— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
„It is the saddest sight in the world. Sadder than destitution, sadder than the beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honour of sharing or disputing each other’s food. He who eats alone is dead“
— Jean Baudrillard French sociologist and philosopher 1929 - 2007
Context: Yet there is a certain solitude like no other - that of the man preparing his meal in public on a wall, or on the hood of his car, or along a fence, alone. You see that all the time here. It is the saddest sight in the world. Sadder than destitution, sadder than the beggar is the man who eats alone in public. Nothing more contradicts the laws of man or beast, for animals always do each other the honour of sharing or disputing each other’s food. He who eats alone is dead (but not he who drinks alone. Why is this?). New York (p. 15)
„Awake, my heart, to be loved, awake, awake!
The darkness silvers away, the morn doth break,
It leaps in the sky.“
— Robert Seymour Bridges British writer 1844 - 1930
Awake, My Heart, to Be Loved http://www.poemhunter.com/p/m/poem.asp?poet=6639&poem=27759, l. 1-3.
„There is something sadder to lose than life – the reason for living;
Sadder than to lose one's possessions is to lose one's hope.“
— Paul Claudel French diplomat 1868 - 1955
L'otage (Paris: Édition de la Nouvelle revue française, 1911) p. 162; Pierre Chavannes (trans.) The Hostage (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1917) p. 130.
„Is anything sadder than a train
That leaves when it’s supposed to,
That has only one voice,
Only one route?
There’s nothing sadder. Except perhaps a cart horse,
Shut between two shafts
And unable even to look sideways.“
— Primo Levi Italian chemist, memoirist, short story writer, novelist, essayist 1919 - 1987
"January 17, 1946"
„Christmas is good news in a world of bad news. This was so on the first Christmas and on Christmas 1959 … Christmas brings hope to a dark world.“
— Halford E. Luccock American Methodist minister 1885 - 1960
„A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.“
— Marilyn vos Savant US American magazine columnist, author and lecturer 1946
As quoted in What Type Am I? : Discover Who You Really Are (1998) by Renee Baron, p. 110
„He went like one that hath been stunn'd,
And is of sense forlorn:
A sadder and a wiser man
He rose the morrow morn.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
Fly not yet.
— John Byrom Poet, inventor of a shorthand system 1692 - 1763
A Hymn for Christmas Day (1750)
— Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe