— Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings
— Menander Athenian playwright of New Comedy -342 - -291 v.Chr
Unidentified fragment 651.
„Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.“
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
Misattributed, Attributed to Bonhoeffer on the Internet, and supposedly from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy http://books.google.com/books?id=aG0q3X8TVpsC&pg=PA486#v=onepage (2010) by Eric Metaxas; however, there is no actual reference in that book. However, in advertising the book Metaxas does state on his site that the quote is from Bonhoeffer. http://ericmetaxas.com/books/bonhoeffer-pastor-martyr-prophet-spy/ First attributed to Bonhoeffer in Explorations 12:1 (1998), p. 3, as referenced by James Cone (2004) Theology's Great Sin: Silence in the Face of White Supremacy, Black Theology, 2:2, 139-152, footnote 1 http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/blth.18.104.22.168027 Compare "Not to Act, is to Act!" by Francis W. McPeek http://www.ergo-sum.net/pics/McPeek.jpg, The Missionary Herald at Home and Abroad, v.141-142 (1945-1946), "Missionary herald, 1945 - Congregational churches," pp.34-35 (We must realize that church inaction is a form of political action, and it is altogether negative. “Not to act, is to act.”)
— Lloyd Alexander, book The High King
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book V : The High King (1968), Chapter 11 (p. 142)
„Translation: Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.“
— Jacopo Sannazaro Italian writer 1456 - 1530
L'invidia, figliuol mio, se stessa macera, E si dilegua come agnel per fascino. Ecloga Octava; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), "Envy".
„[as George W. Bush] I will tame evil, I will get the evil ones, We must find the evil ones. We must get evil, we must laminate evil, we must wear it round our necks, at the backstage party in paradise!“
— Bill Bailey English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author 1964
Part Troll (2004)
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
Jurgen (1919), Ch. 5 : Requirements of Bread and Butter http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/CABELL/ch05.htm