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1. "I remain loyal to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert in music and to Shakespeare and Jane Austen in literature."
Author: Anne Stevenson
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. "As to...old composers like Schubert or Beethoven, I imagine that, while modern music expresses both feeling, thought and imagination, they expressed pure feeling. And you know all day sitting at work, eating, walking, etc., you have hundreds of feelings that can't be put into words. And that is why I think that in a sense music is the highest of the arts, because it really begins where the others leave off."
Author: C.S. Lewis
4. "Brahms believed that there was no need to publish absolutely everything that Schubert ever wrote."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
5. "In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
6. "Rather, I believe that it is very good, if, with the aid of his songs, we can be reminded, among other things, of the social conditions under which Schubert had to work."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
7. "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
8. "We were at the Schubert Theater for two years. And we were the first act."
Author: Eydie Gorme
9. "Life is not a fairground, but a school. -- Franz Bardon"
Author: Franz Bardon
10. "I am in the world only for the purpose of composing.Franz Schubert"
Author: Franz Schubert
11. "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
12. "But it wasn't just a technical approach towards the piano, studying the music for this film was also a way of approaching the soul of the film, because the film is really about the soul of Schubert and the soul of Bach."
Author: Isabelle Huppert
13. "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
14. "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
15. "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
16. "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
17. "Why do you haunt me? You, like a tattoo on my tongue, like the bay leaf at the bottom of every pan. You who sprawled out beside me and sang my horoscope to a Schubert symphony, something about travel and money again, and we lay there, both of our breaths bad, both of our underwear dangling elastic, and then you turned toward me with a gaze like two matches, putting the horoscope aside, you traced my buried ribs with your index finger, lingered at my collarbone, admiring it as one might a flying buttress, murmuring: Nice clavicle. And me, too new at it and scared, not knowing what to say, whispering: You should see my ten-speed."
Author: Lorrie Moore
18. "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
19. "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
20. "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
21. "Why don't you ever use your strength on me?" she said.Because love means renouncing strength," said Franz softly."
Author: Milan Kundera
22. "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
23. "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
24. "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
25. "And when Franz Ferdinand pays, everybody pays!"
Author: Thomas Pynchon
26. "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
27. "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
28. "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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