„Fool," said my muse to me. "Look in thy heart and write.“
Sonnet 1,Concluding couplet from Loving in truth,and fain in verse my love to show
Compare: "Look, then, into thine heart and write", Henry W. Longfellow, Voices of the Night, Prelude.
Varianta: Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
"Fool!" said my muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.
Zdroj: Astrophel and Stella (1591)
Kontext: .... But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay,
Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows,
And others' feet still seemed but strangers in my way.
Thus great with child to speak, and helpless in my throes,
Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
"Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart and write."
— Anne Brontë, kniha Agnes Grey
Zdroj: Agnes Grey
„Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
Friends, kindred, days,
Estate, good fame,
Plans, credit, and the muse;
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Give All to Love http://www.emersoncentral.com/poems/give_all_to_love.htm, st. 1
1840s, Poems (1847)
— Joel Coen American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1954
Zdroj: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
— Alexandre Dumas, kniha Hrabě Monte-Christo
Varianta: What a fool I was, not to tear my heart out on the day when I resolved to avenge myself!
Zdroj: The Count of Monte Cristo
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
Thoughts and Aphorisms (1913), Karma
„Did I bid thee
Mock, and forget me for thy friend — I say not,
King? Is thy heart so light and lean a thing,
So loose in faith and faint in love? I bade thee
Stand to me, help me, hold my hand in thine
And give my heart back answer. This it is,
Old friend and fool, that gnaws my life in twain —
The worm that writhes and feeds about my heart —
The devil and God are crying in either ear
One murderous word for ever, night and day,
Dark day and deadly night and deadly day,
Can she love thee who slewest her father? I
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Alboine, Act 1, Scene 1.
Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards (1899)
„Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.“
— Hannah Hurnard, kniha Hinds' Feet on High Places
Zdroj: Hinds' Feet on High Places
„My God, give me neither poverty nor riches; but whatsoever it may be Thy will to give, give me with it a heart which knows humbly to acquiesce in what is Thy will.“
— Christian Scriver German hymnwriter 1629 - 1693
Zdroj: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 161.
„Do grant, O my Lord Jesus, that when my lips approach Thine to kiss Thee, I may taste the gall that was given Thee. And when my shoulders lean against Thine, make me feel Thy scourgings. And when my flesh is united with Thine in the Holy Eucharist, make me feel Thy Passion. And when my head comes near to Thine, make me feel Thy thorns. And when my heart is close to Thine, make me feel Thine embrace.“
— Gemma Galgani ITALIANA 1878 - 1903
Quoted in The Life of St. Gemma Galgani by her spiritual director Ven. Germanus, trans. A. M. O'Sullivan, 1999, p. 258.
„Deep in the secret chambers of my heart
I muse my life-long hate, and without flinch
I bear it nobly as I live my part.“
— Claude McKay Jamaican American writer, poet 1889 - 1948
The White City, l. 2-4
„Someday," Magnus said, looking at the crumpled royal person at his feet, "I must write my memoirs.“
— Cassandra Clare American author 1973
Zdroj: The Runaway Queen
„Thy spirit, Independence, let me share,
Lord of the lion-heart and eagle-eye.
Thy steps I follow with my bosom bare,
Nor heed the storm that howls along the sky.“
— Tobias Smollett 18th-century poet and author from Scotland 1721 - 1771
Ode to Independence, strophe 1.
„Let me dream only with my heart,
Love first, and after see:
Know thy diviner counterpart
Before I kneel to thee.
So in thy motions all expressed
Thy angel I may view:
I shall not on thy beauty rest,
But Beauty's ray in you.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
By Still Waters (1906)
„All life, Omnipotent Father, is thy life! and the eye of religion alone penetrates to the realms of truth and beauty. I am related to thee, and what I behold around me is related to me; all is full of animation, and looks towards me with bright spiritual eyes, and speaks with spirit voices to my heart.“
— Johann Gottlieb Fichte, kniha The Vocation of Man
Jane Sinnett, trans 1846 p.125
The Vocation of Man (1800), Faith
„Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a god; look straight at me and you see yourself.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934 - 2017
As quoted in 101 People You Won't Meet in Heaven: The Twisted Achievements of the Most Brutal and Sadistic Individuals the World Has Ever Known (2007) by Michael Powell, p. 148