— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
„When I am dead, I hope it may be said:
'His sins were scarlet, But his books were read.“
"On His Books"
Hilaire Belloc (1925)
Вариант: When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.
„My books must be an absolute nightmare to translate. I wouldn't do it. I had a couple of them in Japanese some years ago and my wife met a Japanese woman who said that she had read the books. And she asked her what the translations were like. This woman said they were the worst translation she had ever read in her life. She said she didn't recognise the books when she finally read them in English.“
— John Banville Irish writer 1945
John Banville: Using words to paint pictures of "magical" Prague (2006)
„I wouldn't read the book, and I'll tell you why. I wouldna read Mein Kampf either. If I were going to UNC in 1941, and you, professor, said read Mein Kampf, I woulda said, "Hey, professor, with all due respect, shove it. I ain't reading it."“
— Bill O'Reilly American political commentator, television host and writer 1949
The O'Reilly Factor
regarding the University of North Carolina assigning incoming students Michael Sells' book Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations to read
„Do they sense it, these dead writers, when their books are read? Does a pinprick of light appear in their darkness? Is their soul stirred by the feather touch of another mind reading theirs? I do hope so.“
— Diane Setterfield, книга The Thirteenth Tale
Источник: The Thirteenth Tale
„She only said, "My life is dreary,
He cometh not," she said;
She said, "I am aweary, aweary,
I would that I were dead!'“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Mariana
Контексте: With blackest moss the flower plots
Were thickly crusted, one and all;
The rusted nails fell from the knots
That held the pear to the gable wall.
The broken sheds looked sad and strange:
Unlifted was the clinking latch;
Weeded and worn the ancient thatch
Upon the lonely moated grange.
She only said, "My life is dreary,
He cometh not," she said;
She said, "I am aweary, aweary,
I would that I were dead!'
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
„In his leisure Clayton read, often aloud to his wife, from the store of books he had brought for their new home. Among these were many for little children — picture books, primers, readers — for they had known that their little child would be old enough for such before they might hope to return to England.“
— Edgar Rice Burroughs, книга Tarzan of the Apes
Источник: Tarzan of the Apes (1912), Ch. 3 : Life and Death
„Books, books, books. It was not that I read so much. I read and re-read the same ones. But all of them were necessary to me. Their presence, their smell, the letters of their titles, and the texture of their leather bindings.“
— Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954
„I found myself jealous of the people who wrote the books. They were dead and they were still taking up my time. Who did they think they were?“
— Ned Vizzini, книга It's Kind of a Funny Story
Источник: It's Kind of a Funny Story
„Besides, isn't there something in the book of rules about a man may not marry his cousin? Or am I thinking of grandmothers?“
— P.G. Wodehouse, книга Right Ho, Jeeves
Right Ho, Jeeves (1934)
„The "I" who speaks in this book is by no means the author. Rather, the author wishes that the reader may come to see himself in this "I": that the reader may not simply relate to what is said here as he would to history, but rather that while reading he will actually converse with himself, deliberate back and forth, deduce conclusions, make decisions like his representative in the book, and through his own work and reflection, purely out of his own resources, develop and build within himself the philosophical disposition that is presented to him in this book merely as a picture.“
— Johann Gottlieb Fichte, книга The Vocation of Man
Источник: The Vocation of Man (1800), P. Preuss, trans. (1987), p. 2
„I am inclined to believe that the sin of slavery is one of which it may be said that without the shedding of blood there is no remission.“
— James A. Garfield American politician, 20th President of the United States (in office in 1881) 1831 - 1881
Diary (8 June 1881)
— Augustine Birrell British politician 1850 - 1933
In the Name of the Bodleian, and Other Essays
„"You mean he's dead too?" asked Suzy.
"Yes," said Dusk. "This morning, in his cell. The guards outside were also slain, and only Sir Thursday's boots remained."
"Sounds more like he escaped," Suzy said.
"His feet were still in the boots," said Dusk.“
— Garth Nix Australian fantasy writer 1963
Источник: The Keys to the Kingdom series, Lord Sunday (2010), p. 143.
„I am alive and well and unconcerned about the rumors of my death. But if I were dead, I would be the last to know.“
— Paul McCartney English singer-songwriter and composer 1942
— Paul of Tarsus Early Christian apostle and missionary 5 - 67
2:1-10 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+2&version=KJV;SBLGNT (KJV)
Epistle to the Ephesians
Контексте: And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
„Chamberlain's sins were not his intentions, but rather his ignorance and arrogance in failing to appraise the situation properly. And in that failure he was not alone.“
— Joseph Nye American political scientist 1937
Источник: Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History (6th ed., 2006), Chapter 4, The Failure of Collective Security and World War II, p. 111.
„Ibn 'Umar said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "On the Day of Rising, a believer will be brought near his Lord until His mercy descends on him and He will ask him to acknowledge his sins and say, 'Do you confess to such-and-such a sin? Do you confess to such-and-such a sin?' He will say, 'Lord, I confess.' He will say, 'I veiled it for you in the world and I forgive you for it today,' and he will be given the page of his good actions."“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 433
„By many a dream of God and man my thoughts in shining flocks were led:
But as I went through Patrick Street the hopes and prophecies were dead.
The hopes and prophecies were dead: they could not blossom where the feet
Walked amid rottenness, or where the brawling shouters stamped the street.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
By Still Waters (1906)