— Albert Cohen Swiss writer 1895 - 1981
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Context: My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can. Children are naive — they trust everyone. School is bad enough, but, if you put a child anywhere in the vicinity of a church, you're asking for trouble. p. 259.
„[... ] Shimamoto had her own little world within her. A world that was for her alone, one I could not enter.“
— Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
„Where lies the land to which the ship would go?
Far, far ahead, is all her seamen know.
And where the land she travels from? Away,
Far, far behind, is all that they can say.“
— Arthur Hugh Clough English poet 1819 - 1861
Where Lies the Land to Which the Ship Would Go? http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/491.html, st. 1 (1852).
„He was falling between glacial walls, he didn't know how anyone could fall so far away from everyone else in the world. So far to fall, so cold all the way, so steep and dark between those morphine-colored walls of [an addict]'s terrible pit.“
— Nelson Algren American novelist, short story writer 1909 - 1981
Context: The clock in the room above the Safari told only Junkie Time. For every hour here was Old Junkie's Hour and the walls were the color of all old junkies' dreams: the hue of diluted morphine in the moment before the needle draws the suffering blood. / Walls that went up and up like walls in a troubled dream. Walls like water where no legend could be written and no hand grasp metal or wood. [... ] He was falling between glacial walls, he didn't know how anyone could fall so far away from everyone else in the world. So far to fall, so cold all the way, so steep and dark between those morphine-colored walls of [an addict]'s terrible pit. Frankie Machine above the Club Safari, where drug is sold.
„Fame and fortune is a magnet.
It can pull you far away from home
With a dream in your heart you're never alone.
Dreams turn into dust and blow away
And there you are without a friend“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song Do You Know the Way to San Jose
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
„He could have shot her from behind a hedge in the good old Irish fashion and probably got away with it.“
— Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976