— Tennessee Williams American playwright 1911 - 1983
„Our Lord Jesus Christ, a little before his departure, commissioned his apostles to Go, and teach all nations; or, as another evangelist expresses it, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.“
— William Carey (missionary) English Baptist missionary and a Particular Baptist minister 1761 - 1834
An Enquiry into the Obligations of Christians (1792), Context: Our Lord Jesus Christ, a little before his departure, commissioned his apostles to Go, and teach all nations; or, as another evangelist expresses it, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. This commission was as extensive as possible, and laid them under obligation to disperse themselves into every country of the habitable globe, and preach to all the inhabitants, without exception, or limitation. They accordingly went forth in obedience to the command, and the power of God evidently wrought with them. Sect. I : An Enquiry whether the Commission given by our Lord to his Disciples be not still binding on us.
„Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.“
— Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970
— Edward Sapir American linguist and anthropologist 1884 - 1939
Fashion (1931), p. 140
— Michael Halliday Australian linguist 1925 - 2018
1970s and later, Cohesion in English (English Language), 1976, Context: The theme is what is being talked about, the point of departure for the clause as message, and the speaker has within certain limits the option of selecting any element in the clause as thematic. p. 212.
„People are sometimes reluctant to take big steps. Apprehensive about being unable to calculate the political fallout, politicians shy away from grand departures.“
— John W. Kingdon American political scientist 1940
Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies - (Second Edition), Chapter 4, Processes: Origins, Rationality, Incrementalism, and Garbage Cans, p. 80
„And now that the hour of departure is appointed to me, this is the hope with which I depart, and not I only, but every man that believes that he has his mind purified.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 a.C.
— Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere
Il Canzoniere (c. 1351–1353), To Laura in Life, Canzone 56, st. 4
„By emphatically pressing the view that it is only possible to support radical Labour policies by supporting Tony Benn, Tony's associates have turned the contest into a gamble with policies, [yet any] disagreement with those claims has been slandered as 'opportunism', 'careerism' and evidence of every kind of departure from socialist conviction and purpose. That is the truly dangerous product of these months of contest.“
— Neil Kinnock British politician 1942
"Personality, Policies and Democratic Socialism", Tribune, 18 September 1981.
— Howard Zinn author and historian 1922 - 2010
„Over the past two years, as I have moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart, as I have called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam, many persons have questioned me about the wisdom of my path.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1960s, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence (1967), Context: Over the past two years, as I have moved to break the betrayal of my own silences and to speak from the burnings of my own heart, as I have called for radical departures from the destruction of Vietnam, many persons have questioned me about the wisdom of my path. At the heart of their concerns this query has often loomed large and loud: Why are you speaking about war, Dr. King? Why are you joining the voices of dissent? Peace and civil rights don't mix, they say. Aren't you hurting the cause of your people, they ask? And when I hear them, though I often understand the source of their concern, I am nevertheless greatly saddened, for such questions mean that the inquirers have not really known me, my commitment or my calling. Indeed, their questions suggest that they do not know the world in which they live.
— Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: "Forgotten Place”, “Reprise,” p. 50
„The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision“
— Dag Hammarskjöld Swedish diplomat, economist, and author 1905 - 1961
„Departure' [also the title of a famous triptych painting of Max Beckmann], yes departure from the illusion of life toward the essential things that wait behind appearance... We must insist that Departure is not bound to a political trend, but is symbolic for all times.“
— Max Beckmann German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer 1884 - 1950
1930s, In a letter to his art dealer Curt Valentin, Amsterdam, 11 February 1938; as quoted in Max Beckmann – On my Painting in the preface, Mayen Beckmann; Tate Publishing London, 2003
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Voces (1943), Pártase de cualquier punto. Todos son iguales. Todos llevan a un punto de partida.
„I look upon my departure from Colonel Lloyd's plantation as one of the most interesting events of my life.“
— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
1840s, Context: I look upon my departure from Colonel Lloyd's plantation as one of the most interesting events of my life. It is possible, and even quite probable, that but for the mere circumstance of being removed from that plantation to Baltimore, I should have to-day, instead of being here seated by my own table, in the enjoyment of freedom and the happiness of home, writing this Narrative, been confined in the galling chains of slavery. Going to live at Baltimore laid the foundation, and opened the gateway, to all my subsequent prosperity. I have ever regarded it as the first plain manifestation of that kind providence which has ever since attended me, and marked my life with so many favors. I regarded the selection of myself as being somewhat remarkable. There were a number of slave children that might have been sent from the plantation to Baltimore. There were those younger, those older, and those of the same age. I was chosen from among them all, and was the first, last, and only choice. I may be deemed superstitions, and even egotistical, in regarding this event as a special interposition of divine Providence in my favor. But I should be false to the earliest sentiments of my soul, if I suppressed the opinion. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence. From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slavery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope departed not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom. This good spirit was from God, and to him I offer thanksgiving and praise. Ch. 5
„The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways — I to die and you to live. Which is the better, only God knows.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 a.C.
Plato, Apology, 42a