„1927. I stood in front of your grave; in radiating sunshine there was a still, green mound. And it was preaching about mortality.
My answer was: resurrection.“
„I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!“
— Charlotte Brontë English novelist and poet 1816 - 1855
Context: Do you think I am an automaton? — a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are! Jane to Mr. Rochester (Ch. 23)
„Strike—for your altars and your fires!
Strike—for the green graves of your sires!
God, and your native land!“
— Fitz-Greene Halleck American writer 1790 - 1867
Marco Bozzaris in memory of the Greek revolutionary hero .
— Stephen R. Lawhead American writer 1950
„And I stood arrow straight
Unencumbered by the weight
Of all these hustlers and their schemes.
I stood proud, I stood tall
High above it all.
I still believed in my dreams.“
— Bob Seger American singer-songwriter 1945
Like a Rock.
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
„As a child he stood by the seashore at Ljósavík and watched the waves soughing in and out, but now he was heading away from the sea. "Think of me when you are in glorious sunshine." Soon the sun of the day of resurrection will shine on the bright paths where she awaits her poet. And beauty shall reign alone.“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
„My answer to that [i. e. the question of whether Ruth hoped to set a new single-season HR record] was "No." I don't believe I can ever better my 60 mark that I made in 1927. And, frankly, I don't believe anyone else will beat it for a long time either.“
— Babe Ruth American baseball player 1895 - 1948
In "Babe Ruth Says: I Would Like to Better Mark"
„It is true that in the confessional it is the pastor who preaches; but the true preacher is still the secret-sharer in your inner being. The pastor can preach only in vague generalities; the preacher in your inner being is just the opposite; he speaks simply and solely about you, to you, and within you. P. 183“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
„This character wherewith we sink into the grave at death is the very character wherewith we shall reappear at the resurrection.“
— Thomas Chalmers Scottish mathematician and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland 1780 - 1847
„Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.“
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
„Death is resurrection. We're talking not about some resurrection that will happen but about one that is happening right now.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Context: One of your American authors put it so well. He said awakening is the death of your belief in injustice and tragedy. The end of the world for a caterpillar is a butterfly for the master. Death is resurrection. We're talking not about some resurrection that will happen but about one that is happening right now. If you would die to the past, if you would die to every minute, you would be the person who is fully alive, because a fully alive person is one who is full of death. We're always dying to things. We're always shedding everything in order to be fully alive and resurrected at every moment. The mystics, saints, and others make great efforts to wake people up. If they don't wake up, they're always going to have these other minor ills like hunger, wars, and violence. The greatest evil is sleeping people, ignorant people. "The Death of Me", p. 150