„Two eyes our souls possess:
While one is turned on time,
The other seeth things
Eternal and sublime“
— Angelus Silesius German writer 1624 - 1677
The Cherubinic Wanderer
„All things, in all their aspects, consist exclusively of 'souls', that is, of various kinds of subjects, or units of experiencing, with their qualifications, relations, and groupings, or communities.“
— Charles Hartshorne Philosopher 1897 - 2000
Man's Vision of God and the Logic of Theism (1941), P. 183.
„A lot of times we look at the whole world and think, 'it's so daunting, how can we change the whole world?' and you don't need to do that, what you need to do is change your world a little bit, and see if you can, through example, inspire others to do the same thing.“
— Michael Franti American rapper 1966
Michael Franti Interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s75CPceiCw&feature=related
— Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959
„If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.“
— Sylvia Plath, livro The Bell Jar
The Bell Jar (1963), Ch. 8
„There is time enough for everything, in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.“
— Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield British statesman and man of letters 1694 - 1773
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774), 14 April 1747
„Video games are a waste of time for men with nothing else to do. Real brains don't do that. On occasion? Sure. As relaxation? Great. But not full time— And a lot of people are doing that. And while they're doing that, I'll go ahead and write another novel.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Salon.com (29 August 2001)
— Doris Veillette Quebec journalist 1935 - 2019
Chronicle "Forbidden to men", 1971, Chronicle "Interdit aux hommes" (Forbidden to men), by Doris Veillette-Hamel, Journal Le Nouvelliste, January 4, 1971, page 18.
— Quintilian ancient Roman rhetor 35 - 96
De Institutione Oratoria (c. 95 AD), Adeo facilius est multa facere quam diu. Book I, Chapter XII, 7; translation by H. E. Butler
„But it's writing, damn it, not washing the car or putting on eyeliner. If you can take it seriously, we can do business. If you can't or won't, it's time for you to close the book and do something else.
Wash the car, maybe.“
— Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
„You do believe it,' he said. 'You do believe everything. We all believe everything, even when we deny everything. The denyers believe. The unbelievers believe. Don't you feel in your heart that these contradictions do not really contradict: that there is a cosmos that contains them all? The soul goes round upon a wheel of stars and all things return; perhaps Strake and I have striven in many shapes, beast against beast and bird against bird, and perhaps we shall strive for ever. But since we seek and need each other, even that eternal hatred is an eternal love. Good and evil go round in a wheel that is one thing and not many. Do you not realize in your heart, do you not believe behind all your beliefs, that there is but one reality and we are its shadows; and that all things are but aspects of one thing: a centre where men melt into Man and Man into God?“
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
The Dagger with Wings (1926), 'No,' said Father Brown.
„What can you ever really know of other people's souls — of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggles? One soul in the whole creation you do know: and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands. If there is a God, you are, in a sense, alone with Him. You cannot put Him off with speculations about your next door neighbours or memories of what you have read in books.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, livro Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity (1952), Book IV, Chapter 10, "Nice People or New Men"
„You do not believe that souls are assigned, first to one body and then to another, and that our so-called death is merely a change of abode? You do not believe that in cattle, or in wild beasts, or in creatures of the deep, the soul of him who was once a man may linger? You do not believe that nothing on this earth is annihilated, but only changes its haunts? And that animals also have cycles of progress and, so to speak, an orbit for their souls, no less than the heavenly bodies, which revolve in fixed circuits? Great men have put faith in this idea; therefore, while holding to your own view, keep the whole question in abeyance in your mind. If the theory is true, it is a mark of purity to refrain from eating flesh; if it be false, it is economy. And what harm does it do to you to give such credence? I am merely depriving you of food which sustains lions and vultures.“
— Sotion (Pythagorean) ancient greek philosopher
Quoted in Seneca the Younger, Moral letters to Lucilius, CVIII, 20-21.