Quote of the month: About gods

 

DSC_3286Tipasa, Algeria, Summer 2016 (Photo by Stephan Haderer)

So sind sie, die Völker, denkfaul und arrogant, blicken kaum über die eigenen Götter hinaus, die sie doch aus dem gemeinsamen Fundus schöpfen, wobei sie so tun, als hätten sie dabei ein besonders glückliches Händchen gehabt. (…) Das Mittelmeer war wie ein großer Teich, in dem die ganze Menschheit herumstocherte, wobei sie sich auf kuriose, mitunter tragische Weise in die Quere kam.

Boualem Sansal, algerischer Autor und Poet

in: “Maghreb – eine kleine Weltgeschichte”

Thus they are, the peoples, mentally lazy and arrogant, hardly looking beyond their own gods, whom they create from a common fundament, while they pretend to have been especially lucky. (…) The Mediterranean was a big pond where the entire humanity stirred around while they crossed one another in an odd, sometimes tragical way.

Boualem Sansal, Algerian author and poet

in: “Maghreb – a Little World History” (translation)

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