„And when I was young, did I ever tell you, I always wanted to get inside
a book and never come out again? I loved reading so much I wanted
to be a part of it, and there were some books I could have stayed in
„I loved you so much once. I did. More than anything in the whole wide world. Imagine that. What a laugh that is now. Can you believe it? We were so intimate once upon a time I can't believe it now. The memory of being that intimate with somebody. We were so intimate I could puke. I can't imagine ever being that intimate with somebody else. I haven't been.“
— Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories
„If I wanted to kill somebody, I'd take this book and beat you to death with it, and I wouldn't feel a thing.“
— Charles Manson American criminal and musician 1934
„I shall not go out at all
given that my love is here
shall always stay attached to these hearts.
I shall never bid farewell to this place!
But I have to send this body
anyhow from here.“
— Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967
<span class="plainlinks">[https://allpoetry.com/poem/11694634--I-shall-bid-no-Farewell-by-Suman-Pokhrel I shall bid no Farewell]</span>
— Tim Burton, The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories
„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, The Last Olympian
„I was born a heretic. I always distrusted people who know so much about what God wants them to do to their fellows.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
„And what of Nature itself, you say – that callous and cruel engine, red in tooth and fang? Well, it is not so much of an engine as you think. As for "red in tooth and fang," whenever I hear the phrase or its intellectual echoes I know that some passer-by has been getting life from books.“
— Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
„Of all I have ever seen or learned, that book seems to me the noblest, the wisest, and the most powerful expression of man's life upon this earth — and also the highest flower of poetry, eloquence, and truth. I am not given to dogmatic judgments in the matter of literary creation, but if I had to make one I could say that Ecclesiastes is the greatest single piece of writing I have ever known, and the wisdom expressed in it the most lasting and profound.“
— Thomas Wolfe American writer 1900 - 1938
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
— Larry Bird basketball player and coach 1956
Dan Weber (October 30, 1997) "Life Is Still Good For Coach Larry", Post-Tribune, p. C1.
„I love being married, I do. It's so great to find that one special person that you want to annoy for the rest of your life.“
— Rita Rudner American comedian 1953
Best of the Improv, Vol. 3 (2003)