„Master Kingston, I see the matter against me now it is framed; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the King He would not have given me over in my gray hairs.“
— Thomas Wolsey English political figure and cardinal 1473 - 1530
To the messenger summoning him to see Henry VIII. http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/ThomasWolsey(Cardinal).htm.
„Ethiopians say that their gods are snubnosed and black
Thracians that they are pale and red-haired.“
— Xenophanes Presocratic philosopher -570 - -475 a.C.
Fragment 16 (D-K)
Original: (el) Αἰθίοπές τε <θεοὺς σφετέρους> σιμοὺς μέλανάς τε
Θρῇκἐς τε γλαυκοὺς καὶ πυρρούς <φασι πέλεσθαι>.
„When I lie tangled in her hair,
And fettered to her eye,
The gods that wanton in the air
Know no such liberty.“
— Richard Lovelace English writer and poet 1617 - 1658
To Althea: From Prison, st. 1.
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
Xfm 21 December 2002
On The Elephant Man
— W.B. Yeats, livro The Winding Stair and Other Poems
For Anne Gregory http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1483/, st. 3
The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
„And ruined is the Cossack! He is lost for all the chivalry of the Cossacks! He will see Zaporozhye no more; nor his father's farms, nor the church of God. Ukraine will see no more the bravest of the sons who undertook to defend her. Old Taras will tear the gray hair from his head and curse the day and hour when he begot such a son to shame him.“
— Nikolai Gogol Russian writer 1809 - 1852
"Taras Bulba" (1835)
„I have always thought that if women's hair posed so many problems, God would certainly have made us bald.“
— Marjane Satrapi Artist 1969
Fonte: The Complete Persepolis
„I once asked a distinguished biologist to explain to me the genetic imprint, the famous double helix which differentiates one being from another. He called it "the graffito of God", because it can never be erased. All other imprints — of memory, environment, experience — he called "human graffiti."“
— Morris West Australian writer 1916 - 1999
Pope Leo XIV in Ch. XV
„Reverend Lucius Fairlow… a mild-spoken young-old man with mild chestnut hair and a mild chestnut mustache and a conservative theology which stuck mildly to the pleasant certainties of God's anger and eternal hellfire. ~ Ch. 2“
— Sinclair Lewis American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885 - 1951
The God-Seeker (1949)
„Let your beauty be not just the outward adorning of braiding the hair, and of wearing jewels of gold, or of putting on fine clothing; but in the hidden person of the heart, in the incorruptible adornment of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God very precious.“
— Saint Peter apostle and first pope -1 - 67 a.C.
1 Peter 3:3-4 ( World English Bible http://biblehub.com/web/1_peter/3.htm)
„Isabelle!" he called again. "Let down your raven hair!'
"Oh my God," Clary muttered. "There was something in that blood Raphael gave you, wasn't there? I'm going to kill him.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Heavenly Fire
Fonte: City of Heavenly Fire
„"What is care?" asked the Princess, with a smile.
"It is a god", replied the Physician, "invisible, but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse — it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey".“
— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
The Wondrous Tale of Alroy, pt. 5, ch. 5 (1833).
„Since we have received everything from the Gods, and it is right to pay the giver some tithe of his gifts, we pay such a tithe of possessions in votive offering, of bodies in gifts of (hair and) adornment, and of life in sacrifices.“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
XVI. Concerning sacrifices and other worships, that we benefit man by them, but not the Gods.
On the Gods and the Cosmos
„He spoke, the son of Kronos, and nodded his head with the dark brows,
and the immortally anointed hair of the great god
swept from his divine head, and all Olympos was shaken.“
— Homér, Iliad
I. 528–530 (tr. Richmond Lattimore).
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Ἦ καὶ κυανέῃσιν ἐπ' ὀφρύσι νεῦσε Κρονίων·
ἀμβρόσιαι δ' ἄρα χαῖται ἐπεῤῥώσαντο ἄνακτος
κρατὸς ἀπ' ἀθανάτοιο· μέγαν δ' ἐλέλιξεν Ὄλυμπον.
„All gods have good points, just as have all priests. Personally, I attach much importance to Hanuman, and am kind to his people—the great gray apes of the hills. One never knows when one may want a friend.“
— Rudyard Kipling, Life's Handicap
The Mark of the Beast.
Life's Handicap (1891)
„Can you imagine your second album — the difficult second album — it's about God? Everyone is tearing their hair out and Chris Blackwell says, "It's okay. There's Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, it's a tradition. We can get through it.“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
About the album October (album) (1981) in a speech accepting induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame http://www.u2station.com/news/archives/2005/03/transcript_u2s.php (17 March 2005)
„And I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.“
— Paul of Tarsus, livro First Epistle to Timothy
1 Timothy 2:9-10 (as quoted in New Living Translation http://biblehub.com/nlt/1_timothy/2.htm)
First Epistle to Timothy
„As history confirms, people will change their minds about almost anything, from which god they worship to how they style their hair. But when it comes to existential judgments, human beings in general have an unfalteringly good opinion of themselves and their condition in this world and are steadfastly confident they are not a collection of self-conscious nothings.“
— Thomas Ligotti American horror author 1953
The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A Contrivance of Horror (2010)