„And me I'm in the bathroom
crying out my eyelids because it's hard to be a man
when you're scared, just like a little kid.“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
Saturday as Usual
A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997 (1998)
„The numbness of his loss had passed, and the pain would hit me out of nowhere, doubling me over, racking my body with sobs. Where are you? I would cry out in my mind. Where have you gone? Of course, there was never any answer.“
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Fonte: The Hunger Games
— Alice Sebold, livro The Lovely Bones
Fonte: The Lovely Bones
„So long as we call Slavery wrong, whenever a slave runs away they will overlook the obvious fact that he ran because he was oppressed, and declare he was stolen off. Whenever a master cuts his slaves with the lash, and they cry out under it, he will overlook the obvious fact that the negroes cry out because they are hurt, and insist that they were put up to it by some rascally abolitionist.“
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1860s, Allow the humblest man an equal chance (1860)
Contexto: These natural and apparently adequate means all failing, what will convince them? This, and this only; cease to call slavery wrong, and join them in calling it right. And this must be done thoroughly — done in acts as well as in words. Silence will not be tolerated — we must place ourselves avowedly with them. Douglas's new sedition law must be enacted and enforced, suppressing all declarations that Slavery is wrong, whether made in politics, in presses, in pulpits, or in private. We must arrest and return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our Free State Constitutions. The whole atmosphere must be disinfected of all taint of opposition to Slavery, before they will cease to believe that all their troubles proceed from us. So long as we call Slavery wrong, whenever a slave runs away they will overlook the obvious fact that he ran because he was oppressed, and declare he was stolen off. Whenever a master cuts his slaves with the lash, and they cry out under it, he will overlook the obvious fact that the negroes cry out because they are hurt, and insist that they were put up to it by some rascally abolitionist.
„He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.“
— Markus Zusak, livro The Book Thief
Fonte: The Book Thief
„The son of Joseph and Mary was born, like any other child, covered with his mother's blood, dripping with mucus, and suffering in silence. He cried because they made him cry, and he will cry for this one and only reason.“
— José Saramago, livro O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo
O filho de José e de Maria nasceu como todos os filhos dos homens, sujo de sangue de sua mãe, viscoso das suas mucosidades e sofrendo em silêncio. Chorou porque o fizeram chorar, e chorará por esse mesmo e único motivo.
Fonte: The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (1991), p. 58
„Your time's running out, Valkyrie." Fegley gave another wallop before he squeaked off.
Regin narrowed her eyes, watching him till he was out of sight. "One day I'm going to make that little piggy cry all the way home.“
— Kresley Cole American writer
Fonte: Dreams of a Dark Warrior
„I lie awake at night to wait 'til you come in.
You stay a little while and then you're gone again.
Every question that I ask, I get a lie, lie, lie.
For every lie you tell, you're gonna cry, cry, cry!“
— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
Cry! Cry! Cry!
„Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.“
— Samuel Beckett, livro Molloy
Contexto: To decompose is to live too, I know, I know, don't torment me, but one sometimes forgets. And of that life too I shall tell you perhaps one day, the day I know that when I thought I knew I was merely existing and that passion without form or stations will have devoured me down to the rotting flesh itself and that when I know that I know nothing, am only crying out as I have always cried out, more or less piercingly, more or less openly. Let me cry out then, it's said to be good for you. Yes let me cry out, this time, then another time perhaps, then perhaps a last time.
„I bound her to me in all soft ways,
I bound her to me in a net of days,
Yet now she has gone in silence and said no word.
How can we face these dazzling things, I ask you?
There is no use: we cry: and are not heard.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
— Cindy Sheehan American antiwar activist 1957
while visiting http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=ARCHIVES&ID=564506446079852571&ARCHIVES=true her son's cross at the Arlington West memorial in Santa Barbara, California, on Mother's Day, May 7, 2004
„I started crying again, my voice ragged. He told me to calm down. He told me it was going to be all right. And then, he told he'd be there soon.“
— Sarah Dessen American writer 1970
What Happened To Goodbye (2011)
„I cannot stay," he lied for me, eyes averted. "I'm only going to be here for a time, then leave you." His gaze met mine. "And I will cry when I go, because I could love you forever.“
— Kim Harrison Pseudonym 1966
Variante: I'm only going to be here for a time, then leave you." His gaze met mine. "And I will cry when I go, because I could love you forever.
Fonte: Black Magic Sanction
„She cried a little, but only inside, because long ago she had decided she didn't like crying because if you ever started to cry it seemed as if there was so much to cry about you almost couldn't stop, and she didn't like that at all.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Fonte: Madness in the Family: Stories
„[Danny] laughed once and said, 'That man is such an ignoramus, Father.' I was angry. 'Look into his soul,' I said. 'Stand inside his soul and see the world through his eyes. You will know the pain he feels because of his ignorance, and you will not laugh.' He was bewildered and hurt. The nightmares he began to have…. But he learned to find answers for himself. He suffered and learned to listen to the suffering of others. In the silence between us, he began to hear the world crying.“
— Chaim Potok, livro The Chosen
Reb Saunders to Reuven Malter when talking about when Daniel was younger (p. 286)
The Chosen (1967)
„Is there any man who has ever gone through a whole lifetime without dressing himself up, in his fancy, in the habit of a monk and enclosing himself in a cell where he sits magnificent in heroic austerity and solitude, while all the young ladies who hitherto were cool to his affections in the world come and beat on the gates of the monastery crying, "Come out, come out!"“
— Thomas Merton, livro The Seven Storey Mountain
The Seven Storey Mountain (1948)