— Ada Leverson British writer 1862 - 1933
Quelle: Love at Second Sight (1916), Chapter x.
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
The Folly Of Being Comforted http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1623/
In The Seven Woods (1904)
Kontext: One that is ever kind said yesterday:
'Your well-belovéd's hair has threads of grey,
And little shadows come about her eyes;
Time can but make it easier to be wise
Though now it seems impossible, and so
All that you need is patience.'
Heart cries, 'No,
I have not a crumb of comfort, not a grain.
Time can but make her beauty over again:
Because of that great nobleness of hers
The fire that stirs about her, when she stirs,
Burns but more clearly. O she had not these ways
When all the wild summer was in her gaze.'
O heart! O heart! if she'd but turn her head,
You'd know the folly of being comforted.
— Robert Burns, Green Grow the Rashes
Green Grow the Rashes, O, st. 5 (1787)
— Tad Williams, buch River of Blue Fire
Quelle: River of Blue Fire
— Thomas Pynchon, buch The Crying of Lot 49
Quelle: The Crying of Lot 49
— Monique Duval Canadian journalist 1924 - 2014
— Clive Barker, buch The Hellbound Heart
Quelle: The Hellbound Heart
— Protima Bedi Indian model and dancer 1948 - 1998
By Khushwant Mubarak Singh quoted in "She had a lust for life"
— Winthrop Mackworth Praed British politician, poet 1802 - 1839
"The Belle of the Ball" in The Poetical Works of Winthrop Mackworth Praed (published 1860) p. 139.
„She had grown older. And he loved her more now than he had loved her when he understood her better, when she was the product of her parents. What she was now was what she herself had decided to become.“
— Michael Ondaatje, buch The English Patient
Quelle: The English Patient
— Ken Follett, buch The Pillars of the Earth
Quelle: The Pillars of the Earth
— Simone de Beauvoir, buch Das andere Geschlecht
Quelle: The Second Sex
„She waits for me at night, she waits for me in silence.
She gives me all her tenderness and takes away my pain.
And so far she hasn't run, though I swear she's had her moments.
She still believes in miracles while others cry in vain.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
All About Soul.
Song lyrics, River of Dreams (1993)
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Angel
Quelle: Clockwork Angel
„The present alone was significant; was hers, to torture her as it was doing then with the biting conviction that she had lost that which she had held, that she had been denied that which her impassioned, newly awakened being demanded.“
— Kate Chopin, buch The Awakening
The Awakening (1899)
„She understood too much. She understood that she had reached her destiny point, that time and the circumstances of her life had conspired to bring her to this place. For one ecstatic moment she was the axis on which the stars revolved.“
— Robert Charles Wilson, buch Bios
Quelle: Bios (1999), Chapter 15 (p. 140)
„Elisabeth, again, while she praises her, is so far from hiding the Divine glory, that she ascribes everything to God. And yet, though she acknowledges the superiority of Mary to herself and to others, she does not envy her the higher distinction, but modestly declares that she had obtained more than she deserved.“
— John Calvin French Protestant reformer 1509 - 1564
Commentary on Luke 1:43.
Harmony of Matthew, Mark, Luke