„The delicate sensitivity of a frightened rattlesnake.“

Ross Macdonald foto
Ross Macdonald2
americký spisovatel 1915 - 1983

Podobné citáty

Elfriede Jelinek foto
Carl Sagan foto
Thomas Sturge Moore foto

„Then, cleaving the grass, gazelles appear
(The gentler dolphins of kindlier waves)
With sensitive heads alert of ear;
Frail crowds that a delicate hearing saves.“

—  Thomas Sturge Moore British playwright, poet and artist 1870 - 1944
"The Gazelles", line 13; from The Centaur's Booty (London: Duckworth, 1903) p. ix.

James M. Cain foto
Colette Dowling foto
Herman Melville foto
Jiddu Krishnamurti foto

„The very nature of intelligence is sensitivity, and this sensitivity is love.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Context: The very nature of intelligence is sensitivity, and this sensitivity is love. Without this intelligence there can be no compassion. Compassion is not the doing of charitable acts or social reform; it is free from sentiment, romanticism and emotional enthusiasm. It is as strong as death. It is like a great rock, immovable in the midst of confusion, misery and anxiety. Without this compassion no new culture or society can come into being. Compassion and intelligence walk together; they are not separate. Compassion acts through intelligence. It can never act through the intellect. Compassion is the essence of the wholeness of life. Vol. I, p. 113 <!-- 90? intellectual cleverness that remains merely cynical and confined to the personal or partisan contrasted with wise compassionate awareness which transcends such bounds and abides with the eternal and universal qualities and vital resolutions beyond all mortal aims. -->

Salma Hayek foto
Richard Bach foto
Warren Farrell foto
Kay Ryan foto
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien foto

„Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures.“

—  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
"A Secret Vice" (lecture, 1931) published in The Monsters And The Critics And Other Essays (1983), edited by Christopher Tolkien

George V of the United Kingdom foto

„My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.“

—  George V of the United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India 1865 - 1936
Attributed in Randolph Churchill's Lord Derby (1959), but said by Kenneth Rose https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Rose in King George V (1983) to be almost certainly apocryphal.