„At some point, Dekteon saw, his own world had come close to such a religion, where women ruled and men died—but the road had taken a different turning. Now the hints of the ancient mystery remained only in songs. It was the men who were the masters. Maybe not for the better, and not for the worse, either. But all this was unimportant.“

—  Tanith Lee, libro East of Midnight

Fuente: East of Midnight (1977), Chapter 15, “Dekteon” (p. 163)

Tanith Lee Foto
Tanith Lee
escritora británica 1947 - 2015

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Jean de La Bruyère Foto

„Women run to extremes; they are either better or worse than men.“

—  Jean de La Bruyère, libro Les Caractères

Les femmes sont extrêmes: elles sont meilleures ou pires que les hommes.
Aphorism 53
Les Caractères (1688), Des Femmes

Sylvia Plath Foto

„Instead of the world being divided up into Catholics and Protestants or Republicans and Democrats or white men and black men or even men and women, I saw the world divided into people who had slept with somebody and people who hadn't, and this seemed the only really significant difference between one person and another.“

—  Sylvia Plath, libro La campana de cristal

Fuente: The Bell Jar (1963), Ch. 7
Contexto: Instead of the world being divided up into Catholics and Protestants or Republicans and Democrats or white men and black men or even men and women, I saw the world divided into people who had slept with somebody and people who hadn't, and this seemed the only really significant difference between one person and another. I thought a spectacular change would come over me the day I crossed the boundary line.

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Napoleon I of France Foto

„Ordinary men died, men of iron were taken prisoner: I only brought back with me men of bronze.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

Statement of 1812, quoted in Napoleon's Cavalry and its Leaders (1978) by David Johnson

Les hommes ordinaires ont succombé, disait-il; les hommes de fer ont été faits prisonniers; je ne ramène avec moi que les hommes de bronze.

Mémoires du colonel Combe sur les campagnes de Russie 1812, de Saxe 1813, de France 1814 et 1815. Paris 1853. p. 184 books.google https://books.google.de/books?id=KhlYAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA184

Louise Bourgeois Foto
Huston Smith Foto

„They saw lives that had been transformed--men and women who were ordinary in every way except for the fact that they seemed to have found the secret of living.“

—  Huston Smith, libro The World's Religions

The World's Religions (1991)
Contexto: The people who first heard Jesus' disciples proclaiming the Good News were as impressed by what they saw as by what they heard. They saw lives that had been transformed--men and women who were ordinary in every way except for the fact that they seemed to have found the secret of living. They evinced a tranquility, simplicity, and cheerfulness that their hearers had nowhere else encountered. Here were people who seemed to be making a success of the enterprise everyone would like to succeed at--that of life itself.

Edward R. Murrow Foto
Walter Scott Foto

„All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.“

—  Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832

Letter to J. G. Lockhart (c. 16 June 1830), in H. J. C. Grierson (ed.), Letters of Sir Walter Scott, Vol. II (1936), as reported in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (1999), p. 652

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„I said, in response to his words, that men who wanted to do things in their own way had better make a world in their own way, because in this world things are not done like this.“

—  Benvenuto Cellini Florentine sculptor and goldsmith 1500 - 1571

Dissi, a quelle parole, che gli uomini che volevan fare a lor modo, bisognava che si facessino un mondo a lor modo, perché in questo non si usava cosí.
Autobiography, vol. 1, ch. 79 (1558-66); translation from Benvenuto Cellini (trans. Julia Conaway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella) My Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002) p. 132.

Democritus Foto

„The brave man is not only he who overcomes the enemy, but he who is stronger than pleasures. Some men are masters of cities, but are enslaved to women.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

Freeman (1948), p. 163
Variante: The brave man is he who overcomes not only his enemies but his pleasures. There are some men who are masters of cities but slaves to women.

Hester Thrale Foto

„Women bear Crosses better than Men do, but bear Surprizes – worse.“

—  Hester Thrale Welsh author and salon-holder 1741 - 1821

Letter to Sir James Fellowes, November 6, 1817; The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (2002) vol. 6, p. 130.

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