„I can't explain why I shine and no one else shines. I think everybody shines in different things.“

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Now, I think the ground has a frost covering.
I raise my head … to view the bright moon,
Then I lower my head … and I think of home.“

—  Li Bai, Quiet Night Thought

"Thoughts on a Still Night" (静夜思); in Jean Ward's Li T'ai-po: Remembered (2008), p. 99
Variant translation:
Before my bed the moonlight glitters
Like frost upon the ground.
I look up to the mountain moon,
Look down and think of home.
"Quiet Night Thought", in Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations (2000), p. 723
Original: (zh_Hant) 床前明月光,疑是地上霜。
舉頭望明月,低頭思故鄉。

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—  Dhul-Nun al-Misri Sufi saint 796 - 859

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—  W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965

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Yet everybody says I'm such a disagreeable man
And I can't think why!“

—  W. S. Gilbert English librettist of the Gilbert & Sullivan duo 1836 - 1911

The disagreeable Man (from Princess Ida).
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„Without her I feel lost, I can't explain this in words. However there are things that I just can't stand thinking of; the way she and our son died.“

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