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wingschwesterwing

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Mein Jugendheld Arthur Schnitzler weiß es:
»Der Strohhalm, mit dem ich mich an die Lebensfreude klammere, ist augenblicklich das Bicycle«

Favourite sentences in books I've read:
More treacherous still was the realisation that I had no knowledge of the ageing pilot´s existential inner self. Perhaps he believed in eternal life - a hazard which people in his line of work should be screened for [...] from Maya by Jostein Gaarder.
The main cause of shooting trauma is inappropriate use of a handgun. from the UEMS handbook for Otorhinolaryngology.
Aristotle, so far as I know, was the first man to proclaim explicitly that man is a rational animal. His reason for this view was one which does not now seem very impressive; it was, that some people can do sums. Bertrand Russell "An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish" in "The Portable Atheist" by Christopher Hitchens
"You have no respect for excessive authority or obsolete traditions. You're dangerous and depraved, and you ought to be taken outside and shot!" Major Sanderson to Yossarian in "Catch 22" by Jospeh Heller.
"You have a morbid aversion of dying. You probably resent the fact that you're at war and might get your head blown off any second." "I more than resent it, sir. I'm absolutely incensed." "You have deep-seated survival anxieties. And you don't like bigots, bullies, snobs or hypocrites. Subconsciously there are many people you hate." "Consciously, sir, consciously," Yossarian corrected in an effort to help. "I hate them consciously." Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.
"Won´t you fight for your country?" Colonel Korn demanded, emulating Colonel Cathcart´s harsh, self-righteous tone. "Won´t you give up your life for Colonel Cathcart and me?" Yossarian tensed with alert astonishment when he heard Colonel Korn´s concluding words. "What's that?" he exclaimed. "What have you and Colonel Cathcart got to do with my country? You´re not the same." "How can you separate us?" Colonel Korn inquired with ironical tranquility. "That's right," Colonel Cathcart cried emphatically. "You´re either for us or against your country. It´s as simple as that." "Oh, no, Colonel. I don't buy that." Colonel Korn was unruffled. "Neither so I, frankly, but everyone else will. So there you are." Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

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