— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997
„The track, to me, was like an open book, in which I could read the meaning and purpose of life. I revered it like I would the sanctum sanctorum in a temple, where the deity resided and before whom I would humbly prostrate myself as a devotee. To keep myself steadfast to my goal, I renounced all pleasures and distractions, to keep myself fit and healthy, and dedicated my life to the ground where I could practice and run. Running had thus become my God, my religion and my beloved“
— Milkha Singh Indian track and field athlete 1935
Stuff for legend: Athlete Milkha Singh's autobiography, 11 July 2013, 13 December 2013, Deccan herald http://www.deccanherald.com/content/344118/stuff-legend-athlete-milkha-singh039s.html,
— Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989
Nina J. Easton, Los Angeles Times (January 4, 1989) "Bette Davis smoking over `Stepmother' role", Houston Chronicle, p. 10.
— Thomas Lodge English dramatist and writer 1558 - 1625
„I say, "Look, I'm here now. There must be a reason I'm here." If that's fatalistic, be that as it may. Where my work is, is where my life is, and if we're falling in the ocean, we're falling into the ocean.“
— Cass Elliot American singer 1941 - 1974
Rolling Stone interview (1968)
„Alas, where have they gone to, year on weary year?
Was it all a dream then, my life's, my love's career?“
— Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
Owê war sint verswunden alliu mîniu jâr
ist mir mîn leben getroumet oder ist ez wâr.
"Owe war sint verswunden alliu mîniu jâr", line 1; translation by Graeme Dunphy. http://www.dunphy.de/ac/Walther.html
„I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.“
— Harry Emerson Fosdick American pastor 1878 - 1969
Source: Riverside Sermons (1958), p. 22
„Were I to buy this life of pleasure and this only chance at happiness with a few little dangers, where would be the harm? And wouldn’t it still be fortunate to find a weak excuse to give her proof of my love?“
Quand je devrais acheter cette vie de délices et cette chance unique de bonheur par quelques petits dangers, où serait le mal? Et ne serait-ce pas encore un bonheur que de trouver ainsi une faible occasion de lui donner une preuve de mon amour?
Source: La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma) (1839), Ch. 20
— Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964
Source: Smooth Talking Stranger
„The flowers and my love
Passed away under the rain,
While I idly looked upon them
Where is my yester-love?“
— Ono no Komachi Japanese poet 825 - 900
Source: Yone Noguchi's [The Spirit of Japanese Poetry] (1914), p. 112
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Paraphrased variant: I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
At A Child's Grave (1882)
Context: No man, standing where the horizon of a life has touched a grave, has any right to prophesy a future filled with pain and tears. It may be that death gives all there is of worth to life. If those we press and strain against our hearts could never die, perhaps that love would wither from the earth. Maybe this common fate treads from out the paths between our hearts the weeds of selfishness and hate, and I had rather live and love where death is king, than have eternal life where love is not.
„I lost my eyes
In east wind skies
Here's where I've cried
Where I've tried
Where God and the Tendaberry rise
Where Quakers and revolutionaries
Join for life“
— Laura Nyro American musician and songwriter 1947 - 1997
"New York Tendaberry"
„The part of my life I think I'm most disappointed in is that I have not had the great marriage. And I would have thought that would have happened, because I came from a home—you know, it's not like some of my friends, they get divorced, but their parents were divorced twice or three times. I came from a home where marriage was just incredible. I mean, my parents truly loved each other.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Good Morning America (2 December 1999), as quoted in The World According to Trump (2005) by Ken Lawrence, p. 46
— Magda Goebbels German politician 1901 - 1945
Knopp, Guido, Hitler's Women
„The image of that dying leprosy patient was burning me like a branding iron and would not give me a moment’s rest. From that moment on I was out to conquer fear…. Where there is fear there is no love. Where there is no love there is no God.“
— Baba Amte Indian freedom fighter, social worker 1914 - 2008
His reaction after he had given away his wealth and legal career and had set up a work camp and started living with common people with his family when he had met a dying leper on the road, pages=6-7