„Let them think what they liked, but I didn't mean to drown myself. I meant to swim till I sank -- but that's not the same thing.“

Zdroj: The Secret Sharer and other stories

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polský autor 1857 - 1924

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„But the heaviest things, I think, are the secrets. They can drown you if you let them.“

—  Ally Carter, kniha Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

Zdroj: Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

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„I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.“

—  Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954

Quote in a letter to Ella Wolfe, "Wednesday 13," 1938, as cited in Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera (1983) ISBN 0-06-091127-1 , p. 197. In a footnote (p.467), Herrera writes that Kahlo had heard this joke from her friend, the poet José Frías.
1925 - 1945
Varianta: I tried to drown my sorrows but the bastards learned how to swim.

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„You have Palestinians living in Israel with full political rights. You don’t have discriminatory laws against them, I mean not letting them swim on certain beaches or anything like that. I think it's unfair to call Israel an apartheid state. If Kerry did so, I think he made a mistake.“

—  F. W. de Klerk South African politician 1936

As quoted in "South Africa's de Klerk: Israel not an apartheid state" http://www.timesofisrael.com/south-africas-de-klerk-israel-not-an-apartheid-state/#ixzz3GrpjBXBe (27 May 2014), The Times of Israel
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„The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.“

—  Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987

Zdroj: Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research

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„I was looking for a name like the Crickets that meant two things, and from crickets I got to beetles. And I changed [to] B E A because … B E E T L E S didn't mean two things, so I changed … the E to an A. And it meant two things then. … When you said it, people thought of crawly things; and when you read it, it was beat music.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Pop Chronicles: Show 27 - The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!: The U.S.A. is invaded by a wave of long-haired English rockers. Part 1 https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19782/m1/#track/4, 24 August 1964 http://www.jpgr.co.uk/pro202.html.

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„I liked beaches, swimming pools, and clinics
for there they were the bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh.
I pitied them and myself, but this will not protect me.
The word and the thought are over.“

—  Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004

"They Will Place There Telescreens" (1964), trans. Czesŀaw Miŀosz
Bobo's Metamorphosis (1965)

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„I don’t know. I think I just really think differently from a lot of people. I don’t know. What I mean by that is there are certain things I don’t let get to me.“

—  Rita Dominic Nigerian actress 1975

Zdroj: https://www.correctng.com/i-have-children-rita-dominic-opens-up-in-new-interview-video/Speaking in an interview with media personality, Chude.

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„Islam doesn't have to mean blind faith. It can mean what it always meant in your family, a culture, a civilization, as open-minded as your grandfather was, as delightedly disputatious as your father was. … Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word, I urged myself; remember when it meant family“

—  Salman Rushdie British Indian novelist and essayist 1947

Address at Columbia University (1991)
Kontext: I determined to make my peace with Islam, even at the cost of my pride. Those who were surprised and displeased by what I did perhaps failed to see that … I wanted to make peace between the warring halves of the world, which were also the warring halves of my soul….
The really important conversations I had in this period were with myself.
I said: Salman, you must send a message loud enough to … make ordinary Muslims see that you aren't their enemy, and you must make the West understand a little more of the complexity of Muslim culture …, and start thinking a little less stereotypically…. And I said to myself: Admit it, Salman, the Story of Islam has a deeper meaning for you than any of the other grand narratives. Of course you're no mystic, mister…. No supernaturalism, no literalist orthodoxies … for you. But Islam doesn't have to mean blind faith. It can mean what it always meant in your family, a culture, a civilization, as open-minded as your grandfather was, as delightedly disputatious as your father was. … Don't let the zealots make Muslim a terrifying word, I urged myself; remember when it meant family. …
I reminded myself that I had always argued that it was necessary to develop the nascent concept of the "secular Muslim," who, like the secular Jew, affirmed his membership of the culture while being separate from the theology…. But, Salman, I told myself, you can't argue from outside the debating chamber. You've got to cross the threshold, go inside the room, and then fight for your humanized, historicized, secularized way of being a Muslim.

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„I didn't mean you were stupid. It's just that you're not logical, which isn't the same thing at all.“

—  Eugéne Ionesco Romanian playwright 1909 - 1994

Amédée from Amédée or How to Get Rid of It (1954)

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„I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.“

—  Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954

Varianta: I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows. But now the damned things have learned to swim, and now decency and good behavior weary me.

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