„Profit, Empire, Industry. What was a dead lake, a few poisoned rivers, a few slagged hillsides? Priorities, that was what it was about. Priorities and Progress.“
Fonte: Desolation Road (1988), Chapter 56 (p. 276).
— Lucius Cornelius Sulla Ancient Roman general, dictator -138 - -78 a.C.
On calling an end to the sacking of Athens, after a plea on its behalf by two Athenians loyal to Rome, as quoted in The Story of Rome : From the Earliest Times to the Death of Augustus (1900) by Mary Macgregor; also said to be in a translation of Plutarch's works.
„They’re not dead,” I told the goat. “They both have pulses.” “Oh.” The goat sighed. “Well, give them a few more hours and they’ll probably be dead.” “What is wrong with you?” “Everything,” said the goat.“
— Rick Riordan, livro The Sword of Summer
Fonte: The Sword of Summer
„When the Dead do walk, seek water’s run,
For this the Dead will always shun.
Swift river’s best or broadest lake
To ward the Dead and haven make.
If water fails thee, fire’s thy friend;
If neither guards, it will be thy end.“
— Garth Nix, livro Abhorsen
Fonte: Old Kingdom series (The Abhorsen Trilogy), Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr (2001), pp. 359-360.
„Few people differentiate between having 10 million dead, 50 million dead, or 100 million dead. It all seems too horrible.“
— Herman Kahn American futurist 1922 - 1983
The Magnum Opus; On Thermonuclear War
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Fonte: Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972), Chapter 5, "Sea Dreams"
„It is striking how much more seriously we are likely to be taken after we have been dead a few centuries.“
— Alain de Botton, livro The Consolations of Philosophy
Fonte: The Consolations of Philosophy (2000), Chapter IV, Consolation For Inadequacy, p. 163.
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Ashes
Fonte: City of Ashes
„There is a certain seductiveness about dead things. You can ill treat, alter and recolour what's dead. It won’t complain.“
— Jeanette Winterson, livro Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Fonte: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
„Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive.“
— Walker Percy, livro The Moviegoer
The Moviegoer (1961)
„madam," the man cried, leaping to the ground, "you're hurt!" "I'm dead, sir!" she replied. A few minutes later, they became engaged.“
— Virginia Woolf, livro Orlando: A Biography
„When the dead are done with the living, the living can go on to other things," Franny said. "What about the dead?" I asked. "Where do we go?“
— Alice Sebold, livro The Lovely Bones
Fonte: The Lovely Bones
— Oscar Wilde, livro The Ballad of Reading Gaol
Pt. III, st. 29
The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898)
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
"Stay Wide Awake".
2000s, Relapse (2009)
„What I like about Clive
Is that he is no longer alive.
There is a great deal to be said
For being dead.“
— Edmund Clerihew Bentley British writer 1875 - 1956
Clerihews: Biography for Beginners (1905)