„And in the case of superior things like stars, we discover a kind of unity in separation. The higher we rise on the scale of being, the easier it is to discern a connection even among things separated by vast distances.“
— Marcus Aurelius, livro Meditações
— Theodore Roethke, livro The Far Field
Once More, the Round," ll. 11-12
The Far Field (1964)
Contexto: p>And I dance with William Blake
For love, for Love's sake;And everything comes to One,
As we dance on, dance on, dance on.</p
„We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„I am you and you are me. We are alone, but not alone. We are trapped by time, but also infinite. Made of flesh, but also stars.“
— Matt Haig, livro Reasons to Stay Alive
Fonte: Reasons to Stay Alive
— Raymond Chandler, livro The Long Goodbye
Fonte: The Long Goodbye
„I love the flesh. I'm a pagan. “Who are they who speak evil of the clay? The very stars are made of clay like mine!”“
— Jack London American author, journalist, and social activist 1876 - 1916
Letter to Charles Warren Stoddard (11 August 1905)
„How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.“
— W. H. Auden Anglo-American poet 1907 - 1973
The More Loving One (1957)
— William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Fonte: Much Ado About Nothing
„We were like deaf people trying to dance to a beat we couldn't hear, long after the music actually stopped.“
— Brandon Sanderson American fantasy writer 1975
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
Song lyrics, Catch Bull at Four (1972)
— Lorin Morgan-Richards American poet, cartoonist, and children's writer 1975
Quote included in list https://www.simonandschuster.com/getliterary/our-favorite-literary-quotes-about-autumn/ "11 of Our Favorite Literary Quotes about Autumn” (23 September 2019).
„A planet of playthings
We dance on the strings of powers we cannot perceive
The stars aren't aligned or the gods are maligned
Blame is better to give than receive
-- Freewill (1980)“
— Neil Peart Canadian-American drummer , lyricist, and author 1952 - 2020
— P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996
Fonte: Mary Poppins (1934), Ch. 10 "Full-Moon"
Contexto: "Bird and beast and stone and star — we are all one, all one —" murmured the Hamadryad, softly folding his hood about him as he himself swayed between the children.
"Child and serpent, star and stone — all one."
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
Collected Poems (1938) New Poems 22
Variante: I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing
than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
„And we danced;
Out there on that empty hardwood floor.
The chairs up and the lights turned way down low
The music played, we held each other close.
And we danced.Like no one else had ever danced before.
I can't explain what happened on that floor.
But the music played,
We held each other close,
And we danced.
Yeah, we danced.“
— Brad Paisley American country music singer 1972
We Danced, written by Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois.
Song lyrics, Who Needs Pictures (1999)
„Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing and then, it is the eternal dance of creation. The Creator and the creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing — until there is only … the dance.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
"The Dance" - from inlay sleeve of Dangerous (1991)
„Chemistry is the science of matter and the changes it can undergo. The world of chemistry therefore embraces everything material around us—the stones we stand on, the food we eat, the flesh we are made of, and the silicon we build into computers. There is nothing material beyond the reach of chemistry, be it living or dead, vegetable or mineral, on Earth or in a distant star.“
— Peter Atkins British chemist 1940
Peter Atkins and Loretta Jones, Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight, 4th ed. (2008)
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980