„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“

—  Ennius, As quoted by Cicero in Tusculanae Disputationes, Book I, chapter XV, section 34

Nemo me lacrumis decoret neque funera fletu faxit. Cur? volito vivos per ora virum.

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„Words that weep and tears that speak.“

—  Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667
The Prophet; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Thoughts that breathe, and words that burn", Thomas Gray, Progress of Poesy, iii. 3, 4.

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„Flow my tears, fall from your springs,
Exil'd for ever: let me mourn
Where night's black bird her sad infamy sings,
There let me live forlorn.“

—  John Dowland English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer 1563 - 1626
"Flow my tears", line 1, The Second Book of Songs (1600).

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„Living is like tearing through a museum.“

—  Audrey Hepburn British actress 1929 - 1993
Context: Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering — because you can't take it all in at once. As quoted in Audrey Hepburn : A Bio-bibliography (1994) by David Hofstede

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