„She got up, grew her legs longer to get her body out of the water and shook herself dry. Then she wandered off, following a zigzag path along the border between Life and Death, her tail wagging so hard, the tip of it beat the river into a froth behind her.“
— Garth Nix Australian fantasy writer 1963
— David Levithan, Love Is the Higher Law
„I will follow you — until you tell me to go away. Then I'll leave. But I have to love you for the rest of my life.“
— Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
Context: I am going to sit here with you by the river. If you go home to sleep, I will sleep in front of your house. And if you go away, I will follow you — until you tell me to go away. Then I'll leave. But I have to love you for the rest of my life.
„Her life was a complete mess, true, but it could be straightened out. All it would take was money. Money could straighten out anything, if you had enough of it.“
— Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 16 (p. 288)
„Life is the strange loop of a snake releasing itself from its own grip, unmouthing an ever fattening tail tapering up to an ever increasingly large mouth, birthing an ever larger tail, filling the universe with this strangeness.“
— Kevin Kelly American author and editor 1952
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
„You can't have an ending. It's impossible. Because unlike in the movies, life goes on. You're never at the end until you die.“
— E. Lockhart, Real Live Boyfriends: Yes. Boyfriends, Plural. If My Life Weren't Complicated, I Wouldn't Be Ruby Oliver
„I came into the world a Jew, and although I did not live my life entirely as a Jew, I think it is fitting that I should leave as a Jew. I don’t want to … turn my back on a great and noble heritage.“
— Felix Frankfurter American judge 1882 - 1965
Quoted by Garson Kanin in Atlantic (March 1964).
„a woman can
out of your
can't go anywhere
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
"pulled down shade"