— Dylan Thomas, Rebecca's Daughters
Fonte: Rebecca's Daughters
Quote from Gainsborough's letter, Bath, 5 Dec. 1768; as cited in Thomas Gainsborough, by William T, Whitley https://ia800204.us.archive.org/6/items/thomasgainsborou00whitrich/thomasgainsborou00whitrich.pdf; New York, Charles Scribner's Sons – London, Smith, Elder & Co, Sept. 1915, p. 397 (Appendix B)
18 October 1768, Gainsborough was elected to a Directorship of the Society of Artists, and on the same day his old Ipswich friend, Joshua Kirby, was made President. Gainsborough, however, declined to accept office, and his letter of refusal must have grieved Kirby
1755 - 1769
— Dylan Thomas, Rebecca's Daughters
Fonte: Rebecca's Daughters
— François-René de Chateaubriand, livro Memórias de alémtúmulo
Book XLII: Ch. 18: A summary of the changes which have occurred around the globe in my lifetime
Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1848 – 1850)
Contexto: New storms will arise; one can believe in calamities to come which will surpass the afflictions we have been overwhelmed by in the past; already, men are thinking of bandaging their old wounds to return to the battlefield. However, I do not expect an imminent outbreak of war: nations and kings are equally weary; unforeseen catastrophe will not yet fall on France: what follows me will only be the effect of general transformation. No doubt there will be painful moments: the face of the world cannot change without suffering. But, once again, there will be no separate revolutions; simply the great revolution approaching its end. The scenes of tomorrow no longer concern me; they call for other artists: your turn, gentlemen!
As I write these last words, my window, which looks west over the gardens of the Foreign Mission, is open: it is six in the morning; I can see the pale and swollen moon; it is sinking over the spire of the Invalides, scarcely touched by the first golden glow from the East; one might say that the old world was ending, and the new beginning. I behold the light of a dawn whose sunrise I shall never see. It only remains for me to sit down at the edge of my grave; then I shall descend boldly, crucifix in hand, into eternity.
— Hu Jintao former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 1942
2000s, White House speech (2006)
— Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
Omitted portion of an interview between Stalin and Emil Ludwig (13 December 1931) http://chss.montclair.edu/english/furr/research/stalinludwig_missing_eng.html
— Carl Barus U.S. physicist 1856 - 1935
Prof. Barus' Retirement dinner speech, Brown University (1926) as quoted by in One of the 999 about to be Forgotten: Memoirs of Carl Barus, 1865-1935 (2005) ed., Axel W.-O. Scmidt.
Contexto: [L]et me refer to my original work. Naturally, if a student has been hammering away ever since 1979... he must have accumulated a lot of litter, much of which, perhaps, should have long since been swept away. But the fates are not to be bribed either by pother or importunity. Out of 1,000 men who are called, one (probably the ratio is much smaller) is chosen to do glorious scientific work. The others? Their lot is failure. They may be equally or even more industrious, they may have equal or even greater brain power—the other 999 exist merely to make the illustrious one in whom they culminate, possible. After that, the world will say to each in words of poetic brevity: "The man has done his duty, the man can go." And they do, pretty quickly, to a gentler lethe, flowing between the banks of amaranth and asphodel.
Gentlemen, I am one of the 999 about to be forgotten.
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
2015, Speech: Declaration as Vice Presidential Candidate
— William Goldman, livro The Princess Bride
Fonte: The Princess Bride
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2015, Presidential Bid Announcement (June 16, 2015)
— Begum Rokeya, Sultana's Dream
We both laughed heartily.
Sultana's Dream (1905)
— Gerald Ford American politician, 38th President of the United States (in office from 1974 to 1977) 1913 - 2006
1970s, First Presidential address (1974)
Contexto: I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your President by your ballots, and so I ask you to confirm me as your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many.
If you have not chosen me by secret ballot, neither have I gained office by any secret promises. I have not campaigned either for the Presidency or the Vice Presidency. I have not subscribed to any partisan platform. I am indebted to no man, and only to one woman — my dear wife — as I begin this very difficult job.
— James Comey American lawyer and the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 1960
2010s, Hard Truths: Law Enforcement (2015)
— Nora Ephron Film director, author screenwriter 1941 - 2012
In the documentary Dreams on Spec (2007)
— Sarah Gadon Canadian actress 1987
SARAH GADON IS NEW CLASS' 'MOST LIKELY TO WEAR A CORSET https://www.mtv.com/news/1671809/sarah-gadon-dream-house/ (September 30, 2011)
— William Lenthall English politician, died 1662 1591 - 1662
Response to King Charles I on being asked the whereabouts of five fugitive members of the House of Commons (4 January 1642), from the journal of Sir Simonds d'Ewes, quoted in Cobbett's Parliamentary History of England : From the Norman conquest, in 1066. To the year, 1803 (1807), p. 1010.
— Jack Kirby American comic book artist, writer and editor 1917 - 1994
Fonte: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, the abandoned hero of Marvel’s grand Hollywood adventure, and his family’s quest http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/jack-kirby-the-forgotten-hero-in-marvels-grand-hollywood-adventure/, Los Angeles Times, (September 25, 2009).
— Oded Fehr Israeli-American actor 1970
Interview: Oded Fehr http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/08/15/interview-oded-fehr?page=2 (August 15, 2007)
— Cornelius Vanderbilt American businessman, philanthropist, and tycoon 1794 - 1877
Said to be the entirety of a letter to Charles Morgan and C. K. Garrison, quoted in an obituary, "Commodore Vanderbilt's Life" (5 January 1877) New York Times. Stiles, in The First Tycoon (2009) doubts this. He notes that there is no earlier source, that Vanderbilt was no stranger to the courts, and that he never otherwise closed letters with "yours truly."
— Alexander Acosta 27th and current United States Secretary of Labor 1969
President Donald J. Trump Nominates R. Alexander Acosta to be Secretary of Labor https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/02/16/president-donald-j-trump-nominates-r-alexander-acosta-be-secretary-labor
— Grace Paley American writer and activist 1922 - 2007
"The Loudest Voice" (1959)
— Terry Goodkind, livro Wizard's First Rule
Fonte: Wizard's First Rule