„I felt the beginning of a farewell rise in me like a sob. But there are too many of them for one to mourn them all.“
Light (1919), Ch. XV - An Apparition
Kontext: I felt the beginning of a farewell rise in me like a sob. But there are too many of them for one to mourn them all. How many of them are there on all this plain? How many, how many of them are there in all this moment? Our heart is only made for one heart at a time. It wears us out to look at all. One may say, "There are the others," but it is only a saying. "You shall not know; you shall not know."
— Kenneth Tynan English theatre critic and writer 1927 - 1980
Review of Victims of Duty by Eugène Ionesco (1960), p. 36
„Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one.“
— Arthur Golden, kniha Memoirs of a Geisha
Zdroj: Memoirs of a Geisha
„Don’t mourn your luck that’s failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive — don’t mourn them uselessly.“
— Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933
The God Abandons Antony http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=12&cat=1 (1911).
Like one who’s long prepared, like someone brave,
as befits a man who’s been blessed with a city like this,
go without faltering toward the window
and listen with deep emotion, but not
with the entreaties and the whining of a coward,
to the sounds — a final entertainment —
to the exquisite instruments of that initiate crew,
and bid farewell to her, to Alexandria, whom you are losing.
As translated by Daniel Mendelsohn (2009).
Don't mourn your luck that's failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive — don't mourn them uselessly:
as one long prepared, and full of courage,
say goodbye to her, to Alexandria who is leaving.
Unknown translator http://cavafis.compupress.gr/kave_20.htm
Collected Poems (1992)
Kontext: Don’t mourn your luck that’s failing now,
work gone wrong, your plans
all proving deceptive — don’t mourn them uselessly.
As one long prepared, and graced with courage,
say goodbye to her, the Alexandria that is leaving.
Above all, don’t fool yourself, don’t say
it was a dream, your ears deceived you:
don’t degrade yourself with empty hopes like these.
„As the phrase that I had coined goes: If I cannot join them, I will rise above them; and if I cannot rise above them, I will destroy them.“
— Elliot Rodger American spree killer 1991 - 2014
My Twisted World (2014), 19-22, UC Santa Barbara, Perspective on incelness
„At one campus where I was lecturing, I asked a friend, "How many of my colleagues know I'm gay?" He answered, "All of them." I wasn't surprised. But, just the same, it was kind of spooky, because not one of them had ever given me the faintest sign that he or she knew. If I had spoken about it myself, most of them would have felt it was in bad taste.“
— Christopher Isherwood English novelist 1904 - 1986
As quoted in "Christopher Isherwood Interview" with Winston Leyland (1973), from Conversations with Christopher Isherwood, ed. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman (2001), p. 108
„I should have felt pity, but I felt only contempt. I knew had it been a girl she would have mourned less, and it angered me.“
— Tanith Lee, kniha The Birthgrave
Book Two, Part II “The Water”, Chapter 1 (p. 173)
The Birthgrave (1975)
„Whenever someone dies, a part of the universe dies too. Everything a person felt, experience and saw dies with them, like tears in the rain.“
— Paulo Coelho, kniha The Winner Stands Alone
Zdroj: The Winner Stands Alone
„One must be patient like the earth. What iniquities are being perpetrated on her! Yet she quietly endures them all. Man, too, should be like that.“
— Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
[The Message of Holy Mother, 17]
„I told you, computers are like women. If you shout at them or ask them to do too many things at once, they shut down and you won't even get a sniff" pg. 4“
— Kim Harrison Pseudonym 1966
Zdroj: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
„He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg.“
— P.G. Wodehouse English author 1881 - 1975
Eggs, Beans and Crumpets (1940)
„When I ask them to rise and protect our Hindu culture, they obey. If I ask for blood, they will give me blood.“
— Yogi Adityanath Indian politician 1972
On his followers, "When I Ask Them To Rise And Protect Our Hindu Culture, They Obey Me" http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main41.asp?filename=Ne1402009when_i.asp, Tehelka (14 February 2009).
— Octavio Paz Mexican writer laureated with the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature 1914 - 1998
The Clerk's Vision (1949)
Kontext: I too await the coming of my hour, I too exist. No. I quit.
Yes, I know, I could settle down in an idea, in a custom, in an obsession. Or stretch out on the coals of a pain or some hope and wait there, not making much noise. Of course it's not so bad: I eat, drink, sleep, make love, observe the marked holidays and go to the beach in summer. People like me and I like them. I take my condition lightly: sickness, insomnia, nightmares, social gatherings, the idea of death, the little worm that burrows into the heart or the liver (the little worm that leaves its eggs in the brain and at night pierces the deepest sleep), the future at the expense of today – the today that never comes on time, that always loses its bets. No. I renounce my ration card, my I. D., my birth certificate, voter's registration, passport, code number, countersign, credentials, safe conduct pass, insignia, tattoo, brand.
— Haruki Murakami, kniha Kafka on the Shore
Zdroj: Kafka on the Shore
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Zdroj: Magic Breaks
„I like people too much or not at all. I've got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.“
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Varianta: Then it hit me and I just blurted, 'I like people too much or not at all. I've got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.
Zdroj: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
— Aron Ralston, Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Zdroj: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
„It’s good to be 18. For a long time I felt like I was fighting my age, like I was constantly trying to prove to people that I was a savvy peer, and I felt them viewing me as a kid. I was a cocky kid, and I felt like I was an adult at, like, 9, you know? I think that’s because my parents always treated me as an adult.“
— Ezra Miller American actor 1992
Interview, Interview Magazine, 2010 http://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/ezra-miller/#_
„This world of ours is piled high with farewells and goodbyes of so many different kinds, like the evening sky renewing itself again and again from one instant to the next-and I didn’t want to forget a single one.“
— Banana Yoshimoto, kniha Goodbye Tsugumi
Zdroj: Goodbye Tsugumi