— Terri Farley, Seven Tears Into the Sea
„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, Context: 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
— Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
Animal Dreams (1990), Animal Dreams.
— Paulo Coelho, livro O Alquimista
The Alchemist (1988), Context: I ask myself: are defeats necessary? Well, necessary or not, they happen. When we first begin fighting for a dream, we have no experience and make mistakes. The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times. Introduction, p. xi.
„The person old in days will not hesitate to ask a little child of seven days concerning the place of life.“
— Thomas the Apostle Apostle of Jesus Christ
Gospel of Thomas (c. 50? — c. 140?), 4
„The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the globe . . . The sea is only a receptacle for all the prodigious, supernatural things that exist inside it. It is only movement and love; it is the living infinite.“
— Anthony Doerr, livro Toda a Luz que Não Podemos Ver
„After seven years of marriage,
He wanted out.
Now after seven months of freedom,
It's clear that there's no doubt.She's gonna make it,
And he never will.
He's at the foot of the mountain,
And she's over that hill.
He's sinkin' at sea,
And her sails are filled.
She's gonna make it,
And he never will.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Song lyrics, Sevens (1997), She's Gonna Make It, written by Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, and G. Brooks.
„I was seven years old. What do you know when you’re seven years old? All my life, or so I thought, we’d been in the city of Alexandria, in the Street of the Carpenters, with the other Galileans, and sooner or later we were going home.“
— Anne Rice American writer 1941
Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt (2005)
„Ever sits the lady weeping —
Weeping night and day —
One perpetual vigil keeping,
Till life pass away,
And she join the seven who sleep.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Monthly Magazine
„In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man's skin, — seven or eight ancestors at least, — and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1860s, The Conduct of Life (1860), Fate
„If I am going to be drowned — if I am going to be drowned — if I am going to be drowned, why, in the name of the seven mad gods, who rule the sea, was I allowed to come thus far and contemplate sand and trees?“
— Stephen Crane, livro The Open Boat
The Open Boat (1894), Pt. VI
„If there were a billion people living on the planet, we could do whatever we please. But there are nearly seven billion. At this scale, life as we know it today is not sustainable.“
— James E. Lovelock independent scientist, environmentalist and futurist 1919
How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate (2010) as quoted by Jeff Goodell
„The spirit of the Japanese nation is, by its nature, a thing that must be propagated over the seven seas and extended over the five continents. Anything that may hinder its progress must be abolished, even by force.“
— Sadao Araki Japanese general 1877 - 1966
Quoted in "Dragon in the Dust" - Page 229 - by Post Wheeler - 2007
„Eventually you cannot stop the sun from rising, the water from flowing, the moon from spreading its light and you cannot compromise the seven notes with anything else. Live your life, live the music.“
— Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938
Melodies of Brindavan: Pandit Hariprasad Chourasia, On Ideas: Ideals: India.
„There were times when I wished I had been 'prenticed to a different trade. I was putting in seven hours a day on it. It was an odd life I was always hoping that the end of one thriller would not overtake me before I had finished the other.“
— Margery Allingham English writer of detective fiction 1904 - 1966
The Oaken Heart