Freitag, 31. Juli 2015

[Zitate] Gesammelte Schätze im Juli

Auch der Juli brachte einige Schätze ans Licht... ^____^

H. G. Wells
The War of the Worlds
Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.
(Seite 1)

At times I suffer from the strangest sense of detachment from myself and the world about me; I seem to watch it all from the outside, from somewhere inconceivably remote, out of time, out of space, out of the stress and tragedy of it all.
(Seite 22)

Those who have escaped the dark and terrible aspects of life will find my brutality, my flash of rage in our final tragedy, easy enough to blame, for they know what is wrong as well as any, but not what is possible to tortured men. But those who have been under the shadow, who have gone down at last to elemental things, will have a wider charity.
(Seite 106)

Night, the mother of fear and mystery, was coming upon me.
(Seite 135)

H. G. Wells

The Island of Dr. Moreau
That black figure, with its eyes of fire, struck down through all my adult thoughts and feelings, and for a moment the forgotten horrors of childhood came back to my mind.
(Seite 12)

The thicket about me became altered to my imagination. Every shadow became something more than a shadow, became an ambush, every rustle became a threat. Invisible things seemed watching me.
(Seite 28)

"This silly ass of a world, " he said. "What a muddle it all is! I haven't had any life. I wonder when it's going to begin. Sixteen years being bullied by nurses and schoolmasters at their own sweet will, five in London grinding hard at medicine - bad food, shabby lodgings, shabby clothes, shabby vice - a blunder - I didn't know any better - and hustled off to this beastly island. Ten years here! What's it all for, Prendrick? Are we bubbles blown by a baby?"
(Seite 82)

Though I do not expect that the terror of that island will ever altogether leave me, at most times it lies far in the back of my mind, a mere distant cloud, a memory and a faint distrust; but there are times when the little cloud spreads until it obscures the whole sky.
(Seite 102/103)

Jasper Fforde
Thursday Next 06: Wo ist Thursday Next?
Fiktional zu sein ist ein zweischneidiges Schwert. Man erlebt die guten Zeiten zwar immer wieder, aber leider die schlechten auch.
(Seite 83)

"Ein guter Butler", sagte Sprockett leicht näselnd, "sollte seiner Herrschaft jeden Tag mindestens einmal das Leben retten, nach Möglichkeit aber öfter."
(Seite 300)

Die Rückreise flussabwärts verlief ohne besondere Vorkommnisse und war nach dreizehn Wörtern vorbei.
(Seite 370)

"Eigentlich soll die Literatur ein Spiegel der Welt sein", sagte ich. "Aber die Außenländer machen sich etwas vor. In Wirklichkeit ist die BuchWelt kein Spiegelbild, sondern eine Bestrebung. Die BuchWelt ist so, wie die RealWelt sein sollte."
(Seite 393)

H. G. Wells

The Time Machine
As I stood there in the gathering dark I thought that in this simple explanation I had mastered the problem of the world - mastered the whole secret of these delicious people. Possibly the checks they had devised for the increase of population had succeeded too well, and their numbers had rather diminished than kept stationary. That would account for the abandoned ruins. Very simple was my explanation, and plausible enough - as most wrong theories are.
(Seite 28)

In a moment I knew what had happened. I had slept, and my fire had gone out, and the bitterness of death came over my soul.
(Seite 61)

There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change.
(Seite 65)

John Wyndham

The Midwich Cuckoos
"We don't seem to be good at integrating novelties with our social lives, do we? The world of the etiquette book fell to pieces at the end of the last century, and there has been no code of manners to tell us how to deal with anything invented since. Not even rules for an individualist to break, which is itself another blow at freedom. Rather a pity, don't you think?"
(Seite 18)

"Yet here it is - another little gimmick out of Pandora's infinite evolutionary box: the contesserate mind - two mosaics, one of thirty, the other of twenty-eight, tiles. What can we, with our separate brains only in clumsily fumbling touch with one another, expect to do against thirty brains working almost as one?"
(Seite 176)

" 'All right when his glands are in balance' !", murmured Bernard. "They seem better at physiology than at psychology. They've broken that man, for the rest of his life."
(Seite 184)

"As man to man, Zellaby, not only do you talk a great deal, but you talk a great deal of nonsense, and make some of it sound like sense. It is very confusing for a listener."
(Seite 205)

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  1. Was für eine reiche Sammlung! Und darunter so viele Titel von H.G.Wells - den Zitaten nach zu urteilen, waren das nicht gerade die leichtesten Lektüren.

    Meine beiden Favoriten sind aber die beiden letzten Zitate aus "Wo ist Thursday Next?".

    Bei mir blieb die Schatzkiste übrigens wieder mal leer :-/
    Der Challenge-Beitrag geht in zwei Stunden online - den Link zu deinem Beitrag hab ich gleich integriert.

    Mach du dir nun ein sehr entspanntes Wochenende!

    Liebe Grüße

  2. Ja, H.G. Wells ist nicht gerade die typische Sommerlektüre, war aber dennoch recht interessant. :)

    Danke und dir auch ein schönes Wochenende!

  3. Salut, Alice.
    Eines sattvollen Fächers Science Fiction-Klassiker hast Du Dich angenommen. Wyndham & Wells gaben sich ordentliche Mühe die Dinge der menschlichen Zukunft nicht allzu erhaben oder selbstgefällig zu zeichnen. Immerhin zu einer Zeit als sich Europa - speziell aber die angelsächsische Welt - für den Garanten einer großen Zukunft hielt.
    Da wurde ordentlich in die Suppe der eigenen Illusion gespuckt.



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