„Joy is in the ears that hear, not in the mouth that speaks. The world has few stories glad in themselves, and we must have gay ears to defy Despite“

—  Stephen Reeder Donaldson, libro Lord Foul's Bane, Foamfollower, Lord Foul's Bane

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„And for the few that only lend their ear,
That few is all the world.“

—  Samuel Daniel, libro Musophilus
Musophilus (1599), Stanza 97, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

William Wordsworth Foto

„And often, glad no more,
We wear a face of joy because
We have been glad of yore.“

—  William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), The Fountain, st. ?? (1799).

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G. K. Chesterton Foto

„The cause which is blocking all progress today is the subtle scepticism which whispers in a million ears that things are not good enough to be worth improving. If the world is good we are revolutionaries, if the world is evil we must be conservatives.“

—  G. K. Chesterton, libro The Defendant
The Defendant (1901), Context: The cause which is blocking all progress today is the subtle scepticism which whispers in a million ears that things are not good enough to be worth improving. If the world is good we are revolutionaries, if the world is evil we must be conservatives. These essays, futile as they are considered as serious literature, are yet ethically sincere, since they seek to remind men that things must be loved first and improved afterwards. "In Defence Of A New Edition" - Preface to the second edition (1902)

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„This short book, where joy and sadness are twins, like the ears of Platero, was written for … I have no idea for whom! … For whomever lyric poets write …“

—  Juan Ramón Jimenéz Spanish poet 1881 - 1958
‪Platero and I‬ (1917), "A NOTE TO THOSE GROWNUPS WHO MIGHT READ THIS BOOK TO CHILDREN", as translated by Antonio T. de Nicolas (1985), p. xv.

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Vannevar Bush Foto

„He who would tell us with the authority of scholarship a complete story of why we exist, of our mission here, has a duty to speak convincingly in a world where men increasingly think for themselves.“

—  Vannevar Bush American electrical engineer and science administrator 1890 - 1974
Science is Not Enough (1967), Context: We puzzle as to whether the universe is bounded or extends forever; whether, indeed, it may only be one universe among many. We speculate as to whether our universe began in a vast explosion, whether it pulsates between utter compression and wide diffusion, whether it is self-renewing and thus unchanged forever. And we are humble. But science teaches more than this. It continually reminds us that we are still ignorant and there is much to learn. Time and space are interconnected in strange ways; there is no absolute simultaneity. Within the atom occur phenomena concerning which visualization is futile, to which common sense, the guidance from our everyday experience, has no application, which yield to studies by equations that have no meaning except that they work. Mass and energy transform one into another, Gravitation, the solid rock on which Newton built, may be merely a property of the geometry of the cosmos. Life, as its details unfold before us, becomes ever more intricate, emphasizing more and more our wonder that its marvelous functioning could have been produced by chance and time. The human mind, merely in its chemical and physical aspects, takes on new inspiring attributes. And what is the conclusion? He who follows science blindly, and who follows it alone, comes to a barrier beyond which he cannot see. He who would tell us with the authority of scholarship a complete story of why we exist, of our mission here, has a duty to speak convincingly in a world where men increasingly think for themselves. Exhortation needs to be revised, not to weaken its power, but to increase it, for men who are no longer in the third century. As this occurs, and on the essential and central core of faith, science will of necessity be silent. But its silence will be the silence of humility, not the silence of disdain. A belief may be larger than a fact. A faith that is overdefined is the very faith most likely to prove inadequate to the great moments of life. p. 28 - 29

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Claude Debussy Foto

„Every sound perceived by the acute ear in the rhythm of the world about us can be represented musically. Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear.“

—  Claude Debussy French composer 1862 - 1918
Statement of 1910, as quoted in Debussy on Music (1977) edited and translated by Françoise Lesure and Richard Langham Smith, p. 243

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Roger Ebert Foto

„We must try to contribute joy to the world.“

—  Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013
Life Itself : A Memoir (2011), Context: "Kindness" covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out. Ch. 55 : Go Gently

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Marshall McLuhan Foto

„The interiorization of the technology of the phonetic alphabet translates man from the magical world of the ear to the neutral visual world.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicat... 1911 - 1980
1960s, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962), p. 21

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