— Garrison Keillor, Leaving Home
Context: Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then. Leaving Home (1987), p. 9
„The face forgives the mirror, the worm forgives the plough, the question begs the answer, can you forgive me somehow?“
— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
"All the World is Green", Blood Money (2002).
„People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what's bitter and move on.“
— Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
— Elizabeth I of England Queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until 1603 1533 - 1603
To the Countess of Nottingham, as quoted in The History of England Under the House of Tudor (1759) by David Hume, Vol. II, Ch. 7.
— Sufjan Stevens American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 1975
"Death With Dignity"
„Please forgive my accuser… and, actually, thank God for him. I am trusting that his action will make me, my wife and family, and ultimately all of you, stronger. He didn't violate you; I did.“
— Ted Haggard American minister 1956
In a letter to New Life Church; published in Colorado Springs Gazette, November 5, 2006.