„The sex relation is not a personal relation. It can be irresistibly desired and rapturously consummated between persons who could not endure one another for a day in any other relation.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
letter, 24 June 1930, to Frank Harris "To Frank Harris on Sex in Biography" Sixteen Self Sketches (1949)
— Emmitt Smith American football player and sports broadcaster 1969
Fred Mitchell (January 26, 1994) "Self-Doubt Will Never Plague Dallas' Smith", Chicago Tribune, p. Sports: 2.
„A novelist who ranks with Proust, Kafka, Musil and his friend James Joyce as one of the enduring pillars of Modernism.“
— Italo Svevo Italian writer 1861 - 1928
Paul Bailey, The Independent, September 24, 1999. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/arts-the-comic-genius-at-number-67-1121408.html.
— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess
„It was the usual struggle between one who loves by accepting burdens and one who loves by refusing to be one.“
— Helen Oyeyemi, What is Not Yours is Not Yours
— Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes
Context: I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other. I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale. First lines, Ch. 1 : Out to Sea
„People who had, in the past, suffered from technophobia suffered even more. Others took other positions. Things were not so bad. Things could be worse. Worse things could be imagined. Worse things had been endured and triumphed over, in the past. This was not the worst. The worst was yet to come.“
— Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989
“A Nation of Wheels”, p. 131.
„I have endured what no one on earth has ever done before—
I put to my lips the hands of the man who killed my son.“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
XXIV. 505–506 (tr. Robert Fagles); Priam to Achilles. Richmond Lattimore's translation: : I have gone through what no other mortal on earth has gone through; I put my lips to the hands of the man who has killed my children.
„Fame is a vapor, popularity is an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow and only one thing endures - character.“
— Harry Truman American politician, 33rd president of the United States (in office from 1945 to 1953) 1884 - 1972
— Jennifer Donnelly, The Winter Rose