„You're a man who has suffered and wants revenge,' she said. 'Your heart is dead, your soul is in darkness. The devil by your side is smiling because you are playing the game he invented.“
— Paulo Coelho, книга The Devil and Miss Prym
Источник: The Devil and Miss Prym
„Everyone points to the other man, who, according to him, is happier But the only one, who has the courage to declare that he is truly happy, is he who has relinquished all his passions and hungers from within.“
— Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993
Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago
„Oh, we do not understand death, we never understand it; creatures are only truly dead when everyone else has died who knew them.“
— Arthur Schnitzler Austrian writer 1862 - 1931
Источник: Selected Short Fiction
„Maybe it was that nearly everyone else was dead and she felt a little bit dead too, but she figured that even a vampire deserved to be saved. Maybe she ought to leave him, but she wasn't going to.“
— Holly Black, книга The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Источник: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
„Everybody loves you when you're dead. Everyone is suddenly your dearest friend. Nobody talks no dirt about you. But life, it just goes on above your head, when you're dead.“
— Tod A American musician 1965
"Everybody Loves You (When You're Dead)", Ask Questions Later (March 30, 1993).
Lyrics, Cop Shoot Cop
— Florence Nightingale English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing 1820 - 1910
Letter to Madame Mohl (13 December 1861)
Контексте: Now just look at the degree in which women have sympathy — as far as my experience is concerned. And my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. And it is so intimate too. I have lived and slept in the same bed with English Countesses and Prussian Bauerinnen [farm laborers]. No Roman Catholic Supérieure [president of a French university system known for their diverse, eclectic teaching methods] has ever had charge of women of the different creeds that I have had. No woman has excited "passions" among women more than I have. Yet I leave no school behind me. My doctrines have taken no hold among women. … No woman that I know has ever appris à apprendre [learned to learn]. And I attribute this to want of sympathy. You say somewhere that women have no attention. Yes. And I attribute this to want of sympathy. … It makes me mad, the Women's Rights talk about "the want of a field" for them — when I know that I would gladly give £500 a year [roughly $50,000 a year in 2008] for a Woman Secretary. And two English Lady Superintendents have told me the same thing. And we can't get one.
„Leave your stepping stones behind, something calls for you.
Forget the dead you've left, they will not follow you.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Bringing It All Back Home (1965), It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
„That bhikkhu who has cut off passion in its entirety, like one picking a lotus, both flower and stalk, leaves this shore and the far shore as a snake leaves its old worn-out skin.
That bhikkhu who has cut off craving in its entirety, like one drying up a fast-flowing stream, leaves this shore and the far shore as a snake leaves its old worn-out skin.“
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 до н.э.
Pali Canon, Sutta Pitaka, Khuddaka Nikaya (Minor Collection), Sutta Nipata (Suttas falling down)
„People like me who have passion are derided: 'Ha ha ha! She's hysterical!' 'She's very passionate!' Listen how the Americans speak about me: 'A very passionate Italian.“
— Oriana Fallaci Italian writer 1929 - 2006
Gurley, George. "The Rage of Oriana Fallaci" http://observer.com/2003/01/the-rage-of-oriana-fallaci/, The New York Observer (27 January 2003)
„Vain the ambition of kings
Who seek by trophies and dead things
To leave a living name behind,
And weave but nets to catch the wind.“
— John Webster, The Devil's Law Case
The Devil's Law Case (1623).
„Only three people," said Palmerston, "have ever really understood the Schleswig-Holstein business—the Prince Consort, who is dead—a German professor, who has gone mad—and I, who have forgotten all about it.“
— Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston British politician 1784 - 1865
Strachey, Lytton. Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901. New York Harcourt, Brace And Company, 1921 via Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1265
„The passage of time has revealed to everyone the truths that I previously set forth; and, together with the truth of the facts, there has come to light the great difference in attitude between those who simply and dispassionately refused to admit the discoveries to be true, and those who combined with their incredulity some reckless passion of their own.“
— Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)
Контексте: The passage of time has revealed to everyone the truths that I previously set forth; and, together with the truth of the facts, there has come to light the great difference in attitude between those who simply and dispassionately refused to admit the discoveries to be true, and those who combined with their incredulity some reckless passion of their own. Men who were well grounded in astronomical and physical science were persuaded as soon as they received my first message. There were others who denied them or remained in doubt only because of their novel and unexpected character, and because they had not yet had the opportunity to see for themselves. These men have by degrees come to be satisfied. But some, besides allegiance to their original error, possess I know not what fanciful interest in remaining hostile not so much toward the things in question as toward their discoverer. No longer being able to deny them, these men now take refuge in obstinate silence, but being more than ever exasperated by that which has pacified and quieted other men, they divert their thoughts to other fancies and seek new ways to damage me.<!-- ¶4
— Raegan Butcher, Rusty String Quartet
Источник: Rusty String Quartet
„Alas! it is not till time, with reckless hand, has torn out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to light the fires of passion with from day to day, that man begins to see that the leaves which remain are few in number.“
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, книга Hyperion
Hyperion, book iv. Chap. viii.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„The twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying:
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power
and have begun to reign.
The nations were angry,
and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your people who revere your name,
both great and small—
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”“
— John of Patmos Christian saint and author of the Book of Revelation
Apocalypse of John
„Transferring your passion to your job is far easier than finding a job that happens to match your passion.“
— Seth Godin American entrepreneur, author and public speaker 1960
Источник: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
„You're not Dostoevsky,' said the citizeness, who was getting muddled by Koroviev.
'Well, who knows, who knows,' he replied.
'Dostoevsky's dead,' said the citizeness, but somehow not very confidently.
— Mikhail Bulgakov, книга Мастер и Маргарита
Behemoth exclaimed hotly. 'Dostoevsky is immortal!'
Book Two in 'The Last Adventures of Koroviev and Behemoth', P/V
The Master and Margarita (1967)