„And meanwhile the sad truth was that not everyone could be extraordinary, not everyone could be extremely cool; because whom would this leave to be ordinary?“
Источник: The Corrections (2001)
Контексте: All around him, millions of newly minted American millionaires were engaged in the identical pursuit of feeling extraordinary - of buying the perfect Victorian, of skiing the virgin slope, of knowing the chef personally, of locating the beach that had no footprints. There were further tens of millions of young Americans who didn't have money but were nonetheless chasing the Perfect Cool. And meanwhile the sad truth was that not everyone could be extraordinary, not everyone could be extremely cool; because whom would this leave to be ordinary? Who would perform the thankless work of being comparatively uncool?
„…she was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.“
— Nicholas Sparks, книга The Lucky One
Elizabeth Green, Chapter 15, Beth, p. 274
Вариант: Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doin them with the right people.(Elizabeth Green)
Источник: 2000s, The Lucky One (2008)
„I wanted to touch him, to tell him that even if everyone left everyone, I would never leave him, he talked and talked, his words fell through him, trying to find the floor to his sadness.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, книга Жутко громко и запредельно близко
Источник: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
— Dido English singer-songwriter 1971
See You When You're 40
Song lyrics, Life for Rent (2003)
— Nicholas Sparks, A Bend in the Road
Источник: A Bend in the Road
„Everyone here would die for the sake of truth. Everyone here lies constantly for the tiniest chance of personal gain. This is what it means to be a scientist.“
— Greg Egan Australian science fiction writer and former computer programmer 1961
The Demon's Passage http://eidolon.net/?story=The%20Demons%20Passage
„“Not everyone can stand up and be a hero, Princess,” he said quietly. “Some prefer to surrender to the inevitable and salve their conscience with the gift of survival.”
Miriamele thought about the obvious truth of what Cadrach had said as they walked on, but could not understand why it made her so unutterably sad.“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Источник: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn, Stone of Farewell (1990), Chapter 2, “Masks and Shadows” (p. 37).
„Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.“
— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
— Mario Benedetti Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet 1920 - 2009
„There are some things we do because we convince ourselves it would be better for everyone involved. We tell ourselves that it's the right thing to do, the altruistic thing to do. It's far easier than telling ourselves the truth.“
— Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
Источник: My Sister's Keeper
„Sail through the sea of sad faces with love.
Love. Love for everyone.
Drift like a little boat on a wave.“
— Edie Brickell singer from the United States 1966
"Big Day Little Boat" on Edie Brickell & New Bohemians : Ultimate Collection (2002)
„Ah, how often I've cursed those foolish pages,
That showed my youthful sufferings to everyone!
If Werther had been my brother, and I'd killed him,
His sad ghost could hardly have persecuted me more.“
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, книга Roman Elegies
Elegy 2 (First version)
Roman Elegies (1789)
„For everyone and everything, there is a time to die. Some do not know it, or would delay it, but its truth cannot be denied. Not when you look into the stars of the Ninth Gate.“
— Garth Nix, книга Abhorsen
Источник: Old Kingdom series (The Abhorsen Trilogy), Abhorsen (2003), p. 343.
— Gregory Maguire, книга Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Источник: Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
— Ellen Bass American writer 1947
Источник: The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse