— Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello
— Greg Bear American writer best known for science fiction 1951
Chapter 20 (pp. 116-117)
„Her childhood, then her adolescence, had taught her patience, hope, silence and the easy manipulation of the weapons and virtues of all prisoners.“
— Colette 1873-1954 French novelist: wrote Gigi 1873 - 1954
Chéri (1920) pt. 2
„The day in his hotness,
The strife with the palm;
The night in her silence,
The stars in their calm.“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
„Oh, love is timid in its birth!
Watching her lightest look or stir,
As he but look'd and breathed with her.
Gay words were passing, but he leant
In silence; yet, one quick glance sent,—
His secret is no more his own,
When has woman her power not known?“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
„She waits for me at night, she waits for me in silence.
She gives me all her tenderness and takes away my pain.
And so far she hasn't run, though I swear she's had her moments.
She still believes in miracles while others cry in vain.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
All About Soul.
„She closed her eyes. And while her intellect wouldn’t let her realize her deepest fear, that all this might soon be gone forever, nevertheless she stood there for a time and worshipped the only way a person like her could worship—in silence and solitude, under the temple of the sky.“
— David Brin novelist, short story writer 1950
Part VI (p. 307)
„Running anywhere, blindly, hating the echo of her footsteps in the silence of the empty streets, Florentine fled from her own fear, fled from herself.“
— Gabrielle Roy French Canadian fiction writer 1909 - 1983
„But on her side the Colchian ceases not to foam with hellish poisons and to sprinkle all the silences of Lethe's bough: exerting her spells she constrains his reluctant eyes, exhausting all her Stygian power of hand and tongue.“
— Gaius Valerius Flaccus Roman poet and writer 45 - 95
„It was the hour before the Gods awake.
Across the path of the divine Event
The huge foreboding mind of Night, alone
In her unlit temple of eternity,
Lay stretched immobile upon Silence' marge.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
Context: It was the hour before the Gods awake. Across the path of the divine Event The huge foreboding mind of Night, alone In her unlit temple of eternity, Lay stretched immobile upon Silence' marge. Almost one felt, opaque, impenetrable, In the sombre symbol of her eyeless muse The abysm of the unbodied Infinite; A fathomless zero occupied the world.
„When your mother has grown old
and with her so have you,
When that which once came easy
has at last become a burden,
When her loving, true eyes
no longer see life as once they did
When her weary feet
no longer want to wear her as she stands,
then reach an arm to her shoulder,
escort her gently, with happiness and passion
The hour will come, when you, crying,
must take her on her final walk.
And if she asks you, then give her an answer
And if she asks you again, listen!
And if she asks you again, take in her words
not impetuously, but gently and in peace!
And if she cannot quite understand you,
explain all to her gladly
For the hour will come, the bitter hour
when her mouth will ask for nothing more.“
— Georg Runsky
The poem was originally entitled “Habe Geduld” - “Have Patience”. It was first published in Blüthen des Herzens around 1906. Adolf Hitler used this poem entitled “Dank’es” (“Deine Mutter”) in the handwritten manuscript signed by him and dated 1923. For this reason, this poem is sometimes misattributed to him. More information https://www.bartfmdroog.com/droog/dd/bluthen_des_herzens_scans.html#front