— Pope John Paul II 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, saint 1920 - 2005
Address on arrival at the Sarajevo Airport on 12 April 1997, during the pope's apostolic journey to Bosnia-Herzegovina Source: Libreria Editrice Vaticana http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/travels/documents/hf_jp-ii_spe_12041997_sarajevo-arrival_en.html
„That day I vowed to myself that I would never, ever again give that bitch the satisfaction of hearing me beg her to stop beating me.“
— Dave Pelzer, My Story: "A Child Called It", "The Lost Boy", "A Man Named Dave"
„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
The London Literary Gazette (24th January 1835) Versions from the German (Fourth Series.) 'The Huron's Child'— Herder.
— Jerome K. Jerome English humorist 1859 - 1927
— Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
„The poet walked alone in a cold late rain,
And thought his grief was like the crying of sea-birds;
For his lover was dead, he never would love again.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
„Our song is the slamming screen door,
Sneakin' out late, tapping on your window.
When we're on the phone and you talk real slow
'Cause it's late and your mama don't know.
Our song is the way you laugh,
The first date "man, I didn't kiss her, and I should have."
And when I got home, before I said amen
Asking God if he could play it again.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958