Quotes from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

Juli Zeh ·  263 pages

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“Die Nacht wurde erfunden, damit wir uns Stück für Stück an die Dunkelheit gewöhnen. Der Schlaf wurde erfunden, damit wir uns Nacht für Nacht an den Tod gewöhnen.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“Das Leben ist ein Angebot, das man auch ablehnen kann.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“Die Krankheit war den Menschen Existenzbeweis - als wären sie nicht in der Lage gewesen, sich selbst zu spüren, solange ihnen nichts wehtat! Jahrhunderte lang hat man die Schwäche angebetet, man hat sie sogar zum Kern einer Weltreligion erhoben. Man kniete vor dem Bild eines magersüchtigen, bärtigen Masochisten, der eine Stacheldrahtrolle auf dem Kopf trug, während ihm das Blut übers Gesicht lief. Der Stolz der Kranken, die Heiligkeit der Kranken, die Selbstliebe der Kranken: Das waren die Übel, die den Menschen von innen fraßen.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“Das Leben beginnt nun einmal auf der Höhe seiner Kraft, um sich von diesem Punkt aus, immer abwärts führend, seinem Ende zu nähern. Ein grober dramaturgischer Fehler.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“Draußen verwässert erstes Morgenlicht das satte Nachtschwarz des Himmels. Es ist der Moment, in dem Gestern zu Morgen wird und es für eine kurze Zeit kein Heute gibt.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“Um es mit dem Lieblingswort der Ratlosen zu sagen: Mias Verhältnis zu Kramer ist ambivalent.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“But what is normal? Normal is that which already exists, the prevailing condition. But normal is also normative — an expectation, the thing to be wished for. The norm is a double-edged sword. A person can be measured against that which exists, in which case she will be found to be normal and healthy, therefore good. Or a person can be measured against an expectation and found to be wanting. The norm can be changed at will. For those on the inside, the double-edged sword is a defensive weapon. For outsiders, it's a terrifying threat.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“„Das Gefühl ist jedenfalls ein schlechter Berater. Es besitzt per definitionem keine Allgemeingültigkeit.“
„Und der Verstand ist eine Illusion“, erwidert die ideale Geliebte schnell. „Nichts weiter als ein Kostüm, in das der Mensch die Summe seiner Gefühle steckt.“ „Du sprichst in romantischen Anachronismen!“, ruft Mia. „Und du in jenen intellektuellen Sophistereien, an denen Moritz zugrunde gegangen ist!”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“It's impossible to gather too much information.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“data collection is essential for protecting individuals from false allegations. The more detailed information about a person, the more fairly we can judge.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“truth is subjective, even in a court of law. Knowing and believing are remarkably similar — if not, in fact, the same.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“clever people will judge the truth according to its usefulness, not validity.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

“He thinks and speaks with a ruthlessness that makes no attempt to find dialectical excuses for the eternal uncertainty of humankind. Anyone who claims that truth is dependent on usefulness, anyone who openly admits that knowing and believing are essentially the same for limited beings such as humans, is clearly a nihilist in a class of his own.”
― Juli Zeh, quote from Corpus Delicti. Ein Prozess

About the author

Juli Zeh
Born place: in Bonn, Germany
Born date June 30, 1974
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