„There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.“
„Yet she's only as rich as the poorest of the poor
Only as free as a padlocked prison door
Only as strong as our love for this land
Only as tall as we stand!“
— Phil Ochs American protest singer and songwriter 1940 - 1976
"The Power and the Glory" http://web.cecs.pdx.edu/~trent/ochs/lyrics/power-and-the-glory.html from All the News That's Fit to Sing (1964)
— Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894
Context: There is no foreign land; it is the traveller only that is foreign, and now and again, by a flash of recollection, lights up the contrasts of the ear. The Silverado Squatters.
— William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948
Context: The lane to the land of the dead. Where you are, my friend. Marie-France, my lady, she prepared this road, but her lord choked her off before I could read the book of her days. Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. Romancer. Necromancer. I call up the dead. But no, my friend," and the boy did a little dance, brown feet printing the sand, "I am the dead, and their land." He laughed. A gull cried, "Stay. If your woman is a ghost, she doesn't know it. Neither will you."
„This mercy will be your ruin; you will be at the bridge across which the Spaniards will enter this land.“
— William the Silent stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht, leader of the Dutch Revolt 1533 - 1584
Statement to his friend, the Count of Egmont, as quoted in William the Silent (1897) by Frederic Harrison p. 76
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
„There were only four witches in all the Land of Oz, and two of them, those who live in the North and the South, are good witches.“
— L. Frank Baum Children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter 1856 - 1919
Context: There were only four witches in all the Land of Oz, and two of them, those who live in the North and the South, are good witches. I know this is true, for I am one of them myself, and cannot be mistaken. Those who dwelt in the East and the West were, indeed, wicked witches; but now that you have killed one of them, there is but one Wicked Witch in all the Land of Oz — the one who lives in the West.
— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
„To be cut off from the land of the living, and yet not to be dead. How could I bear that?
That's how most men live, and don't even know it.“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951