„If you say, 'Come back later',
He will speedily come to snatch you away.
Say rather, 'I shall not be in till I'm ninety-nine'".“
— Sengai Japanese artist 1750 - 1837
Japanese Death Poems. Compiled by Yoel Hoffmann. ISBN 978-0-8048-3179-6
„I have dreamt about this day for many years as a young kid coming through and it hasn't quite sunk in yet.“
— Aaron Ramsey Welsh association football player 1990
About scoring the winning goal in the 2014 FA Cup Final http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27461072 when Arsenal came from 0-2 down to win 3-2 against Hull City after extra time
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
— Jani Allan South African columnist and broadcaster 1952
Description of Eugene Terre'Blanche in the Face to Face column published on 31 January 1989.
„He shall not come to conquest,
The conquest of kings,
But in the bare stable
He shall judge all things.“
— Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943
Innkeeper's wife, singing a song of prophecies
„To thee, when thou didst try to conceive of them, the ways of the days to come seemed follies scarce to be thought of; yet shall they come to be familiar things“
— William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896
Context: To thee, when thou didst try to conceive of them, the ways of the days to come seemed follies scarce to be thought of; yet shall they come to be familiar things, and an order by which every man liveth, ill as he liveth, so that men shall deem of them, that thus it hath been since the beginning of the world, and that thus it shall be while the world endureth... Yet in time shall this also grow old, and doubt shall creep in, because men shall scarce be able to live by that order, and the complaint of the poor shall be hearkened, no longer as a tale not utterly grievous, but as a threat of ruin, and a fear. Then shall these things, which to thee seem follies, and to the men between thee and me mere wisdom and the bond of stability, seem follies once again; yet, whereas men have so long lived by them, they shall cling to them yet from blindness and from fear; and those that see, and that have thus much conquered fear that they are furthering the real time that cometh and not the dream that faileth, these men shall the blind and the fearful mock and missay, and torment and murder: and great and grievous shall be the strife in those days, and many the failures of the wise, and too oft sore shall be the despair of the valiant; and back-sliding, and doubt, and contest between friends and fellows lacking time in the hubbub to understand each other, shall grieve many hearts and hinder the Host of the Fellowship: yet shall all bring about the end, till thy deeming of folly and ours shall be one, and thy hope and our hope; and then — the Day will have come. Ch. 12: Ill Would Change Be At Whiles Were It Not For The Change Beyond The Change.
„The man bent over his guitar,
A shearsman of sorts. The day was green.
They said, "You have a blue guitar,
You do not play things as they are."
The man replied, "Things as they are
Are changed upon the blue guitar."
And they said then, "But play, you must,
A tune beyond us, yet ourselves,
A tune upon the blue guitar
Of things exactly as they are."“
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
„Who shoots at the mid-day sun, though he be sure he shall never hit the mark, yet as sure he is he shall shoot higher than who aims but at a bush.“
— Philip Sidney English diplomat 1554 - 1586
Book 2, page 253.
— Ringo Starr British musician, former member of the Beatles 1940
"It Don't Come Easy" (co-written by George Harrison)