— Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
„The world is a dream, you say, and it’s lovely, sometimes. Sunset. Clouds. Sky.”
“No. The image is a dream. The beauty is real. Can you see the difference?“
— Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
„Alone am I, and alone I wish to be;
Alone my sweet love has left me.
Alone am I, without friend or mate,
Alone am I, mournful and angry.“
— Christine de Pizan Italian French late medieval author 1364 - 1430
Cent Balades, no. 11, line 1; Maurice Roy (ed.) Œuvres Poétiques de Christine de Pisan (1886) vol. 1, p. 12. Translation from Aliki Barnstone & Willis Barnstone (eds.) A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (1980) p. 203.
„God gives us love. Something to love
He lends us; but when love is grown
To ripeness, that on which it throve
Falls off, and love is left alone.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
To J. S., stanza 4, from Poems (1832)
„GLBT people across this country only want equality and to be left alone, left to pursue our dreams and aspirations and our part of the American promise, which should be our birthright.“
— Jeffrey Montgomery American LGBT rights activist and public relations executive 1953 - 2016
„My heart, have you no wisdom thus to despair?
My love, my love, my love, why have you left me alone?“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
From the poem I Hear an Army http://www.bartleby.com/103/128.html
„This great maxim of Philosophy he had gathered by the teaching of nature alone: That man was created to work, not to speculate, or feel, or dream.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Reminiscences (1881), referring to his father, James Carlyle. Sometimes quoted as "Man was created to work, not to speculate, or feel, or dream; Every idle moment is treason". The second of those two clauses in fact comes from Thomas Arnold The Christian Life (1841), Lecture VI.
— Esmeralda Santiago, When I Was Puerto Rican
„And I’ll go on erasing the faulty words I put in my whole, even if my whole is left without words.“
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
The Last Rose of Summer, st. 1.