— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„But I shall give less thought to the future, I shall work in the present. I feel such work is within my power. For I only succeed in small things, and when I am tried by anxiety, I am bound to say it is the small joys that release me.“
— Жорж Бернанос, The Diary of a Country Priest
„When a man says to me, 'Let us work together in the great cause you have undertaken, and let me be your companion and aid, for I admire you more than I have ever admired any other woman,' then I shall say, 'I am yours truly'; but he must ask me to be his equal, not his slave.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
„I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Smiles and tears are so alike with me, they are neither of them confined to any particular feelings: I often cry when I am happy, and smile when I am sad.“
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
„I didn't expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I'm living on borrowed time. Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions.“
— Henri Matisse French artist 1869 - 1954
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
„I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
The Bell Jar
— Markus Zusak Australian author 1975
„I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.“
— Bram Stoker Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula 1847 - 1912
„She raised an eyebrow. "You got something to say to me, Seaweed Brain?"
You'd probably kick my butt."
YouI'd kick your butt."
I brushed the cake off my hands. "When I was at the River Styx, turning invulnerable... Nico said I had to concentrate on one thing that kept me anchored to the world, that made me want to stay mortal."
Annabeth kept her eyes on the horizon. "Yeah?"
Then up on Olympus," I said, "when they wanted to make me a god and stuff, I kept thinking-"
Oh, you so wanted to."
Well, maybe a little. But I didn't, because I thought-I didn't want things to stay the same for eternity, because things could always get better. And I was thinking..." My throat felt really dry.
Anyone in particular?" Annabeth asked, her voice soft.
I looked over and saw that she was trying not to smile.
You're laughing at me," I complained.
I am not!"
You arenot making this easy."
Then she laughed for real, and she put her hands
around my neck. "I am never, going to make things easy for you, Seaweed Brain. Get used to it.“
— Rick Riordan American writer 1964
The Last Olympian
„I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.“
— Henry Drummond Scottish evangelist, writer and lecturer 1851 - 1897
The Supreme Gift
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791