„Forever is composed of nows.“

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American poet 1830 - 1886

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„." And now, you are forever mine.“

—  Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites

Source: Magic Bites

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„on forever's very now we stand“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

50 Poems (1940)

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„Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!“

—  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!

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„But now I am six. And I'm clever as clever. And now I think I'll stay six now forever and ever.“

—  A.A. Milne, book Now We Are Six

The End.
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.

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„Nothing is lost. Nothing is forgotten.
It was in the blood, the flesh,
And now it is forever.“

—  Greg Bear American writer best known for science fiction 1951

Interphase: Thought Universe (p. 247; closing lines)
Blood Music (1985)

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„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)

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„Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you.“

—  Gustav Holst English composer 1874 - 1934

Cited in Imogen Holst The Music of Gustav Holst (1951) p. 73 as "His favourite piece of advice".

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„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.

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„Every moment you steal from the present is a moment you've lost forever. There is only now.“

—  Jeanette Winterson, book The Passion

Variant: every moment you steal from the present is a moment you have lost for ever. There's only now.
Source: The Passion

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