„The woman raised her languid head,
And said, "My child was weak
He knew no one amid the dead
His daily food to seek!
My husband was a hunter good
As ever arrows bore :
I know my child will now have food,
Therefore I weep no more.
I sit and think upon the past,
And sing my mournful strain :
I know that we shall meet at last,
And never part again."“
„The child is not mine as the first was,
I cannot sing it to rest,
I cannot lift it up fatherly
And bliss it upon my breast;
Yet it lies in my little one's cradle
And sits in my little one's chair,
And the light of the heaven she's gone to
Transfigures its golden hair.“
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
The Changeling http://seacoastnh.com/poems/changeling2.html, st. 7 (1879)
„I became a vegetarian many years ago after listening to The Smiths’ ‘Meat Is Murder.’ It opened my eyes to the painful lives of animals raised for food, and I knew I wanted no part of that.“
— Brian Fair American singer 1975
“Shadows Fall’s Brian Fair,” PSA for peta2.com (11 November 2011) https://www.peta2.com/news/shadows-falls-brian-fair/.
„I don't know why a 57-year-old man would loan an 18-year-old cashier at Whole Foods $250. I don't know why a man would do that. But I can tell you one thing: my husband's not going to Whole Foods anymore.“
— Judith Sheindlin American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author 1942
Quotes from Judge Judy cases, Being funny, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixef04_4NLE&t=19s&index=1&list=UU3QQg392IdRXlV3Sr5d9vdw
„Never again I would know her slow kisses which are hardly felt. Never again the ringing mourning bells, songs of the dead that we loved.“
— Albert Cohen Swiss writer 1895 - 1981
Le livre de ma mère [The Book of My Mother] (1954)
„God is sitting here, looking into my very soul to see if I think right thoughts. Yet I am not afraid, for I try to be right and good; and He knows every one of my struggles.“
— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
Letter http://books.google.com/books?id=EsovAQAAMAAJ&q=%22God+is+sitting+here+looking+into+my+very+soul+to+see+if+I+think+right+thoughts+Yet+I+am+not+afraid+for+I+try+to+be+right+and%22&pg=PA39#v=onepage to Abiah Root http://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/abiah_root (29 January 1850)
„The only influences in [the painting 'The sick Child', Munch painted in his elderly home, remembering very accurate the last days of his dying little sister Sophie] 'The sick Child'.... were the ones that come from my home.... my childhood and my home. Only someone who knew the conditions at home could possibly understand why there can be no conceivable chance of any other place having played a part – my home is to my art as a midwife is to her children.... few painters have ever experienced the full grief of their subject as I did in 'The sick child.“
— Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944
after 1930, It was not just I who was suffering; it was all my nearest and dearest as well. Edvard Munch talks to Jens Tiis, c. 1933, Munch Museum; as quoted in Edvard Much – behind the scream, Sue Prideaux; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, pp. 85-86
„When he was dead I raised myself to my feet and I looked about me. Everything was still. A loneliness had come upon my soul.
There was darkness everywhere now but in the forest. And even here there were wisps of grey, as if evil crept in.
I lifted my head to the sky and I shook my fist. “Oh, I reject you. I reject your Heaven and I reject your Hell. Do as you wish with me, but know that your desires are petty and your ambitions have no meaning!”“
— Michael Moorcock English writer, editor, critic 1939
The von Bek family, The War Hound and the World's Pain (1981), I addressed no one. I addressed the universe. I addressed a void. Chapter 15 (p. 154)
„I never know what South Carolina thinks of a measure. I never consult her. I act to the best of my judgment, and according to my conscience. If she approves, well and good. If she does not, or wishes any one to take my place, I am ready to vacate. We are even.“
— John C. Calhoun 7th Vice President of the United States 1782 - 1850
Reported in Walter J. Miller, "Calhoun as a Lawyer and Statesman"' part 2, The Green Bag (June 1899), p. 271. Miller states "I will cite his own words", but this quotation is reported as not verified in Calhoun's writings in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989).
„I stand by my assertions that although you can know what happens to any individual species that you modify, you cannot be certain what will happen to the ecosystem. Also, we have a strange situation where we have malnourished fat people. It’s not that we need more food. It’s that we need to manage our food system better. So when corporations seek government funding for genetic modification of food sources, I stroke my chin.“
— Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955
[NOTE: This position was retracted by Bill Nye less than four months later, per The Washington Post source March 3, 2015, below.] Bill Nye Explains Why he is a GMO Skeptic, Discover Magazine, October 15, 2015, November 6, 2014, Keith, Kloor http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/collideascape/2014/11/06/bill-nye-explains-gmo-skeptic,
— Thomas Hood British writer 1799 - 1845
20th century, A Table of Errata; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
„I do not think any man would ever treat a woman as his equal, and it is all I ask because I know my worth.“
— Berthe Morisot painter from France 1841 - 1895
1881 - 1895, from a long unpublished notebook of Berthe Morisot, 1890; as cited in Berthe Morisot, Jean-Dominique Rey; translation in English, Flammarion, S.A. (ISBN: 978-2-08-020345-8), Paris, 2010, 2016, p. 14
„Before bed, the bright moon was shining.
Now, I think the ground has a frost covering.
I raise my head … to view the bright moon,
Then I lower my head … and I think of home.“
— Li Bai, Quiet Night Thought
床前明月光，疑是地上霜。 舉頭望明月，低頭思故鄉。 "Thoughts on a Still Night" (静夜思); in Jean Ward's Li T'ai-po: Remembered (2008), p. 99 Variant translation: Before my bed the moonlight glitters Like frost upon the ground. I look up to the mountain moon, Look down and think of home. "Quiet Night Thought", in Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations (2000), p. 723
„I will talk to my sister, my daughter and my mother, the women, in July 24, when I asked you to gave me the mandate and the order to combat possible terrorism, The Egyptian woman with all her plainness, took her husband, her children, her food during Ramadan and took the streets. and the world watched her. take them again and let the world see you again.“
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
2014, Remarks by el-Sisi asking Egyptian women to go vote on the referendum during a cultural symposium organized by MOD Department of Moral Affairs on 11 January 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w50oWry07E.
„Eating, and that feel of food in the mouth, is all part of comfort and affection and warmth, and I think that a lot of the reason that I turned to food was because I was actually quite a lonely child.“
— Nigel Slater English food writer, journalist and broadcaster 1958
AfterElton.com - Interview with Nigel Slater (page 2) http://www.afterelton.com/archive/elton/print/2005/1/nigelslater2.html