„Are you, are you coming to the tree?
Wear a necklace of rope, side by side with me.
Strange things did happen here.
No stranger would let it be if we met up
At midnight in the hanging tree.“
„Tree at my window, window tree,
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
" Tree at My Window http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/tree-at-my-window-2/" (1928)
„A political country is like an American forest; you have only to cut down the old trees, and immediately new trees come up to replace them.“
— Walter Bagehot British journalist, businessman, and essayist 1826 - 1877
Introduction, p. xii
„You gave your body to the lonely,
They took your clothes.
You gave up a wife and a family
You gave your ghost.
To be alone with me.
To be alone with me
You went up on a tree.
I've never met a man who loved me.“
— Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975
"To Be Alone with You"
„Literature is a vast forest and the masterpieces are the lakes, the towering trees or strange trees, the lovely eloquent flowers, the hidden caves, but a forest is also made up of ordinary trees, patches of grass, puddles, clinging vines, mushrooms and little wildflowers.“
— Roberto Bolaño Chilean author 1953 - 2003
„A man contains all that is needed to make up a tree; likewise, a tree contains all that is needed to make up a man. Thus, finally, all things meet in all things, but we need a Prometheus to distill it.“
— Cyrano de Bergerac French novelist, dramatist, scientist and duelist 1619 - 1655
„We say to you today in a loud and clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough.
We have no desire for revenge. We harbor no hatred towards you. We, like you, are people who want to build a home, to plant a tree, to love, live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy, as human beings, as free men. We are today giving peace a chance and again saying to you in a clear voice: Enough.“
— Yitzhak Rabin Israeli politician, statesman and general 1922 - 1995
Context: We are destined to live together, on the same soil in the same land. We, the soldiers who have returned from battle stained with blood, we who have seen our relatives and friends killed before our eyes, we who have attended their funerals and cannot look into the eyes of their parents, we who have come from a land where parents bury their children, we who have fought against you, the Palestinians. We say to you today in a loud and clear voice: Enough of blood and tears. Enough. We have no desire for revenge. We harbor no hatred towards you. We, like you, are people who want to build a home, to plant a tree, to love, live side by side with you in dignity, in empathy, as human beings, as free men. We are today giving peace a chance and again saying to you in a clear voice: Enough. Excerpts of PM Rabin Knesset Speech (21 September 1993) https://web.archive.org/web/20040825072435/http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/Archive/Speeches/EXCERPTS%20OF%20PM%20RABIN%20KNESSET%20SPEECH%20-DOP-%20-%2021-Sep