„Attention, must be devoted principally to raising the workers to the level of revolutionaries; it is not our task to descend to the level of the 'working masses'.“

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As quoted in Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010).

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„For me, the historian's principal task should be to raise the dead to life.“

—  Thomas Cahill American scholar and writer 1940

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„The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.“

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„Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.“

—  Thomas Mann, Germany and the Germans

Speech at the US Library of Congress (29 May 1945); published as "Germany and the Germans" ["Deutschland und die Deutschen"] in Die Neue Rundschau [Stockholm] (October 1945), p. 58, as translated by Helen T. Lowe-Porter

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„I think it must be hard being David. I get a certain level of attention but — I've seen it in action — he can't move for attention.“

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„To be first in the Middle East is not enough. We must raise ourselves to the level of a great world power.“

—  Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980

As quoted in Asadollah Alam (1991), The Shah and I: The Confidential Diary of Iran's Royal Court, 1968-77, page 360

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„Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable [sic] as it is interesting.“

—  Brian Eno English musician, composer, record producer and visual artist 1948

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„…there are individual ways that we work our way through all of these systems that are corrosive and inescapable. But if there is a solution to the system itself, it’s at a collective level. It’s the level of policy and politics, it’s not at the level of individual choice.“

—  Jia Tolentino American writer and editor 1988

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„The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of bourgeois stupidity.“

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„A work has two levels of meaning: literal and concealed.“

—  Roland Barthes French philosopher, critic and literary theorist 1915 - 1980

Proposition 3
Variant translation: The Text can be approached, experienced, in reaction to the sign. The work closes on a signified. There are two modes of signification which can be attributed to this signified: either it is claimed to be evident and the work is then the object of a literal science, of philology, or else it is considered to be secret, ultimate, something to be sought out, and the work then falls under the scope of a hermeneutics, of an interpretation
From Work to Text (1971)
Context: A work has two levels of meaning: literal and concealed.
A Text, on the other hand is engaged in a movement … a deferral … a dilation of meaning … the play of signification.
Metonymy — the association of part to whole — characterized the logic of the Text.
In this sense the Text is "radically symbolic" and lacks closure.

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