„My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me?
O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

Quelle: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37

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William Cowper
englischer Dichter 1731 - 1800

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„O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

—  William Cowper (1731–1800) English poet and hymnodist 1731 - 1800

Quelle: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37.
Kontext: My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me?
O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.

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„Alone am I, and alone I wish to be;
Alone my sweet love has left me.
Alone am I, without friend or mate,
Alone am I, mournful and angry.“

—  Christine de Pizan Italian French late medieval author 1365 - 1430

Seulete suy et seulete vueil estre,
Seulete m'a mon doulz ami laissiée,
Seulete suy, sanz compaignon ne maistre,
Seulette suy, dolente et courrouciée.
Cent Balades, no. 11, line 1; Maurice Roy (ed.) Œuvres Poétiques de Christine de Pisan (1886) vol. 1, p. 12. Translation from Aliki Barnstone & Willis Barnstone (eds.) A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now (1980) p. 203.

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„So I fancy my Muse says, when I wish to die,
Oh no, Oh no, we are not yet friends enough,
And Virtue also says:
We are not yet friends enough.“

—  Stevie Smith poet, novelist, illustrator, performer 1902 - 1971

"Exeat"
The Best Beast (1966)

Abigail Adams Foto

„Do not grieve, my friend, my dearest friend. I am ready to go. And John, it will not be long.“

—  Abigail Adams 2nd First Lady of the United States (1797–1801) 1744 - 1818

Last words in a letter to John Adams, as quoted in Famous Last Words (1961) by Barnaby Conrad

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„As a rule I never read bad reviews about myself because my best friends invariably tell me about them.“

—  Oscar Levant, buch The Memoirs of an Amnesiac

The Memoirs of an Amnesiac (1965)

Citát „Tell my friends to get me out of here.“
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„Tell my friends to get me out of here.“

—  Augusto Pinochet Former dictator of the republic of Chile 1915 - 2006

October 27, 1998, nine days after being arrested in London, quoted in Heraldo Muñoz (2008) The Dictator's Shadow
1990s

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„I have no enemies. But my friends don't like me.“

—  Philip Larkin English poet, novelist, jazz critic and librarian 1922 - 1985

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„My friends, judge me by the enemies I have made.“

—  Franklin D. Roosevelt 32nd President of the United States 1882 - 1945

Speech made on the campaign trail in Portland, Oregon (21 September 1932)
1930s

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„It was the kind of kiss I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know I was never so happy in my whole life.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, buch Vielleicht lieber morgen

Variante: And she kissed me. It was the kind of kiss that I could never tell my friends about out loud. It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.
Quelle: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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„Adieu, adieu, I am going to see up there [after death] whether friend Corot has found me any new subjects for landscape painting.“

—  Charles-François Daubigny French painter 1817 - 1878

Quote, as recorded by Albert Wolff, 1880's, in Notes upon certain masters of the XIX century, - printed not published MDCCCLXXXVI (1886), The Art Age Press, 400 N.Y. (written after the exhibition 'Cent Chefs-d'Oeuvres: the Choice of the French Private Galleries', Petit, Paris / Baschet, New York, 1883, p. 74
Daubigny's final thought for art in 1878 was appearently strongly connected with Corot.
1860s - 1870s

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„The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.“

—  Henryk Sienkiewicz, buch Quo Vadis

Letter of Petronius to Nero, Ch. 73
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontext: Rome stuffs its ears when it hears thee; the world reviles thee. I can blush for thee no longer, and I have no wish to do so. The howls of Cerberus, though resembling thy music, will be less offensive to me, for I have never been the friend of Cerberus, and I need not be ashamed of his howling.

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„I have never thought there was much to be said in favor of dragging on long after all one's friends were dead.“

—  Murasaki Shikibu, buch The Tale of Genji

Quelle: Tale of Genji, The Tale of Genji, trans. Arthur Waley, Ch. 29: The Royal Visit

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