„How dispiriting I find it, even after all my personal triumphs, that we must grow up and grow sad, that we must age, weaken, and in time go home to our long home in the ground, and that even golden lads and girls all must, as chimney sweepers, come to dust.“

—  Joseph Heller, buch God Knows

God Knows (1984)

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Joseph Heller1
US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1923 - 1999

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„Golden lads and girls all must,
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust.“

—  William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

Guiderius, Act IV, scene ii.
Cymbeline (1610)

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Ayumi Hamasaki Foto
Citát „You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.“
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„You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.“

—  Tove Jansson, buch Comet in Moominland

Quelle: Comet in Moominland

Franz Kafka Foto
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„Even such is time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days.
But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
My God shall raise me up, I trust!“

—  Walter Raleigh English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer 1554 - 1618

His Own Epitaph, written the night before his execution (1618) and found in his Bible in the Gate-house at Westminster; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Quelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tnk8RpOFWw "Even Such is Time" — Choir of Salisbury Cathedral

David Brin Foto

„All legends must be based on lies, Gordon realized. We exaggerate, and even come to believe the tales, after a while.“

—  David Brin, buch The Postman

Quelle: The Postman (1985), Section 3, “Cincinnatus”, Chapter 18 (p. 298)

A.E. Housman Foto

„The troubles of our proud and angry dust
Are from eternity, and shall not fail.
Bear them we can, and if we can we must.
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.“

—  A.E. Housman English classical scholar and poet 1859 - 1936

No. 9, st. 7.
Last Poems http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8lspm10.txt (1922)

George Eliot Foto

„New voices come to me where'er I roam,
My heart too widens with its widening home:
But song grows weaker, and the heart must break
For lack of voice, or fingers that can wake
The lyre's full answer; nay, its chords were all
Too few to meet the growing spirit's call.“

—  George Eliot English novelist, journalist and translator 1819 - 1880

The Legend of Jubal (1869)
Kontext: New voices come to me where'er I roam,
My heart too widens with its widening home:
But song grows weaker, and the heart must break
For lack of voice, or fingers that can wake
The lyre's full answer; nay, its chords were all
Too few to meet the growing spirit's call.
The former songs seem little, yet no more
Can soul, hand, voice, with interchanging lore
Tell what the earth is saying unto me:
The secret is too great, I hear confusedly.

Philip K. Dick Foto
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„We all must wake up because this is a time to arise from slumber and make our dream come true.“

—  Lazarus Chakwera Malawi religious figure and politician 1955

Lazarus Chakwera [citation needed]

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„To be really cosmopolitan a man must be at home even in his own country.“

—  Thomas Wentworth Higginson Union United States Army officer 1823 - 1911

Short Studies of American Authors http://books.google.com/books?id=5a9GAQAAIAAJ&q="To+be+really+cosmopolitan+a+man+must+be+at+home+even+in+his+own+country"&pg=PA384#v=onepage - VI. Henry James, Jr., The Literary World, (22 November 1879).

Stephen Vincent Benét Foto

„We are the earth his word must sow like wheat
And, if it finds no earth, it cannot grow.“

—  Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943

Innkeeper's wife
A Child is Born (1942)
Kontext: We are the earth his word must sow like wheat
And, if it finds no earth, it cannot grow.
We are his earth, the mortal and the dying,
Led by no star — the sullen and the slut,
The thief, the selfish man, the barren woman,
Who have betrayed him once and will betray him,
Forget his words, be great a moment's space
Under the strokes of chance,
And then sink back into our small affairs.
And yet, unless we go, his message fails.

J.C. Ryle Foto

„It must not content us to take our bodies to church if we leave our hearts at home.“

—  J.C. Ryle Anglican bishop 1816 - 1900

Mark VII: 1–13, p. 136
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: St. Mark (1857)

James Branch Cabell Foto

„People must have both their dreams and their dinners in this world, and when we go out of it we must take what we find. That is all.“

—  James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958

Niafer, in Book Ten : At Manuel's Tomb, Ch. LXIX : Economics of Jurgen
The Silver Stallion (1926)

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