— Julie Garwood American writer 1946
Fonte: Honor's Splendour
„When I still find some parts of my body that I have not found before, I tell myself, yes I am progressing scientifically… I don't stretch my body as if it is an object. I do yoga from the self towards the body, not the other way around.“
— B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014
Fonte: BBC News "India yoga guru BKS Iyengar dies"
„When he was dead I raised myself to my feet and I looked about me. Everything was still. A loneliness had come upon my soul.
There was darkness everywhere now but in the forest. And even here there were wisps of grey, as if evil crept in.
I lifted my head to the sky and I shook my fist. “Oh, I reject you. I reject your Heaven and I reject your Hell. Do as you wish with me, but know that your desires are petty and your ambitions have no meaning!”“
— Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939
I addressed no one. I addressed the universe. I addressed a void.
Chapter 15 (p. 154)
The von Bek family, The War Hound and the World's Pain (1981)
— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
Fonte: The Merchant of Venice
„My brain's gone, my soul's worn and my spirit is torn The rest of my body's still bein operated on.“
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
"Still Don't Give A Fuck" (Track 20).
1990s, The Slim Shady LP (1999)
„Saying that what we call our “selves” consist only of our bodies and that reason, soul, and love arise only from the body, is like saying that what we call our body is equivalent to the food that feeds the body. It is true that my body is only made up of digested food and that my body would not exist without food, but my body is not the same as food. Food is what the body needs for life, but it is not the body itself. The same thing is true of my soul. It is true that without my body there would not be that which I call my soul, but my soul is not my body. The soul may need the body, but the body is not the soul.“
— Leo Tolstoy Russian writer 1828 - 1910
Fonte: Path of Life (1909), p. 12
„Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.“
— A.E. Housman, livro A Shropshire Lad
No. 48, st. 1.
A Shropshire Lad (1896)
„And I shall search my soul,
I shall search my very soul,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion inside me.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Listen to the Lion
Song lyrics, Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)
„I was trying not to be happy, hopeful. I did not believe I deserved happiness or even hope, if you knew my soul.“
— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
„But give me one curl of thy raven hair,
And, by all thy hopes in heaven, swear
That, chance what may thou wilt claim thy bride,
And thou to-morrow shall lie by my side.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The London Literary Gazette, 1824
— Huey P. Newton Co-founder of the Black Panther Party 1942 - 1989
Last words, quoted in Hugh Pearsons (1994) The Shadow of the Panther, p. 315
„By capitulating to life, this world has betrayed nothingness.... I resign from movement, and from my dreams. Absence! You shall be my sole glory.... Let "desire" be forever stricken from the dictionary, and from the soul! I retreat before the dizzying farce of tomorrows. And if I still cling to a few hopes, I have lost forever the faculty of hoping.“
— Emil M. Cioran, livro Breviário De Decomposição
A Short History of Decay (1949)
Variante: By capitulating to life, this world has betrayed nothingness... I resign from movement, and from my dreams. Absence! You shall be my sole glory... Let “desire” be forever stricken from the dictionary, and from the soul! I retreat before the dizzying farce of tomorrows. And if I still cling to a few hopes, I have lost forever the faculty of hoping.
— William Shakespeare, Othello
„The moment I saw her, a part of me walked out of my body and wrapped itself around her. And there it still remains.“
— Arundhati Roy, livro The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Fonte: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
„A sort of anteneurosis of what I will be when I will not longer be freezes my body and soul. A kind of remembrance of my future death makes me shudder from the inside.“
— Fernando Pessoa, livro Livro do Desassossego
Ibid., p. 91
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Uma espécie de anteneurose do que serei quando já não for gela-me o corpo e alma. Uma como que lembrança da minha morte futura arrepia-me dentro.
„Next week I shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend.“
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letter (1798-10-27) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
— Jane Austen, livro Persuasão (livro)
Variante: You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.