— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„There is always that in poetry which will not be grasped, which cannot be described, which survives our ardent attention, our critical theories, our late-night arguments.“
— Adrienne Rich American poet, essayist and feminist 1929 - 2012
"Legislators of the world" in The Guardian (18 November 2006)
Contexto: Of course, like the consciousness behind it, behind any art, a poem can be deep or shallow, glib or visionary, prescient or stuck in an already lagging trendiness. What's pushing the grammar and syntax, the sounds, the images — is it the constriction of literalism, fundamentalism, professionalism — a stunted language? Or is it the great muscle of metaphor, drawing strength from resemblance in difference? Poetry has the capacity to remind us of something we are forbidden to see. A forgotten future: a still uncreated site whose moral architecture is founded not on ownership and dispossession, the subjection of women, outcast and tribe, but on the continuous redefining of freedom — that word now held under house arrest by the rhetoric of the "free" market. This on-going future, written-off over and over, is still within view. All over the world its paths are being rediscovered and reinvented.
There is always that in poetry which will not be grasped, which cannot be described, which survives our ardent attention, our critical theories, our late-night arguments. There is always (I am quoting the poet/translator Américo Ferrari|) "an unspeakable where, perhaps, the nucleus of the living relation between the poem and the world resides".
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
„Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.“
— Thomas Moore, Come
Come, ye Disconsolate.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„Whoever blasphemes against the Father will be forgiven, and whoever blasphemes against the Son will be forgiven, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven either on earth or in heaven.“
— Thomas the Apostle Apostle of Jesus Christ
Gospel of Thomas (c. 50? — c. 140?)
„For the rest of the earth’s organisms, existence is relatively uncomplicated. Their lives are about three things: survival, reproduction, death—and nothing else.“
— Thomas Ligotti American horror author 1953
The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror (2010)
— Донна Тартт, The Secret History
Fonte: The Secret History
„Whoever accelerates the media of earth, water and air centrifugally perishes unconditionally, for in so doing they reduce the Blood of the Earth (water) to a pathogenic state and make it the most dangerous enemy of all living and growing things.“
— Viktor Schauberger austrian philosopher and inventor 1885 - 1958
Implosion Magazine, No. 96, p. 4. (Callum Coats: Energy Evolution (2000))
— Carroll Baker American actress 1931
Quoted in Balloon, Rachel. Breathing Life Into Your Characters (2003), p. 135
— Nikos Kazantzakis, livro The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
Contexto: Cries rise up on every side. Who shouts? It is we who shout — the living, the dead, and the unborn. But at once we are crushed by fear, and we fall silent.
And then we forget — out of laziness, out of habit, out of cowardice. But suddenly the Cry tears at our entrails once more, like an eagle.
For the Cry is not outside us, it does not come from a great distance that we may escape it. It sits in the center of our hearts, and cries out.
God shouts: "Burn your houses! I am coming! Whoever has a house cannot receive me!
"Burn your ideas, smash your thoughts! Whoever has found the solution cannot find me."
„Whoever is in the driver's seat determines whether we as a nation will crash and burn or survive and hand the keys to the next generation.“
— Michael Savage U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, and Author 1942
Fonte: The Enemy Within: Saving America from the Liberal Assault on Our Churches, Schools, and Military (2004), p. 2
— Suzanne Collins, livro Mockingjay
— Jodi Picoult, livro The Storyteller
Fonte: The Storyteller
„I was born with more power inside myself than I ever dreamed. But along with it there came no more sense than any other idiotic kid. Somewhere along in here I need to grow up into a man I can stand to live with. A man who doesn't just survive, but deserves to.“
— Orson Scott Card, livro The Lost Gate
The Lost Gate (2010)
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
“Shadows from the Big Woods”, p. 225
The Journey Home (1977)
Contexto: The earth is not a mechanism but an organism, a being with its own life and its own reasons, where the support and sustenance of the human animal is incidental. If man in his newfound power and vanity persists in the attempt to remake the planet in his own image, he will succeed only in destroying himself — not the planet. The earth will survive our most ingenious folly.
— Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia
Fonte: The Queen of Attolia
„Poetry cannot report the event, it must be the event, lived through in a form that can speak about itself while remaining wholly itself.“
— Balachandra Rajan Indian writer 1920 - 2009
The Overwhelming Question ' University of Toronto Press 1976