„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“
Nemo me lacrumis decoret neque funera fletu
faxit. Cur? volito vivos per ora virum.
„Weep for life, with its toil and care,
Its crime to shun, and its sorrow to bear;
Let tears and the sign of tears be shed
Over the living, not over the dead!“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
(21st August 1830) The Legacy of the Roses
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
"Pensées Tirées des Premières Éditions," Réflexions: Ou, Sentences Et Maximes Morales de La Rochefoucauld (1822)
„From me you fly! Ah! let me crave,
By these poor tears, that hand you gave—
Since, parting with my woman's pride,
My madness leaves me nought beside—
By that our wedlock, by the rite
Which, but begun, could yet unite,
If e'er my kindness held you bound,
If e'er in me your joy you found,
Look on this falling house, and still,
If prayer can touch you, change your will.“
— John Conington British classical scholar 1825 - 1869
„Absolutely, but let me qualify that— I consider myself an authentic feminist. Not as defined by the modern movement. And, let me clarify that a little bit more. I was an English major, so break it down: -ist means one who celebrates. As a feminist, I celebrate my femininity.“
— Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969
interview at Americans for Prosperity's RightOnline Conference, July 2010 asked if she considers herself a feminist
„Let us weep in our darkness, but weep not for him!
Not for him who, departing, leaves millions in tears!
Not for him who has died full of honor and years!
Not for him who ascended Fame’s ladder so high:
From the round at the top he has stepped to the sky.“
— Nathaniel Parker Willis American magazine writer, editor, and publisher 1806 - 1867
The Death of Harrison.
„Why are our songs so dark but our shows a celebration? Because our songs are to help you get through those dark times and our shows are a celebration of you making it through another day. Our shows are celebrating the fact that you’re not alone. So let’s celebrate.“
— Тайлер Джозеф American singer-songwriter and record producer 1988
„It ain't by princerples nor men
My preudunt course is steadied—
I scent wich pays the best, an' then
Go into it baldheaded.“
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
No. 6, st. 10
— Rick Riordan, The Titan's Curse
„Not that I'd grudge a tear
for any man gone down to meet his fate.
What other tribute can we pay to wretched men
than to cut a lock, let tears roll down our cheeks?“
— Homér Ancient Greek epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey 750
IV. 195–198 (tr. Robert Fagles).
„“But you knew them to be evil men—”
“Was I to join them therefore? To let their acts rule my own? I will not make their choices for them, nor will I let them make mine for me!”“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Chapter 4, "Magelight" (Arren and Ged)
„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).