— Maurice Sendak American illustrator and writer of children's books 1928 - 2012
„I touch your mouth, I touch the edge of your mouth with my finger, I am drawing it as if it were something my hand was sketching, as if for the first time your mouth opened a little, and all I have to do is close my eyes to erase it and start all over again, every time I can make the mouth I want appear, the mouth which my hand chooses and sketches on your face, and which by some chance that I do not seek to understand coincides exactly with your mouth which smiles beneath the one my hand is sketching on you.“
— Julio Cortázar, livro Rayuela
Rayuela (Hopscotch) (1963)
— Aneurin Bevan Welsh politician 1897 - 1960
Around 1948, Nye Bevan engineered a notorious "bribe" to win the support of hospital consultants. The father of the NHS made his famous declaration after he brokered a deal in which consultants were paid handsomely for their NHS work while allowing them to maintain private practices.
Fonte: Quote and story in the * Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2004/jul/03/NHS.politics2, 2 July 2004.
— Natalie Merchant American singer-songwriter 1963
Song lyrics, Ophelia (1998), My Skin
„The desire to never leave your side, the desire to never see you again. The desire to see your face asleep on the pillow beside my face and to see your eyes open in the morning when I lie next to you—just watching you, waiting for you to wake up.“
— John Irving, livro Until I Find You
Fonte: Until I Find You
„They are your brothers. Your own ﬂesh and blood. Promise me that you will not go to war against them. Promise me that.“
— Kunti character from Indian epic Mahabharata
Kunti's request to Karna, in: P. 233.
The God of Small Things
„Ha! to forget. How childish! I feel you in my bones. Your silence screams in my ears. You may nail your mouth shut, you may cut out your tongue, can you keep yourself from existing? Will you stop your thoughts.“
— Jean Paul Sartre, No Exit and Three Other Plays
Inès reiterating to Garcin that they cannot ignore one another, Act 1, sc. 5
No Exit (1944)
Fonte: No Exit and Three Other Plays
— Jessica Bird, livro Lover Eternal
Fonte: Lover Eternal
— Jonathan Stroud, livro The Amulet of Samarkand
Fonte: The Amulet of Samarkand
„Get out of the boat. Face your fears. Fail. Learn. Adjust. Try again. And watch God do more than you can imagine.“
— Craig Groeschel American priest 1967
It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)
„I do as I please.
Now I'm on my knees.
Your skin is something that I stir into my tea.
And I am watching you
and you are starry, starry, starry…“
— Joanna Newsom American musician 1982
Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie
The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004)
„I am wholly yours - you are everything to me; we will sustain each other in all the ills of life it may please fate to inflict upon us; you will soothe my troubles; I will comfort you in yours.“
— Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784
„All night I lay awake beside you,
Leaning on my elbow, watching your
Sleeping face, that face whose purity
Never ceases to astonish me.“
— Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
In Defense of the Earth (1956), She Is Away
„They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the streets – I know it from experience.“
— William Arabin 1773 - 1841
Ibid, referring to the residents of Uxbridge.
„I think it's possible to be too quick-witted, too smart to be an actor. You have to turn off a lot of your brain, in a way. When you see a fellow actor just missing it, it's hard to keep your mouth shut, but you have to. Or see a director so stupid he couldn't direct vomit into a paper bag. And he's in charge, and it's really hard to keep your mouth shut.“
— William H. Macy American actor, screenwriter, teacher and director in theater, film and television 1950
Interview in The Guardian (2011)
„Stella, I never knew you but here I am, in your room, a week after your death. … I thought of you, Stella, and wondered if you watched your moments, or if they all snuck by. I whispered your name into the day, carried on for you in reverence, and I felt you rest and continue the smile.“
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014
Degrees: Thought Capsules and Micro Tales (1989)
— Michel Faber, livro The Crimson Petal and the White
First lines, Ch. 1
The Crimson Petal and the White (2002)
Contexto: Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them. This city I am bringing you to is vast and intricate, and you have not been here before. You may imagine, from other stories you've read, that you know it well, but those stories flattered you, welcoming you as a friend, treating you as if you belonged. The truth is that you are an alien from another time and place altogether.