— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Love’s Last Lesson
— John Steinbeck American writer 1902 - 1968
As quoted by John Kenneth Galbraith in the Introduction to The Affluent Society (1977 edition)
„I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and I forget when you're close to me, I forget who you are. I forget that you're Jem's. I'd have to be the worst sort of person to think what I'm thinking right now. But I am thinking it.“
— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
„When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.“
— Paulo Coelho, Brida
Context: When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way. Brida (1990).
— L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Context: There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
„My mother's favourite paraphrase is one known in our house as David's because it was the last he learned to repeat. It was also the last thing she read —
Art thou afraid his power shall fail When comes thy evil day? And can an all-creating arm Grow weary or decay?
I heard her voice gain strength as she read it, I saw her timid face take courage, but when came my evil day, then at the dawning, alas for me, I was afraid.“
— J. M. Barrie Scottish writer 1860 - 1937
„Never shall I forget that night, the first night in camp, that turned my life into one long night seven times sealed.
Never shall I forget that smoke.
Never shall I forget the small faces of the children whose bodies I saw transformed into smoke under a silent sky.
Never shall I forget those flames that consumed my faith forever.
Never shall I forget the nocturnal silence that deprived me for all eternity of the desire to live.
Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes.
Never shall I forget those things, even were I condemned to live as long as God Himself.
— Elie Wiesel, Night
— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
„I was honestly very nervous of Constance Wheatcroft. And I wasn't the only one. Her entire family was afraid of her. Dogs were afraid of her. Bindweed in the hedge would wither as she passed; birds would forget their nesting instincts and fly back to north Africa at the sound of her hideous cries.“
— Tom Baker English actor 1934
„Give me the waters of Lethe that numb the heart, if they exist, I will still not have the power to forget you.“
— Ovid, The Poems of Exile: Tristia and the Black Sea Letters