'Cricket,'said Raffles,'like everything else, is a good enough sport until
you discover a better. As a source of excitement it isn't
in it with other things you wot of Bunny, and
theinvoluntarycomparison becomes a bore. What's the
satisfaction of taking a man's wicket when you want his
spoons?' 414 E(rnest) W(illiam) Hornung The Amateur Cracksman.
can't get no satisfaction I can't get no girl
reaction. 432 Mick and Richards, Keith Jagger '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'.
Nay, good sir, be not so violent; with speed I cannot render
satisfaction Unto the dear
companion of my soul, Virginity, whom I
thus long have lived with, And part with it so
rude and suddenly. Can such friends
divide, never to meet again, Without a solemn
farewell? Thomas Middleton The Changeling (with William Rowley), act1, sc.1.
In the final analysis, all architecture reveals the application of
human ingenuity to the satisfaction of human needs. And
among these needs are not only shelter, warmth and
accommodation, but also the needs, felt at
every moment in every part of the world in endlessly different
ways, for something more profound, evocative and
universal, for beauty, for permanence, for immortality. Patrick Nuttgens 'The Nature of Architecture', in Ben Farmer and
Hentie Louw (eds)
Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought (1993).
Alle Befriedigung, oder was man gemeinhin Glu« ck nennt, ist
eigentlich und wesentlich immer nur negativ und durchaus nie positiv. All satisfaction,
or what iscommonlycalled happiness, is really and
essentially always negative only, and never positive. Arthur Schopenhauer DieWelt alsWille undVorstellung (TheWorld asWill
vol.1, bk.4, ch.58 (translated by E F J Payne).
If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed.If he has a talent and
uses only half of it, he has partly failed.If he has a talent and
learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has
gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few
men ever know. Thomas Clayton Wolfe TheWeb and the Rock