„They tell me I must wade into waters, where I will soon drown. Before I march in, I leave this on the shore for you. I pray you find it, sister, so you will know what was in my heart as I went under.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, kniha And the Mountains Echoed

Zdroj: And the Mountains Echoed

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„I seem to see drowned there the loves and the desires and the adventures I had when I wore another body than this. For the water of Haranton, I must tell you, is not like the water of other fountains, and curious dreams engender in this pool.“

—  James Branch Cabell, kniha Figures of Earth

Zdroj: Figures of Earth (1921), Ch. I : How Manuel Left the Mire
Kontext: "Now I wonder what it is you find in that dark pool to keep you staring so?" the stranger asked, first of all.
"I do not very certainly know," replied Manuel "but mistily I seem to see drowned there the loves and the desires and the adventures I had when I wore another body than this. For the water of Haranton, I must tell you, is not like the water of other fountains, and curious dreams engender in this pool."

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You died on the shores where you were abandoned.“

—  Jean Racine, Phèdre

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