— Stephen King American author 1947
Quelle: Wolves of the Calla
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
Last words to Peter Lawford (5 August 1962), as quoted at Spiegel Online http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/literatur/0,1518,475898,00.html
Variante: Say good-bye to Pat, say good-bye to Jack and say good-bye to yourself, because you're a nice guy.
— Denis Diderot French Enlightenment philosopher and encyclopædist 1713 - 1784
Quelle: Pensées Philosophiques (1746), Ch. 3, as quoted in Selected Writings (1966) edited by Lester G. Crocker
„So many faces in and out of my life
Some will last
Some will be just now and then.
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes
I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again.
Say goodbye to Hollywood
Say goodbye my baby
Say goodbye to Hollywood
Say goodbye my baby.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Say Goodbye to Hollywood.
Song lyrics, Turnstiles (1976)
„The day before is what we bring to the day we're actually living through, life is a matter of carrying along all those days-before just as someone might carry stones, and when we can no longer cope with the load, the work is done.“
— José Saramago, buch The Cave
Page 61, 2002 (Harvest Hardcover edition)
The Cave (2000)
— Bernard Cornwell British writer 1944
Major Michael Hogan, p. 172
Sharpe (Novel Series), Sharpe's Battle (1995)
— Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933
"Never Say Goodbye" on It's Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982).
Kontext: Never say goodbye,
You say tomorrow's another day,
All I know is we're here today. I've got nightmares I could never share with you,
The kind that keeps me up all night.
So hold me tight till the room is light
And tell me that it's all right.
— Lindsey Davis, buch The Iron Hand of Mars
The Iron Hand of Mars
— Buddy Holly American singer-songwriter 1936 - 1959
That'll Be the Day, written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty
Song lyrics, The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
— Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah
Quelle: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
— Anastacia American singer-songwriter 1968
How Come the World Won't Stop
Freak of Nature (2001)
„Always looking for a meaning,
all the time you keep believing,
but I don't know why
you won't say goodbye.
Even when the sun is shining
you don't see the silver lining,
but I don't know why
you won't say goodbye.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Song lyrics, Amarantine (2005)
„Though, in debating with regard to theories, it be lawful to say whether this or that is consistent with the Divine attributes, yet, when we find that God has actually done any thing, all question about its justice, wisdom, and benevolence, is forever out of place.“
— Nehemiah Adams Massachusetts clergyman 1806 - 1878
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 268.
— Laozi semi-legendary Chinese figure, attributed to the 6th century, regarded as the author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of… -604
Only the final bold section is connected to Laozi (see Ch. 17 of Tao Te Ching above). The origin of the added first section is unclear.
Variante: A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Kontext: "Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. With the best leaders when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say, "We have done this ourselves."
„When friends speak overmuch of times gone by, often it's because they sense their present time is turning them from friends to strangers. Long before the moment came to say goodbye, I think, we said goodbye in other words and ways and silences. Then when the moment came for it at last, we didn't say it as should be said by friends. So now at last, dear Mouse, with many, many years between: goodbye.“
— Frederick Buechner, buch Godric
„…(in the army) you're forced to learn the most important lesson in life, and that's the fact that you have to live up to your responsibilities, and you better do it right. When given an order, you can't say no. It's no exaggeration to say that lives are on the line. One wrong decision, and your buddy might die. It's this fact that makes the army work. That's the big mistake a lot of people make when they wonder how soldiers can put their lives on the line day after day or how they can fight for something they may not believe in. Not everyone does. …but when all is said and done, we do what we do for one another. For friendship. Not for country, not for patriotism, not because we're programmed killing machines, but because of the guy next to you. You fight for your friend, to keep him alive, and he fights for you, and everything about the army is built on this simple premise.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
John Tyree, Chapter 1, p. 18-19
2000s, Dear John (2006)