„Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.“
„I'd rather be called a boy and play with paper air-planes than be called a man and play with a girl's heart.“
— Niall Horan Irish singer and songwriter 1993
Dare to Dream by One Direction, https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422638.Niall_Horan
— Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891
„A gaudy dress and gentle air May slightly touch the heart;
But it's innocence and modesty
that polished the dart.“
— Robert Burns, Handsome Nell
Johnson's The Scots Musical Museum (1787-1796), Handsome Nell (1773) (also known as "My Handsome Nell"), st. 6.
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
„The air is bright with hues of light
And rich with laughter and with singing:
Young hearts beat high in ecstasy,
And banners wave, and bells are ringing:
But silence falls with fading day,
And there's an end to mirth and play.
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Rhyme? and Reason? (1883), Four Riddles, no. III
„Friend after friend departs;
Who hath not lost a friend?
There is no union here of hearts
That finds not here an end.“
— James Montgomery British editor, hymn writer, and poet 1771 - 1854
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)., Friends.
„Man now needs for his salvation only one thing: to open his heart to joy, and leave fear to gibber through the glimmering darkness of a forgotten past.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1950s, New Hopes for a Changing World (1951), Context: Man, in the long ages since he descended from the trees, has passed arduously and perilously through a vast dusty desert, surrounded by the whitening bones of those who have perished by the way, maddened by hunger and thirst, by fear of wild beasts, by dread of enemies, not only living enemies, but spectres of dead rivals projected on to the dangerous world by the intensity of his own fears. At last he has emerged from the desert into a smiling land, but in the long night he has forgotten how to smile. We cannot believe in the brightness of the morning. We think it trivial and deceptive; we cling to old myths that allow us to go on living with fear and hate – above all, hate of ourselves, miserable sinners. This is folly. Man now needs for his salvation only one thing: to open his heart to joy, and leave fear to gibber through the glimmering darkness of a forgotten past. He must lift up his eyes and say: "No, I am not a miserable sinner; I am a being who, by a long and arduous road, has discovered how to make intelligence master natural obstacles, how to live in freedom and joy, at peace with myself and therefore with all mankind." This will happen if men choose joy rather than sorrow. If not, eternal death will bury man in deserved oblivion. Part III: Man and Himself, Ch. 21: The Happy World, pp. 212–3
„Still falls the Rain —
Still falls the Blood from the Starved Man's wounded Side:
He bears in His Heart all wounds, — those of the light that died,
The last faint spark
In the self-murdered heart, the wounds of the sad uncomprehending dark…“
— Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964
Still Falls the Rain (1940)
— Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Arrow and the Song
The Arrow and the Song, st. 3.
„He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.“
— Tad Williams, Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn
Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, The Dragonbone Chair (1988), Author’s Warning
„Reach out, it's a leap in the dark,
But there's no danger of falling.
Give out, give it straight from the heart,
You feel the thunder rolling…“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Earth Moving (1989)
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
„Too innocent for coquetry, too fond for idle scorning—
Oh friend, I fear the lightest heart makes sometimes heaviest mourning.“
— Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton English feminist, social reformer, and author 1808 - 1877
Bingen on the Rhine.
„Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.“
— Washington Irving writer, historian and diplomat from the United States 1783 - 1859