„Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met -- or never parted --
we had ne'er been broken-hearted“
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
The Second World War, Volume IV : The Hinge of Fate (1951) Chapter 33 (The Battle of Alamein) BBC News story on the 60th anniversary of Alamein http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2347801.stm.
„If we had never met Picasso, would Cubism have been what it is? I think not. The meeting with Picasso was a circumstance in our lives.“
— Georges Braque French painter and sculptor 1882 - 1963
„My fond affection thou hast seen,
Then judge of my regret
To think more happy thou hadst been
If we had never met.“
— Thomas Haynes Bayly English poet, songwriter, dramatist, and writer 1797 - 1839
To my Wife, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929
Context: We never had such a violation of human rights. In fact, we have had no human rights case here in the Philippines, even to this day. Quoted in "Imelda (2003) and in " Director fights for Imelda movie http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3873991.stm", BBC News (7 July 2004).
„When we first began, Ruth told us she had never written a screenplay. That was not a problem since I had never produced a feature film and Jim had never directed one.“
— Ismail Merchant Indian-born film producer and director 1936 - 2005
On the beginning of his long collaboration with novelist and screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Interview with the Associated Press (2004).
— George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
Context: From childhood's hour I have not been As others were — I have not seen As others saw — I could not bring My passions from a common spring — From the same source I have not taken My sorrow — I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone — And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone " Alone http://gothlupin.tripod.com/valone.html", l. 1-8 (written 1829, published 1875).
— Edward Payson American religious leader 1783 - 1827
— Nathaniel Hawthorne American novelist and short story writer (1804 – 1879) 1804 - 1864
Chapter XVII: The Pastor and His Parishioner