„All your life you wait, and then it finally comes, and are you ready?“

—  Anthony Doerr, livro Toda a Luz que Não Podemos Ver

Fonte: All the Light We Cannot See

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„So long as you are ready to die for Humanity, the life of your country is immortal.“

—  Giuseppe Mazzini Italian patriot, politician and philosopher 1805 - 1872

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„I beg of You only one thing—please do not take the trouble to return soon.—I am ready to wait for You for all eternity.“

—  Matka Tereza Roman Catholic saint of Albanian origin 1910 - 1997

On her dark night of spiritual desolation amidst devotion, in a letter addressed to Jesus, as quoted in Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light (2007) edited by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, p. 192; regarding this quote, Fr. Kolodiejchuk writes: "...when addressing Jesus — that is, in prayer — she could express herself with ease. Fufilling her confessor's request, she sent to him a letter addressed to Jesus, enclosing it with her letter dated September 3, 1959." https://books.google.com/books?id=P4cqT0nK_joC&pg=PA192&dq=%22when+addressing+Jesus+-+that+is,+in+prayer+-+she+could+express+herself+%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk0IOm5vTOAhVF1x4KHYdRDE4Q6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22when%20addressing%20Jesus%20-%20that%20is%2C%20in%20prayer%20-%20she%20could%20express%20herself%20%22&f=false
Contexto: My own Jesus,
They say people in hell suffer eternal pain because of the loss of God – they would go through all that suffering if they had just a little hope of possessing God. In my soul I feel just that terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing (Jesus, please forgive my blasphemies, I have been told to write everything). That darkness that surrounds me on all sides. I can’t lift my soul to God – no light or inspiration enters my soul. I speak of love for souls, of tender love for God, words pass through my words sic, lips], and I long with a deep longing to believe in them! What do I labour for? If there be no God—there can be no soul.—If there is no soul then Jesus—You also are not true... Jesus don't let my soul be deceived—nor let me deceive anyone. In the call You said that I would have to suffer much.—Ten years—my Jesus, You have done to me according to Your will—and Jesus hear my prayer—if this pleases You—if my pain and suffering—my darkness and separation gives You a drop of consolation—my own Jesus, do with me as You wish—as long as You wish, without a single glance at my feelings and pain... I beg of You only one thing—please do not take the trouble to return soon.—I am ready to wait for You for all eternity.

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„If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.“

—  Ann Brashares, livro Sisterhood Everlasting

Gwendolen, Act III
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Fonte: Sisterhood Everlasting

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„If you are not long, I will wait for you all my life.“

—  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Gwendolen, Act III.
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Variante: If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

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„Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true. When will you realize… Vienna waits for you.“

—  Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949

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Contexto: But you know you can't always see when you're right
You got your passion you got your pride
But don't you know only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you?

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