„Let the air strike our tune,
Whilst we show reverence to yond peeping moon.“

—  Thomas Middleton, The Witch

The Witch (1616), Act v. Sc. 2. "I ’ll charm the air to give a sound, While you perform your antic round", Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act iv. Sc. 1.

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Thomas Middleton fénykép
Thomas Middleton
angol drámaíró, költő 1580 - 1627

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F. Tennyson Jesse fénykép

„A Pin To See The Peep-Show“

—  F. Tennyson Jesse British criminologist 1888 - 1958

Title of book.

Kate Bush fénykép

„Soon it will be the phase of the moon
When people tune in.“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, The Kick Inside (1978)
Kontextus: Soon it will be the phase of the moon
When people tune in.
Every girl knows about the punctual blues,
But who's to know the power behind our moves?

Victor J. Stenger fénykép

„The universe is not fine-tuned to us; we are fine-tuned to our particular universe.“

—  Victor J. Stenger American philosopher 1935 - 2014

In The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us

„Show me a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a peeping Tom, and I will show you the makings of a dramatist.“

—  Kenneth Tynan English theatre critic and writer 1927 - 1980

Pausing on the Stairs (1957)<!-- also quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (2014 edition) -->
Kontextus: Useless, of course, to point out that the genesis of good plays is hardly ever abstract; that it tends, on the contrary, to be something as concrete and casual as a glance intercepted, a remark overheard, or an insignificant news item buried at the bottom of page three. Yet it is by trivialities like these that the true playwright's blood is fired. They spur him to story-telling; they bring on the narrative fit that is his glory and his basic credential. Show me a congenital eavesdropper with the instincts of a peeping Tom, and I will show you the makings of a dramatist. Only the makings, of course: curiosity about people is merely the beginning of the road to the masterpiece: but if that curiosity is sustained you will find, when the rules have been mastered and the end has been reached, that a miracle has happened.

Jonathan King fénykép

„A church full of singing, out of tune
Everyone's gone to the moon“

—  Jonathan King English singer, songwriter, impresario, record producer and film director 1944

Song: Everyone's gone to the Moon

Langston Hughes fénykép
Julien Offray de La Mettrie fénykép

„Among animals, some learn to speak and sing; they remember tunes, and strike the notes as exactly as a musician. Others, for instance the ape, show more intelligence… would it be absolutely impossible to teach the ape a language? I do not think so.“

—  Julien Offray de La Mettrie, könyv Man a Machine

Man a Machine (1747)
Kontextus: Among animals, some learn to speak and sing; they remember tunes, and strike the notes as exactly as a musician. Others, for instance the ape, show more intelligence... would it be absolutely impossible to teach the ape a language? I do not think so.<!--pp.100-102

Rita Williams-Garcia fénykép
Joseph Delaney fénykép
George Eliot fénykép

„Knightly love is blent with reverence
As heavenly air is blent with heavenly blue.“

—  George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880

Book 1
The Spanish Gypsy (1868)

François de La Rochefoucauld fénykép
Arthur Guiterman fénykép
Noah Levine fénykép
Joseph Addison fénykép

„Consecrate the place and day
To music and Cecilia.
Let no rough winds approach, nor dare
Invade the hallow'd bounds,
Nor rudely shake the tuneful air,
Nor spoil the fleeting sounds.“

—  Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719

Song for St. Cecilia's Day (1692).
Kontextus: Consecrate the place and day
To music and Cecilia.
Let no rough winds approach, nor dare
Invade the hallow'd bounds,
Nor rudely shake the tuneful air,
Nor spoil the fleeting sounds.
Nor mournful sigh nor groan be heard,
But gladness dwell on every tongue;
Whilst all, with voice and strings prepar'd,
Keep up the loud harmonious song,
And imitate the blest above,
In joy, and harmony, and love.

Neil Diamond fénykép
Eugène Edine Pottier fénykép

„The kings made us drunk with fumes,
Peace among us, war to the tyrants!
Let the armies go on strike,
Stocks in the air, and break ranks.
If they insist, these cannibals
On making heroes of us,
They will know soon that our bullets
Are for our own generals.“

—  Eugène Edine Pottier French politician 1816 - 1887

Les rois nous saoulaient de fumées
Paix entre nous, guerre aux tyrans
Appliquons la grève aux armées
Crosse en l'air, et rompons les rangs
S'ils s'obstinent, ces cannibales
À faire de nous des héros
Ils sauront bientôt que nos balles
Sont pour nos propres généraux
The Internationale (1864)

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