— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, — though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, — the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!“
— Laurence Sterne Irish/English writer 1713 - 1768
Book III, Ch. 12.
— Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
— Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797
Volume i, p. 531
„I can no more give Jamie away than I can give away my heart. But what I can do is let another share in the joy that she has always given me.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Hegbert Sullivan, Chapter 13, p. 239
„A cigarette only takes a certain amount of time to smoke and though this takes time it seems to take less and less with each one and you can only smoke so many, there comes a time when you have to stop, when you just cant light the next one... at least not for a while.“
— Hubert Selby Jr. American writer 1928 - 2004
„I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.“
— Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
Context: The stories gets passed on and the truth gets passed over. As the sayin goes. Which I reckon some would take as meanin that the truth cant compete. But I dont believe that. I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. You cant corrupt it because that's what it is. It's the thing you're talkin about. I've heard it compared to the rock — maybe in the bible—and I wouldnt disagree with that. But it'll be here even when the rock is gone. I'm sure they's people would disagree with that. Quite a few, in fact. But I never could find out what any of them did believe.
„"Lambe them, lads! lambe them!" a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time.“
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Peveril of the Peak, Chap. xlii.
„I am an artist, I trade in uncertainty and superstition and cant. I invent dark visions of impossible situations that can never be resolved.“
— Ralph Steadman British cartoonist 1936
Fear And Loathing, p. 81
„The Phocians were deprived of their share in the Delphic sanctuary and in the Greek assembly, and their votes were given by the Amphictyons to the Macedonians.“
— Pausanias Ancient Greek geographer 110 - 180
Description of Greece, Phocis and Ozolian Locri, 10.3.3.