„I ’ve wandered east, I ’ve wandered west,
Through mony a weary way;
But never, never can forget
The luve o’ life’s young day!“
— William Motherwell British writer 1797 - 1835
Jeannie Morrison (c. 1832), Stanza 1.
„“Son,” he said, “you’re going to work in this life, and you’re going to play. And when the last days come, you’ll look back and find that that’s all there was, and endless stream of days going back to today. But if you can find the thing you should be doing, the thing that makes you you, and if you can make that thing yours, then you’ve beaten the game. I haven’t. Most men don’t. You probably won’t, either, but the point is to try, and to never give up, even when you think it’s over.”“
— Eric Garcia An amazing author who has written several wonderful books! 1972
Chapter 21 (p. 311)
„I never regret anything. Because every little detail of your life is what made you into who you are in the end.“
— Drew Barrymore American actress, director and producer 1975
— William Fitzsimmons American musician 1978
„The picture is still there and what's more, if you go there — you who never was there — if you go there and stand in the place where it was, it will happen again; it will be there for you, waiting for you. So, Denver, you can't never go there. Never. Because even though it's all over — over and done with — it's going to always be there waiting for you.“
— Toni Morrison American writer 1931
„Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it- memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.“
— Tad Williams novelist 1957
Context: “Never make your home in a place,” the old man had said, too lazy in the spring warmth to do more than wag a finger. “Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it—memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things.” Morgenes had grinned. “That way it will go with you wherever you journey. You’ll never lack for a home—unless you lose your head, of course...” Chapter 42, “Beneath the Uduntree” (p. 718).
„If there is one thing that I have learnt for all I've been through – it's that you only regret the things you didn't do.“
— Cameron Duncan New Zealand filmmaker 1986 - 2003
„I shall never deny what you deserve, my queen,
never regret my memories of Dido, not while I
can recall myself and draw the breath of life.“
— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
Lines 334–336 (tr. Fagles); Aeneas to Dido.
„I said, “When you are on your deathbed, Erran, pray that you never meet me in the place you are going to.”“
— Tanith Lee British writer 1947 - 2015
Book Two, Part I “Yellow City”, Chapter 5 (p. 156)