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I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

Frank Darabont, Stephen King, The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

Il y a un style «hussards». Une façon de se tenir droit, d'aller jusqu'au bout de son destin, de mépriser les compromissions et de rire de ses illusions, de s'inventer une cause à sa mesure et de la défendre hautement, quitte à en mourir, mais gaiement. Plus qu'une morale : une attitude.

Jean Raspail,

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert Heinlein

L'enthousiasme est le levain qui fait monter vos espoirs jusqu'au firmament. C'est l'étincelle dans vos yeux, le rythme de votre démarche, la fermeté de votre poigne, la volonté et l'énergie irrésistibles qui font passer vos idées.

Henry Ford

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Mohamed Ali

Fairy tales don't teach children the dragons exist; children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales teach them the dragons can be killed.

G. K. Chesterton

You can know all the math in the [world], but take a boat [to the sea] you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her [floating] when she oughta [sink], tells ya she's hurtin' 'fore she keens. Makes her home.

Joss Whedon, Serenity (2005).

There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.

Polybius, History.

Quand on représente une cause (presque) perdue, il faut sonner de la trompette, sauter sur son cheval et tenter la dernière sortie, faute de quoi l'on meurt de vieillesse triste au fond de la forteresse oubliée que personne n'assiège plus parce que la vie s'en est allée ailleurs...

Jean Raspail, Le Roi au-delà de la mer (2000).

C'est un honneur d'avoir le risque de ne pas plaire. Cela signifie qu'on est attendu.

Laurent Gaudé

― Et de longs corbillards,
	sans tambours ni musique,
Défilent lentement
	dans mon âme; l'Espoir,
Vaincu, pleure, et l'Angoisse
	atroce, despotique,
Sur mon crâne incliné
	plante son drapeau noir.

LXXVIII. — SPLEEN (extrait) Charles Baudelaire, Les fleurs du Mal et autres poèmes. Garnier-Flammarion 1964. p. 96.

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