„Do not thy passions counteract
What thy lips utter?
Thy going in thy course into valleys,
Dark without lights.
And mine were his words.
And mine were his languages.“
— Taliesin Welsh bard 534 - 599
Oh God, the God of Formation
„...I hold up before myself the images of Dante and Spinoza, who were better at accepting the lot of solitude. Of course, their way of thinking, compared to mine, was one which made solitude bearable...“
— Baruch Spinoza Dutch philosopher 1632 - 1677
Friedrich Nietzsche, in his letter to Franz Overbeck, 2 July 1885 [original in German]
M - R, Friedrich Nietzsche
— Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888
„His eyes met mine at the soft touch, and a chime seemed to shake the ley line, realigning the universe.
He was mine.“
— Kim Harrison Pseudonym 1966
Source: Ever After
„This morning I wake to be older than you were
Fresh white snow for miles
Every footstep will be mine.“
— Ben Folds American musician 1966
"Away When You Were Here", The Sound of the Life of the Mind (2012).
— Ken Thompson American computer scientist, creator of the Unix operating system 1943
Source: The history of grep, the 40 years old Unix command, Benjamin Rualthanzauva, 5 Feb 2014 https://medium.com/@rualthanzauva/grep-was-a-private-command-of-mine-for-quite-a-while-before-i-made-it-public-ken-thompson-a40e24a5ef48,
„Variation: If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods the world will make a beaten path to his door.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
Investigations have failed to confirm this in Emerson's writings (John H. Lienhard. "A better moustrap" http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi1163.htm, Engines of our Ingenuity). Also reported as a misattribution in Paul F. Boller, Jr., and John George, They Never Said It: A Book of Fake Quotes, Misquotes, & Misleading Attributions (1989), p. 25. Note that Emerson did say, as noted above, "I trust a good deal to common fame, as we all must. If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods".
„As it is not only written by a woman but by a woman who was born into the same community as mine, I intend to edit and publish it in a proper form.“
— Bangalore Nagarathnamma Indian singer 1878 - 1952
Firstpost Article - An early 20th century tale of censorship - 22 Mar 2020 https://www.firstpost.com/living/an-early-20th-century-tale-of-censorship-how-bangalore-nagarathnamma-fought-social-norms-to-revive-the-legacy-of-muddupalani-8132331.html Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20200415202057/https://www.firstpost.com/living/an-early-20th-century-tale-of-censorship-how-bangalore-nagarathnamma-fought-social-norms-to-revive-the-legacy-of-muddupalani-8132331.html
About Radhika Santawanam (Appeasing Radhika)
„At that moment I was sure. That I belonged in my skin. That my organs were mine and my eyes were mine and my ears, which could only hear the silence of this night and my faint breathing, were mine, and I loved them and what they could do.“
— Dave Eggers memoirist, novelist, short story writer, editor, publisher 1970
„The thoughts of others
Were light and fleeting,
Of lovers' meeting
Or luck or fame.
Mine were of trouble,
And mine were steady;
So I was ready
When trouble came.“
— A.E. Housman English classical scholar and poet 1859 - 1936
Source: More Poems
„If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
Mother o' mine, O mother o' mine.“
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
Mother o' Mine http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/K/KiplingRudyard/verse/p3/motheromine.html (1891).
„Are you mine?”
“Are you mine?”
“Are you mine?”
No. I loved being yours. But now I’m mine, which is all I ever was, in the end.“
— Emma Forrest British journalist, novelist and screenwriter 1976
Source: Your Voice in My Head