Dreamers of the Day (T.E. Lawrence – Seven Pillars of Wisdom)
„All men dream, but not equally !
Those who dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it was only vanity
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.“
Gedanken über das Reisen und Ankommen – Ithaka ( C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems )
As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaka to make you rich.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean.
Gedanken über das Leben (Alan Watts)
“We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.”
Betrachtungen über den irischen Regen ( Heinrich Böll: Irisches Tagebuch )
„Der Regen ist hier absolut, großartig und erschreckend. Diesen Regen schlechte Wetter zu nennen, ist so unangemessen, wie es unangemessen ist, den brennenden Sonnenschein schönes Wetter zu nennen. Man kann diesen Regen schlechtes Wetter nennen, aber er ist es nicht. Er ist einfach Wetter“