„Now I have neither happiness nor unhappiness. Everything passes. That is the one and only thing that I have thought resembled a truth in the society of human beings where I have dwelled up to now as in a burning hell. Everything passes.“

—  Osamu Dazai, livro No Longer Human

The Third Notebook: Part Two
Fonte: No Longer Human

Obtido da Wikiquote. Última atualização 3 de Junho de 2021. História
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„Through everything I have passed but nowhere I have been.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

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„There is no happiness without knowledge. But knowledge of happiness is unhappy; for knowing ourselves happy is knowing ourselves passing through happiness, and having to, immediatly at once, leave it behind. To know is to kill, in happiness as in everything. Not to know, though, is not to exist.“

—  Fernando Pessoa, livro Livro do Desassossego

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Original: Não há felicidade senão com conhecimento. Mas o conhecimento da felicidade é infeliz; porque conhecer-se feliz é conhecer-se passando pela felicidade, e tendo, logo já, que deixá-la atrás. Saber é matar, na felicidade como em tudo. Não saber, porém, é não existir.

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„I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

This quote is often attributed to William Penn, but there are no records of it before the 19th century, and its actual source seems to have most likely been another prominent Quaker, Stephen Grellet.

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„We now prefer the fantasy…We find comfort in the lies. I was the victim of that for so long. I imbibed everything. It led to a place where I became extremely unhappy. And now I question everything. I believe it’s a responsibility to do it.“

—  Gabriel Byrne Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator 1950

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„Since I have neither sign nor name
I shall speak only of things unnamed and without sign.“

—  Attar of Nishapur Persian Sufi poet 1145 - 1221

As quoted in Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew Poems (2001) by Bernard Lewis, p. 119
Contexto: I shall grasp the soul's skirt with my hand
and stamp on the world's head with my foot.
I shall trample Matter and Space with my horse,
beyond all Being I shall utter a great shout,
and in that moment when I shall be alone with Him,
I shall whisper secrets to all mankind.
Since I have neither sign nor name
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„Having now been in the trenches for five months, I had passed my prime.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

Fonte: Goodbye to All That (1929), Ch.16 On being in the trenches in France in 1915.
Contexto: Having now been in the trenches for five months, I had passed my prime. For the first three weeks, an officer was of little use in the front line... Between three weeks and four weeks he was at his best, unless he happened to have any particular bad shock or sequence of shocks. Then his usefulness gradually declined as neurasthenia developed. At six months he was still more or less all right; but by nine or ten months, unless he had been given a few weeks' rest on a technical course, or in hospital, he usually became a drag on the other company officers. After a year or fifteen months he was often worse than useless.

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„I have lived
and journeyed through the course assigned by fortune.
And now my Shade will pass, illustrious,
beneath the earth.“

—  Virgil, Eneida

Original: (la) Vixi, et, quem dederat cursum Fortuna, peregi;
Et nunc magna mei sub terras ibit Imago.
Fonte: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book IV, Lines 653–654 (tr. Allen Mandelbaum)

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„I became an actor because it was the only thing I could do. I didn't have any friends, I didn't fit in. But when I started acting everything in my life shifted and I felt happy.“

—  Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968

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