„“Hey!” the people cried in their dreams. “Give us back our ghosts!” for ghosts are as much a part of a community as its plumbing or its library, for how can a community be without its memories?“

—  Макдональд, Иен, книга Desolation Road

Источник: Desolation Road (1988), Chapter 18 (p. 94).

Макдональд, Иен фото
Макдональд, Иен
ирландский писатель-фантаст 1960

Похожие цитаты

Andrew Carnegie фото
Fidel Castro фото

„Poor country! One morning the citizens woke up dismayed; under the cover of darkness, while the people slept, the ghost of the past had conspired and had seized the citizenry by its hands, its feet, and its neck.“

—  Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016

That grip, those claws were familiar: those jaws, those death-dealing scythes, those boots. No, it was no nightmare; it was a sad and terrible reality: A man named Fulgencio Batista had just perpetrated the appalling crime that no one had expected.
ibid, p. 90
History Will Absolve Me (October 16th, 1953)

Karl Jaspers фото
John Howard фото
Charles Stross фото

„Society has lost its memory, and with it, its mind. The inability or refusal to think back takes its toll in the inability to think.“

—  Russell Jacoby American historian 1945

Источник: Social Amnesia: A Critique of Conformist Psychology from Adler to Laing (1975), pp. 3-4

F. Scott Fitzgerald фото
Bell Hooks фото
Northrop Frye фото

„A community`s art is its spiritual vision.“

—  Northrop Frye Canadian literary critic and literary theorist 1912 - 1991

Источник: "Quotes", Notebooks and Lectures on the Bible and Other Religious Texts (2003), p. 206

Edward Heath фото

„It would not be in the interests of the Community that its enlargement should take place except with the full-hearted consent of the parliaments and its peoples of the new member countries.“

—  Edward Heath Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1970–1974) 1916 - 2005

Speech in Paris (5 May 1970), quoted in The Times (24 December 1970), p. 3
Leader of the Opposition

Lawrence Ferlinghetti фото
Alan Hirsch фото
Letitia Elizabeth Landon фото
Margaret Cho фото
Muhammad Iqbál фото
Amy Tan фото

„Yin people is the term Kwan uses, because "ghosts" is politically incorrect.“

—  Amy Tan American novelist 1952

SALON Interview (1995)
Контексте: I've long thought about how life is influenced by death, how it influences what you believe in and what you look for. Yes, I think I was pushed in a way to write this book by certain spirits — the yin people — in my life. They've always been there, I wouldn't say to help, but to kick me in the ass to write.... Yin people is the term Kwan uses, because "ghosts" is politically incorrect. People have such terrible assumptions about ghosts — you know, phantoms that haunt you, that make you scared, that turn the house upside down. Yin people are not in our living presence but are around, and kind of guide you to insights. Like in Las Vegas when the bells go off, telling you you've hit the jackpot. Yin people ring the bells, saying, "Pay attention." And you say, "Oh, I see now." Yet I'm a fairly skeptical person. I'm educated, I'm reasonably sane, and I know that this subject is fodder for ridicule.... To write the book, I had to put that aside. As with any book. I go through the anxiety, "What will people think of me for writing something like this?" But ultimately, I have to write what I have to write about, including the question of life continuing beyond our ordinary senses.

Rebecca West фото
Randy Pausch фото

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“