„… There's a joy,
To the fond votaries of fame unknown,
To hear the still small voice of conscience speak
In whisp'ring plaudit to the silent soul.“
— Hannah More English religious writer and philanthropist 1745 - 1833
David and Goliath, Pt. I
„And almost every one when age,
Disease, or sorrows strike him,
Inclines to think there is a God,
Or something very like Him.“
— Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861
Dipsychus http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/C/CloughArthurHugh/verse/poemsproseremains/dipsychusprologue.html, Pt. I, sc. v (1862).
— Ptahhotep Ancient Egyptian vizier
Maxim no. 19.
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
Last Essay: "1967"
— Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French painter 1864 - 1901
Quoted in: Peter McWilliams (1997) Love 101: To Love Oneself Is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance. p. 23
„…Daudet differs from the hate-filled Baudelaire and Maupassant in being gentle to fellow-sufferers from the disease of life. Syphilis in him did not engender misanthropy.“
— Anthony Burgess English writer 1917 - 1993
"A Pox on Literature" - review of The Horror of Life by Roger L. Williams.
Non-Fiction, Homage to QWERT YUIOP: Selected Journalism 1978-1985 (1986)
„The doctrine of eternal punishment is the infamy of infamies. As I have often said, the man who believes in eternal torment, in the justice of endless pain, is suffering from at least two diseases—petrifaction of the heart and putrefaction of the brain.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
A Christmas Sermon (1890)
„We are born with two incurable diseases, life, from which we die, and hope, which says maybe death isn't the end.“
— Andrew M. Greeley Irish-American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and novelist 1928 - 2013
„Psychiatrists look for twisted molecules and defective genes as the causes of schizophrenia, because schizophrenia is the name of a disease. If Christianity or Communism were called diseases, would they then look for the chemical and genetic “causes” of these “conditions?”“
— Thomas Szasz Hungarian psychiatrist 1920 - 2012
Zdroj: The Second Sin (1973), p. 102.
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
„Heroes. They sprang up around him like weeds. A carrier, he was seemingly unable to catch the disease he spread.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Vorkosigan Saga
Vorkosigan Saga, The Warrior's Apprentice (1986)
„Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.“
— Paul Theroux American travel writer and novelist 1941
Hockney’s Alphabet, D is for Death, ed. Stephen Spender (1991)
Book published to raise money for AIDS victims.
„Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.“
— Hippocrates ancient Greek physician -460 - -370 př. n. l.
Variant translation: What cannot be cured by medicaments is cured by the knife, what the knife cannot cure is cured with the searing iron, and whatever this cannot cure must be considered incurable.
„In a time when so many artists have learned to confabulate with extremes of horror and alienation, the most daring thing an artist can do is to fill a book, a gallery, or a theater with joy, hope, and beauty.“
— Theodore Roszak American social historian, social critic, writer 1933 - 2011
with Betty Roszak, "Deep Form in Art and Nature" Alexandria 4, Vol.4 The Order of Beauty and Nature (1997) ed. David Fideler
„The required techniques of effective reasoning are pretty formal, but as long as programming is done by people that don't master them, the software crisis will remain with us and will be considered an incurable disease. And you know what incurable diseases do: they invite the quacks and charlatans in, who in this case take the form of Software Engineering gurus.“
— Edsger W. Dijkstra Dutch computer scientist 1930 - 2002
Dijkstra (2000) "Answers to questions from students of Software Engineering" http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD13xx/EWD1305.html (EWD 1305).
„In the first stage, that of jubilatio, a person becomes intensely aware of the dear signs of his love that god has marvelously given us in the heavens and on earth, how marvelously much good he has done for us and all creatures, how everything blossoms, sprouts forth, and is filled with God, and how unimaginable the generosity of God has inundated all creatures with his great gifts and how God has gone searching for him, showered him with gifts, carried him, advised him, waited for him, cared for him…and to what inexpressible nearness he has invited him, and how the most Holy God has expectantly awaited him eternally so that he might be filled with joy forever. And when a person experiences this fully through loving insight, The Lord leads a person out of himself into himself there is born in him great genuine joy. The person who perceives these things with genuine love is so flooded with an interior joy that his frail body cannot contain this joy and erupts in its own way…And in this way our Lord showers him with great sweetness and gives him inwardly an embrace and palpable union. Thus does God lure, pull and yank a person, first of all out of himself, and then out of all dissimilarity to himself…“
— Johannes Tauler German theologian 1300 - 1361
Sermons, Sermon 3
„Respect was mingled with surprise,
And the stern joy which warriors feel
In foeman worthy of their steel.“
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Canto V, stanza 10.
The Lady of the Lake http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3011 (1810)
„Love is an incurable disease. In love, there is permanent suffering. Those who love and those who are happy are not the same.“
— Alain de Botton Swiss writer 1969
Zdroj: How Proust Can Change Your Life