"Mr. Darcy sagte: 'Bitte erlauben Sie mir, Ihnen zu sagen, wie sehr ich Sie verehre und liebe.' Und nicht: 'Bitte erlauben Sie mir, Ihnen zu sagen, dass ich auf Abspritzen in allen Richtungen stehe.' "Mhairi McFarlane in Vielleicht mag ich dich morgen
Don't waste your love on somebody who doesn't value it.William Shakespeare in Romeo und Julia
Respekt konnte ein Imperium errichten. Vertrauen konnte es unzerstörbar machen. Liebe konnte es ewig währen lassen.Scarlett St. Clair in A Touch of Darkness
I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart.TrennungKazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don't go along with that. The memories I value most, I don't ever see them fading.Kazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it's a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust.Kazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
But then again I wonder if what we feel in our hearts today isn't like these raindrops still falling on us from the soaked leaves above, even though the sky itself long stopped raining. I'm wondering if without our memories, there's nothing for it but for our love to fade and die.Kazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
When it was too late for rescue, it was still early enough for revenge.RacheKazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
How is it possible to hate so deeply for deeds not yet done?Kazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
A couple may claim to be bonded by love, but we boatmen may see instead resentment, anger, even hatred. Or a great barrenness. Sometimes a fear of loneliness and nothing more.Kazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
What use is a god with boundless mercy, sir? You mock me as a pagan, yet the gods of my ancestors pronounce clearly their ways and punish severely when we break their laws. Your Christian god of mercy gives men licence to pursue their greed, their lust for land and blood, knowing a few prayers and a little penance will bring forgiveness and blessing.ChristentumKazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
The danger isn't the river's speed, friend, but its slowness.FlüsseKazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.Kazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to.SchachKazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma.Kazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
You say you're sure? Sure that you're in love? How can you know it? You think love is so simple?Kazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
The evening's the best part of the day. You've done your day's work. Now you can put your feet up and enjoy it.Abend, FeierabendKazuo Ishiguro in Was vom Tage übrigblieb
If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of.Kazuo Ishiguro in Was vom Tage übrigblieb
The problem, as I see it, is that you've been told and not told. You've been told, but none of you really understand, and I dare say, some people are quite happy to leave it that way.Kazuo Ishiguro in Alles, was wir geben mussten
After all, what can we ever gain in forever looking back and blaming ourselves if our lives have not turned out quite as we might have wished?Kazuo Ishiguro in Was vom Tage übrigblieb
The giant, once well buried, now stirs. When soon he rises, as surely he will, the friendly bonds between us will prove as knots young girls make with the stems of small flowers.Kazuo Ishiguro in Der begrabene Riese
Indeed - why should I not admit it? - in that moment, my heart was breaking.Kazuo Ishiguro in Was vom Tage übrigblieb
Ich habe die Wette gewonnen, aber ich habe das Einzige verloren, was mich jemals glücklich gemacht hat.
I won the bet but I lost the only thing that has ever made me happy.Hardin Scott in After Passion
Eine Frau muss ihr Leben leben oder leben, um zu bereuen, dass sie es nicht gelebt hat.
A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.FrauenD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
There's lots of good fish in the sea... maybe... but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.Singles & DatingD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Sex and a cocktail: they both lasted about as long, had the same effect, and amounted to the same thing.Sex, CocktailsD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
I only want one thing of men, and that is, that they should leave me alone.Feminismus, Korb-SprücheD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
It's no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You've got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times! But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they've got to come. You can't force them.Einsamkeit & AlleinseinD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
A little morphine in all the air. It would be wonderfully refreshing for everyone.D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
What the eye doesn't see and the mind doesn't know, doesn't exist.Verstand, Sehen & BlickeD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Never was an age more sentimental, more devoid of real feeling, more exaggerated in false feeling, than our own.1920er JahreD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Den Kopf in den Rachen das Löwen zu stecken, ist auch nicht gefährlicher, als ihn von einer Frau streicheln zu lassen.Frauen, LöwenD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Me? Oh, intellectually I believe in having a good heart, a chirpy p-nis, a lively intelligence, and the courage to say 'shit!' in front of a lady.D. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Moral ist der instinktive Widerwille einer Mehrheit.Moral & EthikD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Geld ist eine Art Instinkt. Geld machen ist eine Art Naturveranlagung im Menschen.
Money is a sort of instinct. It's a sort of property of nature in a man to make money.GeldD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Unser Zeitalter ist seinem Wesen nach tragisch, also weigern wir uns, es tragisch zu nehmen. Die Katastrophe ist hereingebrochen, wir stehen vor den Trümmern, wir fangen an, neue kleine Gewohnheiten zu bilden, neue kleine Hoffnungen zu hegen. Es ist ein hartes Stück Arbeit: Kein ebener Weg führt in die Zukunft; wir umgehen die Hindernisse jedoch oder klettern über sie hinweg. Wir müssen leben – einerlei, wie viele Himmel eingestürzt sind.
Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.1920er JahreD. H. Lawrence in Lady Chatterleys Liebhaber
Well, as to that, all I'll say is, you can't take out a fellow's heart before he's ready to give it up.HerzLouis Bayard in Der denkwürdige Fall des Mr Poe
He saw things in a way that others did not, so that a city I had lived in all my life seemed a different place, so that a woman became beautiful with the light on her face.Tracy Chevalier in Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring
I did not mind the cold so much when he was there.Tracy Chevalier in Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring
You're so calm and quiet, you never say. But there are things inside you. I see them sometimes, hiding in your eyes.Tracy Chevalier in Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring
Yes, well, life is a folly. If you live long enough, nothing is surprising.Tracy Chevalier in Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring
I had walked along that street all my life, but had never been so aware that my back was to my home.Tracy Chevalier in Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring
It was not a house where secrets could be kept easily.Tracy Chevalier in Das Mädchen mit dem Perlenohrring
"Well," Lockwood said, "if you judge success by the number of enemies you make, that was a highly successful evening."Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: Der Wispernde Schädel
Dave: "You're not our leader."
Lucy: "No, but I know what I'm doing, which is a nice alternative."
Lockwood: "Never touch a mummified body part if you don't know where it's been. That's my motto."
George: "Holds true with unmummified ones too. That's the motto I live by."
According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking.HeldenJonathan Stroud in Bartimäus - 3: Die Pforte des Magiers
It was Nathaniel's boundless capacity for stating the obvious that made him so charmingly human.Jonathan Stroud in Bartimäus - 3: Die Pforte des Magiers
"No. I'm being ironic. Or is it sarcastic? I can never remember."
"Irony's cleverer, so you're probably being sarcastic."