„I know—yet my arms are empty,
That fondly folded seven,
And the mother heart within me
Is almost starved for heaven.“

Are the Children at Home.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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Margaret Elizabeth Sangster2
American poet, author, journalist, editor 1838 - 1912

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„And yet I cannot continue in this condition! I have to remind myself to breathe — almost to remind my heart to beat!“

—  Emily Brontë, livro O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes

Heathcliff (Ch. XXXIII).
Fonte: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Contexto: I have neither a fear, nor a presentiment, nor a hope of death. Why should I? With my hard constitution, and temperate mode of living, and unperilous occupations, I ought to, and probably shall remain above ground, till there is scarcely a black hair on my head. And yet I cannot continue in this condition! I have to remind myself to breathe — almost to remind my heart to beat! And it is like bending back a stiff spring — it is by compulsion that I do the slightest act, not prompted by one thought; and by compulsion that I notice anything alive or dead, which is not associated with one universal idea. I have a single wish, and my whole being and faculties are yearning to attain it. They have yearned towards it so long and so unwaveringly, that I’m convinced it will be reached — and soon — because it has devoured my existence. I am swallowed up in the anticipation of its fulfilment. My confessions have not relieved me — but they may account for some otherwise unaccountable phases of humour which I show. Oh, God! It's a long fight, I wish it were over!

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„Our ways go wide and I know not whither,
But my song will search through the worlds for you,
Till the Seven Seas waste and the Seven Stars wither,
And the dream of the heart comes true.“

—  Edwin Markham American poet 1852 - 1940

The Shoes of Happiness, and Other Poems (1913), The Crowning Hour
Contexto: p>Our ways go wide and I know not whither,
But my song will search through the worlds for you,
Till the Seven Seas waste and the Seven Stars wither,
And the dream of the heart comes true.I am out to the roads and the long, long questing,
On dark tides driven, on great winds blown:
I pass the runs of the world, unresting,
I sail to the unknown.</p

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„Let me rather starve,
And let my heart parch with thirst,
And let me die and perish,
Ere I stretch my hand
To a cup you did not fill,
Or a bowl you did not bless.“

—  Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931

"Love"
The Forerunner (1920)
Contexto: O love, whose lordly hand
Has bridled my desires,
And raised my hunger and my thirst
To dignity and pride,
Let not the strong in me and the constant
Eat the bread or drink the wine
That tempt my weaker self.
Let me rather starve,
And let my heart parch with thirst,
And let me die and perish,
Ere I stretch my hand
To a cup you did not fill,
Or a bowl you did not bless.

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„Arm yourself, my heart: the thing that you must do is fearful, yet inevitable.“

—  Euripidés, Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

Fonte: Medea and Other Plays: Medea / Alcestis / The Children of Heracles / Hippolytus

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„Not iron, trust me,
the heart within my breast. I am all compassion.“

—  Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)

V. 190–191 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Οὐδέ μοι αὐτῇ
θυμὸς ἐνὶ στήθεσσι σιδήρεος, ἀλλ' ἐλεήμων.

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„A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

television address (4 March 1987)
1980s, Second term of office (1985–1989)

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