„We all know that sun rises in the east and sets in the west, and earth spins on its axis from west to east. But on that day my jet plan was at 60 degree latitude near Greenland and the plane exceeded the speed of rotation of the earth on its axis so the sun was found moving from west towards east.“
— Jayant Narlikar Indian physicist 1938
His scientific explanation with regard to the position of sun closer to the west horizon, and the sun was going up, which he had noticed.
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
“ No Fake: An Interview with Ai Weiwei http://www.portlandart.net/archives/2010/08/no_fake_an_inte.html.” Portland Art, September 8, 2010.
„Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;“
The Ballad of East and West (1889).
Context: Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God's great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, border, nor breed, nor birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
— Jagadish Chandra Bose Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist and archaeologist 1858 - 1937
Science and National Consciousness in Bengal: 1870-1930
„Lo! the moon ascending!
Up from the East, the silvery round moon;
Beautiful over the house-tops, ghastly, phantom moon;
Immense and silent moon.“
Drum-Taps. Dirge for Two Veterans
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State.“
— O. Henry American short story writer 1862 - 1910
"A Municipal Report"
Strictly Business (1910)
— Sidney Lanier American musician, poet 1842 - 1881
"The Marshes of Glynn" (1878).
— Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President and the second President of India 1888 - 1975
Kalki : or The Future of Civilization (1929)
Context: The East and the West are not so sharply divided as the alarmists would make us believe. The products of spirit and intelligence, the positive sciences, the engineering techniques, the governmental forms, the legal regulations, the administrative arrangements, and the economic institutions are binding together peoples of varied cultures and bringing them into closer reciprocal contact. The world today is tending to function as one organism.
The outer uniformity has not, however, resulted in an inner unity of mind and spirit. The new nearness into which we are drawn has not meant increasing happiness and diminishing friction, since we are not mentally and spiritually prepared for the meeting. Maxim Gorky relates how, after addressing a peasant audience on the subject of science and the marvels of technical inventions, he was criticized by a peasant spokesman in the following words : "Yes, we are taught to fly in the air like birds, and to swim in the water like the fishes, but how to live on the earth we do not know."
Among the races, religions, and nations which live side by side on the small globe, there is not that sense of fellowship necessary for good life. They rather feel themselves to be antagonistic forces. Though humanity has assumed a uniform outer body, it is still without a single animating spirit. The world is not of one mind. … The provincial cultures of the past and the present have not always been loyal to the true interests of the human race. They stood for racial, religious, and political monopolies, for the supremacy of men over women and of the rich over the poor. Before we can build a stable civilization worthy of humanity as a whole, it is necessary that each historical civilization should become conscious of its limitations and it's unworthiness to become the ideal civilization of the world.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
Toll Slowly; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.“
— Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965
As quoted in Encounter with Martin Buber (1972) by Aubrey Hodes, p. 135
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
XX Humorous Writings
Context: There will be great winds by reason of which things of the East will become things of the West; and those of the South, being involved in the course of the winds, will follow them to distant lands.
— Tunku Abdul Rahman Malaysian politician 1903 - 1990
As quoted in The British Empire in Colour http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0823159/, Episode II, The Wind Of Change