„Birds are settling down for the night, singing lullabies to their young.“

—  Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Origine: The Hunger Games

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„Sing lullabie, as women do,
Wherewith they bring their babes to rest;
And lullabie can I sing to,
As womanly as can the best.“

—  George Gascoigne English politician and poet 1525 - 1577

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—  Albert Cohen Swiss writer 1895 - 1981

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„She's singing to-night to bring the chandelier down!“

—  Gaston Leroux, libro Il fantasma dell'Opera

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„For out of black
soul's night have stirred
dawn's cold gleam,
morning's singing bird.“

—  George Woodcock Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, an essayist and literary critic 1912 - 1995

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Contesto: For out of black
soul's night have stirred
dawn's cold gleam,
morning's singing bird. Let black day die,
let black flag fall,
let raven call,
let new day dawn
of black reborn.

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„Now spread the night her spangled canopy,
And summoned every restless eye to sleep;
On beds of tender grass the beasts down lie,
The fishes slumbered in the silent deep,
Unheard were serpent's hiss and dragon's cry,
Birds left to sing, and Philomen to weep,
Only that noise heaven's rolling circles kest,
Sung lullaby to bring the world to rest.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Era la notte allor ch'alto riposo
Han l'onde e i venti, e parea muto il mondo,
Gli animai lassi, e quei che 'l mare ondoso,
O de' liquidi laghi alberga il fondo,
E chi si giace in tana, o in mandra ascoso,
E i pinti augelli nell’oblio giocondo
Sotto il silenzio de' secreti orrori
Sopían gli affanni, e raddolciano i cori.
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„Wherever you will go,
I will let you down,
But this lullaby goes on.“

—  Sarah Dessen, libro This Lullaby

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„I sing as the bird sings
That lives in the boughs.“

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

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„Free as a bird to settle where I will.“

—  William Wordsworth, libro The Prelude

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A visitant that while it fans my cheek
Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings
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Whate'er its mission, the soft breeze can come
To none more grateful than to me; escaped
From the vast city, where I long had pined
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Free as a bird to settle where I will.

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—  James Richardson American poet 1950

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Origine: Postal Service releases Maya Angelou stamp with quote from another author, Josh Hicks, 7 April 2015, Washington Post, 9 April 2015 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/04/07/postal-serves-releases-maya-angelou-stamp-with-quote-from-another-author/,

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„The cap and bells of Time the Clown
That, jangling, whistled down
Young cherubs hidden in the guise
Of every bird that flies;“

—  Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964

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—  Nora Roberts American romance writer 1950

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„I want to paint the way a bird sings.“

—  Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926

Variante: I would like to paint the way a bird sings.
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