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Scottish writer 1812-19040
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Simone de Beauvoir
French authoress and philosopher 1908-19860
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Literature transforms and intensifies ordinary language, deviates systematically from everyday speech. If you approach me at a bus stop and murmur ''Thou still unravished bride of quietness,'' then I am instantly aware that I am in the presence of the literary.
Paul De Man
In België geboren American literair criticus 1919-19830
Literature... is condemned (or privileged) to be forever the most rigorous and, consequently, the most reliable of terms in which man names and transforms himself.
American journalist 1875-19500
Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
Michel de Certeau
The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.