Cabell – Robert Lee Frost
– Jerome David Salinger – Bill
Watterson – Valerie Wilson Wesley |
|James Branch Cabell |
14.4.1879 Richmond, Va. – 5.5.1958 Richmond, Va.; US-Schriftsteller
|"The optimist proclaims we live
in the best of all possible worlds: and the pessimist fears this is
Der Optimist erklärt, dass wir in der besten aller möglichen Welten leben, und der Pessimist fürchtet, dass dies wahr ist.
Ein ähnliche Aussage wird auch vom Atomphysiker J. Robert Oppenheimer berichtet.
|Robert Lee Frost |
26.3.1875 San Francisco – 29.1.1963 Boston, US-amerikanischer Lyriker
|“Two roads diverged in a
wood, and I — |
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Endzeilen des Gedichts "The Road Not Taken"; vergleiche Von den zwei Wegen und der Wegegabelung
|Jerome David Salinger |
* 1.1.1919 New York, Schriftsteller
| "Then we shook hands.
And all that crap." (S. 13) |
"People always clap for the wrong things." (S. 77)
"If you're supposed to sock somebody in the jaw, and you sort of feel like doing it, you should do it." (S. 81)
"All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they'll do practically anything you want them to."
"The more expensive a school is the more crooks it has."
The Catcher in the Rye
For Esmé - with Love and Squalor – The Catcher in the Rye
|Bill Watterson (William B.
Watterson II) |
* 5.7.1958 Washington D.C., Autor, Cartoonist – The Author: Bill Watterson
|"The more you know, the harder
it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing
complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and
simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing." |
In: "Calvin & Hobbes" 21.9. 1993. Vergleiche F. Clark Howell
|I think the surest sign
that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe |
is that none of it has tried to contact us.
|Valerie Wilson Wesley |
* 22. November 1947, Connecticut, Schriftstellerin
|Tamara Hayle: "I'm enough
of a cynic to know that what often passes for »true love« is
usually less than it seems at first kiss." Devil's Gonna Get Him, 207 |
"Blood is blood, but sometimes it's not as thick as it's supposed to be." Devil's Gonna Get Him, 227
"...the law can be stretched if you know where to pull it." Devil's Gonna Get Him, 245
Devil's Gonna Get Him