„The clock of doom had struck as fated;
the poet, without a sound,
let fall his pistol on the ground.“
— Aleksandr Pushkin, kniha Eugene Onegin
Zdroj: Eugene Onegin (1823), Ch. 6, st. 30.
„It is fateful and ironic how the lie we need in order to live dooms us to a life that is never really ours.“
— Ernest Becker, kniha The Denial of Death
"Human Character as a Vital Lie", p. 56
The Denial of Death (1973)
„I want to be very clear here -- a politics that’s based solely on tribe and ethnicity is a politics that's doomed to tear a country apart.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2015, Remarks to the Kenyan People (July 2015)
„For we by conquest, of our soveraine might,
And by eternall doome of Fate's decree,
Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.“
— Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
Canto vi, stanza 33
The Faerie Queene (1589–1596), Book VII
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
50 Poems (1940)
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
„Here was irrefutable proof that he was using the Holocaust to speak of the extermination of animal life. Doomed creatures that could not speak for themselves were being given the voice of a most articulate people who had been similarly doomed. He was seeing the tragic fate of animals through the tragic fate of Jews. The Holocaust as allegory.“
— Yann Martel Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi 1963
Zdroj: Beatrice & Virgil (2010), p. 173
„The slave is doomed to worship time and fate and death, because they are greater than anything he finds in himself, and because all his thoughts are of things which they devour.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
1900s, A Free Man's Worship (1903)
— Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595
Or se tu se' vil serva, e il tuo servaggio
(Non ti lagnar) giustizia, e non oltraggio.
Canto I, stanza 51 (tr. Fairfax)
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)
— Robert Browning, kniha Sordello
Book the Third
— Robert Browning, Paracelsus
„Through endless time God's greatest gift is continuously given in silence. But whenmankind becomes completely deaf to the thunder of His Silence God incarnates as Man.“
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
44 : God Alone Is, p. 74.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
— James K. Morrow, kniha Only Begotten Daughter
Zdroj: Only Begotten Daughter (1990), Chapter 17 (p. 288)
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Zdroj: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 46
„God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, kniha The Problem of Pain
The Problem of Pain (1940)
„Not that I'd grudge a tear
for any man gone down to meet his fate.
What other tribute can we pay to wretched men
than to cut a lock, let tears roll down our cheeks?“
— Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)
IV. 195–198 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Originál: (el) Νεμεσσῶμαί γε μὲν οὐδὲν
κλαίειν, ὅς κε θάνῃσι βροτῶν καὶ πότμον ἐπίσπῃ.
τοῦτό νυ καὶ γέρας οἶον ὀϊζυροῖσι βροτοῖσι,
κείρασθαί τε κόμην βαλέειν τ' ἀπὸ δάκρυ παρειῶν.
— Rick Riordan, kniha The House of Hades
Zdroj: The House of Hades
„Fate [is] the supreme order to which even gods are subject. And what of men, what is their function. To challenge order, to change fate. For the better. For better or for worse, it makes no difference, the point is to keep fate from being fate.“
— José Saramago, kniha The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
O destino é a ordem suprema, a que os próprios deuses aspiram, E os homens, que papel vem a ser o dos homens, Perturbar a ordem, corrigir o destino, Para melhor, Para melhor ou para pior, tanto faz, o que é preciso é impedir que o destino seja destino.
Zdroj: The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis (1993), p. 288