Lecture Quotes

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Complete Prose Works Of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Albert Camus
“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep”
Albert Camus

Moncure Daniel Conway
“In 1881, being on a visit to Boston, my wife and I found ourselves in the Parker House with the Ingersoll's, and went over to Charleston to hear him lecture. His subject was 'Some Mistakes of Moses,' and it was a memorable experience. Our lost leaders, -- Emerson, Thoreau, Theodore Parker, -- who had really spoken to disciples rather than to the nation, seemed to have contributed something to form this organ by which their voice could reach the people. Every variety of power was in this orator, -- logic and poetry, humor and imagination, simplicity and dramatic art, moral and boundless sympathy. The wonderful power which Washington's Attorney-general, Edmund Randolph, ascribed to Thomas Paine of insinuating his ideas equally into learned and unlearned had passed from Paine's pen to Ingersoll's tongue. The effect on the people was indescribable. The large theatre was crowded from pit to dome. The people were carried from plaudits of his argument to loud laughter at his humorous sentences, and his flexible voice carried the sympathies of the assembly with it, at times moving them to tears by his pathos.

{Conway's thoughts on the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Moncure Daniel Conway, My Pilgrimage to the Wise Men of the East

Arkady Strugatsky
“- A pan czy wierzy w duchy - spytał prelegenta jeden ze słuchaczy.
- Oczywiście, że nie - odparł prelegent, po czym z wolna rozpłynął
się w powietrzu.”
Arkady Strugatsky, Понедельник начинается в субботу

Flannery O'Connor
“I'm always highly irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.”
Flannery O'Connor

Alan Alda
“The trouble with a lecture is that it answers questions that haven't been asked.”
Alan Alda, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating

Oscar Wilde
“All good work looks perfectly modern: a piece of Greek sculpture, a portrait of Velasquez—they are always modern, always of our time.”
Oscar Wilde, Lecture to Art Students

“Dans 1984, les livres sont plus ou moins interdits. Aujourd'hui le problème est réglé, pas la peine de les interdire: les gens n'ont plus vraiment envie de lire, de toute façon, ils savent de moins en moins lire, même le journal. ("La violence des casseroles", http://www.lapresse.ca/debats/chroniq...)”
Pierre Foglia

Amélie Nothomb
“On lit pour découvrir une vision du monde.”
Amélie Nothomb, Les Combustibles

Adrienne Rich
“The moment the feeling enters the body is political.”
Adrienne Rich

Barack Obama
“What an amazing gift to help people, not just yourself.”
Barack Obama

Jordan B. Peterson
“I have clients who are nowhere near as insane as their family is, but they're the people who have been targeted with the mental illnesses because that’s convenient for everyone involved.”
Jordan B. Peterson

Mick Herron
“So she was waiting for the lecture; prolonged silence always led to the lecture. It was the last thing Sarah needed, and a list of the first things would have filled a book: a hug, a bath, an ear, some sympathy.”
Mick Herron, Down Cemetery Road

James Kakalios
“Interestingly enough, whenever I cite examples from superhero comic books in a lecture, my students never wonder when they will use this information in their "real life". Apparently they all have plans, post-graduation, that involve protecting the City from all threat while wearing spandex. As a law-abiding citizen, this notion fills me with a great sense of security, knowing as I do how many of my scientist colleagues could charitably be termed "mad".”
James Kakalios, The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition

Gabrielle Roy
“Je lisais … comme toujours lorsqu’on est emporté par la magie d’une histoire bien racontée ou la simple ivresse de se reconnaître à travers des mots plus habiles que les siens.”
Gabrielle Roy, La Détresse et l'Enchantement

Katarina Bivald
“Il était ennuyeux de considérer des livres comme des lectures incontournables au motif que d’autres les avaient lus”
Katarina Bivald, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Barack Obama
“Madiba reminds that democracy is more than just elections.”
Barack Obama

Eraldo Banovac
“The following factors define a successful lecturer: knowing the topic of the lecture very well, being well-prepared for the lecture, speaking fluently and clearly, and last but not least – showing a genuine enthusiasm for the subject which attracts students’ attention.”
Eraldo Banovac

Sheila Heti
“The professor's voice was amplified with her mike. 'In the nineteenth century... artists were compelled by the idea of the sublime, which was the most elevated expression of the harmony between nature and man. By contemplating nature, a figure like this one on the mountaintop would be inspired with reverence for the majesty of what God created--both humbled by it and also elevated by it because he, as a witness and an observer, had a privileged relation to all of creation--both of it and standing outside it to contemplate it. It was through contemplating nature that one would gain this experience of the sublime, so you tend to find in pictures from this time--' Slide changed. '--this theme repeated: the untamed and overwhelming power and beauty of nature, and the witness to it, somewhere in the painting, a stand-in for the viewer and the painter....”
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

“Lire ressemble à regarder à l'horizon. D'abord on ne voit qu'une ligne noir. Puis on imagine des mondes.”

Jean Baudrillard
“Borges - his blind face like an Aztec woman's, that old shyster of metaphor, across whose open eyes pass flashes of magnesium without affecting him. The blind always seem to be holding their heads out of water. Yet they are gifted in unreality and cunning. I am sure he knows down to ten people how many are there to hear him, simply by listening, by sensing. The lecture is hopeless, but it is a sacrificial ceremony. The listeners are overwhelmed by the intelligence of this man whose cunning ploy is to make it seem as though he were speaking from beyond the grave, as if he were already dead. His muffled, syncopated, barely audible voice condemns the others to silence in the same way as he is condemned to the night. All the metaphors he uses are those of the night, including the thousand and first night, the finest since it is one added to eternity. He is without doubt also in his eighty-four-and-first year - i.e. he has one foot in eternity. There reigns all about him an ironic and cruel affectation. I don't know what animal he resembles. He has a soft spot for the tiger. Put a tiger in your liltrary and take away its sight: that's Borges. In this vegetation of Californian academics' soft encephalons, his silences carve lethal spirals. Since he can no longer see the world, he quotes it. His speech is one long quotation. ' Life itself is a quotation ', he says.”
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

Ray Bradbury
“Don't live on your goddamn computers, and the internet, and all that crap. Go to the library. Don't let them flim-flam you into owning all these devices...”
Ray Bradbury

Hermann Hesse
“Au cours de ces semaines, j’avais commencé une lecture qui avait fait sur moi une impression plus profonde que toutes les lectures faites jusqu’à ce jour. Plus tard aussi, il est peu de livres qui m’aient donné autant, sauf Nietzsche peut-être.”
Hermann Hesse

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A good teacher must be able to make his/her lecture riveting and entertaining enough to deter truants from playing truant.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

أبو الطيب المتنبي
“وإذا كانتِ النُفوسُ كِباراً *** تَعِبَتْ في مُرادِها الأَجسامُ”
أبو الطيب المتنبي

“As students in the 1950s we were conditioned into despising the excesses of baroque/rococo architecture; that is, until we were reprogrammed by Nikolaus Pevsner in his Slade lectures at Cambridge.”
Peter F. Smith, The Dynamics of Delight: Architecture and Aesthetics

“(...) combien de fois avait-il rêvé, entre ces lignes (...)”
Huysmans Joris-Karl

Lailah Gifty Akita
“A professor's duty is to lecture.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Amanda Scott
“Giff waited out the storm, admiring — and certainly not for the first time — Hugo's gift for shredding a man's character thoroughly and at length without pausing even once to think of the right word.”
Amanda Scott, King of Storms (Isles/Templars, #6)

Margaret Atwood
“Je lis vite, avec voracité, presque en diagonale, pour essayer de m'en fourrer autant que je peux dans la tête avant la prochaine longue famine. S'il s'agissait de manger, ce serait la gloutonnerie de l'affamé, et s'il s'agissait de sexualité, ce serait une brève et furtive étreinte, debout quelque part dans une ruelle.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

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