„Out in the garden
There's half of a heaven,
And we're only bluffing.
We're not ones for busting through walls,
But they've told us
Unless we can prove
That we're doing it,
We can't have it all.“
Song lyrics, The Dreaming (1982)
„And we are so amazed, we're crippled and we're dazed.
A gardener like that one, no one can replace. And I've been knocking, but no one answers.
And I've been knocking most all the day.
Oh, and I've been calling
Oh, "Hey, Hey, Johnny"
"Can't you come out to play?"“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)
Song lyrics, Jump Up! (1982)
„We're the children of the 80's, haven't we grown
We're tender as a lotus and we're tougher than stone
And the age of our innocence is somewhere in the garden“
— Joan Baez American singer 1941
Children of the 80's (1980)
„…they have brainwashed us into believing in the last 150 years… that quantitative change is superior to qualitative attributes. If we can turn out more… it doesn't matter if they're half as good. …We're quantifying everything, and that is why we're trying to put everything on computers. Governments will no longer have to make decisions; computers will do it.“
— Carroll Quigley American historian 1910 - 1977
Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: "The State of Individuals" (1976)
„For us the most important thing is to be visual, and for the cats watching us to have fun. This is all we want. We get very upset if people get bored when we're only half way through smashing the second set. Then all of a sudden they hear Arnold Layne and they flip all over again.“
— Roger Waters English songwriter, bassist, and lyricist of Pink Floyd 1943
Rave UK Magazine, June 1967
„I'm not a god or the God, but we're all God and we're all potentially divine — and potentially evil. We all have everything within us and the Kingdom of Heaven is nigh and within us, and if you look hard enough you'll see it.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Fonte: The Beatles Anthology (2000), p. 226
Contexto: I don't need to go to church. I respect churches because of the sacredness that's been put on them over the years by people who do believe. But I think a lot of bad things have happened in the name of the church and in the name of Christ. Therefore I shy away from church, and as Donovan once said, "I go to my own church in my own temple once a day." And I think people who need a church should go. And the others who know the church is in your own head should visit that temple because that's where the source is. We're all God. Christ said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you." And the Indians say that and the Zen people say that. We're all God. I'm not a god or the God, but we're all God and we're all potentially divine — and potentially evil. We all have everything within us and the Kingdom of Heaven is nigh and within us, and if you look hard enough you'll see it.
„Jesus knew — knew — that we're carrying the Kingdom of Heaven around with us, inside, where we're all too goddam stupid and sentimental and unimaginative to look? You have to be a son of God to know that kind of stuff.“
— Jerome David Salinger, livro Franny and Zooey
Franny and Zooey (1961), Zooey (1957)
— Natalie Babbitt, livro Tuck Everlasting
Fonte: Tuck Everlasting
— José Saramago, livro Ensaio sobre a Cegueira
Fonte: Blindness (1995), p. 32
„We discovered we are both pleasantly furious half of the time,
When we're not just toeing the line.“
— Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970
Brief Bus Stop
„We're going to die," Keith said, the moment he was gone. "This man is a serial killer. We're going to die, and he's going to bury us in his garden and build a shed on us.“
— Maureen Johnson writer from the USA 1973
Fonte: The Last Little Blue Envelope
„We're drinking and we're dancing
but there's nothing really happening.
The place is dead as Heaven on a Saturday night.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
The Future (1992)
„Hey what else can we do now?
Except roll down the window
And let the wind blow back your hair.
Well the night's busting open,
These two lanes will take us anywhere.
We got one last chance to make it real,
To trade in these wings on some wheels.
Climb in back, heaven's waiting on down the tracks.
Oh come take my hand,
We're riding out tonight to case the promised land.
Oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road.
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, Born to Run (1975)
„We're leaving Downing Street for the last time after eleven-and-a-half wonderful years, and we're very happy that we leave the United Kingdom in a very, very much better state than when we came here eleven and a half years ago.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Remarks departing Downing Street (28 November 1990) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/108258
Third term as Prime Minister
„If you confine it, you're confining a whole thing. If you make it spontaneous, so that anything can happen, like we don't want to confine or restrict anything. What we can do, whatever we can let happen, you just let it happen…. we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now. Biologically, everyone is male and female, so many male genes and so many female. And so what it is is we're saying "OK, what's the big deal. Why is everybody so up tight about sex?" About faggots, queers, things like that. That's the way they are…. People don't accept that they are both male and female, and people are afraid to break out of their sex thing because that's a big insecurity that's doing that. Consequently, people will make fun of us. We don't mind that, that's making them accept more, making fun that we accept that. The thing is this is the way we are. We think it's a gas…. We like reactions — a reaction is walking out on us, a reaction is throwing tomatoes at the stage, that's a healthy psychological reaction. Reaction's applauding, passing out or throwing up, and all of that is a reaction, and as much of that we can get, the better. I don't care how they react, as long as they react.“
— Alice Cooper American rock singer, songwriter and musician 1948
Interview in Poppin (September 1969).
„When you recognize that half of everything we're spending on law enforcement, the courts, and the prisons is drug related. What are we getting for that? Well, we're arresting one point eight million people a year in this country and we now have two point three million people behind bars in this country. We have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world and isn't this America; liberty, personal freedom, and responsibility that goes along with that? I think that when it comes to drug policy, we've thrown that notion out the window.“
— Gary Johnson American politician, businessman, and 29th Governor of New Mexico 1953
Statement from CNN Interview
„And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things too. Don't run out ahead of Him.“
— Corrie ten Boom, livro The Hiding Place
Fonte: The Hiding Place
„If I was ever a rare fine summer person, that's long ago. Most of us are half-and-half. The August noon in us works to stave off the November chills. We survive by what little Fourth of July wits we've stashed away. But there are times when we're all autumn people.“
— Ray Bradbury, livro Something Wicked This Way Comes
Fonte: Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962), Chapter 38
„For mum we're fly. What mum you don't know who am I? I am Józio. And this is my sister Rózia. Now we're fly in sky! There is better than mum. See how heads in ray. Clothes with lucifer light. And on my hand as butterfly airfoil in sky we have all what we want, every day other toy, where we go here is grass, where we touch here is a flower. But we have what we want, torture us boring and trepidation. Oh mum for Your children road to heaven has been closed! On Always!“
— Adam Mickiewicz, livro Dziady
Do mamy lecim do mamy! Cóż to, mamo nie znasz Józia? Ja to Józio ja ten samy. A to moja siostra Rózia. My teraz w raju latamy, Tam nam lepiej niż u mamy. Patrz jakie główki w promieniu, Ubiór z jutrzenki światełka, A na oboim ramieniu Jak u motylków skrzydełka, w raju wszystkiego dostatek, Co dzień to inna zabawka, gdzie stąpim wypływa trawka, gdzie dotkniem rozkwita kwiatek. Lecz choć wszystkiego dostatek dręczy nad nuda i trwoga. Ach mamo dla twoich dziatek zamknięta do nieba droga!
Dziady (Forefathers' Eve) http://www.ap.krakow.pl/nkja/literature/polpoet/mic_fore.htm