„The traditional statement about language is that it is in itself living, and that writing is the dead part of language.“
— Jacques Derrida French philosopher (1930-2004) 1930 - 2004
„Alchemy and magic are about how mundane, benign, and abundant materials can have an effect that is greater than the sum of their parts. To me, creativity is alchemy.“
— Esperanza Spalding American jazz bassist and singer 1984
On giving her music a magical quality in “Esperanza Spalding Wants to Connect You to Your Body” https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/09/esperanza-spalding-12-little-spells-interview in Vanity Fair (2018 Sep 25)
„And just like that, something in the cosmos shifts. A butterfly flaps its wings in South America. Snow falls in Chicago. You give an idiot a stupid magic screw and it turns out to be a necessary part after all.“
— Libba Bray, Going Bovine
Источник: Going Bovine (2009), p. 389
Контексте: Marisol does a silly dance with Balder and the screw, one in each hand, so that nobody gets the idea that she takes tins — or anything else, for that matter — seriously. And just like that, something in the cosmos shifts. A butterfly flaps its wings in South America. Snow falls in Chicago. You give an idiot a stupid magic screw and it turns out to be a necessary part after all.
„Participant. A participant is active, a part of the process, and a necessary component of the magical experience. This is how it should be. No magic happens unless the participant perceives it as magical, so she can never be a mere spectator.“
— Derren Brown British illusionist 1971
Books, Confessions of a Conjuror (2010)
— Ludwig Wittgenstein Austrian-British philosopher 1889 - 1951
Journal entry (14 May 1915), p. 48
1910s, Notebooks 1914-1916
— Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953
"You broke the Internet. We're making ourselves a GNU one." (August 2013) https://gnunet.org/internetistschuld (around 02:16)
Контексте: Programming is programming. If you get good at programming, it doesn't matter which language you learned it in, because you'll be able to do programming in any language. The hard part of programming is the same regardless of the language. And if you have a talent for that, and you learned it here, you can take it over there. Oh, one thing: if you want to get a picture of a programming at its most powerful, you should learn Lisp or Scheme because they are more elegant and powerful than other languages.
— Colum McCann, книга Let the Great World Spin
Источник: Let the Great World Spin
— Ferdinand de Saussure, книга Course in General Linguistics
La langue est un systéme dont toutes les parties peuvent et doivent être considérés dans leur solidarité synchronique.
Источник: Cours de linguistique générale (1916), p. 87 (1916, p. 124; Part 1, Ch. 3, sec. 3.)
„We ourselves are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content of the information.“
— Philip K. Dick, книга VALIS
Контексте: We hypostasize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is change in the content of the information; the message has changed. This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information enters us, is processed and is then projected outwards once more, now in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in fact this is all we are doing.
„Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.“
— Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950
„All right, he thought, so the details were not perfect. But maybe, in a sense, that was part of the magic, too.“
— Gregory Benford, книга Timescape
Источник: Timescape (1980), Chapter 16 (p. 229)
„I enjoy the fun of failure. It's fun to fail, I kept repeating. It's part of being ambitious; it's part of being creative. If something is worth doing, it's worth doing badly“
— Gretchen Rubin American writer 1966
Источник: The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
„Leopards break into the temple and drink to the dregs what is in the sacrificial pitchers; this is repeated over and over again; finally it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes a part of the ceremony.“
— Franz Kafka, книга The Zürau Aphorisms
20 (10 November 1917)
The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
„The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishement of an absolute tyrrany over her“
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments
Declaration of Sentiments, Seneca Falls Convention (July 19-20, 1848).
Контексте: The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishement of an absolute tyrrany over her... He has never permitted her to exercise her inalienable right to the elective to the franchise. He has compelled her to submit to laws, in the formation of wich she has no voice...
Having deprived her of this first right of a citizen, the elective franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of legislation, her has oppressed her on all sides. He has made her, if married, in the eye of the law, civilly dead.
„By Sanskrit is meant the learned language of India - the language of its cultured inhabitants, the language of its religion, its literature and science - not by any means a dead language, but one still spoken and written by educated men by all parts of the country, from Kashmir to Cape Comorin, from Bombay to Calcutta and Madras.“
— Monier Monier-Williams Linguist and dictionary compiler 1819 - 1899
Sir Monier Monier-Williams in: Sanskrit-English dictionary https://books.google.co.in/books?id=j2j7AgAAQBAJ&pg=PR20, Рипол Рипол Классик, p. 20.