— Joanne Harris, livro Chocolat
„… intentions, good or bad, are not enough. There's luck or fate or something else that takes over…“
— John Steinbeck, livro The Winter of Our Discontent
Fonte: The Winter of Our Discontent
„If it does not grow, even though you are working hard, it is not because of unfavorable circumstances, bad timing, or bad luck. … of the past has shown, it is during the bad times that the skilled manager lays firm foundations for future growth.“
— Matsushita Konosuke Japanese businessman 1894 - 1989
Fonte: Quest for prosperity: the life of a Japanese industrialist. 1988, p. 58
— Gail Carson Levine, The Two Princesses of Bamarre
Fonte: The Two Princesses of Bamarre
— Cormac McCarthy, livro No Country for Old Men
Fonte: No Country for Old Men (2005)
„I do not know if you remember the tale of the girl who saves the ship under mutiny by sitting on the powder barrel with her lighted torch … and all the time knowing that it is empty? This has seemed to me a charming image of the women of my time. There they were, keeping the world in order … by sitting on the mystery of life, and knowing themselves that there was no mystery.“
— Karen Blixen, livro Seven Gothic Tales
"The Old Chevalier"
Seven Gothic Tales (1934)
„A remarkable thing about me is that the time that elapses between a sad thought and a flood of tears is three or four seconds.“
— Mindy Kaling, livro Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Fonte: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
„The poem, even a short time after being written, seems no miracle; unwritten, it seems something beyond the capacity of the gods.“
— Theodore Roethke American poet 1908 - 1963
Poetry and Craft (1965)
— Stephen King American author 1947
Everything's Eventual (2002), "Luckey Quarter"
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
„I thought it was her wicked stepmother who poisoned her…'
'… Turned out the wicked stepmother had an alibi.'
'… Seems she was off poisoning someone else at the time. Chance in a million, really. It was just bad luck.“
— John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
Fonte: The Book of Lost Things
„I have descended to the depths of suffering, and it seems to me that after that one cannot help being raised up. But I have spent the last three nights weeping. Pity! Pity! Remembrance is the true imperishable life... I should like to live my life over again, to record it, to admit my weaknesses; no, this is useless; I have sinned, I have suffered, I have atoned for it. I could write only a bad novel by relating what has been related a thousand times.“
— Berthe Morisot painter from France 1841 - 1895
Quote from Berthe's Morisot's letter, 1887 - after the death of her husband Eugène Manet
1881 - 1895
„It's frightening and glamorous and exciting at the same time. I wouldn't change it for anything! After the bad and sad times in my life, it's something I want to do.“
— Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971
Edie : American Girl (1982)
„So one time for my disillusioned artists, I hear ya
Two times for the kid that air-guitars in the mirror
Three times for the 9-to-5-in' bus ridin' dudes
And four times for my dreamers, yo I'm just like you
That's why I sing for my queens with their own pair of wings
My brothers flyin' beside me, drama behind me
Mama tried to find me, she inquired emphatically
I was in the sky with all these other ghetto kids, defying gravity, uh“
— Danny! American rapper 1983
"Fly, Pt. 2"
Albums, Danny Is Dead (2007)
„Well, right now it seems that things are going very badly for me, have been doing so for some considerable time, and may continue to do so well into the future. But it is possible that everything will get better after it has all seemed to go wrong. I am not counting on it, it may never happen, but if there should be a change for the better I should regard that as a gain, I should rejoice, I should say, at last! So there was something after all!“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
1880s, 1880, Letter to Theo (Cuesmes, July 1880)