„Tears, that could be the tone, if they weren't so easy, the true tone and tenor at last.“

—  Samuel Beckett, livro Texts for Nothing

Texts for Nothing (1955)

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„Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.“

—  Wilkie Collins, livro The Moonstone

[Street, 1868] ( p. 86 https://books.google.com/books?id=sAqXBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA82)
Also in Soulsalsa: 17 Surprising Steps for Godly Living in the 21st Century https://books.google.com/books?id=E2S3nWp-lAgC&pg=PT61 by Leonard Sweet [Zondervan, 2009, ISBN 0-310-83380-9]
Fonte: The Moonstone (1868)

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„The shedding of easy solutions, of comforting illusions, may be painful, but it leaves behind it a sense of freedom and relief. And that is why, in the last resort, the Theatre of the Absurd does not provoke tears of despair but the laughter of liberation.“

—  Martin Esslin Playwright, theatre critic, scholar 1918 - 2002

Introduction to Absurd Drama (1965)
Contexto: The Theatre of the Absurd attacks the comfortable certainties of religious or political orthodoxy. It aims to shock its audience out of complacency, to bring it face to face with the harsh facts of the human situation as these writers see it. But the challenge behind this message is anything but one of despair. It is a challenge to accept the human condition as it is, in all its mystery and absurdity, and to bear it with dignity, nobly, responsibly; precisely because there are no easy solutions to the mysteries of existence, because ultimately man is alone in a meaningless world. The shedding of easy solutions, of comforting illusions, may be painful, but it leaves behind it a sense of freedom and relief. And that is why, in the last resort, the Theatre of the Absurd does not provoke tears of despair but the laughter of liberation.

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„Ah've cried one thousand tears, it's true.“

—  Nick Cave Australian musician 1957

Song lyrics, From Her to Eternity (1984), A Box for Black Paul

„It was a mite that held itself most dear,
So small I could have drowned it with a tear.“

—  Karl Shapiro Poet, essayist 1913 - 2000

"Interludes" III, in From Darkness To Light : A Confession of Faith in the form of an Anthology (1956) edited by Victor Gollancz
Contexto: Then in my heart a fear
Cried out, "A life — why, beautiful, why dead!" It was a mite that held itself most dear,
So small I could have drowned it with a tear.

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„She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939

Down By The Salley Gardens http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1476/
Crossways (1889)
Contexto: p>Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet.
She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;
But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.In a field by the river my love and I did stand,
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand.
She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs;
But I was young and foolish, and now am full of tears.</p

„It is not easy to tear any event out of the context of the universe in which it occurred without detaching from it some factor that influenced it.“

—  Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977

Chapter 1, Scientific Method and the Social Sciences, p. 35
The Evolution of Civilizations (1961) (Second Edition 1979)

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„The man who wishes to bend me with his tale of woe must shed true tears – not tears that have been got ready overnight.“

—  Persius ancient latin poet 34 - 62

Nec nocte paratum,
plorabit qui me volet incurvasse querella.
Satire I, line 90.
The Satires
Original: (la) Nec nocte paratum,<br/>plorabit qui me volet incurvasse querella.

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„If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers — war without tears.“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950

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„Who could tell such things and still refrain from tears?“

—  Virgil, Eneida

Lines 6 and 8 (tr. Fagles)
Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book II
Original: (la) Quis talia fando
Temperet a lacrimis?

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