„He sang of love, with quiet blending,
Slow to begin, and never ending;
Of serious faith, and inward glee;
That was the song,—the song for me!“
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art, l. 17 (1807).
„I sought her in the grayness and she wasn’t there, she was dead and she wasn’t there, she wouldn’t be there ever again and I could never find comfort in her again. Ellen, beloved, you are dead and your voice is in my mind and only in my mind.“
— Fredric Brown, livro The Lights in the Sky Are Stars
The Lights in the Sky Are Stars (1953), Chapter 3, “1999” (p. 233)
„There lie many fighting men.
Dead in their youthful prime
Never to laugh nor love again
Nor taste the Summertime.“
— Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918
Context: In a wood they call the Rouge Bouquet, There is a new-made grave today, Built by never a spade nor pick, Yet covered with earth ten meteres thick. There lie many fighting men. Dead in their youthful prime Never to laugh nor love again Nor taste the Summertime. "Rouge Bouquet" (1918)
„It was a long season of mourning and there were times when I wondered if I should mourn all my life and never again be free of it; but at last I could remember without weeping, and recall the days of love without unending sorrow welling up like tears from the very depths of my being. There is no sorrow like the memory of love and the knowledge that it is gone forever; even in dreams, I never saw again his face, and though I longed for it, I came at last to see that it was just as well, lest I live all the rest of my life in dreams…but at last there came a day when I could look back and know that the time for mourning was ended.“
— Marion Zimmer Bradley, livro The Mists of Avalon
The Mists of Avalon (1983), Morgaine
— Stevie Nicks American singer and songwriter, member of Fleetwood Mac 1948
Fleetwood Mac (1976), Rhiannon
„"Boys! Hey boys out there: NEVER kiss a girl unless she says she… wants you to! Alright?!" "Never kiss a girl again. Unless she tells you she wants you to." (To the crowd, about a fan who just kissed her, and then to that boy)“
— Hayley Williams American singer-songwriter and musician 1988
Honda Civic Tour, Phoenix AZ, September 15th, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2bhqOIZkLk&feature=related
„We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Context: Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom. As quoted in "Babylon Nights : A David Spandau Novel" (2010) by Daniel Depp
„The woman raised her languid head,
And said, "My child was weak
He knew no one amid the dead
His daily food to seek!
My husband was a hunter good
As ever arrows bore :
I know my child will now have food,
Therefore I weep no more.
I sit and think upon the past,
And sing my mournful strain :
I know that we shall meet at last,
And never part again."“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
Translations, From the German, The London Literary Gazette (24th January 1835) Versions from the German (Fourth Series.) 'The Huron's Child'— Herder.