„We take no note of time
But from its loss.“

—  Edward Young, Context: The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss. Line 55.
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„We take no note of time but from its loss.“

—  William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Actually Night I, lines 55-56 of Young's Night Thoughts.

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„It may be argued that the past is a country from which we have all emigrated, that its loss is part of our common humanity.“

—  Salman Rushdie, Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991
Context: It may be argued that the past is a country from which we have all emigrated, that its loss is part of our common humanity. Which seems to be self-evidently true; but I suggest that the writer who is out-of-country and even out-of-language may experience this loss in an intensified form. It is made more concrete for him by the physical fact of discontinuity, of his present being in a different place from his past, of his being "elsewhere"… human beings do not perceive things whole; we are not gods but wounded creatures, cracked lenses, capably only of fractured perceptions. Partial beings, in all the senses of that phrase. Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because of our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to the death. "Imaginary Homelands (1992)

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„[The loss- of-strength gradient is] the degree to which military and political power diminishes as we move a unit distance away from its home base.“

—  Kenneth E. Boulding British-American economist 1910 - 1993
p. 245 According to Marike Finlay (1987) Powermatics: A Discursive Critique of New Technology. p. 200 with this statement "Kenneth Boulding has shown, the extent of control is a function of loss-of-strength gradient of a political centre."

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