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1. "Franz Schulze's book "Fantastic Images" had a lot of impact on me. Mark Pascale turned me on to that book when I was twenty years old. It was really interesting to see all this art in one place and to have somebody articulate a theory of Chicago art since I already had a real predilection towards Dada and Surrealism. Chicago is just teeming with kooky, whacked-out artists, and I'm one of them in my own sedate way."
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
2. "To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society's stifling conventions. We weren't indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated.But this strategy alone couldn't provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."
Author: Barack Obama
3. "Es war kein Abenteuer-,sondern ein Reiche-Leute-Urlaub; die Infrastruktur ist wie in Florida, die Restaurants haben französische Köche, die Picknicks werden an Tischen mit Tischdecken, Porzellan und Sillber serviert, und wir wurden in großen Autos chauffiert. Es war beeindruckend. Aber ich war froh, wenn wir abends in unserer Suite waren. Oder wenn wir morgens auf dem Balkon saßen und die Sonne aufgehen sahen. Ob am Mittelmeer oder an der Nordsee - wir hatten die Sonne schon oft im Meer versinken, aber noch nie daraus aufstiegen sehen."
Author: Bernhard Schlink
4. "I love to read. And right now I'm on my last hundred pages of 'The Corrections' by Jonathan Franzen, and I really enjoyed it. His writing is just - he's one of those writers where you just go, 'There are people just meant to be novel writers.'"
Author: Candice Accola
5. "She brought forth a piece of wood into which she had burned a French saying which our friend Franz had used to cheer us, in Osterburg: La vie est belle, et elle commence demain. "Life is beautiful, and it begins tomorrow."
Author: Edith Hahn Beer
6. "Life is not a fairground, but a school. -- Franz Bardon"
Author: Franz Bardon
7. "I am in the world only for the purpose of composing.Franz Schubert"
Author: Franz Schubert
8. "Franz said 'Your picture, Viki, suggests that sense of breaking-up we feel in the modern world. Families, nations, classes, other loyalty groups falling apart. Things changing before you get to know them. Death on the installment plan – or decay by jumps. Instantaneous birth. Something out of nothing. Reality replacing science fiction so fast that you can't tell which is which. Constant sense of deja-vu - 'I was here before, but when, how?' Even the possibility that there's no real continuity between events, just inexplicable gaps. And of course every gap – every crack – means a new perching place for horror."
Author: Fritz Leiber
9. "Franz Klammer was my great idol in my younger years."
Author: Hermann Maier
10. "And now I feel like crying, because I really do not understand, and I don't think I will when I'm older either. It was only when I loved Franz I understood the world, and felt happy. When you love, you're praying. Everything was quite clear. I wanted to be good. I think you begin things the right way when you want to be good. And I think I'm doing everything wrong now because all I want is for people to be good to me. I want to be loved, everybody wants to be loved; for a thousand people who want to be loved there may perhaps be just one who wants to love. Our Father which art in heart is all a lump of grief."
Author: Irmgard Keun
11. "If you're in a successful band, you tend to fall into a role. But I'm not remotely laddish. I'm a grown-up. I'm vegan and teetotal. I run 50 miles a week, listening to Franz Ferdinand and the Four Tops at top volume."
Author: Johnny Marr
12. "When Alex left for Alaska," Franz remembers, "I prayed. I asked God to keep his finger on the shoulder of that one; I told him that boy was special. But he let Alex die. So on December 26, when I learned what happened, I renounced the Lord. I withdrew my church membership and became an atheist. I decided I couldn't believe in a God who would let something that terrible happen to a boy like Alex."
Author: Jon Krakauer
13. "Mr. Franz, I think careers are a 20th Century invention and I don't want one. You don't need to worry about me; I have a college education. I'm not destitute. I'm living like this by choice."
Author: Jon Krakauer
14. "It's unclear whether Brauser was trying to hit Franz Josef or Rangi. I hope it was the former. There's one difference between a bully and a hero, I guess: good aim."
Author: Karen Russell
15. "In 1914, Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian imperial heir, was shot and killed by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo. Do you know the motive behind the act?It was in retaliation for the subjugation of the Sebs in Austria.It was not.Franz Ferdinand had stated his intention to introduce reforms favorable to the Serbs in his empire. Had he survived to ascend the throne, he would have made a revolution unnecessary. In plain terms, he was killed because he was going to give the rebels what they were shouting for. They needed a despot in the palace in order to seize it.What's good for reform is bad for the reformers"
Author: Loren D. Estleman
16. "A guy like Franz could talk smack all day about my Afro, my lack of brains, my mother, her alleged lack of virtue."
Author: Marcus Samuelsson
17. "The Dordogne in 1984 was the nadir. Diarrhea, moths like flying hamsters, the blowtorch heat. Awake at three in the morning on a damp and lumpy mattress. Then the storm. Like someone hammering sheets of tin. Lightning so bright it came through the pillow. In the morning sixty, seventy dead frogs turning slowly in the pool. And at the far end something larger and furrier, a cat perhaps, or the Franzetti's dog, which Katie was poking with a snorkel. (pg 53)"
Author: Mark Haddon
18. "S'pose a man was to come to you and say Pollyvoo-franzy - what would you think?"
Author: Mark Twain
19. "Aufgrund meiner philologischen Studien bin ich überzeugt, dass ein begabter Mensch Englisch (außer Schreibung und Aussprache) in dreißig Stunden, Französisch in dreißig Tagen und Deutsch in dreißig Jahren lernen kann. Es liegt daher auf der Hand, dass die letztgenannte Sprache zurechtgestutzt und repariert werden sollte. Falls sie so bleibt wie sie ist, sollte sie sanft und ehrerbietig zu den toten Sprachen gestellt werden, denn nur die Toten haben genügend Zeit, sie zu lernen."
Author: Mark Twain
20. "As Rudy slumped into the corner and flicked mud from his sleeve at the window, Franz fired him the Hitler Youth's favourite question:'When was our Führer Adolf Hitler born?'Rudy looked up. 'Sorry?'The question was repeated and the very stupid Rudy Steiner, who knew all too well that it was April 20 1889, answered with the birth of Christ. He even threw in Betlehem as an added piece of information.Franz smeared his hands together. A very bad sign. He walked over to Rudy and ordered him back outside for some more laps of the field. Rudy ran them alone, and after every lap, he was asked again the date of the Führer's birthday. He did seven laps before he got it right."
Author: Markus Zusak
21. "At the Sound of the Gunshot, Leave A Message That's what my friend spokeinto his grim machine the winter he first went madas we both did in our thirties with stillno hope of revenue, gravely inkingour poems on pages held fast by gyres the color of lead. Godless, our minds did monster us, left us bobbing as in a swampuntil we sank. His eyes were burn holesin a swollen face. His breath was a venomhe drank deep of. He called his own tongue a scar, this poet who can crowbar openthe most sealed heart, make ash flower,and the cocked shotgun's double-zero mouths(whose pellets had exploded star holes into plaster and porcelainand not a few locked doors) never touched my friend's throat. PraiseHim, whose earth is green. (for Franz Wright)"
Author: Mary Karr
22. "Why don't you ever use your strength on me?" she said.Because love means renouncing strength," said Franz softly."
Author: Milan Kundera
23. "Nam anh mu?i hai tu?i, bà b?ng nhiên bo vo sau khi cha anh b? v? con di m?t tiêu. C?u bé nghi có di?u gì nghiêm tr?ng x?y ra, nhung bà m? tr?n an c?u b?ng nh?ng l?i l? bình thu?ng. Hôm ngu?i cha b? di, bà m? Franz d?t c?u xu?ng ph? choi, và lúc hai m? con ra kh?i nhà, Franz d? ý th?y m? mình hai chân di hai chi?c giày khác nhau. C?u th?y b?i r?i, khó x? h?t s?c: c?u mu?n ch? cho m? th?y s? nh?m l?n c?a bà nhung l?i s? làm bà dau lòng. Th? là, trong su?t hai ti?ng d?ng h? d?o ph?, c?u dán m?t vào dôi chân bà m?. Ðó là l?n d?u tiên trong d?i c?u ý th?c dau kh? là gì."
Author: Milan Kundera
24. "Now, perhaps, we are in a better position to understand the abyss separating Sabina and Franz: he listened eagerly to the story of her life and she was equally eager to hear the story of his, but although they had a clear understanding of the logical meaning of the words they exchanged, they failed to hear the semantic susurrus of the river flowing through them."
Author: Milan Kundera
25. "But deep down she said to herself, Franz may be strong, but his strength is directed outward; when it comes to the people he lives with, the people he loves, he's weak. Franz's weakness is called goodness."
Author: Milan Kundera
26. "Anders als die Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika haben sich die meisten europäischen Nationalstaaten auf der Grundlage von Homogenisierungen entwickelt; historisch liegt ihnen das Ideal einer Einheit von Blut, Kultur, Sprache und Religion zugrunde. Dieser Drang zur Vereinheitlichung war kaum irgendwo stärker als in Deutschland, eben weil es sich erst spät zu einer Nation herausgebildet hat, und das Deutsche niemals ein so natürlicher oder unumstrittener Bezugspunkt war wie England für die Engländer oder Frankreich für die Franzosen."
Author: Navid Kermani
27. "Ajoelhou-se ao piano, acariciou as teclas, os pedais, a madeira, e abraçou-o, parecendo abraçar um homem gordo e grande para o qual os seus braços franzinos não chegavam. Homem amado, tantos anos doce, agora amargo de silêncio."
Author: Olinda P. Gil
28. "Die Frauen, hat einmal ein witziger Franzose gesagt, regen uns an, Meisterwerke zu schaffen, und hindern uns immer daran, sie auszuführen."
Author: Oscar Wilde
29. "Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious."[Ten rules for writing fiction, The Guardian, 20 February 2010 (with Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Esther Freud, Neil Gaiman, David Hare, and AL Kennedy)]"
Author: P.D. James
30. "I enjoyed Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom.' Would I make that into a film? I think it's better suited to television. That would very much be a dialogue and performance piece, and it would take some very skilful direction - but not my kind of directing. But I thought it was a real literary work."
Author: Peter Weir
31. "Refusing! And she is after me with a broom, trying to sweep my rotten carcass into the open. Why, shades of Gregor Samsa! Hello Alex, goodbye Franz! "You better tell me you're sorry, you, or else! And I don't mean maybe either!" I am five, maybe six, and she is or-elsing me and not-meaning-maybe as though the firing squad is already outside, lining the street with newspaper preparatory to my execution."
Author: Philip Roth
32. "When I encountered these haunting words from Franz Kafka, I realized exactly why this light sermon about the search for God had struck such a nerve: "Everyday life is the greatest detective story ever written. Every second, without noticing, we pass by thousands of corpses and crimes. That's the routine of our lives."
Author: Stephen Kendrick
33. "And when Franz Ferdinand pays, everybody pays!"
Author: Thomas Pynchon
34. "Über die deutsche Sprache: „Sie halten sich für tief, weil ihre Sprache unklar ist, ihr fehlt die clarté der französischen Sprache, sie sagt nie exakt das, was sie sollte, so dass kein Deutscher jemals weiß, was er sagen wollte – und dann verwechselt er diese Undeutlichkeit mit Tiefe. Es ist mit Deutschen wie mit Frauen, man gelangt bei ihnen nie auf den Grund"
Author: Umberto Eco
35. "But if I were to say who influenced me most, then I'd say Franz Kafka. And his works were always anchored in the Central European region."
Author: Vaclav Havel
36. "Bleib diesen Tag und diese Nacht mit mir, und du sollst den Ursprung aller Gedichte besitzen,Sollst besitzen das Gut der Erde und der Sonne, (Millionen Sonnen bleiben noch übrig).Sollst fürder Dinge nicht mehr nehmen aus zweiter und dritter Hand, noch sollst du sehen durch die Augen der Toten, noch dich nähren von den Schemen in Büchern,Sollst auch nicht durch meine Augen blicken, noch die Dinge aus meiner Hand nehmen,Sollst nach allen Seiten lauschen und die Dinge klären durch dich selbst.(übersetzt von Franz Blei; Hymnen an die Erde)"
Author: Walt Whitman
37. "I have associated myself with failed scientists in order to associate myself with failed irony. ("Metier: Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka")"
Author: William S. Wilson

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Where am I going? I don't quite know.Down to the stream where the king-cups grow-Up on a hill where the pine-trees blow-Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know.Where am I going? The clouds sail by,Little ones, baby ones, over the sky.Where am I going? The shadows pass,Little ones, baby ones, over the grass.If you were a cloud, and sailed up there,You'd sail on the water as blue as air.And you'd see me here in the fields and say:"Doesn't the sky look green today?"Where am I going? The high rooks call:"It's awful fun to be born at all.Where am I going? The ring-doves coo:"We do have beautiful things to do."If you were a bird, and lived on high,You'd lean on the wind when the windcame by,You'd say to the wind when it took you away:"That's where I wanted to go today!"Where am I going? I don't quite know.What does it matter where people go?Down to the wood where the blue-bells grow-Anywhere, anywhere. I don't know."
Author: A.A. Milne

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