„I raise my glass to the Awful Truth,
Which you can't reveal to the Ears of Youth,
Except to say it isn't worth a dime,
And the whole damn place goes crazy twice,
And it's once for the Devil and once for Christ“

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Leonard Cohen
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„I don't like to see kids throw away their truth just because it isn't worth a dime in the open market.“

—  William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981

"The Flashing Dragonfly" (1973)
Contexto: Whoever the kid had been, whoever had the grand attitude, has finally heeded the admonishment of parents, teachers, governments, religions, and the law: "You just change your attitude now please, young man." This transformation in kids — from flashing dragonflies, so to say, to sticky water-surface worms slowly slipping downstream — is noticed with pride by society and with mortification by God, which is a fantastic way of saying I don't like to see kids throw away their truth just because it isn't worth a dime in the open market.

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„The sad truth is that certain types of things can't go backward. Once they start going forward, no matter what you do, they can't go back the way they were. If even one little thing goes awry, then that's how it will stay forever.“

—  Haruki Murakami, livro South of the Border, West of the Sun

Variante: Hajime," she began, "the sad truth is that some things can't go backwards. Once they start going forward, no matter what you do, they can't go back to the way they were. If one little thing goes awry, then that's how it will stay forever.
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„You can't handle the truth. Because the truth is, I blew up the Murrah building and isn't it kind of scary that one man could reap this kind of hell?“

—  Timothy McVeigh American army soldier, security guard, terrorist 1968 - 2001

Dead Man Talking http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/apr/22/mcveigh.usa, The Observer (April 22, 2001)
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„Why do you want to be on The Real World?
-Because I want everyone to witness my youth

Why?
-Isn't it gorgeous?“

—  Dave Eggers, livro A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Fonte: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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„Once he saw a youth blushing, and addressed him, "Courage, my boy! that is the complexion of virtue."“

—  Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240

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„The devil tempted Christ; yes, but it was Christ who tempted the devil to tempt him.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Further Extracts from the Note-Books of Samuel Butler http://books.google.com/books?id=zltaAAAAMAAJ&q=%22The+devil+tempted+Christ+yes+but+it+was+Christ+who+tempted+the+devil+to+tempt+him%22&pg=PA76#v=onepage, compiled and edited by A.T. Bartholomew (1934), p. 76

Theocritus photo

„Reflect, ere you spurn me, that youth at his sides
Wears wings; and once gone, all pursuit he derides.“

—  Theocritus ancient greek poet

Idyll 29; lines 27-28; translation by C. S. Calverley, from Theocritus, translated into English Verse.
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„It is vain to try to sacrifice once for all one's youthful ideals.“

—  Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935

The Age for Love
Contexto: It is vain to try to sacrifice once for all one's youthful ideals. When a man has loved literature as I loved it at twenty, he cannot be satisfied at twenty-six to give up his early passion, even at the bidding of implacable necessity.

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„I'm gonna look twice at you
until I see the Christ in you when I'm lookin through the eyes of love..“

—  Mike Scott songwriter, musician 1958

"The Christ in You" ·  Video at YouTube (with images from Findhorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSX6Yz6QE7M)
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