„Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.“
— Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Ch. XV : An Encounter and its Consequences; Gilbert Markham
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
— Leon Trotsky Marxist revolutionary from Russia 1879 - 1940
„We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten“
— Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand: Diaries, 1935-1950
— Marco Polo Venetian explorer and merchant noted for travel to central and eastern Asia 1254 - 1324
On his death-bed, when urged to retract "some of the seemingly incredible statements he made in his book", as quoted in The travels of Marco Polo, the Venetian (J. M. Dent, 1926), p. xxiv. Quote in Italian from Imago mundi seu Chronica (c. 1330) by Jacopo d'Acqui, as reported in the bibliographic note to Marco Polo: Storia del mercante che capì la Cina (2009) by Vito Bianchi.
„All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed.“
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
Context: All around us lies what we neither understand nor use. Our capacities, our instincts for this our present sphere are but half developed. Let us confine ourselves to that till the lesson be learned; let us be completely natural; before we trouble ourselves with the supernatural. I never see any of these things but I long to get away and lie under a green tree and let the wind blow on me. There is marvel and charm enough in that for me. "Good Sense" in a dialogue between Free Hope, Old Church, Good Sense, and Self -Poise. p. 127.
— Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso: Metamorphoses of the Human Form : Graphic Works, 1895-1972