Charles Lamb

englischer Essayist


  • (Books think for me. - Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading)
  • "Die unbändigen und stürmischen Genüsse des Lebens sind durch keinen Hauch von Sterblichkeit getrübt." - John Woodvil, 3. Akt / John Woodvil
  • (Original engl.: "These high and gusty relishes of life, sure, // Have no allayings of mortality in them." - John Woodvil. A Tragedy. Act the Third.
  • (Credulity is the man's weakness, but the child's strength. - Witches, and Other Night Fears. In: The London Magazine, Oct. 1821, p. 385
  • "Nichts gibt mir größere Rätsel auf als Zeit und Raum. Und doch bekümmert mich nichts weniger als Zeit und Raum, weil ich nie einen Gedanken an sie verschwende." - zitiert in: Stephen Hawking: Das Universum in der Nussschale. Hoffmann & Campe, 2001, Kapitel 2, S. 39
  • (Nothing puzzles me more than time and space, and yet nothing puzzles me less, for I never think about them. - Letter to Mr. Manning, 2nd January 1802,
  • (Nothing is to me more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a new-married couple. - A Bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People.
  • (How sickness enlarges the dimensions of a man's self to himself! - The Convalescent.