— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
"Story of Isaac"
Songs from a Room (1969)
Contexto: When it all comes down to dust I will kill you if I must, I will help you if I can.
When it all comes down to dust I will help you if I must, I will kill you if I can.
„Fundamentally, our Lord's message was Himself. He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel. He did not come merely to give bread; He said, "I am the bread". He did not come merely to shed light; He said, "I am the light". He did not come merely to show the door; He said, "I am the door". He did not come merely to name a shepherd; He said, "I am the shepherd". He did not come merely to point the way; He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life".“
— J. Sidlow Baxter Australian theologian 1903 - 1999
Baxter's Explore the Book (1987) p. 308.
— Octavia E. Butler, Wild Seed
Fonte: Wild Seed (1980), Chapter 1 (p. 20)
„But I don’t want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can’t help that," said the Cat: "we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad."
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here.“
— Lewis Carroll, livro Alice no País das Maravilhas
Fonte: Alice in Wonderland
„A hundred souls cried out, but
we are yours, we are yours, we are yours.
You are the light
that spoke to Moses and said
I am God, I am God, I am God.
I said Shams-e Tabrizi, who are you?
He said, I am you, I am you, I am you.“
— Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273
Hush Don't Say Anything to God (1999)
„The light comes at the same time as the Voice. … I will not tell you all; I have not leave; my oath does not touch on that.“
— Joan of Arc French folk heroine and Roman Catholic saint 1412 - 1431
Third public examination (24 February 1431) http://www.stjoan-center.com/Trials/sec03.html; part of this testimony has sometimes been paraphrased: If I am not in the state of grace, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.
Trial records (1431)
Contexto: The light comes at the same time as the Voice. … I will not tell you all; I have not leave; my oath does not touch on that. My Voice is good and to be honored. I am not bound to answer you about it. I request that the points on which I do not now answer may be given me in writing. … You shall not know yet. There is a saying among children, that 'Sometimes one is hanged for speaking the truth.'" [She is asked : Do you know if you are in the grace of God? ] If I am not, may God place me there; if I am, may God so keep me. I should be the saddest in all the world if I knew that I were not in the grace of God. But if I were in a state of sin, do you think the Voice would come to me? I would that every one could hear the Voice as I hear it.
„"Come on! You too, Will."
"If you must call me anything, you may address me as Most Excellent Testamentary Clause," said the sun bear.
"Claws?" said Suzy, as she tilted the chair to speed the bear on its way. "Orright, Claws, hop to it."
"No, no, no," protested the sun bear. "Most Excellent-"
"Claws it is," said Suzy loudly. "After you, Claws."
"I said… oh… just don't speak to me," huffed the Will as it waddled after Arthur.“
— Garth Nix Australian fantasy writer 1963
Fonte: The Keys to the Kingdom series, Grim Tuesday (2004), p. 300.
— David Foster Wallace, livro Infinite Jest
Fonte: Infinite Jest
„I come through the darkness to the ocean of light,
for the light is forever and the light it is free,
"And I walk in the glory of the light," said he.“
— Sydney Carter British musician and poet 1915 - 2004
Contexto: There's an ocean of darkness and I drown in the night
till I come through the darkness to the ocean of light,
for the light is forever and the light it is free,
"And I walk in the glory of the light," said he.
„Peace can only come as people begin to meet each other. Those that do have the courage to cross the road, however, to look kindly at people and to listen to them with tenderness, will find people much like themselves, people seeking to be loved for who they are. And that it is OK for each one of us to admit, "I don't have all the truth…. I am vulnerable, I am broken. I need help." Then comes the realization, "I need your help. I need your friendship." In the end, what you will find, and what you will help the world to discover, Vanier said, is what it means to be human.“
— Jean Vanier Canadian humanitarian 1928 - 2019
Google this: Jean Vanier and what it means to be human http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/google-this-jean-vanier-a_b_7484702.html Huffington Post, 02/06/2015
From interviews and talks
„I took a deep breath and said: “I fell in love with a vampire.”
And like that, I was blinded by light.“
— Richelle Mead, livro Silver Shadows
Fonte: Silver Shadows
„I caught a glimpse of sun rays filtering through a window, thus lighting up a portion of this magnificent building. I was racing against the sun, desperately trying to finish my sketch before the light disappeared. I knew I had only an hour and a half before sunset.“
— Wahbi Al-Hariri Artist, architect, author 1914 - 1994
Fonte: Lisa Kaaki (2002-01-25). Wahbi Al-Hariri - the last of the classicists http://www.webcitation.org/6HcrXOzJ5. Arab News. Saudi Research & Publishing Company.
„There are your fog people & your sun people, he said. I said I wasn't sure which kind I was. He nodded. Fog'll do that to you, he said.“
— Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
Fonte: Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas
„Disappear where?" You know what they say: Curiosity killed the mutant bird kid. But I couldn't help myself.“
— James Patterson, School's Out—Forever
Fonte: School's Out—Forever
„I was born,” the Mouse said. “I must die. I am suffering. Help me. There, I just wrote your book for you.“
— Samuel R. Delany, livro Nova
Fonte: Nova (1968), Chapter 5 (p. 156)
„I am everywhere – in your every breath. I have come to help you realize unity beyond division. I will show you a freedom you have not imagined. You must seek that unity from whence there is awareness that we are all one. Seek harmony in all that you do. I am harmony. If you are in peace, I am in peace. If you are troubled, I am troubled. If you are happy, I am happy. Be happy. Have faith – everything depends on faith.“
— Haidakhan Babaji teacher in northern India
Fonte: Babaji Mahavatar (1983) The descent of Eternity into time, back cover. See also: The Teachings of Babaji, 12 April 1980.
„If you do not help me," Tessa said to Jem, "I swear, I will change into you, and I will lift him myself. And then everyone here will see what you look like in a dress." She fixed him with a look. "Do you understand?“
— Cassandra Clare, livro Clockwork Prince
Fonte: Clockwork Prince