„My passion for Sarah had killed simple lust forever. Never again would I be able to enjoy a woman without love.“
— Graham Greene, kniha The End of the Affair
Zdroj: The End of the Affair
„When people are alive they love, when they die, they keep loving. If love ends when person dies, that is not real love“
— Lisa See, kniha Peony in Love
Zdroj: Peony in Love
„If I build a castle of love [i. e., mystical knowledge]
for the suffering people, they kill me!
If I don’t build I die!“
— Jahonotin Uvaysiy Uzbekistani poet 1781 - 1845
(Uvaysiy 1980:58) Quoted in Female Celebrations in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan: The Power of Cosmology in Musical Rites http://raziasultanova.co.uk/YTM%2008-Sultanova-FINAL.pdf by Razia Sultanova, in The 2008 Yearbook For Traditional Music, Volume 40, page 14
„Love is not a candle burning down. Life is. And love and life are not the same or else Love, having choice, nobody would ever die.“
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Zdroj: The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966
— James K. Polk American politician, 11th President of the United States (in office from 1845 to 1849) 1795 - 1849
Last words, spoken to his wife (15 June 1849); as quoted in Famous Last Words: The Ultimate Collection of Finales and Farewells (2004) by Laura Ward.
„More people are interested in trying to shuffle paper assets around than building lasting assets by producing real goods.“
— Akio Morita Japanese businessman 1921 - 1999
Akio Morita (1989) in: Peter Krass ed. (2000) The Book of Management Wisdom: Classic Writings by Legendary Managers. p. 235.
„That’s the difference between the old Scientology and the new: the brave new Scientology is all these beautiful buildings and real estate and no people.“
— Mark Rathbun American whistleblower 1957
The New York Times, The New York Times Company, Defectors Say Church of Scientology Hides Abuse, Laurie Goodstein, March 6, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/07/us/07scientology.html?_r=0&pagewanted=all,
— Henry Drummond Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer 1851 - 1897
„…most of the people in a war never fight for even a minute—though they bear for years and die forever. They do not fight, but only starve, only suffer, only die: the sum of all this passive misery is that great activity, War.“
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
“Poetry in War and Peace”, p. 129
Kipling, Auden & Co: Essays and Reviews 1935-1964 (1980)
— David Shuster American television journalist 1967
On Sarah Palin while interviewing documentarian John Ziegler. 2009 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXBhFHA9WMI
„Invest in the human family. Invest in people. Build a little community of those you love and who love you.“
— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie
Zdroj: Tuesdays with Morrie
„Wednesday (as Pocahontas): You have taken the land which is rightfully ours. Years from now, my people will be forced to live in mobile homes on reservations; your people will wear cardigans and drink highballs. We will sell our bracelets by the roadside; you will play golf and enjoy hot hors d'oeuvres. My people will have pain and degradation; your people will have stick-shifts. The gods of my tribe have spoken. They have said, "Do not trust the Pilgrims, especially Sarah Miller."
Becky (as Sarah Miller): Gary, she's changing the words!
Wednesday (as Pocahontas): And for all these reasons, I have decided to scalp you and burn your village to the ground.“
— Paul Rudnick American playwright and screenwiter 1957
Addams Family Values (1993)
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
Zdroj: Night World, No. 3
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
„A dream does not die on its own. A dream is vanquished by the choices ordinary people make about real things in their own lives…“
— Jonathan Kozol American activist and educator 1936
Zdroj: Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
„I didn't want to make the same mistake my parents made. I didn't want my love to fade away one day like an old scar. I wanted it to burn forever.“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Zdroj: It's Not Summer Without You
— Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856
Almansor: A Tragedy (1823), as translated in True Religion (2003) by Graham Ward, p. 142
Wherever books are burned, men in the end will also burn.
Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people.
Where they burn books, they will also burn people.
It is there, where they burn books, that eventually they burn people.
Where they burn books, so too will they in the end burn human beings.
Where they burn books, they also burn people.
Them that begin by burning books, end by burning men.
Varianta: Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
— Luís de Camões, kniha Rhythmas de Lvis de Camoes
Rimas, Sonnet 81 (as translated by Richard Zenith)<!-- http://portugal.poetryinternationalweb.org/piw_cms/cms/cms_module/index.php?obj_id=8436-->
Lyric poetry, Não pode tirar-me as esperanças, Amor é fogo que arde sem se ver
Kontext: Love is a fire that burns unseen,
A wound that aches yet isn't felt,
An always discontent contentment,
A pain that rages without hurting,A longing for nothing but to long,
A loneliness in the midst of people,
A never feeling pleased when pleased,
A passion that gains when lost in thought.It's being enslaved of your own free will;
It's counting your defeat a victory;
It's staying loyal to your killer.But if it's so self-contradictory,
How can Love, when Love chooses,
Bring human hearts into sympathy?