„The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.“

—  Rick Riordan, kniha The Last Olympian

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I'll never get out of this world alive.“

—  Hank Williams American country music singer 1923 - 1953

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But if things are right with me and you,
That's all that matters.
And I'll do anything you asked me to.“

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As the moon moves, loving the world; and seen
Grief collapse as a thing disproved,
Death consume as a thing unclean.“

—  Algernon Charles Swinburne, kniha Poems and Ballads

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—  E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970

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