„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
— Gail Carson Levine, The Two Princesses of Bamarre
— Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
„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 Danish writer 1885 - 1962
"The Old Chevalier"
„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, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
— Stephen King American author 1947
„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