— Allen Ginsberg, Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
„Do you see it?
Do you see that sunflower, raising its head
Glaring at the sun?
Its head almost eclipses the sun
Yet even when there is no sun
Its head still glows.“
— Mang Ke Chinese writer 1951
"Sunflower in the Sun" ( trans. Jonathan Stalling and Yibing Huang https://english.chass.ncsu.edu/freeverse/Archives/Winter_2010/prose/PushOpenTheWindow.htm)
— Chinua Achebe, livro No Longer at Ease
No Longer at Ease (1960), Chapter 10 (p. 95)
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Se puede no deber nada devolviendo la luz al sol.
— José de San Martín Argentine general and independence leader 1778 - 1850
Last words, during a fatal heart attack (17 August 1850), as reported in Captain of the Andes : The Life of José de San Martín, Liberator of Argentina, Chile and Peru (1943) by Margaret Hayne Harrison, p. 196
„The friendship of high and sanctified spirits loses nothing by death but its alloy; failings disappear, and the virtues of those whose faces we shall behold no more appear greater and more sacred when beheld through the shades of the sepulchre.“
— Robert Hall British Baptist pastor 1764 - 1831
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 254.
— Taisen Deshimaru Japanese Buddhist monk 1914 - 1982
As quoted in Zen Miracles : Finding Peace in an Insane World (2002) by Brenda Shoshanna, p. 80
„It was in the rule book. They gave you three warnings. The fourth time you fell below four miles an hour you were…well, you were out of the Walk. But if you had three warnings and could manage to walk for three hours, you were back in the sun again.“
— Stephen King, livro The Long Walk
The Long Walk (1979)
„They can keep their God, they can keep their Light. I want the world back. I want questions, not the answer. I want my own life back, and my own death!“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Short fiction, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (1975), “The Field of Vision” p. 243 (originally published in Galaxy, October 1973)
„We are facing a very new and a very troubling assault on our fiscal security, on our very economic life and we are facing it from a thing called the video cassette recorder and its necessary companion called the blank tape.“
— Jack Valenti President of the MPAA 1921 - 2007
Testimony to the US House of Representatives (1982), Context: We are facing a very new and a very troubling assault on our fiscal security, on our very economic life and we are facing it from a thing called the video cassette recorder and its necessary companion called the blank tape. And it is like a great tidal wave just off the shore. This video cassette recorder and the blank tape threaten profoundly the life-sustaining protection, I guess you would call it, on which copyright owners depend, on which film people depend, on which television people depend and it is called copyright.
„The powers of the mind should be concentrated and the mind turned back upon itself; as the darkest places reveal their secrets before the penetrating rays of the sun, so will the concentrated mind penetrate its own innermost secrets.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom