— 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
Humboldt's Gift (1975), p. 159
„A new word. Bright with possibilities. A flawless pearl to turn over and over in my hand, then put away for safekeeping.“
— Jennifer Donnelly, A Northern Light
Fuente: A Northern Light
„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
"Central Park at Dusk"
Helen of Troy and Other Poems (1911)
„I leafed through the pages, inhaling the enchanted scent of promise that comes with all new books, and stopped to read the start of a sentence that caught my eye.“
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, libro La sombra del viento
Fuente: The Shadow of the Wind
— Antoine-Vincent Arnault French dramatist 1766 - 1834
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
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
— Charles Jefferys British music publisher 1807 - 1865
The Meeting of Spring and Summer, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
As quoted in Visions from Earth (2004) by James R. Miller, p. 126