— Rita Mae Brown Novelist, poet, screenwriter, activist 1944
„To Beatrice--My love flew like a butterfly, Until death swooped down like a bat, As the poet Emma Montana McElroy said: That's the end of that.“
— Daniel Handler, книга The Miserable Mill
The Miserable Mill (2000)
„With Diophantus the history of Greek arithmetic comes to an end. No original work, that we know of, was done afterwards.“
— James Gow (scholar) scholar 1854 - 1923
A Short History of Greek Mathematics (1884)
„When you’re 90 years old, you are somewhere near the end of your life; got to be… It doesn’t feel like the end yet, but statistically, demographically, there can’t be much left. But that’s not part of my daily baggage.“
— Robert L. Kahn American psychologist 1918 - 2019
Источник: " Robert Kahn http://home.isr.umich.edu/research/researcher-profiles/robert-kahn/," by Susan Rosegrant at isr.umich.edu, March 2009.
„When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Bella Swan, p. 1
Twilight series, Twilight (2005)
— Jonathan Safran Foer, книга Жутко громко и запредельно близко
Источник: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
„In that book which is
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words…
Here begins a new life.“
— Dante Alighieri, книга Vita Nuova
Источник: La Vita Nuova (1293), Chapter I, opening lines (as reported in The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time by Leslie Pockell)
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, June, Speech about the Orlando Shooting (June 13, 2016)
— Jeanette Winterson, книга Lighthousekeeping
„The time comes in the life of each of us when we realize that death awaits us as it awaits others, that we will receive at the end neither preference nor exemption. It is then, in that disturbed moment, that we know life is an adventure with an ending, not a succession of bright days that go on forever. Sometimes the knowledge come with the repudiation and quick revolt that such injustice awaits us, sometimes with fear that dries the mouth and closes the eyes for an instant, sometimes with servile weariness, an acquiescence more dreadful than fear. The knowledge that my own end was near came with pain, and afterwards astonishment, with the conventional heart attack, from which, I've been told, I've made an excellent recovery.“
— William March United States Marine, novelist, short story writer 1893 - 1954
Entitled "Poor Pilgrim, Poor Stranger", Found in the typewriter the morning of his death.
„When in the end, the day came on which I was going away, I learned the strange learning that things can happen which we ourselves cannot possibly imagine, either beforehand, or at the time when they are taking place, or afterwards when we look back on them.“
— Karen Blixen Danish writer 1885 - 1962
Источник: Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass
„I have never in my life met a man like him for noble simplicity, and boundless truthfulness. I understood from the way he talked that anyone who chose could deceive him, and that he would forgive anyone afterwards who had deceived him, and that was why I grew to love him.“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, книга Идиот
General, The Idiot (1868–9)
„At college, and perhaps for a year afterwards, they had believed in literature, had believed in Beauty and in personal expression as an absolute end. When they lost this belief, they lost everything.“
— Nathanael West American writer 1903 - 1940
Источник: Miss Lonelyhearts and A Cool Million
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
This quote is often misattributed to Lincoln. The earliest instance that Quote Investigator could locate was "in an advertisement in 1947 for a book about aging by Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D". The advertisement for “The Second Forty Years” which ran in the Chicago Tribune newspaper read like this: The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years! (Compare 1947 March 16, Chicago Tribune, “How Long Do You Plan to Live?”, [Advertisement for the book "The Second Forty Years" by Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D.], p. C7, Chicago, Illinois. (ProQuest)). Source of misattribution: It’s Not the Years in Your Life That Count. It’s the Life in Your Years - Abraham Lincoln? Adlai Stevenson? Edward J. Stieglitz? Anonymous? by Quote Investigator on July 14, 2012 http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/14/life-years-count/
To my way of thinking it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count in the long run.
Adlai Stevenson II, Address at Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 March 1954) http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/stevenson/adlai1954.html. This has also been paraphrased "What matters most is not the years in your life, but the life in your years" and misattributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mae West.
Adlai Stevenson II, "If I Were Twenty-One" in Coronet (December 1955).
Вариант: It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.