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Alexander Kluge Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Alexander Kluge

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If they had Mozart today, they couldn't work with him,
although he was a very adaptable man.
- Alexander Kluge

Hidden in a long text, there are perhaps three lines that count.
- Alexander Kluge

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

When I think of the library of Alexandria and of the fact that,
although it burnt down, people continue to sort the
letters of the alphabet according to that tradition,
then that makes certain expressions of modernity,
even of interventions on the textual level,
possible.
- Alexander Kluge

 

You cannot limit yourself to one area of specialized craft.
Instead, regardless of craft, you have to charge all
forms of expression that lead to the community,
to other people, with meaning.
- Alexander Kluge

I don't pay attention to target audiences and therefore
I often hear that I am a ratings killer,
somebody who fundamentally doesn't care whether one
person is watching or an entire soccer stadium.
- Alexander Kluge

Similar to the telescope or the telephone,
television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of.
When you look at the details, a concrete scene between
people is really something incredibly unlikely,
something subtle that requires extended description.
- Alexander Kluge

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As soon as you judge communication a little more rigorously,
there is a possibility that the message will not be democratized.
I have to say what I believe to be right.
I have to spread out the statement among all the means
of expression available to us at present.
- Alexander Kluge

The one thing about program television that's absolutely
incompatible with any concept of art is that all decisions
have to be made by program directors,
whereas art is autonomous.
It may be dependent, but it knows no superiors.
- Alexander Kluge

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard PHOTO

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I am certainly not an authority on love because there
are no authorities on love,
just those who've had luck with it and those who haven't.
- Bill Cosby

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

You know the only people who are always sure about
the proper way to raise children? Those who've never had any.
- Bill Cosby

The soul would have no rainbow,
Had the eyes no tears.
- John Vance Cheney

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day,
I would have studied harder.
- Pope John Paul I

Everyone who got where he is,
had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult.
It's not.
Mine had me trained in two days.
- Bill Dana

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
- Don Marquis

How many things there are concerning which we might
well deliberate whether we had better know them.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had a birthday one night on a farm we were shooting on.
I walked into the tent, and there were 150 people waiting for me,
all wearing masks of my face.
- Stephen Hopkins

If Jesus had been killed twenty years ago,
Catholic school children would be wearing little electric
chairs around their necks instead of crosses.
- Lenny Bruce

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

Well, I always had a chauffer, because I have never driven a car in my life.
I still can't drive.
- Bud Abbott

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children,
we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
- Luther Burbank

Think where mans glory most begins and ends,
and say my glory was I had such friends.
- William Butler Yeats

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran


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