„Only love can heal the wounds of the past. However, the intensity of our woundedness often leads to a closing of the heart, making it impossible for us to give or receive the love that is given to us.“
— Bell Hooks, libro All About Love: New Visions
Origine: All About Love: New Visions
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Earth Moving (1989)
— Thiruvalluvar, libro Tirukkuṛaḷ
„The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal — every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open — this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.“
— Washington Irving, libro The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1819–1820)
— Sandra Seacat American acting teacher and actress 1936
As quoted in "The Role of Their Dreams" http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/fashion/07dreams.html?pagewanted=2 by Sarah Kershaw, in The New York Times (May 6, 2009)
— Joel Osteen American televangelist and author 1963
Origine: Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
— Cameron Dokey American writer 1956
„New storms will arise; one can believe in calamities to come which will surpass the afflictions we have been overwhelmed by in the past; already, men are thinking of bandaging their old wounds to return to the battlefield.“
— François-René de Chateaubriand, libro Memorie d'oltretomba
Book XLII: Ch. 18: A summary of the changes which have occurred around the globe in my lifetime
Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1848 – 1850)
Contesto: New storms will arise; one can believe in calamities to come which will surpass the afflictions we have been overwhelmed by in the past; already, men are thinking of bandaging their old wounds to return to the battlefield. However, I do not expect an imminent outbreak of war: nations and kings are equally weary; unforeseen catastrophe will not yet fall on France: what follows me will only be the effect of general transformation. No doubt there will be painful moments: the face of the world cannot change without suffering. But, once again, there will be no separate revolutions; simply the great revolution approaching its end. The scenes of tomorrow no longer concern me; they call for other artists: your turn, gentlemen!
As I write these last words, my window, which looks west over the gardens of the Foreign Mission, is open: it is six in the morning; I can see the pale and swollen moon; it is sinking over the spire of the Invalides, scarcely touched by the first golden glow from the East; one might say that the old world was ending, and the new beginning. I behold the light of a dawn whose sunrise I shall never see. It only remains for me to sit down at the edge of my grave; then I shall descend boldly, crucifix in hand, into eternity.
— Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013
1990s, Inaugural celebration address (1994)
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
— Thomas Moore, Come
Come, ye Disconsolate.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Orson Scott Card, libro Speaker for the Dead
Origine: Speaker for the Dead