— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
„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
„Show me your hands. Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet. Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart. Have you left a place for divine love?“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
— Ann Lee English Shaker leader 1736 - 1784
„Have no fear for giving in,
Have no fear for giving over.
You'd better know that in the end
It's better to say too much
Than never say what you need to say again.Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken,
Even as the eyes are closing,
Do it with a heart wide open.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
„I say I like your coat
Her thank-you tugs my heart afloat
I nearly didn't hear for
Seagulls screaming kiss her, kiss her“
— Andy Partridge British musician 1953
"Seagulls screaming kiss her, kiss her".
„I say further, and lay my saying to your heart, you too shall live but for a little season; death and the day of your doom are close upon you, and they will lay you low by the hand of Achilles son of Aiakos.“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
XVI (tr. S. Butler); Patroclus to Hector.