Dead Souls Quotes

Quotes tagged as "dead-souls" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Nikolai Gogol
“Two turtle doves will show thee
Where my cold ashes lie
And sadly murmuring tell thee
How in tears I did die”
Nikolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol
“...nothing could be more pleasant than to live in solitude, enjoy the spectacle of nature, and occasionally read some book... ...”
Nickolai Gogol

Nikolai Gogol
“A word aptly uttered or written cannot be cut away by an axe.”
Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls

“The poetry of history lies in the quasi-miraculous fact that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar spot of ground, walked other men and women, as actual as we are today, thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions, but now all gone, one generation vanishing into another, gone as utterly as we ourselves shall shortly be gone, like ghosts at cockcrow.”
G. M. Trevelyan

Nikolai Gogol
“There are passions that it is not for man to choose.”
Nikolai Gogol

Susan  Fletcher
We carry them with us... We breathe for them, sing for them soak up stories that they cannot hear. We think they would have loved this...

And we smile for them, on their behalf.”
Susan Fletcher, The Silver Dark Sea

Ian Rankin
“From this height the sleeping city seems like a child's construction, a model which has refused to be constrained by imagination. The volcanic plug might be black Plasticine, the castle balanced solidly atop it a skewed rendition of crenellated building bricks. The orange street lamps are crumpled toffee-wrappers glued to lollipop sticks.”
Ian Rankin

Lailah Gifty Akita
“As I witness the dead of beloved ones, it makes be become more conscious that life indeed has an end.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Jess C. Scott
“I didn’t know if I should put my faith in God or Satan. Was there really a difference at the end of the day, when we were all going to be dead souls anyway?”
Jess C. Scott, Bedmates

Nikolai Gogol
“In the old man's face there was nothing very special - save that the chin was so greatly projected that whenever he spoke he was forced to wipe it with a handkerchief to avoid dribbling.”
Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls

Ernst Jünger
“A hairdresser talking with the Doctoresse about the bombing:
- "I'm not afraid of it. The dead are better off than we are."
- "But you don't know that."
- "Yes, I do. I'm sure of it because not a single one of them has ever returned.”
Ernst Jünger, A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945