Events Quotes

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Margaret Atwood
“She knows herself to be at the mercy of events, and she knows by now that events have no mercy.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

Ernesto Sabato
“Lo esperado no sucede. Es lo inesperado lo que acontece.”
Ernesto Sábato

Terry Pratchett
“Things just happen, one after another. They don't care who knows. But history... ah, history is different. History has to be observed. Otherwise it's not history. It's just... well, things happening one after another.”
Terry Pratchett

“For feeling, not events, is to me the essence of history.”
Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

Doug Dillon
“Very young children often accept the paranormal as “normal” until adults squeeze it out them.”
Doug Dillon

Joan Lowery Nixon
“Dates are convenient hooks on which we can hang our memories of events. But history is all about people - people like you and me who did things to change the world.”
Joan Lowery Nixon, Nightmare

Ana Claudia Antunes
“It's all a series of serendipities
with no beginnings and no ends.
Such infinitesimal possibilities
Through which love transcends.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Tao of Physical and Spiritual

Michel Faber
“Nowadays, her life is more like a newspaper: aimless, up-to-date and full of meaningless events”
Michel Faber

John Bowlby
“It will happen but it will take time.”
John Bowlby

Scarlett Thomas
“Not all events are stories.”
Scarlett Thomas, Going Out

Scarlett Thomas
“People make events into stories. Stories give events meaning.”
Scarlett Thomas, Going Out

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Don't be in a hurry. Everything arise in the due time.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Doug Dillon
“Paranormal events are just edges of the infinite we “happen” to encounter.”
Doug Dillon

Olga Tokarczuk
“One must keep one's eyes and ears open, one must know how to match up the facts, see similarity where others see total difference, remember that certain events occur at various levels or, to put it another way, many incidents are aspects of the same, single occurrence. And that the world is a great big net, it is a whole, where no single thing exists separately; every scrap of the world, every last tiny piece, is bound up with the rest by a complex Cosmos of correspondences, hard for the ordinary mind to penetrate.”
Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Maaza Mengiste
“What is knows is this: there is no past, there is no "what happened", there is only the moment that unfolds into the next, dragging everything with it, constantly renewing. Everything is happening at once.”
Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King

Maaza Mengiste
“What he knows is this: there is no past, there is no "what happened", there is only the moment that unfolds into the next, dragging everything with it, constantly renewing. Everything is happening at once.”
Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King

Harriet Ann Jacobs
“Lives that flash in sunshine, and lives that are born in tears, receive their hue from circumstances. None of us know what a year may bring forth.”
Harriet Ann Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The events of the moments tell us to trust in God at all times. ”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Who can know what will happen in the day?”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“When they start something for the artists to promote talent and art, but their focus and emphasis is on business side of whatever they started .They are going to sideline other artist and going to kill the spirit of art in others, because they are trying to make business out of artists forgetting how important is the artist and the art itself.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“As you can tell at this crucial point, in life, it is only the present moment that matters to us and not the past events.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The moment carries its own message.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Significant events of the past are subject to reinterpretation every few generations.”
Bonta

Slavoj Žižek
“In an Event, things not only change: what changes is the very parameter by which we measure the facts of change, i.e., a turning point changes the entire field within which facts appear. This is crucial to bear in mind today when things change all the time, at an unheard-of frantic speed. However, beneath all this constant change, it is not difficult to discern a rather dull sameness, as if things change so that everything can remain the same. [... A true Event] would have been to transform the very principle of change.”
Slavoj Žižek, Event
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Slavoj Žižek
“This is an event at its purest and most minimal: something shocking, out of joint, that appears to happen all of a sudden and interrupts the usual flow of things; something that emerges seemingly out of nowhere, without discernible causes, an appearance without solid being as its foundation.”
Slavoj Žižek, Event

Slavoj Žižek
“At first approach, an event is the effect that seems to exceed its causes – and the space of an event is that which opens up by the gap that separates an effect from its causes.”
Slavoj Žižek, Event
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Thomas Pynchon
“Events seem to be ordered into an ominous logic.”
Thomas Pynchon, V.

Adrian Forty
“Within orthodox modernism, works of architecture were not there o be ‘read’ as narratives to external events – they were there to be themselves.”
Adrian Forty, Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture
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Jean Baudrillard
“Before the event it is too early for the possible.
After the event it is too late for the possible.
It is too late also for representation, and nothing will really be able to account for it. September 11 th, for example, is there first - only then do its possibility and its causes catch up with it, through all the discourses that will attempt to explain it. But it is as impossible to represent that event) as it was to forecast it before it occurred. The CIA's experts had at their disposal all the information on the possibility of an attack, but they simply didn't believe in it. It was beyond imagining. Such an event always is. It is beyond all possible causes (and perhaps even, as Italo Svevo suggests, causes are merely a misunderstanding that prevents the world from being what it is).
We have, then, to pass through the non-event of news coverage (information) to detect what resists that coverage. To find, as it were, the 'living coin' of the event. To make a literal analysis of it, against all the machinery of commentary and stage-management that merely neutralizes it.
Only events set free from news and information (and us with them) create a fantastic longing. These alone are 'real', since there is nothing to explain them and the imagination welcomes them with open arms.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

Stanley Cavell
“We do not see our hand in what happens, and so we call certain events melancholy accidents...”
Stanley Cavell

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