— Vladimir Nabokov Russian-American novelist, lepidopterist, professor 1899 - 1977
— Aaron Weiss
The Sun and the Moon.
— Stephen Foster American songwriter 1826 - 1864
As quoted at Family Book of Best Loved Poems, by David L. George, (1952)
„The bling-bling era was cute, but it's about to be done. I leave you full eclipse (of clips) like the moon blocking the sun.“
— Immortal Technique American rapper and activist 1978
„The priests had been told that I had dared to say that the moon was the world I came from and that their world was only a moon. They believed that constituted an adequately just pretext to condemn me to drowning, which was their way of exterminating atheists.“
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
„The moon walks east of midnight,
The sun walks west of noon.
And though I love you, sweetheart,
I will not sing your tune.“
— Tanith Lee British writer 1947 - 2015
Chapter 2, “Full Moon” (p. 24; often repeated)
„Though I am a poor old man
Worth very little,
Yet I suck at my long pipe
At peace in the sun,
I do not fret nor much regret
That my work is done.“
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
Context: I am an old man With my bones very brittle, Though I am a poor old man Worth very little, Yet I suck at my long pipe At peace in the sun, I do not fret nor much regret That my work is done. "Brittle Bones".
„I represent Brazil all over the world. Wherever I go I have to do my best, to not disappoint the Brazilian people. And that I’ve done.“
— Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940
„You can inherit male-pattern baldness from your mother's father, but not a tendency to fight in the First World War.“
— Jeremy Hardy British comedian 1961
The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4, October 1998 (rebroadcast on BBC 7, 6 June 2006)
— Rufus Wainwright American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer 1973
Sad With What I Have
„She said “Oh rather thank thy God,
My lot is not thine own.
How would my weary feet rejoice
Like thine to walk and run
Over the soft and fragrant grass,
Beneath yon cheerful sun.
And yet I trust to God's good will
My spirit is resign'd;
Though sore my sickness, it is borne
At least with patient mind.
Though noble be my father's name,
And vast my father's wealth;
He would give all, could he but give
His only child thy health!
Ah, judge not by the outside show
Of this world, vain and frail —”“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Lady Marian