Quotations

Here you will find a random collection of noteworthy quotations I have collected so far. Enjoy!

„Wir werden von Hormonen gesteuert, von Ängsten und verborgenen Absichten. Hinter den meisten unserer Taten steckt wenig freier Wille. Das ist traurig für uns alle, denn wir haben uns selbst zu einer Monokultur gemacht. Und für die Natur, die sich um alles kümmert, sind wir zum Unkraut geworden.“

Morten Harket, My Take on Me

 

„One thing I learned: starting off with very low standards is a surefire way to ensure they will be met.“

– Lauren Graham, Talking As Fast As I Can

 

„Are you in college?“ I’m hoping he says yes and that he’s taking English so one day soon he’ll stop saying ain’t.“

– Terry McMillan, I Almost Forgot about You

 

„We are all susceptible to illusions that can hijack our judgement of what we know and can do.  Testing helps calibrate our judgements of what we’ve learned.“

Wordwise

 

„We spoke only briefly, but the brevity was a blessing, believe me! Whenever I meet a man like that my heart goes out to the teachers who had to endure him from September to June!“

– John Verdon, Shut Your Eyes Tight –

 

„That’s the thing about pain,“ Augustus said, and then glanced back at me. „It demands to be felt.“

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

 

„Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.

Now, women forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they don’t want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.“

-Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

 

 

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