„I saw myself reflected in him as in a mirror and in his eyes I seemed to look upon myself.
And I heard a voice saying:
—"Look, this is the Great Magician!“
— P. D. Ouspensky Russian esotericist 1878 - 1947
Context: I Saw the Man. His figure reached from earth to heaven and was clad in a purple mantle. He stood deep in foliage and flowers and his head, on which was the head-band of an initiate, seemed to disappear mysteriously in infinity. Before him on a cube-shaped altar were four symbols of magic — the sceptre, the cup, the sword and the pentacle. His right hand pointed to heaven, his left to earth. Under his mantle he wore a white tunic girded with a serpent swallowing its tail. His face was luminous and serene, and, when his eyes met mine, I felt that he saw most intimate recesses of my soul. I saw myself reflected in him as in a mirror and in his eyes I seemed to look upon myself. And I heard a voice saying: —"Look, this is the Great Magician! Card I : The Magician http://www.sacred-texts.com/tarot/sot/sot02.htm
„I look around for the friends that I used to turn to to pull me through.
Looking into their eyes I see them running too.“
— Jackson Browne American singer-songwriter 1948
Running on Empty
„I know not whether, at the time, it was not for him rather than myself that I blushed; for, since he and I are one, I so identify myself with him, that I feel his degradation, his failings, and transgressions as my own; I blush for him, I fear for him; I repent for him, weep, pray, and feel for him as for myself; but I cannot act for him; and hence, I must be and I am, debased, contaminated by the union, both in my own eyes, and in the actual truth.“
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
Ch. XXX : Domestic Scenes; Helen Graham
„I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around.“
— Boris Johnson British politician, historian and journalist 1964
Hickey, The Express, 21 March 2005.
— Jean Jacques Rousseau Genevan philosopher 1712 - 1778
„I knew if I quit, nobody would ever believe that women had the capability to run 26-plus miles. If I quit, everybody would say it was a publicity stunt. If I quit, it would set women’s sports back, way back, instead of forward. If I quit, I’d never run Boston. If I quit, Jock Semple and all those like him would win. My fear and humiliation turned to anger.“
— Kathrine Switzer American distance runner 1947