„By constantly repeating, "I am free, I am free", a man verily becomes free. On the other hand, by constantly repeating, "I am bound, I am bound", he certainly becomes bound to worldliness. The fool who says only, "I am a sinner, I am a sinner", verily drowns himself in worldliness. One should rather say: "I have chanted the name of God. How can I be a sinner? How can I be bound?"“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
— Mike Scott songwriter, musician 1958
This Is the Sea (1985), Context: I have drowned in the big sea now I find I'm still alive And I'm coming up forever shadows all behind me ecstacy to come "The Big Music"
„Many years ago I was a boy drowning in the sea. I am always drowning in the sea… down amongst the dead men, deep down. There is a peace in the sea back down to our origins… when the last man has taken his breath the sea will still be remaining. It washes everything clean. It holds within it forever the boy suspended in its body and the streaming hair and the open eyes.“
— Dennis Nilsen British serial killer 1945 - 2018
As quoted by Brian Masters (2011), Killing for Company, Random House, p. 49, ISBN 1446428737
„I ’m on the sea! I ’m on the sea!
I am where I would ever be,
With the blue above and the blue below,
And silence wheresoe’er I go.“
— Bryan Procter English poet 1787 - 1874
The Sea, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.“
— John Millington Synge Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore 1871 - 1909
The Aran Islands (1907)
„And a lot of these things are happening around us, and somebody is going to get mad at me for saying what I am about to say right now, but I am going to give you my honest opinion: I think we have turned our back on the Scripture and on God Almighty and I think he has allowed judgment to fall upon us. I think that's what's going on.“
— James Dobson Evangelical Christian psychologist, author, and radio broadcaster. 1936
2012, regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting 2012-12-17 Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk Radio http://www.drjamesdobson.org/Broadcasts/Broadcast?i=32d0ea7c-eeb2-41fb-9c05-f6e0c733d58a, quoted in * 2012-12-17 Dobson: Connecticut Shooting was God Allowing 'Judgment to Fall Upon Us' for Turning Our Back on Him Kyle Mantyla Right Wing Watch http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/dobson-connecticut-shooting-was-god-allowing-judgment-fall-upon-us-turning-our-back-him
— Sophocles ancient Greek tragedian -496 - -406 a.C.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Vit. Anon, page 64 (Plumptre's Trans.).
„I am God's Lion, not the lion of passion….
I have no longing
except for the One.
When a wind of personal reaction comes,
I do not go along with it.“
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Context: I am God's Lion, not the lion of passion.... I have no longing except for the One. When a wind of personal reaction comes, I do not go along with it. There are many winds full of anger, and lust and greed. They move the rubbish around, but the solid mountain of our true nature stays where it's always been. "Ali in Battle" in Ch. 20 : In Baghdad dreaming of Cairo
„I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don't know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, "Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker?" It wasn't a vision. But as it's kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: "Of course."“
— Jennifer Lawrence American actress 1990
Van Meter, Jonathan. "The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence Covers the September Issue" http://www.vogue.com/magazine/print/star-quality-jennifer-lawrence-hunger-games/. vogue.com. August 12, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
„Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?“
— Eugene O'Neill, The Great God Brown and Other Plays