— William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
„In Malta, catch a swallow,
For all of the guilty — to set them free.
Wings fill the window,
And they beat and bleed.“
„My feet are set on the outward trails
And the call of the roistering sea.
My wings are spread on the outbound gales
And the paths that are long and free.“
— Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936
Letters, From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith (June 23, 1926)
— Theodore Dreiser Novelist, journalist 1871 - 1945
"The First Voyage Over," The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (August 1913); later published in A Traveler at Forty (1913), ch. I: "Barfleur Takes Me in Hand"
„Then they invite her to join the dance and approach the holy rites, and make room for her in their ranks and rejoice to be near her. Just as Idalian birds, cleaving the soft clouds and long since gathered in the sky or in their homes, if a strange bird from some distant region has joined them wing to wing, are at first all filled with amaze and fear; then nearer and nearer they fly, and while yet in the air have made him one of them and hover joyfully around with favouring beat of pinions and lead him to their lofty resting-places.“
— Statius, kniha Achilleid
Achilleid, Book I, Dehinc sociare choros castisque accedere sacris hortantur ceduntque loco et contingere gaudent. qualiter Idaliae volucres, ubi mollia frangunt nubila, iam longum caeloque domoque gregatae, si iunxit pinnas diversoque hospita tractu venit avis, cunctae primum mirantur et horrent; mox propius propiusque volant, atque aere in ipso paulatim fecere suam plausuque secundo circumeunt hilares et ad alta cubilia ducunt. Line 370
„There’s an emptiness inside her
And she’d do anything to fill it in.
And though it’s red blood bleeding from her now,
It’s more like cold blue ice in her heart.
She feels like kicking out all the windows,
And setting fire to this life.
She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright,
But all the colors mix together - to grey.“
— Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967
Busted Stuff (2002), Grey Street
„We need imagination in programming, not sterility; creativity, not imitation; experimentation, not conformity; excellence, not mediocrity. Television is filled with creative, imaginative people. You must strive to set them free.“
— Newton N. Minow United States attorney and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission 1926
Speech to the National Association of Broadcasters, May 9, 1961 (the Wasteland Speech)
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
Essays in Criticism, second series (1888), On Percy Bysshe Shelley, Byron
„We often forget our dreams so speedily: if we cannot catch them as they are passing out at the door, we never set eyes on them again.“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
The Plain Speaker (1826), "On Dreams"
„Every word is a messenger. Some have wings; some are filled with fire; some are filled with death.“
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Winter Hours (1999), "Sand Dabs, Six"