„At last we see what a four-hour erection looks like.“
„I look at you and I see a man because that’s what men are capable of—I don’t hunt for excuses because I don’t like to think that that’s how nasty we can get. We look at Sorry and we see reflections of ourselves. Hood take it, if we don’t like what we see.“
— Steven Erikson Canadian fantasy author 1959
Chapter 4 (p. 124)
„I'm about to commence four years of obeying the cause of a bruiser on a horse. I refuse to put down what might be the last book I see for months.“
— Tamora Pierce American writer of fantasy novels for children 1954
— Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever: A True Love Story
„Think to yourself that every day is your last; the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.“
— Horace Roman lyric poet -65 - -8 до н.э.
Book I, epistle iv, line 13–14
— Zig Ziglar American motivational speaker 1926 - 2012
— Jerome K. Jerome English humorist 1859 - 1927
Context: It always does seem to me that I am doing more work than I should do. It is not that I object to the work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart. Ch. 15.
„Sometimes it gets so that the only thing is just to say, 'That's what I'd like to feel twenty-four hours a day; but, the hell with it, this is how I feel now.'“
— Mary Renault English novelist 1905 - 1983
Context: You mustn't get so upset about what you feel, Spud. No one's a hundred per cent consistent all the time. We might like to be. We can plan our lives along certain lines. But you know, there's no future in screwing down all the pressure valves and smashing in the gauge. You can do it for a bit and then something goes. Sometimes it gets so that the only thing is just to say, 'That's what I'd like to feel twenty-four hours a day; but, the hell with it, this is how I feel now.'</nowiki p. 285
„The radical middle movement is phenomenally diverse. But if you look at what everyone who might be called radical middle is saying and doing, you'll discover we share four goals. I like to call them our Four Key Values:“
— Mark Satin American political theorist, author, and newsletter publisher 1946
1. maximize choices for every American (and for the U.S. as a whole) as much as possible; 2. guarantee a fair start in life for every American; 3. maximize every American's human potential as much as possible; 4. be of genuine help to everyone in the developing world. Chapter 1, "A Creative and Practical Politics," p. 6.
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
Context: It is universally held that the unicorn is a supernatural being and of auspicious omen; so say the odes, the annals, the biographies of worthies, and other texts whose authority is unimpeachable. Even village women and children know that the unicorn is a lucky sign. But this animal does not figure among the barnyard animals, it is not always easy to come across, it does not lend itself to zoological classification. Nor is it like the horse or bull, the wolf or deer. In such circumstances we may be face to face with a unicorn and not know for sure that we are. We know that a certain animal with a mane is a horse and that a certain animal with horns is a bull. We do not know what the unicorn looks like. Book of Imaginary Beings (1957), as translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni