„The posture assumed must be steady and easy.“

—  Patañjali

Patanjali, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom”, p. 133.

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-200 - -150 a.C.

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„Stirum sukham asanam. Meaning: Seated posture should be steady and comfortable.“

—  Patañjali ancient Indian scholar(s) of grammar and linguistics, of yoga, of medical treatises -200 - -150 a.C.

Patanjali, in “The Little Red Book of Yoga Wisdom”, p. 134.

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„It is a position, a posture in the dance.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

Fuente: Hainish Cycle, The Telling (2000), Ch. 4, §3 (pp. 90–91)
Contexto: One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.
A yielding, an obedience, a willingness to accept these notes as the right notes, this pattern as the true pattern, is the essential gesture of performance, translation, and understanding. The gesture need not be permanent, a lasting posture of the mind or heart, yet it is not false. It is more than the suspension of disbelief needed to watch a play, yet less than the conversion. It is a position, a posture in the dance.

George Henry Lewes Foto

„We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.“

—  George Henry Lewes British philosopher 1817 - 1878

The Physiology of Common Life (1859-60; repr. New York: D. Appleton, 1867) vol. 2, p. 349

E. B. White Foto

„In the mind of whatever perverted dreamer who might loose the lightning, New York must hold a steady, irresistible charm.“

—  E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985

"Here Is New York," Holiday (1948); reprinted in Here is New York (1949)
Contexto: The subtlest change in New York is something people don't speak much about but that is in everyone's mind. The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible. A single flight of planes no bigger than a wedge of geese can quickly end this island fantasy, burn the towers, crumble the bridges, turn the underground passages into lethal chambers, cremate the millions. The intimation of mortality is part of New York now: in the sounds of jets overhead, in the black headlines of the latest edition.
All dwellers in cities must dwell with the stubborn fact of annihilation; in New York the fact is somewhat more concentrated because of the concentration of the city itself and because, of all targets, New York has a certain clear priority. In the mind of whatever perverted dreamer who might loose the lightning, New York must hold a steady, irresistible charm.

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„I have very bad posture.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

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Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze Foto

„The Azerbaijan and Georgian republics must assume the task of supplying Armenia.“

—  Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze Soviet politician 1886 - 1937

Quoted in "The Azerbaijani Turks: power and identity under Russian rule"‎ - Page 115 - by Audrey L. Altstadt - History - 1992

David Hume Foto

„In all ages of the world, priests have been enemies to liberty; and it is certain, that this steady conduct of theirs must have been founded on fixed reasons of interest and ambition.“

—  David Hume, libro Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

Part I, Essay 9: Of The Parties of Great Britain
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1741-2; 1748)
Contexto: In all ages of the world, priests have been enemies to liberty; and it is certain, that this steady conduct of theirs must have been founded on fixed reasons of interest and ambition. Liberty of thinking, and of expressing our thoughts, is always fatal to priestly power, and to those pious frauds, on which it is commonly founded; and, by an infallible connexion, which prevails among all kinds of liberty, this privilege can never be enjoyed, at least has never yet been enjoyed, but in a free government.

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Hermann Hesse Foto

„You must find your dream, then the way becomes easy.“

—  Hermann Hesse, libro Demian

Fuente: Demian (1919), p. 94
Contexto: You must find your dream, then the way becomes easy. But there is no dream that lasts forever, each dream is followed by another, and one should not cling to any particular one.

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George Lyman Kittredge Foto

„(On sexual intercourse:) The pleasure is momentary, the pains are infinite, and the posture is ridiculous.“

—  George Lyman Kittredge American scholar, literary critic, and folklorist 1860 - 1941

as remembered by William S. Burroughs, in: Ted Morgan, Literary Outlaw. The Life and Times of William S. Burroughs. London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2012, p. 61.

Evelyn Waugh Foto

„Of children as of procreation— the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.“

—  Evelyn Waugh British writer 1903 - 1966

Letter to Nancy Mitford, May 5, 1954, cited from Mark Amory (ed.) The Letters of Evelyn Waugh (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982) p. 423
"The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable" is sometimes attributed to Lord Chesterfield (British statesman, diplomat and wit, 1694-1773), but has not been found in his works.

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„With TV, came the icon, the inclusive image, the inclusive political posture or stance.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicat... 1911 - 1980

Fuente: 1990s and beyond, p. 191

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“