„… there remained a strange formality between them, and her pleasure in his presence felt too much like missing him had felt during the last week.“
— Robin McKinley American fantasy writer 1952
Source: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 19, “Ashes” (p. 328)
„Once upon a time these two men had been in the same situation; now the difference between them was like the difference between a wish and its fulfillment. The one was what the other had dreamed of, and therefore they did not know one another anymore. He who has wishes yearns for a friend; but when the wishes have been fulfilled, the friends are the first thing we forget.“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Heimsljós (World Light) (1940), Book Four: The Beauty of the Heavens
„Where had thy life been at this hour,
Had not my Love been more than my Power? —
Away, if thou fearest, — love never must,
Never can live with one shade of distrust.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(1825-2) Antony and Cleopatra. An Anecdote from Plutarch
The Monthly Magazine
Source: Reflections on Violence (1908), p. 290
— Kameron Hurley American writer 1980
Source: God’s War (2011), Chapter 1 (p. 6).
„The love they felt wasn’t, of course, what it once had been;
the attraction between them had gradually diminished,
the attraction had diminished a great deal.
But to be separated, that wasn’t what they themselves wanted.“
— Constantine P. Cavafy Greek poet 1863 - 1933
Before Time Altered Them http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=123&cat=1
Collected Poems (1992)
„What the founders of modern science … had to do, was not criticize and to combat certain faulty theories, and to correct or to replace them by better ones. They had to do something quite different. They had to destroy one world and replace it by another.“
— Alexandre Koyré French philosopher 1892 - 1964
"Galileo to Plato" in the Journal of the History of Ideas (1957).
Context: What the founders of modern science … had to do, was not criticize and to combat certain faulty theories, and to correct or to replace them by better ones. They had to do something quite different. They had to destroy one world and replace it by another. They had to reshape the framework of our intellect itself, to restate and to reform its concepts, to evolve a new approach to Being, a new concept of knowledge, and a new concept of science — and even to replace a pretty natural approach, that of common sense, by another which is not natural at all.
„The rich were dull and they drank too much or they played too much backgammon. They were dull and they were repetitious. He remembered poor Julian and his romantic awe of them and how he had started a story once that began, "The very rich are different from you and me." And how someone had said to Julian, "Yes, they have more money."“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
"The Snows of Kilimanjaro," first published in Esquire (August 1936); later published in The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories (1938). Originally in Esquire "Julian" was named as F. Scott Fitzgerald, who, in "The Rich Boy" (1926) had written: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand..." Fitzgerald responded to this in a letter (August 1936) to Hemingway saying: "Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction."
„No matter how happy I had been in the past I do not long for it. The present is always the moment for which I love.“
— Jamaica Kincaid Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer 1949
Source: The Autobiography of My Mother
„This year, Thiago had an excellent season playing at Baresi’s level, but Franco had several fantastic seasons, not only one or two, but 15 or 16 and I think that at the moment this is the only difference between the two.“
— Thiago Silva Brazilian footballer 1984
Mauro Tassotti, 2011 https://www.acmilan.com/en/news/show/134347
From former and current footballers
„Home! That was an old word, one of the first the children had ever learned. You used it without thinking, a hundred times a day. It had meant so many different things!.. Home was an elastic word and even meaningless at times….“
Source: The Tin Flute (1945), P.275-276
„The difference between childhood and adulthood, Vic had come to believe, was the difference between imagination and resignation. You traded one for the other and lost your way.“
— Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915