— Anacreon Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns -570 - -485 BC
Odes, XXXIX. (XXXVII), 3.
Codex Alera, Princeps' Fury (2008)
„Jordan tattoos the words "forgive me" in thick black letters down the inside of his arm so that when he looks at his wrist he will remember not to hate himself so much. What he keeps forgetting is that there is life after survival.“
— Buddy Wakefield American poet 1974
Human the Death Dance
„Forty-two. His age had astounded him for years, and each time that he had sat so astounded, trying to figure out what had become of the young, slim man in his twenties, a whole additional year slipped by and had to be recorded, a continually growing sum which he could not reconcile with his self-image. He still saw himself, in his mind's eye, as youthful, and when he caught sight of himself in photographs he usually collapsed … Somebody took my actual physical presence away and substituted this, he had thought from time to time. Oh well, so it went.“
A Maze of Death (1970)
„The man was hit in one eye by a stone, and that eye turned inward so that it looked into his mind, and he died of what he saw there“
Source: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
„But he had turned, little by little, a disturbance into words, he had made a pillow of old words, for his head.“
Part II, p. 117
„Röhm deceived himself when he thought that his closeness to Hitler would allow him to survive while other German homosexual men were being persecuted. Röhm was not murdered because he was homosexual, but the fact that he was so gave his enemies a means of turning Hitler against him and securing his destruction.“
— Ernst Röhm German Nazi and military officer 1887 - 1934
Robert Aldrich, "Who's who in Gay and Lesbian History from Antiquity to World War II", London and New York, Routledge, 2001, p. 377.
„When the individual says he has a valid title to life, he means that all that is he, is his own; his body, his mind, his faculties. Maybe there is something else to life, such as a soul, but without going into that realm, he is willing to settle on what he knows about himself—his consciousness.“
— Frank Chodorov American libertarian thinker 1887 - 1966
Source: The Income Tax: Root of All Evil (1954), p. 12
„It may be true that I had dancing in my blood… I was a toddler when I danced deliriously with that street beggar. All called him a madman when he brought the house down with his frenetic dancing. Was he really mad? His unerring jatis (danced to rhythmic patterns) reverberate in my mind. Who knows which siddhapurusha (literally: “with all accomplishments”) he was? I can still see the gleam in his eye. If I am dance-mad now how could it be otherwise?… My first guru was a madman.“
— Balasaraswati Indian dancer 1918 - 1984
[Knight, Douglas M., Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life, http://books.google.com/books?id=Q3EsA2NooW4C, 15 June 2010, Wesleyan University Press, 978-0-8195-6906-6, 17-18]
„To see is one thing; to picture or visualise is another. A person can see things, only when his eyes are open, and when his surroundings are illuminated; but he can have pictures in his mind’s eye, when his eyes are shut and when the world is dark.“
Source: The Concept of Mind (1949), Ch. VIII: Imagination, (2) Picturing and Seeing
„Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.“
— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
Y así, del poco dormir y del mucho leer, se le secó el cerebro, de manera que vino a perder el juicio.
Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book I, Ch. 1 (tr. Samuel Putnam).
„There is no man so good that if he placed all his actions and thoughts under the scrutiny of the laws, he would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.“
Il n'est si homme de bien, qu'il mette à l'examen des loix toutes ses actions et pensées, qui ne soit pendable dix fois en sa vie.
Book III, Ch. 9
Essais (1595), Book III
Variant: There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.
„Newton was born during Cromell's revolution in the troubled 1640s; he was eighteen at the Restoration in 1660; and he published the Principia during the intrigues which ended by bringing William of Orange to England in the revolution of 1688. These are the moments when the powerful or the forceful character feels the ferment of the times, when his thoughts quicken…“
— Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974
"The Scientific Revolution and the Machine"
The Common Sense of Science (1951)
„There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.“
— Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592) French-Occitan author, humanistic philosopher, statesman 1533 - 1592
Book III, Ch. 13
Source: The Complete Essays