„You're killing yourself with cynicism. Your idols got taken away from you one by one and now you have nothing to give your love to.“
— Philip K. Dick, livro The Man in the High Castle
The Man in the High Castle (1962)
„You see it's awfully hard to talk or write about your own stuff because if it is any good you yourself know about how good it is — but if you say so yourself you feel like a shit.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Letter to Malcolm Cowley (17 October 1945); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker
„When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply.“
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Lacon (1820), Vol. I; CLXXXIII
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, livro Crime e Castigo
Crime and Punishment (1866)
„Some day you will know for yourself that it is almost as true to say that one recovers from all things as that there is nothing which does not leave its scar.“
— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
The Age for Love, Context: I had a friend, a companion of my own age, who, when he was twenty, had loved a young girl. He was poor, she was rich. Her family separated them. The girl married some one else and almost immediately afterward she died. My friend lived. Some day you will know for yourself that it is almost as true to say that one recovers from all things as that there is nothing which does not leave its scar. I had been the confidant of his serious passion, and I became the confidant of the various affairs that followed that first ineffaceable disappointment. He felt, he inspired, other loves. He tasted other joys. He endured other sorrows, and yet when we were alone and when we touched upon those confidences that come from the heart's depths, the girl who was the ideal of his twentieth year reappeared in his words. How many times he has said to me, "In others I have always looked for her and as I have never found her, I have never truly loved any one but her." Pierre Fauchery, as quoted by the character "Jules Labarthe"
— Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941
Examples of self-translation (c. 2004), Quotes - Zitate - Citations - Citazioni
„The wizard [of Oz] says look inside yourself and find self. God says look inside yourself and find [the Holy Spirit]. The first will get you to Kansas.
The latter will get you to heaven.
Take your pick.“
— Max Lucado, Experiencing the Heart of Jesus: Knowing His Heart, Feeling His Love
„You complain, friend Swift, of the length of my epigrams, but you yourself write nothing. Yours are shorter.“
— Martial, livro Epigrammata
Epigrams (c. 80 – 104 AD), I, 110.