„Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful things to happen.“

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romancière anglaise 1849 - 1924
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„I am having a very difficult time. Things happen unexpectedly.“

—  Kōki Hirota Japanese politician executed 1878 - 1948
Quoted in "The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire" - Page 49 - by John Toland - History - 2003.

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„Herodotus says, "Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects."“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Acknowledgements Twain does not quote Herodotus here, he only sums up what he believes to have been Herodotus' approach to the writing of history. Nevertheless, this apocryphal statement is now often quoted as being the very words of Herodotus.

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„Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects.“

—  Herodotus ancient Greek historian, often considered as the first historian -484 - -425 avant J.-C.
This statement is not to be found in the works of Herodotus. It appears in the acknowledgements to Mark Twain's A Horse's Tale (1907) preceded by the words "Herodotus says", but Twain was simply summarizing what he took to be Herodotus' attitude to historiography.

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„We forget how much time it can take simply to avoid cooking“

—  Michael Pollan American author, journalist, activist, and professor of journalism 1955
Context: We forget how much time it can take simply to avoid cooking: all that time spent driving to restaurants or waiting for our orders, none of which gets counted as 'food preparation'. And much of the half-hour saved by not cooking is spent watching screens.

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„"I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about."“

—  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
"Alboin Errol", in The Lost Road (1987). Compare this with "The lyf so short, the craft so longe to lerne" by Geoffrey Chaucer

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