„I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.“

Source: Letters to a Young Poet

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Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926

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—  Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and paramount leader of China 1953

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„Hold fast the time! Guard it, watch over it, every hour, every minute!“

—  Thomas Mann German novelist, and 1929 Nobel Prize laureate 1875 - 1955

Source: The Beloved Returns (1939), Ch. 7
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„We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.“

—  Gwendolyn Brooks American writer 1917 - 2000

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Context: That time
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cutting across the hot grit of the day.
The major Voice.
The adult Voice
forgoing Rolling River,
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devout and large,
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„They balance each other out. Chris and I are like Jay and Beyonce; two paranoid ironists and two calm grounded people.“

—  Chris Martin musician, co-founder of Coldplay 1977

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