„Often does the memory of former times come, like the evening sun, on my soul.“

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—  Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931

Thus I became a madman.
And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief.
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—  James Macpherson Scottish writer, poet, translator, and politician 1736 - 1796

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„The music was like the memory of joys that are past, pleasant and mournful to the soul.“

—  James Macpherson Scottish writer, poet, translator, and politician 1736 - 1796

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„And now comes the summer of violence
And my youth is as dead as the springtime
O Sun it is the time of fiery Reason“

—  Guillaume Apollinaire, livro Calligrammes

Voici que vient l'été la saison violente
Et ma jeunesse est morte ainsi que le printemps
Ô soleil c'est le temps de la raison ardente
"La jolie rousse" (The Pretty Redhead), line 31; p. 135.
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Wide open to the sun.“

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„Come on in. The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone — and to no one.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

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„But no. Too soon I voun' my charm abroke.
Noo comely soul in white like her—
Noo soul a-steppen light like her—
An' nwone o' comely height like her—
Went by; but all my grief agean awoke.“

—  William Barnes English writer, poet, clergyman, and philologist 1801 - 1886

The Wind at the Door, from Poets of the English Language, W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson (1950).

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