„The only thing that can kill me is death, that's the only thing that can ever stop me, is death, and even then my music will live forever.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)
— Terry Goodkind, kniha Stone of Tears
Zdroj: Stone of Tears
— T.I. American rapper, record producer, actor, and businessman from Georgia 1980
„I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!“
— Emily Brontë, kniha Na Větrné hůrce
Heathcliff (Ch. XVI).
Zdroj: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Kontext: Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe; I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!
„How you see me? Tell me how you see me. When mirrors only reflect what you want to see. Believe me.“
— Marcus Orelias American actor, rapper, songwriter, author and entrepreneur 1993
Rebel of the Underground (2013)
„Sometimes it seems to me that God's way of dealing with me is not to let me see much of my friends, those who are most to me in the spiritual life, lest I should forget that the invisible bond is the only reality. That is the only way I can reconcile myself to the inevitable separations of life and death.“
— Lucy Larcom American teacher, poet, author 1824 - 1893
Her last letter to Episcopalian Bishop Phillips Brooks, just prior to his death on 23 January (17 January 1893), in Ch. 12 : Last Years.
„And only God who makes the tree
Also makes the fools like me. But only fools like me, you see,
Can make a God, who makes a tree.“
— Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981
Rhymes for the Irreverent (1965)
„Wow. The guy can make me feel stupid even when he's telling me I don't have to let him make me feel stupid.“
— Kelley Armstrong, kniha The Summoning
Zdroj: The Summoning
„It is dark in my favorite dream. Someone is following me. I don't know why. I'm scared. Then suddenly I lift off. Far away. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can reach me. Nobody can touch me. It's a wonderful feeling.“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
Interview in Die Zeit newspaper (2001) http://www.eonline.com/news/42093/aaliyah-funeral-set-pilot-probed
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Zdroj: Some Mistakes of Moses (1879) http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/ingermm2.htm#XVIII] Section XVIII, "Dampness".
„Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.“
— Laura Ingalls Wilder American children's writer, diarist, and journalist 1867 - 1957
Michael Landon, in Little House on the Prairie (TV series), Season 2, Ep 8 (5 November 1975) "Remember Me", Part 1
„Love makes us liars. The Seelie Queen told me that. So don't judge me for lying about how I feel. You do it too.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
Jace to Alec, pg. 138
The Mortal Instruments, City of Glass (2009)
„It lay buried here. It lay deep inside me.
It's so deep I don't think that I can speak about it.
It could take me all of my life,
But it would only take a moment to
Tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know if I'm ready yet.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Sensual World (1989)
„When I feel overwhelmed by misfortune, the greatest joy that the Lord can give me is to go to the altar, to put my forehead against it (as on the day of my ordination to the priesthood), and to feel the presence of the only reality. Not only does calm return, but my body seems to be annihilated; the only true life begins, the life of that which is intangible.“
— Leonid Feodorov Exarch of the Russian Catholic Church 1879 - 1935
Fr. Paul Mailleux, S.J., "Exarch Leonid Feodorov, Bridgebuilder Between Rome and Moscow," page 166.
„If you can show me how I can cling to that which is real to me, while teaching me a way into the larger society, then I will not only drop my defenses and my hostility, but I will sing your praises and help you to make the desert bear fruit.“
— Ralph Ellison American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer 1914 - 1994
"What These Children Are Like" (1963), in The Collected Essays, ed. John F. Callahan (New York: Modern Library, 1995), p. 555.
— Joyce Kilmer, Trees and Other Poems
"Trees" - This poem was first published in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse Vol. 2 (August 1913). The first two lines were first written down on the 2nd of February 1913.
Trees and Other Poems (1914)
Kontext: I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.