— Frank Delaney Irish writer and journalist 1942 - 2017
„But, if it will help ease your irritated souls, please know, dearly departed, that you have ruined our lives.“
— Jean Paul Sartre, The Flies
The Flies (1943), Aegistheus, Act 2
„Head like a hole,
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.
Head like a hole,
Black as your soul.
I'd rather die than give you control.Bow down before the one you serve;
You're going to get what you deserve.“
— Trent Reznor American musician 1965
Song lyrics, Head Like a Hole.
„Embrace your life, find what it is that you love, and pursue it with all your soul. For if you do not, when you come to die, you will find that you have not lived.“
— Jack McDevitt American novelist, Short story writer 1935
Academy Series - Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins, Chindi (2002), Chapter 36 (p. 487)
„Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other… I know I've spent each life before this one searching for you. Not someone like you but you, for your soul and mine must always come together.“
— Nicholas Sparks, buch Wie ein einziger Tag
„I entreat you to devote one solemn hour of thought to a crucified Saviour — a Saviour expiring in the bitterest agony. Think of the cross, the nails, the open wounds, the anguish of His soul. Think how the Son of God became a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, that you might live forever. Think as you lie down upon your bed to rest, how your Saviour was lifted up from the earth to die. Think amid your plans and anticipations of future gaiety, what the redemption of your soul has cost, and how the dying Saviour would wish you to act. His wounds plead that you will live for better things.“
— Albert Barnes American theologian 1798 - 1870
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 72.
„The supreme style of love is unknown love. If the affection is known by the beloved, that love is snob. If you sacrifice your life for the beloved, and she recognises your love after you die, your soul would be appraised.“
— Tsunetomo Yamamoto, buch Hagakure
Hagakure (c. 1716)
— George Eliot, buch Middlemarch