Source: The Truth About Forever
— Daniel Webster Leading American senator and statesman. January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852. Served as the Secretary of State for three… 1782 - 1852
Second Reply to Hayne (1830)
Context: When my eyes shall be turned to behold for the last time the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood! Let their last feeble and lingering glance rather behold the glorious ensign of the republic, now known and honored throughout the earth, still full high advanced, its arms and trophies streaming in the original lustre, not a stripe erased or polluted, nor a single star obscured, bearing for its motto, no such miserable interrogatory as 'What is all this worth?' nor those words of delusion and folly, 'Liberty first and Union afterward,'; but everywhere, spread over all the characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every true American heart, -- Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!
Source: Now We Are Six (1927)
Context: When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.
Source: Birth of a Killer
— Greg Bear American writer best known for science fiction 1951
Interphase: Thought Universe (p. 247; closing lines)
Blood Music (1985)
„If a German or an Austrian, a Greek or a Bashibazouk, had composed Gerontius, the whole world would have by now admitted its qualities.“
— Neville Cardus English writer 1888 - 1975
Manchester Guardian (1939)
„If you have a glass full of liquid you can discourse forever on its qualities, discuss whether it is cold, warm, whether it is really and truly composed of H-2-O, or even mineral water, or saki. Meditation is Drinking it!“
— Taisen Deshimaru Japanese Buddhist monk 1914 - 1982
As quoted in Real Magic : Creating Miracles in Everyday Life (2001) by Wayne W. Dyer, p. 123
„Oh, I love London society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what society should be.“
Mabel Chiltern, Act I
An Ideal Husband (1895)
„Communists love to make films about composers, because composers compose music and don't talk subversive things.“
— Miloš Forman czech-American director, screenwriter, and professor 1932 - 2018
„People like to hold onto life in many ways, but everything is transitory. This is it, right now. Youth doesn’t last forever, beauty doesn’t last forever, so appreciate it for the moment.“
— Gronk (artist) American artist 1954
On the loss of site-specific artwork in “Gronk by Marisela Norte” https://bombmagazine.org/articles/gronk/ in BOMB Magazine (2007 Jan 1)
— Gustav Holst English composer 1874 - 1934
Cited in Imogen Holst The Music of Gustav Holst (1951) p. 73 as "His favourite piece of advice".
„Our union is now complete; our constitution composed, established, and approved. You are now the guardians of your own liberties. We may justly address you, as the decemviri did the Romans, and say,“
— Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803
Speech about Declaration of Independence (1776)
„Pop, pop, pop! Bom, bom, bom! throughout the day. No time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and Independence forever.“
— Davy Crockett American politician 1786 - 1836
Last entry in his diary, (5 March 1836)
„I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the Sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.“
— Chief Joseph Nez Percé Chieftain 1840 - 1904
Speech in surrendering to General Nelson Appleton Miles after long evading a pursuit nearly to the border of Canada. (October 5, 1877)
Context: Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me before, I have it in my heart. I am tired of fighting. Our Chiefs are killed; Looking Glass is dead, Ta Hool Hool Shute is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes or no. He who led on the young men is dead. It is cold, and we have no blankets; the little children are freezing to death. My people, some of them, have run away to the hills, and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are — perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children, and see how many of them I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. Hear me, my Chiefs! I am tired; my heart is sick and sad. From where the Sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
Variant: every moment you steal from the present is a moment you have lost for ever. There's only now.
Source: The Passion
„I have seen the mystics play there
Once or twice but I knew they had a reason
Enchantment plays it's cards all right
Hand in hand with the working of the seasons Legends can be now and forever
Teaching us to love for goodness sake
Legends can be now and forever
Loved by the sun, loved by the sun“
— Jon Anderson English singer 1944
Lyrics of " Loved by the Sun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40eZABP5eJs", written for the "Unicorn Theme" by Tangerine Dream, on the soundtrack of the film Legend (1986).