— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„Denounce ye not one another, ere the Day-Star of ancient eternity shineth forth above the horizon of His sublimity.“
— Báb Iranian prophet; founder of the religion Bábism; venerated in the Bahá'í Faith 1819 - 1850
Kontext: O ye that are invested with the Bayán! Denounce ye not one another, ere the Day-Star of ancient eternity shineth forth above the horizon of His sublimity. We have created you from one tree and have caused you to be as the leaves and fruit of the same tree, that haply ye may become a source of comfort to one another. Regard ye not others save as ye regard your own selves, that no feeling of aversion may prevail amongst you so as to shut you out from Him Whom God shall make manifest on the Day of Resurrection. It behooveth you all to be one indivisible people; thus should ye return unto Him Whom God shall make manifest.
— Michel Faber, kniha The Crimson Petal and the White
First lines, Ch. 1
The Crimson Petal and the White (2002)
Kontext: Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them. This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before. You may imagine, from other stories you've read, that you know it well, but those stories flattered you, welcoming you as a friend, treating you as if you belonged. The truth is that you are an alien from another time and place altogether.
„I have eaten your bread and salt.
I have drunk your water and wine.
The deaths ye died I have watched beside
And the lives ye led were mine.“
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Prelude, Stanza 1.
Departmental Ditties and other Verses (1886)
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
From the Aphorisms http://www.prevale.net/aphorisms.html page of the official website of Prevale
Originál: Vivi giorno per giorno e avanza sempre a testa alta trasformando ogni giorno come desidera il tuo cuore.
„Then the two friends leaned back and watched the sun rise clear of the trees.
“Best time of day,” said Will.
Yes,” Horace agreed. “What’s for breakfast?“
— John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938
Zdroj: Erak's Ransom
— Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop
Zdroj: The Magic Toyshop
„I walked in my greatcoat
Down through the days of the leaves.
No before after, yes after before
We were shining our light into the days of blooming wonder
In the eternal presence, in the presence of the flame.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
A Sense of Wonder
Song lyrics, A Sense of Wonder (1985)
„Come up, O lions, and shake off the delusion that you are sheep; you are souls immortal, spirits free, blest and eternal; ye are not matter, ye are not bodies; matter is your servant, not you the servant of matter.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Attributed in Swami Vivekananda: The Charm of His Personality and Message by Swami Atmashraddhananda https://books.google.ca/books?id=Pwk7CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT234&lpg=PT234&dq=shake+off+the+delusion+that+you+are+sheep+vivekananda&source=bl&ots=CTkWW7sBV8&sig=g_L6z3fwVO6qBDIvfqP1sq7pPFk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjIvvTTqo_OAhXB1IMKHaErBP8Q6AEILDAD#v=onepage&q=shake%20off%20the%20delusion%20that%20you%20are%20sheep%20vivekananda&f=false
„Yes, star-crossed in pleasure, the stream flows on by
Yes, as we're sated in leisure, we watch it fly, yes
And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me...
Hours are like diamonds, don't let them waste...
Drink in your summer, gather your corn...
The dreams of the nighttime will vanish by dawn“
— Mick Jagger British rock musician, member of The Rolling Stones 1943
Time Waits for No One (co-written with Keith Richards) on the Rolling Stones' 1974 album It's Only Rock 'n Roll (1973).
„Watch your thoughts; They become words. Watch your words; They become actions. Watch your actions; They become habits. Watch your habits; They become character. Watch your character; It becomes your destiny.“
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
„A good watch may serve to keep a recconing at Sea for some days and to know the time of a Celestial Observ[at]ion: and for this end a good Jewel watch may suffice till a better sort of Watch can be found out. But when the Longitude at sea is once lost, it cannot be found again by any watch.“
— Isaac Newton British physicist and mathematician and founder of modern classical physics 1643 - 1727
Letter to Josiah Burchett (1721), quoted in Longitude (1995) by Dava Sobel, p. 60
Board of Longitude
„To repeat to yourself a thousand times a day: 'Nothing on Earth has any worth,' to keep finding yourself at the same point, to circle stupidly as a top, eternally…“
— Emil M. Cioran, kniha A Short History of Decay
A Short History of Decay (1949)
„A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life: he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Works and Days
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870)
— Anatoly Kudryavitsky a Russian/Irish novelist, poet, literary translator and magazine editor 1954
Poems, Shadow of Time (2005)
„Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. “
— Vince Lombardi American football player, coach, and executive 1913 - 1970
„Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they'll become… habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
„To everything there is a season. Yes. A time to break down, and a time to build up. Yes. A time to keep silence and a time to speak. Yes.“
— Ray Bradbury, kniha Fahrenheit 451
Zdroj: Fahrenheit 451