„The dying crimson of the West
That faintly tinged his haggard cheek,
Fell on her as she stood, and shed
A glory round the patient head.“
— Lewis Carroll, Three Sunsets and Other Poems
Three Sunsets (1861)
Three Sunsets and Other Poems (1898)
„And all the bright young people of his youth had butted their heads, smashed against things until they got weaker and the things still stood.“
— Norman Mailer, livro The Naked and the Dead
Lieutenant Robert Hearn, Pt. 2, Ch. 12
The Naked and the Dead (1948)
— Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
G.D. Birla's account of his conversation with Churchill in a letter to Gandhi (September 1935), quoted in Martin Gilbert, Prophet of Truth: Winston S. Churchill, 1922–1939 (London: Minerva, 1990), p. 618
Contexto: Mr. Gandhi has gone very high in my esteem since he stood up for the untouchables … Well, you have the opportunity now. I do not like the [Indian Home Rule] Bill but it is now on the Statute Book. I am not going to bother any more, but do not give us a chance to say we anticipated a breakdown... So make it a success.... My test of improvement in the lot of the masses, morally as well as materially. I do not care whether you are more or less loyal to Great Britain … Tell Mr. Gandhi to use the powers that are offered and make the thing a success.
„He grabbed for the coatrack that stood by the door, ripped the coats off it, and flung the door wide, the rack held above his head like a javelin.
On the other side of the door was Jace. He blinked. "Is that a coatrack?“
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Fallen Angels
Fonte: City of Fallen Angels
„When he stood in queues to vote in general elections, a few people criticised this practice, saying that a head of state should not be seen taking sides in an election. But the overwhelming response was that the President had done a service to democracy.“
— K. R. Narayanan 9th Vice President and the 10th President of India 1920 - 2005
Venkitesh Ramakrishnan in: Citizen President K.R. Narayanan, 1920-2005. http://www.frontline.in/navigation/type=static&page=flonnet&rdurl=fl2224/stories/20051202005012500.htm, Frontline
— Theodore Parker abolitionist 1810 - 1860
A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion (1842).
„But he was not the man to go about telling his neighbors that he was in error. And so people said he had no respect for the gods of the clan. His enemies said that his good fortune had gone to his head.“
— Chinua Achebe, livro Things Fall Apart
Fonte: Things Fall Apart (1958), Chapter 4 (p. 32)
— Walter Scott, Marmion
Canto I, introduction, st. 10.
— D.H. Lawrence, livro Women in Love
Fonte: Women in Love
„There stood she, even as a statue stands,
With head droop'd downward, and with clasped hands;
Such small white hands that match'd her ivory feet,
How may they bear that scorching fire to meet?“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Golden Violet - The Child of the Sea
The Golden Violet (1827)
„That he, in his developed manhood, stood
A little sunburnt by the glare of life;
While I.. it seemed no sun had shone on me.“
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
Bk. IV, l. 1139-1141.
Aurora Leigh http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/barrett/aurora/aurora.html (1857)
„As an astronomer in the true sense of the term, Sir John Herschel stood before all his contemporaries. Nay, he stood almost alone.“
— Richard Anthony Proctor English astronomer 1837 - 1888
"Sir John Herschel", p. 1
Astronomical Essays (1872)
„As a child he stood by the seashore at Ljósavík and watched the waves soughing in and out, but now he was heading away from the sea. "Think of me when you are in glorious sunshine." Soon the sun of the day of resurrection will shine on the bright paths where she awaits her poet. And beauty shall reign alone.“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Heimsljós (World Light) (1940), Book Four: The Beauty of the Heavens
— Lou Reed American musician 1942 - 2013
The Gift (written by Lou Reed, narrated by John Cale)
„Among the new bibliographers, Sr. Epifanio de los Santos, a young scholar with great culture, stood at the head; he possessed more than 2,000 titles, some of them were very rare.“
— Epifanio de los Santos Filipino politician 1871 - 1928
As quoted by Wenceslao Retana in Gregorio F. Zaide's "Epifanio de los Santos, his collection and library" (The Tribune Magazine. p. 4).
„He knew the depth of beauty, He was for ever surprised by its peace and its majesty; and He stood before the earth as the first man had stood before the first day.“
— Khalil Gibran, livro Jesus, The Son of Man
A Philosopher: On Wonder And Beauty
Jesus, The Son of Man (1928)
Contexto: He knew the depth of beauty, He was for ever surprised by its peace and its majesty; and He stood before the earth as the first man had stood before the first day.
We whose senses have been dulled, we gaze in full daylight and yet we do not see. We would cup our ears, but we do not hear; and stretch forth our hands, but we do not touch. And though all the incense of Arabia is burned, we go our way and do not smell.