— Charlie Chaplin British comic actor and filmmaker 1889 - 1977
— Douglas William Jerrold English dramatist and writer 1803 - 1857
Books, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Painting for me is merely a means of forgetting life. It is a cry in the night. A sob broken off. A strangled laugh.“
— Georges Rouault French painter 1871 - 1958
quoted by Henri Perruchot, in T-Lautrec, transl. Humphrey Hare; The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio, 1960/61, p. 51
— Carson Cistulli American poet and writer 1979
Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated (2006)
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
— Mary Higgins Clark Novelist, writer 1927 - 2020
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
Source: The Complete Poems
„Then Richard Parker, companion of my torment, awful, fierce thing that kept me alive, moved forward and disappeared forever from my life.“
Source: Life of Pi (2001), Chapter 94, p. 316
„Sometimes when I'm alone
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
and no one cares about why.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„When someone turns to me and addresses me as 'our Queen', that word means a lot to me because it makes me feel that they know my life is theirs. My joy is their joy. My worries are their worries. If the word 'queen' means something to me, 'our queen' means everything to me.“
— Queen Rania of Jordan Queen consort of Jordan 1970
Interview in Arabic with Al-Arabiya, 27/10/2013
„And how shall I think of you?' He considered a moment and then laughed. 'Think of me with my nose in a book!“
Source: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
— Paul Dacre English journalist 1948
Dacre's description of the best way to write for readers My Life in [the] Media: Des Kelly, The Independent, 12 December 2005 https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/des-kelly-my-life-in-media-519169.html,
„At the end of three years my knowledge of Spanish and of literature in general was far beyond that of my friends. It was then my turn to laugh!“
— Epifanio de los Santos Filipino politician 1871 - 1928
As quoted in “Don Pañong – Genius" by A.V.H. Hartendorp in Philippine Magazine (September 1929), p. 211.
Context: When I left the University of Santo Tomas, I had but a smattering of Spanish. My friends made sport of me. What keen mortification did I suffer at my ignorance! One day, no longer able to stand the jeerings of my friends, I made up my mind to learn Spanish. I purchased a dozen good novels and began to read. I did not spend hours over a grammar, but just kept on reading, taking care to remember the idioms. In the meantime my library grew. At the end of three years my knowledge of Spanish and of literature in general was far beyond that of my friends. It was then my turn to laugh!
„Sometimes my old heart is like a washing machine
It bounces around 'til my Soul comes clean
And when I'm clean and hung out to dry
I'm gonna make you laugh until you cry“
— John Prine American country singer/songwriter 1946 - 2020
Boundless Love (co-written with Dan Auerbach and Pat McLaughlin)
Song lyrics, The Tree of Forgiveness (2018)