— Washington Irving writer, historian and diplomat from the United States 1783 - 1859
„There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and of unspeakable love.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
Address as Lord Rector of Edinburgh University, (1866), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963), A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall
— Thomas Randolph (poet) English poet and dramatist 1605 - 1635
Amyntas; or, The Impossible Dowry (1630; pub. 1638), Prologue
— Gloria Steinem American feminist and journalist 1934
Quelle: My Life on the Road
— Daniel Defoe, La vie et les aventures de Robinson Crusoe
Variante: Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself.
Quelle: Robinson Crusoe (1719), Ch. 11, Finds Print of Man's Foot on the Sand.
— Lobão Brazilian musician 1957
From the lyrics of his song Vida Louca, Vida (Life, Crazy Life)
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
The Sound of Silence
Song lyrics, Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964)
Kontext: And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.
— Stephen King, buch Brennen muss Salem
Quelle: 'Salem's Lot
„Do you have any idea how many lives we must have gone through before we even got the first idea that there is more to life than eating, or fighting, or power in the Flock? A thousand lives, Jon, ten thousand!“
— Richard Bach, buch Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Quelle: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, buch Fanshawe
— P. C. Cast, buch Tempted
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727)
„I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge —
That myth is more potent than history.
I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts —
That hope always triumphs over experience —
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.“
— Robert Fulghum, buch All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
"Credo" at his official website http://robertfulghum.com/index.php/fulghumweb/credo/; this may be partly influenced by remarks of Albert Einstein in "What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck" The Saturday Evening Post (26 October 1929): I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Quelle: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
„Thus the more readily we accept grief, the deeper in us the awakening of the love which is not attachment but a positive serenity, pure and full of faith, the infinite in a loving act, even though in bitterness and tears.“
— Aldo Capitini Italian philosopher and political activist 1899 - 1968
— Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992
What Can We Expect of the Moon?" in The American Legion Magazine, March 1965
— Torquato Tasso, Aminta
Act V, scene i.
— Aristophanés, The Clouds
tr. Hickie 1853, vol. 1, Perseus http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text.jsp?doc=Aristoph.+Cl.+1041
Clouds (423 BC)