— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Context: I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, Which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please! But I'm also in charge of the brown Bar-ba-loots, Who played in the shade in their Bar-ba-loot suits, And happily lived, eating Truffula fruits. Now, thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground, There's not enough Truffula fruit to go 'round! And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies Because they have gas, and no food, in their tummies!
— Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Catch!" calls the Once-ler.
He lets something fall.
"It's a Truffula Seed.
It's the last one of all!
You're in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
and all of his friends
may come back."“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
— Brandon Mull, Keys to the Demon Prison
— George Berkeley Anglo-Irish philosopher 1685 - 1753
— Wilhelm II, German Emperor German Emperor and King of Prussia 1859 - 1941
Addressing German soldiers departing for the front in WWI (August 1914), as quoted in The Chanak Affair (1969) by David Walder, p. 21 Variant: You men will be home when the leaves fall.
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
Context: For sure the enchanted waters pour through every wind that blows. I think when night towers up aloft and shakes the trembling dew How every high and lonely thought that thrills my being through Is but a ruddy berry dropped down through the purple air, And from the magic tree of life the fruit falls everywhere.
— John Green American author and vlogger 1977
Hazel Grace Lancaster, p. 125 Compare Ernest Hemingway, speaking about the process of going bankrupt: "'Gradually and then suddenly.'"
— Glen Cook American fiction writer 1944
Chapter 10, “An Abode of Ravens: Recovery” (p. 396)
„Way Down South in Dixie
(Break the heart of me)
They hung my black young lover
To a cross roads tree.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
"Song for a Dark Girl" (l. 1-4), from Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927)
„If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it fall, does it make a sound or not? Hector had read alot of books by then, he knew all the tricks and arguments of the philosophers. If someone makes a movie and no one sees it, does the movie exist or not?“
— Paul Auster novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter 1947