„T is said that absence conquers love;
But oh believe it not!
I’ve tried, alas! its power to prove,
But thou art not forgot.“

—  Frederick William Thomas, Absence conquers Love.

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Richard Francis Burton foto

„Conquer thyself, till thou hast done this, thou art but a slave; for it is almost as well to be subjected to another's appetite as to thine own.“

—  Richard Francis Burton British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet,… 1821 - 1890
As quoted in The New Dictionary of Thoughts : A Cyclopedia of Quotations from the Best Authors of the World, Both Ancient and Modern, Alphabetically Arranged by Subjects (1957) by Tryon Edwards, p. 510

Felicia Hemans foto
Romain Rolland foto

„I fight with other voices, other arms than thine. Though thou art conquered, yet art thou of the army which is never vanquished. Remember that and thou wilt fight even unto death.“

—  Romain Rolland French author 1866 - 1944
Jean-Christophe (1904 - 1912), Journey's End: The Burning Bush (1911), Context: "Thou art not alone, and thou dost not belong to thyself. Thou art one of My voices, thou art one of My arms. Speak and strike for Me. But if the arm be broken, or the voice be weary, then still I hold My ground: I fight with other voices, other arms than thine. Though thou art conquered, yet art thou of the army which is never vanquished. Remember that and thou wilt fight even unto death." "Lord, I have suffered much!" "Thinkest thou that I do not suffer also? For ages death has hunted Me and nothingness has lain in wait for Me. It is only by victory in the fight that I can make My way. The river of life is red with My blood." "Fighting, always fighting?" "We must always fight. God is a fighter, even He Himself. God is a conqueror. He is a devouring lion. Nothingness hems Him in and He hurls it down. And the rhythm of the fight is the supreme harmony. Such harmony is not for thy mortal ears. It is enough for thee to know that it exists. Do thy duty in peace and leave the rest to the Gods."

Kenzaburō Ōe foto

„Herein I find the grounds for believing in the exquisite healing power of art.
This belief of mine has not been fully proved.“

—  Kenzaburō Ōe Japanese author 1935
Japan, The Ambiguous, and Myself (1994), Context: "The voice of a crying and dark soul" is beautiful, and his act of expressing it in music cures him of his dark sorrow in an act of recovery. Furthermore, his music has been accepted as one that cures and restores his contemporary listeners as well. Herein I find the grounds for believing in the exquisite healing power of art. This belief of mine has not been fully proved. 'Weak person' though I am, with the aid of this unverifiable belief, I would like to "suffer dully all the wrongs" accumulated throughout the twentieth century as a result of the monstrous development of technology and transport. As one with a peripheral, marginal and off-centre existence in the world I would like to seek how — with what I hope is a modest decent and humanist contribution — I can be of some use in a cure and reconciliation of mankind.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon foto
Letitia Elizabeth Landon foto
William Wordsworth foto

„Oh, be wise, Thou!
Instructed that true knowledge leads to love.“

—  William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Lines (1795), Quote reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23.

Jonathan Swift foto

„So weak thou art, that fools thy power despise;
And yet so strong, thou triumph'st o'er the wise.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745
To Love, found in Miss Vanhom­righ's desk after her death, in Swift's hand­writing

Letitia Elizabeth Landon foto
Marcus Aurelius foto
Matthew Arnold foto

„This truth—to prove, and make thine own:
‘Thou hast been, shalt be, art, alone.“

—  Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
"Isolation" (1857)

David Levithan foto
John Wesley foto

„And Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself.“

—  John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791
Sermons on Several Occasions (1771), Acts 26:24. And so say all the world, the men who know not God, of all that are of Paul’s religion: of every one who is so a follower of him as he was of Christ. It is true, there is a sort of religion, nay, and it is called Christianity too, which may be practised without any such Imputation, which is generally allowed to be consistent with common sense, —that is, a religion of form, a round of outward duties, performed in a decent, regular manner. You may add orthodoxy thereto, a system of right opinions, yea, and some quantity of heathen morality; and yet not many will pronounce, that “much religion hath made you mad.” But if you aim at the religion of the heart, if you talk of “righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost,” then it will not be long before your sentence is passed, “Thou art beside thyself.” Sermon 37 "The Nature of Enthusiasm" http://www.ccel.org/ccel/wesley/sermons.v.xxxvii.html

Gabriel García Márquez foto
Anthony de Mello foto
Caitlín R. Kiernan foto

„I want a T-shirt that says, "Art is Emo." We live in an age where people are more apt to believe a thing if they read it on a T-shirt.“

—  Caitlín R. Kiernan writer 1964
Unfit for Mass Consumption (blog entries), 2010, Context: Could anything be more inimical to art than a fear of emotion, or a fear of "excessive" emotion, or a reluctance to express emotion around others? No, of course not. Art can even best the weights of utter fucking ignorance and totalitarian repression, but it cannot survive emotional constipation. I want a T-shirt that says, "Art is Emo." We live in an age where people are more apt to believe a thing if they read it on a T-shirt. "Would you like to see a little of it?" said the Mock Turtle. (3 April 2010)

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Eric Rücker Eddison foto

„Thou art nothing. And all thy desires and memories and loves and dreams, nothing.“

—  Eric Rücker Eddison, kniha The Worm Ouroboros
The Worm Ouroboros (1922), Context: Thou art nothing. And all thy desires and memories and loves and dreams, nothing. The little dead earth-louse were of greater avail than thou, were it not nothing as thou art nothing. For all is nothing: earth and sky and sea and they that dwell therein. Nor shall this illusion comfort thee, if it might, that when thou art abolished these things shall endure for a season, stars and months return, and men grow old and die, and new men and women live and love and die and be forgotten. For what is it to thee, that shalt be as a blown-out flame? and all things in earth and heaven, and things past and things for to come, and life and death, and the mere elements of space and time, of being and not being, all shall be nothing unto thee; because thou shalt be nothing, for ever. Ch. 28 : Zora Rach Nam Psarrion, p. 427

Letitia Elizabeth Landon foto

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