„Life is glorious, but it can be counted on to be cruel.“

—  Noah Gordon, libro The Last Jew

Fuente: The Last Jew

Última actualización 3 de Junio de 2021. Historia
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escritor estadounidense 1926

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„Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

From William Bruce Cameron's Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963), p. 13. The comment is part of a longer paragraph and does not appear in quotations in Cameron's book, and other sources http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22not%20everything%20that%20can%20be%20counted%20counts%22%20cameron&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbo=u&tbs=bks:1&source=og&sa=N&tab=wp such as The Student's Companion to Sociology (p. 92) http://books.google.com/books?id=KMsB1GE8dBEC&lpg=PA92&dq=%22Not%20everything%20that%20can%20be%20counted%20counts%22&pg=PA92#v=onepage&q=%22Not%20everything%20that%20can%20be%20counted%20counts%22&f=false attribute the quote to Cameron. A number of recent books http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbo=p&tbs=bks:1&q=%22not+everything+that+can+be+counted%22+einstein+princeton&start=0&sa=N claim that Einstein had a sign with these words in his office in Princeton, but until a reliable historical source can be found to support this, skepticism is warranted. The earliest source on Google Books that mentions the quote in association with Einstein and Princeton is Charles A. Garfield's 1986 book Peak Performers: The New Heroes of American Business, in which he wrote on p. 156:
: Albert Einstein liked to underscore the micro/macro partnership with a remark from Sir George Pickering that he chalked on the blackboard in his office at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts."
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„Life is such a glorious trauma, is it not?“

—  Jessica Bird U.S. novelist 1969

Fuente: Lover Avenged

„Time, Ms. McHenry," Townsend said. "It can be a cruel, cruel thing“

—  Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time

Fuente: Out of Sight, Out of Time

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„There was nothing glorious about the life of a drinker or the life of a writer.“

—  Charles Bukowski, libro Música de cañerías

Fuente: Hot Water Music

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„Life, that can shower you with so much splendour, is unremittingly cruel to those who have given up.“

—  Stephen Fry, libro Moab Is My Washpot

1990s, Moab is My Washpot (autobiography, 1997)
Fuente: Moab Is My Washpot

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„Though life is very glorious, it is difficult.“

—  E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970

Fuente: A Room with a View / Howards End

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„Courage only counts when you can count.“

—  Suzanne Collins, libro Gregor the Overlander

Fuente: Gregor the Overlander

Dorothy Parker Foto

„Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
a medley of extemporanea,
And love is a thing that can never go wrong,
and I am Marie of Romania.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

16 August 1925
Fuente: Enough Rope (1926)

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„Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea,
And love is a thing that can never go wrong
And I am Marie of Roumania.“

—  Marie of Edinburgh, Queen of Romania last Queen consort of Romania as the wife of King Ferdinand I 1875 - 1938

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„Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?“

—  Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga

Vorkosigan Saga, Barrayar (1991)
Contexto: But pain... seems to me an insufficient reason not to embrace life. Being dead is quite painless. Pain, like time, is going to come on regardless. Question is, what glorious moments can you win from life in addition to the pain?

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„She was the most painful, most glorious dance of his life“

—  Anne Bishop American fiction writer 1955

Fuente: Heir to the Shadows

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„Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.“

—  Carrie Fisher, libro Postcards from the Edge

Fuente: Postcards from the Edge

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„"Nude" is about an relationship I was in during that period and there is a joyful beginning and creepy end … yeah life can be cruel, but god dammit how I love to write when my life is miserable.“

—  Jaani Peuhu Finnish musician 1978

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„And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

This quote is often misattributed to Lincoln. The earliest instance that Quote Investigator could locate was "in an advertisement in 1947 for a book about aging by Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D". The advertisement for “The Second Forty Years” which ran in the Chicago Tribune newspaper read like this: The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years! (Compare 1947 March 16, Chicago Tribune, “How Long Do You Plan to Live?”, [Advertisement for the book "The Second Forty Years" by Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D.], p. C7, Chicago, Illinois. (ProQuest)). Source of misattribution: It’s Not the Years in Your Life That Count. It’s the Life in Your Years - Abraham Lincoln? Adlai Stevenson? Edward J. Stieglitz? Anonymous? by Quote Investigator on July 14, 2012 http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/14/life-years-count/
To my way of thinking it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count in the long run.
Adlai Stevenson II, Address at Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 March 1954) http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/stevenson/adlai1954.html. This has also been paraphrased "What matters most is not the years in your life, but the life in your years" and misattributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mae West.
Adlai Stevenson II, "If I Were Twenty-One" in Coronet (December 1955).
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Variante: It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.

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„Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it.“

—  Arthur Miller, The Crucible

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Fuente: The Crucible (1953)
Contexto: It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice. Life, woman, life is God's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it. I beg you, woman, prevail upon your husband to confess. Let him give his lie. Quail not before God's judgment in this, for it may well be God damns a liar less than he that throws his life away for pride.

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„Sometimes questions can be more cruel than insults“

—  Jenny Han, libro To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Fuente: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

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„Human beings can be awful cruel to one another.“

—  Mark Twain, libro Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn

Fuente: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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