„I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.“
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
— Patrick Rothfuss American fantasy writer 1973
„Coming up close
Everything sounds like welcome home.
Come home and oh, by the way,
Don't you know that I could make a dream that's barely half-awake come true?
I wanted to say — but anything I could have said I felt somehow that you already knew.“
— Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960
"Coming up Close"
— Harper Lee American author 1926 - 2016
Context: I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system — that is no ideal to me, it is a living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on this jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up. Pt. 2, ch. 20 Atticus Finch
„"One of the worst major wrong actions is for a man to curse his parents." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, how can a man curse his parents?" He said, "He may curse another man's father who in turn curses his father, and curse his mother and he in turn curses his mother."“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 338
— John Irving, A Widow for One Year
— Adrian Leaper British conductor 1953
The Hindu, Magazine section, October 19, 2008. http://www.hindu.com/mag/2008/10/19/stories/2008101950060200.htm
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
As quoted by Jacob A. Riis in Theodore Roosevelt, the Citizen (1904), chapter XVI A Young Men's Hero http://www.bartleby.com/206/16.html
„I knew that even if I was able to call for help, I was in a place so remote that it wasn’t likely there would be anyone who could help me. And even if there were, it could take weeks.“
— Abby Sunderland Camera Assistant, Inspirational Speaker and Sailor 1993
„There was a whole language that I could never make function for myself; it revolved around words like 'tortured', 'struggle'. 'pain'... I could never see these qualities in paint – I could see them in life and art that illustrates life. But I could not see such conflicts in the materials and I knew that it had to be in the attitude of the painter.“
— Robert Rauschenberg American artist 1925 - 2008