„She had been born for this man, and she had spent so many years trying to accept the fact that he had been born for someone else…“

Zdroj: Romancing Mister Bridgerton

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„It was more than reflexive imitation, he decided. She was trying to communicate something. By the repetition, she was trying to convey the idea: I am somehow like you.
But she had only just now been born.“

—  Walter M. Miller, Jr., kniha A Canticle for Leibowitz

Ch 29
A Canticle for Leibowitz (1959), Fiat Voluntas Tua
Kontext: She watched him with cool green eyes and smiled innocently. The eyes were alert with wonder, curiosity, and — perhaps something else — but she could apparently not see that he was in pain. There was something about her eyes that caused him to notice nothing else for several seconds. But then he noticed that the head of Mrs. Grales slept soundly on the other shoulder while Rachel smiled. It seemed a young shy smile that hoped for friendship. He tried again.
"Listen, is anyone else alive? Get —"
Melodious and solemn came her answer: "listen is anyone else alive — " She savored the words. She enunciated them distinctly. She smiled over them Her lips reframed them when her voice was done with them. It was more than reflexive imitation, he decided. She was trying to communicate something. By the repetition, she was trying to convey the idea: I am somehow like you.
But she had only just now been born.
And you're somehow different, too, Zerchi noticed with a trace of awe.

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„She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years.“

—  Julia Quinn, kniha The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

Zdroj: The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

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„No man has ever been so far advanced by Fortune that she did not threaten him as greatly as she had previously indulged him.“

—  Seneca the Younger, kniha Epistulae morales ad Lucilium

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