— Keith Waterhouse, libro Billy Liar
Billy Liar, ch. 11
„You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.“
— Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983
The Complete Neurotic's Notebook (1981), Unclassified
— Saul Bellow, libro Humboldt's Gift
General sources, Humboldt's Gift (1975), p. 159
„There is no sign of leaf or bud,
A hush is over everything —
Silent as women wait for love,
The world is waiting for the spring.“
— Sara Teasdale American writer and poet 1884 - 1933
Helen of Troy and Other Poems (1911), "Central Park at Dusk"
— Antoine-Vincent Arnault French dramatist 1766 - 1834
Fables (1802), Volume V., 16. — ""La Feuille"". Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 82.
„One only leaf upon the top of a tree - the sole remaining leaf - danced round and round like a rag blown by the wind.“
— Dorothy Wordsworth English author, poet and diarist 1771 - 1855
Diaries, March 7, 1798 This was turned into Coleridge's Christabel, lines 48-50: There is not wind enough to twirl The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can.
„And my tears, too, have stained this heirloomed ground,
When reading in these treatises some weird
Miracle, I turned a leaf and found
A white hair fallen from my father's beard.“
— A. M. Klein writer, journalist, lawyer 1909 - 1972