„I once started out
to walk around the world
but ended up in Brooklyn,
that Bridge was too much for me.“

—  Lawrence Ferlinghetti, libro A Coney Island of the Mind

Origine: A Coney Island of the Mind

Ultimo aggiornamento 03 Giugno 2021. Storia
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poeta statunitense 1919

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—  Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953

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—  Stanisław Jerzy Lec Polish writer 1909 - 1966

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—  Eugene H. Peterson American translator 1932 - 2018

Origine: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology

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„The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car.
Up until then I was having a great afternoon.“

—  Rick Riordan, libro The Last Olympian

Variante: The end of the world started when a Pegasus landed on the hood of my car.
Origine: The Last Olympian

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