— George Raymond Richard Martin American writer, screenwriter and television producer 1948
„In any man who dies there dies with him,
his first snow and kiss and fight.“
— Jevgenij Alexandrovič Jevtušenko, "People" (1961), line 12; Robin Milner-Gulland and Peter Levi (trans.) Selected Poems (London: Penguin, 2008) p. 85.
„He who does not travel, who does not read,
who does not listen to music,
who does not find grace in himself,
she who does not find grace in herself,
He who slowly destroys his own self-esteem,
who does not allow himself to be helped,
[dies slowly... ]“
— Pablo Neruda, Selected Poems
Poem "Muere lentamente" (Dying Slowly), wrongly attributed to Pablo Neruda. See [http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=325275&CategoryId=14094 "Fake Pablo Neruda Poem Spreads on Internet"] by Ana Mendoza, Latin American Herald Tribune (12 January 2009).
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Erwin Rommel German field marshal of World War II 1891 - 1944
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks">[http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/every-morning-7/ Every Morning]</span>
— P.C. Cast American writer 1960
„The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
Context: I remember it so clearly — how people, seeing me, would break off in midword. Laughter died. Lovers' hands unclasped. Children ran to their mothers. I didn't even know their short-lived names. And that song about a little green leaf — no one ever finished it near me. "Soliloquy for Cassandra"
„Every day in the United States, seventeen children are killed by gunfire. That’s about 6,000 children each year who are killed by guns, as compared, for example, with about 3,000 a year who died at the height of the polio epidemic of the 1950s. We rose up as a society to fight against polio. Why do we not act more forcefully to halt today’s even greater scourge?“
— Jimmy Carter, Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith