quote by T. S. Eliot

You gave me hyacinths first a year ago; They called me the hyacinth girl.' —Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden, Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither Living nor dead, and I knew nothing, Looking into the heart of light, the silence. Od' und leer das Meer.

— T. S. Eliot

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Mehr als das Leben lieb' ich meine Freiheit. More than life, I cherish freedom.

The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.

[Ger., Das erste und letzte, was vom Genie gefordert wird, ist Wahreits-Liebe.]

Religion is the opium of the people translated from the German Die Religion .

.. ist das Opium des Volkessometimes misquoted as opiate of the people.

For the nature of a women is closely allied to art.

[Ger., Denn das Naturell der Frauen Ist so nah mit Kunst verwandt.]


You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump.

Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.

[In geology,] As in history, the material in hand remains silent if no questions are asked. The nature of these questions depends on the "school" to which the geologist belongs and on the objectivity of his investigations. Hans Cloos called this way of interrogation "the dialogue with the earth," "das Gesprach mit der Erde."

In his essay on the uncanny, Das Unheimliche, Freud said that the uncanny is the only feeling which is more powerfully experienced in art than in life. If the horror genre required any justification, I should think this alone would serve as its credentials.

Someone recently played me 'Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell' by Das Racist.

That should be my theme song.

Der, die, das, dem, den, des. German's six ways of saying 'the', like six sexual positions you never knew existed. Hey, I just sprung a boner.


The mortal race is far too weak not to grow dizzy on unwonted brights.

[Ger., Das sterbliche Geschlecht ist viel zu schwach In ungewohnter Hohe nicht zu schwindeln.]

Age childish makes, they say, but 'tis not true;

We're only genuine children still in Age's season. [Ger., Das Alter macht nicht kindisch, wie man spricht, Es findet uns nur noch als wahre Kinder.]

Ist es an und fu? r sich absurd, das Nichtsein fu? r einUbel zu ? halten;

da jedes Ubel wie jedes Gut das Dasein zur Voraussetzung hat, ja sogar das Bewusstsein. It is in and by itself absurd to regard non-existence as an evil; for every evil, like every good, presupposes existence, indeed even consciousness.

On examinations: Das Wissen ist der Tad der Forschung.

Knowledge is the death of research. Nernst's motto.

Das Werk lobt den Meister. (German: The work proves the craftsman.)


Não sou esnobe; eu simplesmente não estou interessado no que a maioria das pessoas tem pra dizer, ou no que elas desejam fazer - principalmente com o meu tempo

Aus dem dämmrigen Dunkel der Nacht trat eine feste, schwarze Masse von Gebäuden hervor, die sich über einer gewaltigen Fläche ausbreiteten. Das Dorf Mokroje zählte zweitausend Seelen; um diese Stunde schlief jedoch schon alles, nur hier und da schimmerten spärliche Lichter durch die Dunkelheit.

L. Ram Saran Das was sentenced to death in 1915, and the sentence was later commuted to life transportation. Today myself, sitting in the condemned cell, I can let the readers know as authoritatively that the life-imprisonment is comparatively a far harder lot than that of death.

L. Ram Saran Das was a member of the revolutionary party which was held responsible for many a violent deed. But this by no means proves that revolutionaries are bloodthirsty monsters, seeking pleasure in destruction.

Cornelius Cardew's folk songs were very, very literal, and they were just about workers smashing their chains. It was like reading Das Kapital over a folk-song melody, and it's a spectacular failure, in my opinion.


Heidegger wrote a book called Was Ist Das Ding - What Is a Thing? which was kind of interesting and influential to me, as a matter of fact. It's a small paperback, which I read. It's about the nature of thingness; what is it? It's a very penetrating analysis of that, and I think a rather influential book. I know other artists who have read it and come up with it.

Why'd he name Ram Dass that? And Krishna Das that, instead of vice versa? Is Krishna Das more Krishna like and Ram Dass more Ram-like? Maybe... why not? We grow into our names. But why did my parents named me Jeffrey and my brother Michael? Who knows?

I always thought he gave me that name because I have a kind of outgoing or sunny disposition. And in those days I was kinda blonde and bearded and had an afro and was bushy like a sun. So I don't know, he named me Surya Das but who knows.

Erst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral.

Das Kapital, I think, is very difficult to read, and for me, it was not very influential.


The rabble also vent their rage in words. [Ger., Es macht das Volk sich auch mit Worten Lust.]

The eternal feminine doth draw us upward. [Ger., Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan.]

When toward the Devil's Hose we tread, Woman's a thousand steps behind.

[Ger., Denn geht es zu des Bosen Haus Das Weib hat tausend Schritt voraus.]

The smallest hair throws its shadow. [Ger., Das kleinste Harr wirft seinen Schatten.]

Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image.

[Ger., Das Betragen ist ein Spiegel in welchem jeder sein Bild zeigt.]


Only the heart without a stain knows perfect ease.

[Ger., Ganz unbefleckt geniesst sich nur das Herz.]

It is the fortunate who should extol fortune. [Ger., Das Gluck erhebe billig der Begluckte.]

Sin writes histories, goodness is silent.

[Ger., Das Uebel macht eine Geschichte und das Gute keine.]

Kunst gibt nicht das Sichtbare wieder, sondern macht sichtbar.

Art does not reproduce the visible; rather it makes visible.

Jedes geeinzelte Du ist ein Durchblick zu ihm.

Durch jedes geeinzelte Du spricht das Grundwort das Ewige an. Every particularThou is a glimpse through to the eternal Thou; by means of every particularThou the primary word addresses the eternal Thou. 164

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