„These are all I have. I do not have the wide, bright beacon of some solid old lighthouse, guiding ships safely home, past the jaggedrocks. I only have these little glimmers that flicker and then go out.“
„I wanted to read all these books, but I would have to have been in a rest home or something to do that (p. 37,).“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.“
— Patrick Henry attorney, planter, politician and Founding Father of the United States 1736 - 1799
Compare: "You can never plan the future by the past", Edmund Burke, Letter to a Member of the National Assembly, Vol. iv. p. 55.
„I think of myself, of all that I am. Myself, my home, my hours; the past, and the future, — it was going to be like the past!“
— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935
Context: I think of myself, of all that I am. Myself, my home, my hours; the past, and the future, — it was going to be like the past! And at that moment I feel, weeping within me and dragging itself from some little bygone trifle, a new and tragical sorrow in dying, a hunger to be warm once more in the rain and the cold: to enclose myself in myself in spite of space, to hold myself back, to live.
— Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
As quoted in Baseball's Greatest Quotes (1982) by Kevin Nelson; reproduced in "Morning Briefing: Babe Ruth Was Not a Superstitious Man, Except on 714 Occasions," in The Los Angeles Times (March 1, 1982), p. D2 Unsourced variants: Just one.Whenever I hit a home run, I make certain I touch all four bases. I have only one superstition. I touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
„If a man isn't being nice when you're out, all you have to do is remain polite and then go home early.“
— Sherry Argov, Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
— Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
„I have all my subjects to hand. I go back and look at them. I take notes. Then I go home. And before I start painting I reflect, I dream.“
— Pierre Bonnard French painter and printmaker 1867 - 1947
quoted in Bonnard; by Sarah Witfield and John Elderfield; Harry N. Abrams Inc., New York, 1998 - ISBN 0-8109-4021-3, p. 9 Bonnard did not paint from life but rather drew his subject and made notes on the colors. He then painted the canvas in his studio from the sketches and his notes
„I feel as I always have, that the earth is the home and the only home of man, and I am convinced that whatever he is to get out of his existence he must get while he is here.“
— Clarence Darrow American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union 1857 - 1938
As quoted in a eulogy for Darrow http://www.positiveatheism.org/hist/darrow1.htm by Emanuel Haldeman-Julius (1938)
„All these relics gave... Thornfield Hall the aspect of a home of the past: a shrine to memory. I liked the hush, the gloom, the quaintness of these retreats in the day; but I by no means coveted a night's repose on one of those wide and heavy beds: shut in, some of them, with doors of oak; shaded, others, with wrought old-English hangings crusted with thick work, portraying effigies of strange flowers, and stranger birds, and strangest human beings, — all which would have looked strange, indeed, by the pallid gleam of moonlight.“
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
Jane (Ch. 11)