— Sanjaya Malakar American reality television personality 1989
Asked what he thought about the crying girl fan that cried for 2 hours.
How strangely still
The water is today,
It is not good
To be so still that way.
~ "Sea Calm“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
„The likeness of this world is as the water of the sea - however much a thirsty person drinks from it, his thirst increases so much so that the water kills him.“
— Musa al-Kadhim Seventh of the Twelve Imams and regarded by Sunnis as a renowned scholar 745 - 799
General, Majlisi, Bihārul Anwār, vol.78, p. 311.
„We get forwards in the world not so much by doing services, as receiving them: you take a withering twig, and put it in the ground; and then you water it, because you have planted it.“
— Laurence Sterne, buch A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy (1768), Paris.
„For that river of red could be the death of me.
God, give me strength and keep reminding me
That blood is thicker than water.
Oh, but love is thicker than blood.And if blood is thicker than water,
Then what are we fighting for?
We're all sons and daughters
Of something that means so much more.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Song lyrics, Scarecrow (2001), Thicker Than Blood, written by Jenny Yates and G. Brooks.
„How mysterious this life was, how deep and muddy its waters ran, yet how clear and noble what emerged from them.“
— Hermann Hesse, buch Narcissus and Goldmund
Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)
„They praised the Mighty Forgiver,
They washed their sins in the river,
Cold water, well it made them wanna shiver.
And that's how rhythm was born.“
— Nat Burton 1901 - 1945
Song That's How Rhythm Was Born
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Disputed, Another quote often attributed to her without an original source in her writings, as in The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199. But once again archivists have not been able to find the quote in any of her writings, see the comment from Ralph Keyes in The Quote Verifier above. A very similar remark was attributed to Nancy Reagan, in The Observer (29 March 1981): "A woman is like a teabag — only in hot water do you realize how strong she is." Variants: A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water. A woman is like a tea bag, you can not tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. A woman is like a tea bag; you can't tell how strong she is and how much to trust her until you put her in hot water.
„There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?“
— David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life