„A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts and to the singing of a bird outside his window and to the far-away voice of the sea.“

—  Axel Munthe, livre The Story of San Michele

Preface, 1928
The Story of San Michele (1929)

Dernière mise à jour 22 mai 2020. L'histoire
Axel Munthe photo
Axel Munthe
médecin et écrivain suédois 1857 - 1949

Citations similaires

Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton photo
Richard Strauss photo

„:8. Always accompany a singer in such a way that he can sing without effort.“

—  Richard Strauss German composer and orchestra director 1864 - 1949

Recollections and Reflections

Hope Mirrlees photo
Ernest Hemingway photo
Paul Tillich photo
Elie Wiesel photo

„Just as man cannot live without dreams, he cannot live without hope. If dreams reflect the past, hope summons the future.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

Hope, Despair, and Memory (1986)

Erica Jong photo
Jorge Luis Borges photo

„If Dahlmann was without hope, he was also without fear.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges, livre Fictions

"The South"
Ficciones (1944)
Contexte: If Dahlmann was without hope, he was also without fear. As he crossed the threshold, he felt that to die in a knife fight, under the open sky, and going forward to the attack, would have been a liberation, a joy, and a festive occasion, on the first night in the sanitarium, when they stuck him with the needle. He felt that if he had been able to choose, then, or to dream his death, this would have been the death he would have chosen or dreamt. Firmly clutching his knife, which he perhaps would not know how to wield, Dahlmann went out into the plain.

„Without good-will, no man has any presumptive right, except the right or opportunity to change his will, so long as there is hope of it.“

—  William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966

Source: Present Status of the Philosophy of Law and of Rights (1926), Ch. VII, Natural Right, § 32, p. 73.

Vyjayanthimala photo
Bill Evans photo
Ivan Pavlov photo
Victor Hugo photo
Guillaume de Machaut photo

„He who makes songs without feeling
Spoils both his words and his music.“

—  Guillaume de Machaut French poet and composer 1300 - 1377

Qui de sentement ne fait,
Son dit et son chant contrefait.
"Remede de Fortune", line 407; translation from Josiah Fisk and Jeff Nichols (eds.) Composers on Music (Boston, Northeastern University Press, 1997) p. 5.

Christopher Paolini photo
Jascha Heifetz photo

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