— Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950
„The belly is an ungrateful wretch, it never remembers past favors, it always wants more tomorrow.“
Zdroj: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1962)
„Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet said: "I was shown the Hell-fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful." It was asked, "Do they disbelieve in Allah?" (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, "They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, 'I have never received any good from you."“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
— Sarah Dessen, kniha What Happened to Goodbye
What Happened To Goodbye (2011)
Zdroj: What Happened to Goodbye
— Toni Morrison, kniha Beloved
„Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal.“
— Lawrence Lessig American academic, political activist. 1961
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
2008 Chairman's Letter
Letters to Shareholders (1957 - 2012)
Kontext: We never want to count on the kindness of strangers in order to meet tomorrow’s obligations. When forced to choose, I will not trade even a night’s sleep for the chance of extra profits.
— Giacomo Leopardi, kniha Zibaldone
Il piacere è sempre o passato o futuro, non mai presente.
29th September 1823, Festival of Saint Michael the Archangel.
— Dale Carnegie, kniha How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Zdroj: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 237. Part 8 : How I Conquered Worry,
„When we succeed, we must not forget our past. When we fail, we must remember there is still tomorrow. When the path leads to nowhere, we can always take another path. We can make a diversion.“
— Jun Hong Lu Australian Buddhist leader 1959
Sydney, (22 January 2017).
— St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982
Marry Me (2007)
Kontext: Romeo, where'd you go?
It's been years and still no sign,
But I'm keeping hope alive. Juliet, how you been?
You look like death like you sure could use some rest
from this place human racing and the faces of people who pound at your door
They always want more — they want more.
— Claudia Rankine, kniha Citizen: An American Lyric
Zdroj: Citizen: An American Lyric
„Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.“
— Gabriel García Márquez, kniha Sto roků samoty
Zdroj: One Hundred Years of Solitude
„Past is gone , present is going and tomorrow is day after tomorrow's yesterday . So why worry about anything ? God is in all this .“
— R. K. Narayan writer of Indian English literature 1906 - 2001
The Painter Of Signs(1977)
„There you could always go into the Luxembourg museum and all the paintings were heightened and clearer and more beautiful if you were belly-empty, hollow-hungry.“
— Ernest Hemingway, kniha A Moveable Feast
Zdroj: A Moveable Feast (1964), Ch. 8: 'Hunger Was Good Discipline'
Kontext: You got very hungry when you did not eat enough in Paris because all the bakery shops had such good things in windows and people ate outside at tables on the sidewalk so that you saw and smelled the food. When you were skipping meals at a time when you had given up journalism and were writing nothing that anyone in America would buy, explaining at home that you were lunching out with someone, the best place to do it was the Luxembourg gardens... There you could always go into the Luxembourg museum and all the paintings were heightened and clearer and more beautiful if you were belly-empty, hollow-hungry. I learned to understand Cézanne much better and to see truly how he made landscapes when I was hungry.
„I want you always to remember me. Will you remember that I existed, and that I stood next to you here like this?“
— Haruki Murakami, kniha Norské dřevo
Zdroj: Norwegian Wood
„Day by day. No yesterdays and no tomorrows. The barometer never changes, the flag is always at half-mast.“
— Henry Miller, kniha Tropic of Cancer
Zdroj: Tropic of Cancer
„Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.“
— Christopher Paolini, kniha Eldest
Zdroj: Eldest (2005)