„God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.“

Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison.
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Kontextus: You've done the morally right thing. God save us all from people who do the morally right thing. It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.

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Paddy Chayefsky fénykép
Paddy Chayefsky
amerikai író, forgatókönyvíró, 1923-81 1923 - 1981

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Vikram Seth fénykép
Nikos Kazantzakis fénykép

„It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, könyv The Saviors of God

The Saviors of God (1923)
Kontextus: We do not struggle for ourselves, nor for our race, not even for humanity.
We do not struggle for Earth, nor for ideas. All these are the precious yet provisional stairs of our ascending God, and they crumble away as soon as he steps upon them in his ascent.
In the smallest lightning flash of our lives, we feel all of God treading upon us, and suddenly we understand: if we all desire it intensely, if we organize all the visible and invisible powers of earth and fling them upward, if we all battle together like fellow combatants eternally vigilant — then the Universe might possibly be saved.
It is not God who will save us — it is we who will save God, by battling, by creating, and by transmuting matter into spirit.

Stephen King fénykép
Graham Greene fénykép

„God save us always," I said, "from the innocent and the good.“

—  Graham Greene, könyv The Quiet American

Pt. I, ch. 1, pg 15
Forrás: The Quiet American (1955)

William Jones fénykép
Aleksandr Pushkin fénykép

„God save us from seeing a Russian revolt, senseless and merciless. Those who plot impossible upheavals among us, are either young and do not know our people, or are hard-hearted men who do not care a straw either about their own lives or those of others.“

—  Aleksandr Pushkin Russian poet 1799 - 1837

Found in Pushkin's. The Captain's Daughter and Other Stories. English edition by Random House LLC. 2013. p. 139
As quoted by Joseph Frank in Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time (2009). Princeton University Press, p. 203.

Bill Clinton fénykép

„No one wants to get this matter behind us more than I do—except maybe all the rest of the American people.“

—  Bill Clinton 42nd President of the United States 1946

Statement on the Monica Lewinsky affair, at Rose Garden press conference http://clinton3.nara.gov/WH/New/html/19980731-26849.html (July 31, 1998)
1990s

Candace Bushnell fénykép
Polybius fénykép
Max Beckmann fénykép

„Is there to be no getting away from this loathsome vegetative physicality?... Utter contempt for the lewd enticements that always lure us back into life's clutches. And when, half-parched, we seek to quench our thirst, the gods laugh us to scorn.“

—  Max Beckmann German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer 1884 - 1950

Beckmann's Diary-notes, 4 July, 1946, p. 156; as cited in 'Portfolios', Alexander Dückers; in German Expressionist Prints and Drawings - Essays Vol 1.; published by Museum Associates, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California & Prestel-Verlag, Germany, 1986, p. 113
Beckmann himself castigated the folly of supposing that sexual gratification leads to fulfillment.
1940s

Rich Mullins fénykép
Leo Tolstoy fénykép
Chuck Palahniuk fénykép
James Comey fénykép
Teresa of Ávila fénykép
Henri Barbusse fénykép

„I come back as I always do to the greatness of mankind's curse, and I repeat it with the monotony of those who are always right — oh, without God, without a harbour, without enough rags to cover us,“

—  Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935

The Inferno (1917), Ch. XVI
Kontextus: I come back as I always do to the greatness of mankind's curse, and I repeat it with the monotony of those who are always right — oh, without God, without a harbour, without enough rags to cover us, all we have, standing erect on the land of the dead, is the rebellion of our smile, the rebellion of being gay when darkness envelops us. We are divinely alone, the heavens have fallen on our heads.

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