„The past was gone, the dead were dead and did not speak, and everybody dies; one day Oberg would be dead and silent, too, and that was as it should be: the broad and welcoming ocean of oblivion. It made life bearable. It was sacred. It should not be tampered with.“
Fonte: Memory Wire (1987), Chapter 20 (p. 179)
„Sleep puts out silent fingers,
And leads me back to the roar
Of the dead salt sea that vomits
Wrecks of the past ashore.“
— Francis Turner Palgrave English poet and critic 1824 - 1897
Past and Present
— Meg Cabot, livro Haunted
„A life without stories would be no life at all. And stories bound us, did they not, one to another, the living to the dead, people to animals, people to the land?“
— Alexander McCall Smith, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
Fonte: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
— Alan Charles Kors American academic 1943
2010s, Socialism's Legacy (2011)
„This is one of the most highly secret matters there are, perhaps the most secret. Anybody who speaks about it is shot dead immediately. Two talkative people died yesterday.“
— Odilo Globocnik SS officer 1904 - 1945
To Kurt Gerstein, 17 August 1942. Quoted in "Genocide, Critical Issues of the Holocaust" - Page 455 - by Alex Grobman, Daniel Landes, Sybil Milton - History - 1983.
„Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And, I suppose I should add, it is traditionalism that gives tradition such a bad name.“
— Jaroslav Pelikan US historian of Christianity, Christian theology and medieval intellectual history at Yale 1923 - 2006
The Vindication of Tradition: 1983 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities (1984), p. 65.
Alternate version" Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. Tradition lives in conversation with the past, while remembering where we are and when we are and that it is we who have to decide. Traditionalism supposes that nothing should ever be done for the first time, so all that is needed to solve any problem is to arrive at the supposedly unanimous testimony of this homogenized tradition.
in "Christianity as an enfolding circle," U.S. News & World Report (June 26, 1989), p. 57
— Joe Bob Briggs American film critic, writer, and actor; alter ego of John Bloom 1953
This line is from a review http://www.joebobbriggs.com/drivein/1995/candyman2farewelltotheflesh.htm of Candyman II: Farewell To The Flesh
Similar "summary" lines feature in many of the reviews.
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
On getting old.
What It Is (2009)
— Rick Riordan, livro The Lost Hero
Fonte: The Lost Hero
„In the twentieth century war will be dead, the scaffold will be dead, animosity will be dead, royalty will be dead, and dogmas will be dead; but Man will live. For all there will be but one country—that country the whole earth; for all there will be but one hope—that hope the whole heaven.“
— Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885
Contexto: For four hundred years the human race has not made a step but what has left its plain vestige behind. We enter now upon great centuries. The sixteenth century will be known as the age of painters, the seventeenth will be termed the age of writers, the eighteenth the age of philosophers, the nineteenth the age of apostles and prophets. To satisfy the nineteenth century, it is necessary to be the painter of the sixteenth, the writer of the seventeenth, the philosopher of the eighteenth; and it is also necessary, like Louis Blane, to have the innate and holy love of humanity which constitutes an apostolate, and opens up a prophetic vista into the future. In the twentieth century war will be dead, the scaffold will be dead, animosity will be dead, royalty will be dead, and dogmas will be dead; but Man will live. For all there will be but one country—that country the whole earth; for all there will be but one hope—that hope the whole heaven.
Address to the Workman's Congress at Marseille http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Victor_Hugo%27s_Address_to_the_Workman%27s_Congress_at_Marseille (1879)
Son of a Widow, the final lines of the album.
Catch For Us The Foxes (2004)
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
On doit des égards aux vivants; on ne doit aux morts que la vérité.
Letter to M. de Grenonville (1719)
— Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964
As quoted in The Orlando Sentinel (24 May 2001)