„He often spoke aloud to himself now, or hummed, without ever noticing it, as if ignoring an old companion who always said the same things.“

—  Kim Stanley Robinson, livro The Years of Rice and Salt

Book 1: "Awake to Emptiness", Ch. 2
The Years of Rice and Salt (2002)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„Have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet at the same time - beautiful?“

—  E.M. Forster, livro A Room with a View

Variante: No, he is not tactful, yet have you ever noticed that there are people who do things which are most indelicate, and yet, at the same time, beautiful?
Fonte: A Room with a View

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„Of course, it also shows that Peter is ever so old, but he is really always the same age, so that does not matter in the least.“

—  J. M. Barrie, livro The Little White Bird

Fonte: The Little White Bird (1902), Ch. 14
Contexto: If you ask your mother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a little girl she will say, "Why, of course, I did, child," and if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days she will say, "What a foolish question to ask; certainly he did." Then if you ask your grandmother whether she knew about Peter Pan when she was a girl, she also says, "Why, of course, I did, child," but if you ask her whether he rode on a goat in those days, she says she never heard of his having a goat. Perhaps she has forgotten, just as she sometimes forgets your name and calls you Mildred, which is your mother's name. Still, she could hardly forget such an important thing as the goat. Therefore there was no goat when your grandmother was a little girl. This shows that, in telling the story of Peter Pan, to begin with the goat (as most people do) is as silly as to put on your jacket before your vest.
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„He was so arrogant that he spoke of himself in the plural.“

—  Michael Nava American writer 1954

Fonte: The Children of Eve' series of novels (historical fiction), The City of Palaces (2014), p.173

„On seeing his shadow fall on such ancient rocks, he had to question himself in a different context and ask the same old question as before, "Who am I?", and the answer now came more emphatically than ever before, "No-one."“

—  R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000

But a no-one with a crown of light about his head. He would remember a verse from Pindar: "Man is a dream about a shadow. But when some splendour falls upon him from God, a glory comes to him and his life is sweet."
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„Ali always said I would be nothing without him, but who would he have been without me?“

—  Joe Frazier American boxer 1944 - 2011

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„(He) … said he'd like to be there but "One, I'm too old to be out there, and two, they would notice me."“

—  George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946

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„The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative, He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself.“

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