Fussball und Literatur

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Gib einem Mann einen Fisch und du ernährst ihn für einen Tag. Lehre einen Mann zu fischen und du ernährst ihn für sein Leben.

– Konfuzius

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Lord, what fools these mortals be!

– William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream

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His arm darts out, his reach is long, his hand is like the hand of God.

– Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

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…, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’

– Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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The leader of the squad, […], had a name that had much more about it than chance: Captain Roque Carnicero, which meant butcher.

– Gabriel Garcìa Màrquez, 100 Years of Solitude

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Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no creature endures. A fear of time running out.

– Mitch Albom, The Timekeeper

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If you care about something enough, it’s going to make you cry. But you have to use it. Use your tears. Use your pain. Use your fear. Get mad.

– Sherman Alexie, The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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You must have a cigarette. A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?

– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

– Oscar Wilde

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All great and precious things are lonely.

– John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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Auch Erfolg wird bestraft. Die Strafe besteht darin, dass man mit Leuten zusammenkommen muss, die man früher meiden durfte.

– John Updike

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Das erste Spiel in einer Profiliga, zu dem Giancarlo im Landesinneren als Schiedsrichter aufgestellt wurde, fand in einer Stadt der Provinz La Pampa statt.

So wie sie hiess, sah es da auch aus. Wie in der Pampa.

– Thomas Brändle, Die rote Karte

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People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose. I was chosen to be a dancer, and with that, you live all your life.

– Martha Graham, Blood Memory

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How many mics do we rip on the daily

Say, me say many money, say me say many many many

How many mics do we rip on the daily

Many money, say me say many many many

Too many MC’s not enough mics

Exit your show like I exit the turnpike

– The Fugees, How Many Mics

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What noise is this? Not dead? Not quite dead yet?

I that am cruel am yet merciful; I would not have thee linger in thy pain.

– William Shakespeare, Othello

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The Captain’s eyes were open and calm […] that it felt they were communicating in some pure, wordless way.

– Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son

by Michael Gort

“Ich lebe so glückliche Tage, wie sie Gott seinen Heiligen aufspart; und mit mir mag werden was will, so darf ich nicht sagen, dass ich die Freuden, die reinsten Freuden des Lebens nicht genossen habe.”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werther

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“Dann sind wir Hand in Hand vom Tennisplatz nach Hause, […] und sie hat zu mir gesagt: “Du kannst nicht viel von deiner Mutter lernen. Aber das kannst du von deiner Mutter lernen. Erstens, man kann über alles reden. Und zweitens, was die Leute denken, ist scheißegal.” Das hat mir sofort eingeleuchtet. Über alles reden. Und scheiß auf die Leute.

– Wolfgang Herrndorf, Tschick

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Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

– Queen, Bicycle Race

“I wish to Christ we had bicycles,” Bonello said. “Do they ride bicycles in America?” Aymo asked. “They used to.” “Here it is a great thing,” Aymo said. “A bicycle is a splendid thing.” “I wish to Christ we had bicycles,” Bonello said. “I’m no walker.”

– Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

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