„Who dares think one thing, and another tell,
My heart detests him as the gates of hell.“
IX. 312–313 (tr. Alexander Pope).
A. H. Chase and W. G. Perry, Jr.'s translation:
: Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is the man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Ἐχθρὸς γάρ μοι κεῖνος ὁμῶς Ἀΐδαο πύλῃσιν
ὅς χ' ἕτερον μὲν κεύθῃ ἐνὶ φρεσίν, ἄλλο δὲ εἴπῃ.
Fonte: The Iliad
„You know what? Don’t even worry about it,” I said. “Cory Wheeler already asked me. I can tell him I changed my mind.”
“Who the hell is Corky Wheeler?“
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Fonte: It's Not Summer Without You
„He dared to do what men and women don't even dare to think. And look what he's done already: he's torn open the sky, he's opened the way to another world. Who else has ever done that? Who else could think of it?“
— Philip Pullman, livro The Subtle Knife
Fonte: The Subtle Knife
„And the last thing I see is my heart,
Breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of Hell.“
— Jim Steinman American musician 1947
Bat out of Hell (1977), Bat out of Hell (song)
Contexto: Then I'm dying at the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun
All torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell
And the last thing I see is my heart,
Breaking out of my body
And flying away
Like a bat out of Hell.
„If I married him,
I would not dare to call my soul my own,
Which so he had bought and paid for: every thought
And every heart-beat down there in the bill,–
Not one found honestly deductible
From any use that pleased him!“
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
Bk. II, l. 785-790.
Aurora Leigh http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/barrett/aurora/aurora.html (1857)
„Every poet and musician and artist, but for Grace, is drawn away from love of the thing he tells to love of the telling till, down in Deep Hell, they cannot be interested in God at all but only in what they say about Him.“
— Clive Staples Lewis, livro The Great Divorce
Fonte: The Great Divorce (1944–1945), Ch. 9
„Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.“
— John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791
„For even in hell, I still have faith to one day be free with my father at the gates but make no mistakes, I'll show you what time takes
to be a success on earth, mixed with all the hate“
— Kid Cudi American rapper, singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor from Ohio 1984
-Down and Out
„The pessimist writes over the gates of life what the poet has inscribed on the portals of hell—”Abandon hope, ye who enter here.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Fonte: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 189
„I am the sort of writer who needs another form to tell me who I am and what has happened to me…I think all my novels are self-portraits, but there’s no one character who resolves me, or catalyses me, or is me.“
— Maylis de Kerangal French writer 1967
On writing in “‘What is a heart? You have an organ in your body and you have a symbol of love’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/apr/28/maylis-de-kerangal-interview-wellcome-prize-writing in The Guardian (2017 Apr 28)
„I would think a faith in God is one thing. I think that if we could change the whole world and keep the land is another thing. Change things yet keep keep the relationship is another thing.“
— Ernest J. Gaines Novelist, short story writer, teacher 1933 - 2019
Gaines response after being asked: "Do you also see things in that world that you wish could be retained?", as quoted by Marcia Gaudet and Carl WootonPorch in Talk with Ernest Gaines: Conversations on the Writer's Craft http://books.google.es/books?id=JtRNfST4g_QC&hl=es&source=gbs_navlinks_s (1990)
— Henry George American economist 1839 - 1897
Fonte: Social Problems (1883), Ch. 21 : Conclusion
Contexto: I ask no one who may read this book to accept my views. I ask him to think for himself.
Whoever, laying aside prejudice and self-interest, will honestly and carefully make up his own mind as to the causes and the cure of the social evils that are so apparent, does, in that, the most important thing in his power toward their removal. This primary obligation devolves upon us individually, as citizens and as men. Whatever else we may be able to do, this must come first. For "if the blind lead the blind, they both shall fall into the ditch."
Social reform is not to be secured by noise and shouting; by complaints and denunciation; by the formation of parties, or the making of revolutions; but by the awakening of thought and the progress of ideas. Until there be correct thought, there cannot be right action; and when there is correct thought, right action will follow. Power is always in the hands of the masses of men. What oppresses the masses is their own ignorance, their own short-sighted selfishness.
„The people on the edge of Hell were most afraid of the devil; for those already in hell the devil was only another and no one in particular.“
— Joanne Greenberg, livro I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Fonte: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
— Robert Burton, livro The Anatomy of Melancholy
Section 2, member 4, subsection 7, A heap of other Accidents causing Melancholy, Death of Friends, Losses, etc.
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part I
„For myself, I detest the fellow, and think him a charlatan. I am certain that, in spite of his frogs, he is making no real progress in physics.“
— Ivan Turgenev Russian writer 1818 - 1883
Fonte: Father and Sons (1862), Ch. 10.
„Sensation tell us a thing is.
Thinking tell us what it is this thing is.
Feeling tells us what this thing is to us.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961