— Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted
„Turn them on, turn them on,
Turn on those sad songs.
When all hope is gone,
Why don't you tune in and turn them on?They reach into your room,
Just feel their gentle touch.
When all hope is gone,
Sad songs say so much.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
„Will you lift up your eyes between sadness and bliss,
Meet mine, and see where the great love is,
And tremble and turn and be changed? Content you;
The gate is strait; I shall not be there.“
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Context: p>I had grown pure as the dawn and the dew, You had grown strong as the sun or the sea. But none shall triumph a whole life through: For death is one, and the fates are three. At the door of life, by the gate of breath, There are worse things waiting for men than death; Death could not sever my soul and you, As these have severed your soul from me.You have chosen and clung to the chance they sent you, Life sweet as perfume and pure as prayer. But will it not one day in heaven repent you? Will they solace you wholly, the days that were? Will you lift up your eyes between sadness and bliss, Meet mine, and see where the great love is, And tremble and turn and be changed? Content you; The gate is strait; I shall not be there.</p
„Is your voice “silence”?
When you are not singing a song then I hear your song’s melody clearly!
Your voice is silence. Is your face “darkness”?
When I shut my eyes then I see your face clearly!
Your face is darkness.Is your shadow “light”?
Your shadow is cast on the dark window after the moon has gone down!
Your shadow is light.“
— Han Yong-un Korean writer 1879 - 1944
"Inverse Proportion", translated by Sammy Solberg
„I want your life filling and stirring me. I want your happiness beneath my heart and your sorrows in my eyes and your peace in the fingers of my hand.“
— Malcolm Lowry British writer 1909 - 1957
Ch. XII (p. 346)
„Sing your song, unforgiving siren,
Part the curtain clouds with your faithful entrance,
And clear your voice.
Pour your song of milk onto this land of yours.“
— Masiela Lusha Albanian actress, writer, author 1985
"Full Moon - A Siren's Song" http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/full-moon-a-siren-s-song/
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
„T is now the summer of your youth. Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.“
— Edward Moore English dramatist and writer 1712 - 1757
The Gamester (1753), Act iii. Sc. 4.
„If nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that.“
— Frances Hodgson Burnett English-American childrens' playwright and author 1849 - 1924
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
— Howard Dean American political activist 1948
January 27, 2004 http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/27/elec04.prez.dean.transcript/