今日名言

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“All great art comes from a sense of outrage.”

– Glenn Close, Actress

「所有偉大的藝術都源於心中的憤慨。」– 葛倫‧克蘿絲 (女演員)

  • outrage (n.) 憤慨,憤怒。例:environmentalists’ outrage at plans to develop coastline (開發海岸線的計畫引發環保人士憤慨)。
  • 葛倫‧克蘿絲 (1947- ) 是美國著名電影、電視劇以及舞台劇演員,能夠扮演各類不同角色,在《危險關係》、《孽緣》、《間接傷害》等多部電影演出,共獲得 6 次奧斯卡金像獎提名,榮獲 3 座東尼獎、3 座艾美獎及 2 座金球獎。

Franz Kafka (作家)

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“A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.”

– Franz Kafka, Writer

「書籍應是劈開我們冰凍內心的斧頭。」– 法蘭茲‧卡夫卡 (作家)

  • 法蘭茲‧卡夫卡 (1883-1924) 生於當時的奧匈帝國,是猶太籍的德語小說家,他的文筆明淨而想像奇詭,常採用寓言體敘事,被認為是 20 世紀最重要的作家之一。

Rafael Nadal (網球選手)

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“I always work with a goal – and the goal is to improve as a player and a person. That, finally, is the most important thing of all.”

– Rafael Nadal, Tennis Player

「我一向都有目標 – 而目標是進步,不管是在運動或個人方面。那在最後,是最重要的事。」– 拉斐爾‧納達爾 (網球選手)

  • 拉斐爾‧納達爾 (1986- ) 是西班牙網球選手,目前世界排名第一,能雙手反拍,共獲得 14 座大滿貫。他的戰鬥力十足,把每一分鐘當作賽末點的精神,吸引全球廣大的球迷。

Sri Chinmoy (心靈大師)

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“True success is the only thing that you cannot have unless and until you have offered it to others.”

– Sri Chinmoy, Spiritual Master

「真正的成功是你唯一無法擁有的東西,除非你也提供它給別人。」– 親穆儀 (心靈大師)

  • 這句話 unless (除非) 及 until (直到) 放在一起,有加強語氣的意味。
  • 親穆儀 (1931-2007) 是印度心靈哲學師,移居美國後開始教導靜坐潛修,提倡內在心靈的平靜,並融入體育、文學詩歌、音樂、藝術創作等修習。他也鼓勵人們多做善行,其學生來自世界各國。

George Matthew Adams (專欄作家)

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“If we have anything that is valuable, it must be put to some sort of use. If a man’s muscles are neglected, he soon has none, or rather none worth mentioning. The more the mind is used the more flexible it becomes, and the more it takes upon itself new interests.”

– George Matthew Adams, Columnist

「任何有價值的東西,都必須些許得到使用。如果一個人忽視他的肌肉,他的肌肉會馬上消失,或不值得一提。大腦愈常使用,它就變得愈靈活,它感興趣的事物也就愈多。」– 喬治‧馬修‧亞當斯 (專欄作家)

  • 喬治‧馬修‧亞當斯 (1878-1962) 是美國報紙專欄作家,成立了喬治馬修亞當斯服務公司 ( George Matthew Adams Newspaper Service),聯合刊登漫畫及專欄文章於各大報紙達 50 年之久。

B.C. Forbes (雜誌創辦人)

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“Madame Curie didn’t stumble upon radium by accident. She searched and experimented and sweated and suffered years before she found it. Success rarely is an accident.”

– B.C. Forbes, Founder of Forbes Magazine

「居禮夫人發現鐳不是意外,她搜索、實驗、努力並吃苦多年後才發現它。成功很少是偶然。」– 富比士 (雜誌創辦人)

  • sweat (v.) 努力工作。stumble upon/on/across 意外發現。例:Scientists stumbled upon a drug that may help cure Parkinson’s disease. (科學家意外發現一種可治療帕金森症的藥。)
  • 富比士 (1880-1954) 出生於蘇格蘭,移民美國擔任財經記者及編輯,後來創立了《富比士》雜誌。

Nelson Mandela (前南非總統)

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“A leader does not impose a decision, he molds one.”

– Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

「領導者不強加決定於他人,他促使一個決定成形。」– 納爾遜‧曼德拉 (前南非總統)

  • impose (v.) (將想法、信仰) 強加於他人。例:parents who impose their own moral values on their children. (將個人價值觀強加於孩子的父母) mold (v.) 成形,塑造。例:an attempt to mold public opinion (影響輿論的企圖)。
  • 納爾遜‧曼德拉 (1918- ) 為南非第一位全民公投選上的總統,他年輕時是反對黨武裝組織的領袖,因反抗種族隔離政策而被捕入獄 27 年。他 71 歲獲釋後領導多黨協商,達成多元族群的民主共識,他在 1993 年獲得諾貝爾和平獎。
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