„I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness.“

—  Frédéric Chopin, As quoted in Chopin. Variant translation: I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them.
Frédéric Chopin foto
Frédéric Chopin8
polský skladatel 1810 - 1849
Reklama

Podobné citáty

Dorothy Parker foto

„I wish, I wish I were a poisonous bacterium.“

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

Elliott Smith foto
Reklama
Franz Rosenzweig foto
G. K. Chesterton foto

„I do not ask them to assume the worth of my creed or any creed; and I could wish they did not so often ask me to assume the worth of their worthless, poisonous plutocratic modern society.“

—  G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
Context: I do not ask them to assume the worth of my creed or any creed; and I could wish they did not so often ask me to assume the worth of their worthless, poisonous plutocratic modern society. But if it could be shown, as I think it can, that a long historical view and a patient political experience can at last accumulate solid scientific evidence of the vital need of such a vow, then I can conceive no more tremendous tribute than this, to any faith, which made a flaming affirmation from the darkest beginnings, of what the latest enlightenment can only slowly discover in the end.

John Connolly foto
Theobald Wolfe Tone foto
Wilt Chamberlain foto
Reklama
David Gerrold foto
Holly Black foto
Lois McMaster Bujold foto
Rick Riordan foto
Reklama
Juliet Marillier foto
George Washington foto

„As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress that as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it.“

—  George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
Acceptance speech after being "elected" by the Continental Congress as commander of the yet-to-be-created Continental Army http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/timeline/amrev/contarmy/accepts.html (15 June 1775)

Conor Oberst foto