„Do you know the warm progress under the stars?
Do you know we exist?
Have you forgotten the keys to the kingdom?
Have you been born yet
& are you alive?“
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
An American Prayer (1978)
— Hugh Kingsmill British writer and journalist 1889 - 1949
"Two Poems, After A. E. Housman", no. 1, line 1 (1933)
The opening of a Housman parody which the subject himself called "The best I have seen, and indeed the only good one." (Laurence Housman My Brother, A. E. Housman (1938) p. 180)
— Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984
"The Embattled Woman Who Relishes Crosswords, Children...and Running India," People (June 30, 1975).
— Margaret Atwood, kniha Oryx and Crake
Zdroj: Oryx and Crake
„When you stop just existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with wonder and synchronicity.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Zdroj: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 124
„Why is not the original deposited in some public library, instead of exhibiting attestations of its existence? Suppose there were a question in a court of justice, whether a man be dead or alive. You aver he is alive, and you bring fifty witnesses to swear it. I answer, 'Why do you not produce the man?“
— James Macpherson Scottish writer, poet, translator, and politician 1736 - 1796
Samuel Johnson, quoted in James Boswell The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides (1785), p. 487.
— Markus Zusak, kniha Zlodějka knih
Zdroj: The Book Thief
— Jón Páll Sigmarsson Icelandic strongman 1960 - 1993
As quoted in Dhani Jones, Jonathan Grotenstein, The Sportsman (2011), p. 169
Jones & Grotenstein comment that this quote refers to Sigmarsson's "ability to lift enormous weights off the ground. Jón Páll was only 32 when he died of a heart attack brought on by - you guessed it - a deadlift."
— Kabir Indian mystic poet 1440 - 1518