— Susan Beth Pfeffer, livro Life As We Knew It
Fonte: Life As We Knew It
— Shelby Foote Novelist, historian 1916 - 2005
— John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826
1750s, Diaries (1750s-1790s)
— Michael Ondaatje, The Cat's Table
Fonte: The Cat's Table
„Thus the tears flowed down on my breast, remembering days of love;
The tears wetted even my sword-belt, so tender was my love.“
— Imru' al-Qais Arabic Poet 501 - 544
The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Vol. 5, p. 20
— John Vance Cheney American writer 1848 - 1922
The Century Vol. 44, Issue 4 (August 1892)
Contexto: Not in the time of pleasure
Hope doth set her bow;
But in the sky of sorrow,
Over the vale of woe. Through gloom and shadow look we
On beyond the years!
The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears.
— Tenzin Gyatso, livro Freedom in Exile
Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama (1991).
„The sorrow was so large it threatened to tear through my skin. When he died, all things swift and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.“
— Madeline Miller, livro The Song of Achilles
Fonte: The Song of Achilles
„With the dried blood stiff on my temples I climbed the hill, cursing the satanic way of men, yet knowing myself vile, for they had not known what they were doing, but I betrayed an innocent; and the tears— weak, whiskey tears— would not wash from my brow the blood of a little brother.“
— Henry Williamson British ruralist and natural history writer 1895 - 1977
The Village Book (1930) – after a killing of a badger by villagers.
„Oh would I were a boy again,
When life seemed formed of sunny years,
And all the heart then knew of pain
Was wept away in transient tears!
When every tale Hope whispered then,
My fancy deemed was only truth.
Oh, would that I could know again,
The happy visions of my youth.“
— Mark Lemon British magazine editor 1809 - 1870
Oh would I were a Boy again, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„I shall never forget the tears in the eyes of the shah the day we left Iran. In that deserted runway and in the aircraft, my only thought was whether it was the last time or would [we ever] return.“
— Farah Pahlavi Empress of Iran 1938
Interview: Farah Pahlavi Recalls 30 Years In Exile http://www.rferl.org/content/Interview_Farah_Pahlavi_Recalls_30_Years_In_Exile/2111354.html, Radio Free Europe, (July 27, 2010).
— Haruki Murakami, livro Kafka on the Shore
Fonte: Kafka on the Shore
„I stood there in the shadowed doorway thinking with my tears. Yes, tears can be thoughts, why not?“
— Louise Erdrich, livro The Round House
Fonte: The Round House
„My faith is the faith of my fathers - I will be true to them and to my beliefs. Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they are right, so be it. But I think they underestimate the American people. Americans do not respect believers of convenience. Americans tire of those who would jettison their beliefs, even to gain the world.“
— Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947
Faith in America speech, 2007