„Katniss: I guess all those hours decorating cakes paid off.
Peeta: Yes, frosting. The final defence of the dying. (252)“
— Suzanne Collins American television writer and novelist 1962
„Warmth, warmth, more warmth! for we are dying of cold and not of darkness. It is not the night that kills, but the frost.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), XI : The Practical Problem
„Dying for love might be pitiable, but it wasn't much different, finally, from any other kind of dying.“
— Richard Yates, kniha Cold Spring Harbor
Zdroj: Cold Spring Harbor
— Wallace Stevens, kniha Harmonium
"The Well Dressed Man with a Beard"
Kontext: After the final no there comes a yes
And on that yes the future world depends.
No was the night. Yes is this present sun.
„Let us hope our weapons are never needed — but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.“
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
Kontext: The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer." Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed — but do not forget what the common people of this nation knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.
Abbey's Road (1979)
„So you are dying for love, then," Will said finally, his voice sounding constricted to his own ears.
'Dying a little faster for love. And there are worse things to die for.“
— Cassandra Clare, kniha Clockwork Princess
Zdroj: Clockwork Princess
„The realization wasn't crushing. It was gentle, like a final tendril of smoke from a dying candle.“
— Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975
Zdroj: The Hero of Ages
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
Zdroj: The Panther and the Lash
„He wasn’t afraid of dying, only of having not done all he could, and not properly spitting in the eye of death when it came for him. That final gesture was important.“
— David Brin, kniha Startide Rising
Zdroj: Startide Rising (1983), Chapter 51 (p. 269)
— Carl Sandburg American writer and editor 1878 - 1967
The People, Yes http://books.google.com/books?id=bCSu8UHz9EUC&q=%22Man's+life+A+candle+in+the+wind+hoar+frost+on+stone%22&pg=PA509#v=onepage (1936)
„On the battlefield called Vigrid, the gods will fall in battle with the frost giants, and the frost giants will fall in battle with the gods. The undead troops from Hel will litter the ground in their final deaths, and the noble Einherjar will lie beside them on the frozen ground, all of the them dead for the last time, beneath the lifeless misty sky, never to rise again, never to wake and fight.“
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
Zdroj: Norse Mythology (2017), Chapter 16, “Ragnarok: The Final Destiny of the Gods” (p. 276)
„Farrell’s other eleven defenses are The PMS Defense; The Husband Defense (Warren, I don’t quite know how to summarize this one—not sure I get it); The ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’ Defense, aka Learned Helplessness; ‘The Depressed Mother’ Defense; The ‘Mothers Don’t Kill’ Defense; The ‘Children Need Their Mother’ Defense; The ‘Blame-The-Father, Understand-The-Mother’ Defense; The ‘My Child, My Right To Abuse It’ Defense; The Plea Bargain Defense; The Svengali Defense; and The Contract Killing Defense.“
— Warren Farrell, kniha The Myth of Male Power
Zdroj: The Myth of Male Power (1993), Part III: Government as substitute husband, Chapter 12.
„I believe in Father Frost. But not too deeply. But anyway, you know, I'm not one of those people who are able to tell the kids that Father Frost does not exist.“
— Dmitry Medvedev Russian Prime Minister and former president 1965