„Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.“
— Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016
— Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946
Afterthoughts (1931), Art and Letters.
„I once wrote, in The Information, that an Englishman wouldn't bother to attend a reading even if the author in question was his favorite living writer, and also his long-lost brother — even if the reading was taking place next door.“
— Martin Amis Welsh novelist 1949
Context: I once wrote, in The Information, that an Englishman wouldn't bother to attend a reading even if the author in question was his favorite living writer, and also his long-lost brother — even if the reading was taking place next door. Whereas Americans go out and do things. But Meeting the Author, for me, is Meeting the Reader. Some of the little exchanges that take place over the signing table I find very fortifying: they make up for some of the other stuff you get.
„I have good reason to be content,
for thank God I can read and
perhaps understand Shakespeare to his depths.“
— John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821
„The good historian is not for any time or any country: while he loves his fatherland, he never flatters it in anything.“
— François Fénelon Catholic bishop 1651 - 1715
Le bon historien n'est d'aucun temps ni d'aucun pays: quoiqu'il aime sa patrie, il ne la flatte jamais en rien. Lettre sur les Occupations de l'Académie Française, sect. 8, cited from Œuvres de Fénelon (Paris: Lefèvre, 1835) vol. 3, p. 240; translation by Patrick Riley, from Hans Blom et al. (eds.) Monarchisms in the Age of Enlightenment (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007) p. 86.
— John Green, livro The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars (2012), Hazel Grace Lancaster, p. 125 Compare Ernest Hemingway, speaking about the process of going bankrupt: "'Gradually and then suddenly.'"
„"You can't play anything on a horn that Louis hasn't played." and "I love Pops" (Louis' nickname) … Louis has been through all kinds of styles. That's good tuba, by the way. You know you can't play anything on a horn that Louis hasn't played — I mean even modern. I love his approach to the trumpet; he never sounds bad. He plays on the beat — with feeling. That's another phrase for swing. I also love the way he sings.“
— Miles Davis American jazz musician 1926 - 1991
1950s, In the Jazz Review with Nat Hentoff (1958); also in , and in many other books https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&hl=en&q=%22play+anything+on+a+horn%22+miles+davis On Louis Armstrong in a Playboy magazine interview.
— Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
„You request me to tell you…if it is true that the creed of all who profess to love high and serious art is: "There is no God but Bach, and Mendelssohn is his prophet?"“
— Hector Berlioz, Mémoires
Mémoires (1870), Vous me priez de vous dire…S'il est vrai que l'acte de foi de tout ce qui prétend aimer l'art élevé et sérieux soit celui-ci : "Il n'y a pas d'autre Dieu que Bach, et Mendelssohn est son prophète"? "Premier Voyage en Allemagne", Quatrième lettre, p. 285
„Yes, and only if my own true love was waiting
If I could hear his heart softly pounding
Yes, and only if he was lying by me
Would I lie in my bed once again.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„As for King Hussein of Jordan, I cannot praise him enough. He is not only a friend, but a brother. His qualities as a man and his goodness of heart are enhanced by great courage and a true love of his country.“
— Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Shah of Iran 1919 - 1980
Publications, The Shah's Story (1980), On world leaders and statesmen, Page 146
„No one reads; if someone does read, he doesn't understand; if he understands, he immediately forgets.“
— Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author 1921 - 2006
— Primo Levi Italian chemist, memoirist, short story writer, novelist, essayist 1919 - 1987
„He thought he was a good poet but he was not. He thought books could tell him how to live but they couldn't. He was a serious but dazed reader. He read Dante and Shakespeare and Nietzsche and Freud. He read modern poetry and books on psychiatry. He had taken a degree in English, couldn't, decided to farm, bought a goat farm, managed a Confederate museum in a cave on his property, wrote poetry, went broke, became a golf pro.“
— Walker Percy, livro The Second Coming
The Second Coming (1980)