„Each sex has a relation to madness. Every desire has a relation to madness. But it would seem that one desire has been taken as wisdom, moderation, truth, leaving to the other sex the weight of a madness that cannot be acknowledged or accommodated.“

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where blood and sex and oath
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guarding the primal consecrated order,
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not from the heavy soil of the earth,
but from the spirit's choice and free desire, needing no oath of legal bond,
is friend bestowed on friend.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Variant translation: A friend is a gift to a friend not from the heavy soil where blood and race and oaths are mighty and holy, where the earth itself watches over the sacred hallowed and ancient ordinances and defends and avenges them, not from the heavy soil of the earth, but from free choice and the free desire of the heart, which are not in need of an oath or a law. As translated in A New Critique of Theoretical Thought (1953) by Herman Dooyeweerd, Vol. 3, p. 179.

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„The sex relation is not a personal relation. It can be irresistibly desired and rapturously consummated between persons who could not endure one another for a day in any other relation.“

—  George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
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„Madness blew so violently on the immeasurable air pump of the circuit, that it took the form of a spiral, rising like a screw to the Zenith.. [describing the Brescia automobile races, in 1907]“

—  Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Italian poet and editor, founder of the Futurist movement 1876 - 1944
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„They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.“

—  Nathaniel Lee British writer 1653 - 1692
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„I was mad last year. I played as well as anyone else on our team and I didn't receive one vote for MVP. Don't get me wrong; I didn't say I was the best last year or that I should have won the MVP award. But nobody seemed to care about me. But you win the batting title yourself. They can't take that away from you.“

—  Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
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