
Context: I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. "The Peace of Wild Things" in Green River Review, No. 1 (1968).

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„In 1973 I suddenly came into major private problems. I was completely thrown back on myself. Then I found those trousers between the old stuff. A worn-out, eighty times repaired, filthy pair of pants of a milker. I saw myself in it, it reflected the state of my soul. Then I took it with me and painted it [title: Pants of a cow milker]. Moreover because other because people recognized themselves in it, this has become my salvation. I found back my identity through it. As a matter of fact a self-portrait.“

—  Jopie Huisman Dutch painter 1922 - 2000
translation, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018 version in original Dutch / citaat van Jopie Huisman, in het Nederlands: In 1973 raakte ik plotseling in grote privéproblemen. Ik was helemaal op mezelf teruggeworpen. Toen vond ik tussen de rommel die broek. Een afgetobde, tachtig keer verstelde, smerige melkersbroek. Ik zag mijzelf daarin, hij weerspiegelde de toestand van mijn ziel. Toen heb ik hem meegenomen en geschilderd [titel: Broek van een koemelker]. Ook omdat andere mensen zich erin herkenden, is het mijn redding geweest. Ik heb er mijn identiteit door teruggevonden. Eigenlijk een zelfportret. p 60

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„I am, I fully grant, a phenomenon, but not because of any speed in composition. I asked myself the other day, "Who else, on so many issues, has been so right so much of the time?"“

—  William F. Buckley Jr. American conservative author and commentator 1925 - 2008
I couldn't think of anyone. "On Writing Speedily", first published in The New York Times Book Review (1986); republished in Miles Gone By : A Literary Autobiography (2004), p. 405.

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„For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
Interview in O : The Oprah Magazine (November 2000)

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„There was a time,
I was everything and nothing all in one.
When you found me,
I was feeling like a cloud across the sun.“

—  Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
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