„Why do we weep once we know that everything will be alright? We weep because the only way everything could ever be alright is in fiction. We weep because what we've seen can't be true, no matter how badly we wish it were. We weep at the truth.“
— John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821
"Lamia", Pt. I, l. 61
„How odd it is that we so often weep for each other’s distresses, when we shed not a tear for our own!“
— Anne Brontë British novelist and poet 1820 - 1849
Ch. XXXII : Comparisons: Information Rejected; Helen
„We read of strong men bowed down with woe, weeping as women weep, turning homewards in the hear-sickness of unavailing search, or with a certainty worse than suspense.“
— Josephine Butler British feminist 1828 - 1906
„Whether we wake or we sleep,
Whether we carol or weep,
The Sun with his Planets in chime,
Marketh the going of Time.“
— Edward FitzGerald English poet and writer 1809 - 1883
Chronomoros. In Letters and Literary Remains of Edward FitzGerald (1889), pg. 461.
— Jürgen Moltmann German Reformed theologian 1926
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
„"Weep," said Athos, "weep, heart full of love, youth, and life! Alas, would I could weep like you!"“
— Alexandre Dumas French writer and dramatist, father of the homonym writer and dramatist 1802 - 1870
Ch. 63: The Drop of Water.
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
„Do not weep, babe, for war is kind.
Because your father tumbled in the yellow trenches,
Raged at his breast, gulped and died,
Do not weep.
War is kind.“
— Stephen Crane American novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist 1871 - 1900
Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War is Kind, st. 3
„Why do we weep in grief,' the aunt wondered. 'Dogs, deer, birds sufferent with dry eyes and in silence. The dumb suffering of animals. Probably a survival technique.“
— Annie Proulx American novelist, short story and non-fiction author 1935
„I look at the world and I notice it’s turning.
While my guitar gently weeps.
With every mistake we must surely be learning,
Still my guitar gently weeps.“
— George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1968)