„My voice tells me: “That’s how it all is.” And the echo of my voice tells me: “That’s how you are.”“
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
— Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
— Ludovico Ariosto Italian poet 1474 - 1533
Canto XXIII, stanza 48 (tr. W. S. Rose)
— Lucy Larcom American teacher, poet, author 1824 - 1893
Context: This is a haunted world. It hath no breeze But is the echo of some voice beloved: Its pines have human tones; its billows wear The color and the sparkle of dear eyes. Its flowers are sweet with touch of tender hands That once clasped ours. All things are beautiful Because of something lovelier than themselves, Which breathes within them, and will never die. — Haunted,—but not with any spectral gloom; Earth is suffused, inhabited by heaven. Introductory poem.
„Joy is the sweet voice, Joy the luminous cloud —
We in ourselves rejoice!
And thence flows all that charms or ear or sight,
All melodies the echoes of that voice,
All colours a suffusion from that light.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
„For fire flames but in the heart of a colder fire.
All voice is but echo caught from a sound-less voice.
Height is not deprivation of valley, nor defect of desire.
But defines, for the fortunate, that joy in
which all joys should rejoice.“
— Robert Penn Warren American poet, novelist, and literary critic 1905 - 1989
"To a Little Girl, One Year Old, in a Ruined Fortress" (1956)
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
Context: Sweet to me was not the voice of man, But the wind's voice was understood by me. The burdocks and the nettles fed my soul, But I loved the silver willow best of all. "Willow" (1940)
„It was a lone voice in the middle of the ocean, but it was heard at great depth and great distance.“
— Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
„Underneath all the arches of Scripture history, throughout the whole grand temple of the Scriptures, these two voices ever echo, man is ruined, man is redeemed.“
— Cyrus David Foss American bishop 1834 - 1910
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 489.
— William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616
„[Bart's voice] Yo, what’s happenin' man, this is Bart Simpson [laughs], [normal voice] [... ] [Bart's voice] Just kidding, don’t hang up, this is Nancy Cartwright.“
— Nancy Cartwright American actress 1957
Quoted in Cartwright promoting a Scientology event via a robocall.
„When the trees were enchanted,
In the expectation of not being trees,
The trees uttered their voices
From strings of harmony,
The disputes ceased.“
— Taliesin Welsh bard 518 - 599
Context: When the trees were enchanted, In the expectation of not being trees, The trees uttered their voices From strings of harmony, The disputes ceased. Let us cut short heavy days, A female restrained the din. She came forth altogether lovely. The head of the line, the head was a female. The advantage of a sleepless cow Would not make us give way. The blood of men up to our thighs, The greatest of importunate mental exertions Sported in the world. And one has ended From considering the deluge, And Christ crucified And the day of judgement near at hand.