1. "I prate of ancient poets' monstrous lies, Ne'er seen or now or then by human eyes."
- Quote by Ovid
3. "Fools and young men prate about everything being possible for a man. That, however, is a great error. Spiritually speaking, everything is possible, but in the world of the finite there is much which is not possible."
- Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
4. "So oft in theologic wars, / The disputants, I ween, / Rail on in utter ignorance / Of what each other mean, / And prate about an Elephant / Not one of them has seen."
- John McQuiston II, Christianity Without Superstition: Meaning
6. "Priznaću bez oklevanja: ne volim mnogo one koji vole mnogo da pitaju, a onima koji su mi prijatelji kazujem, često i nepitan, sve što žele da znaju o meni, mojim mislima, planovima i poslovima, kao i o osećanjima koja ih prate."
- Quote by Ivo Andrić
7. "Achilles glared at him and answered, "Fool, prate not to me about covenants. There can be no covenants between men and lions, wolves and lambs can never be of one mind, but hate each other out and out an through. Therefore there can be no understanding between you and me, nor may there be any covenants between us, till one or other shall fall"
- Homer, The Iliad
8. "Malo stvari čitatelja može obilježiti onako kako to čini prva knjiga koja pronađe put do njegova srca. Te prve slike, odjek riječi za koje mislimo da su ostale za nama, prate nas cijeloga života i u našem sjećanju klešu palaču kojoj ćemo se, ranije ili kasnije - koliko god knjiga pročitali, koliko god svjetova otkrili, koliko god naučili ili zaboravili - jednom vratiti."
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
9. "I loved Ophelia: forty thousand brothers Could not, with all their quantity of love, Make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?... 'Swounds, show me what thou'lt do: Woo't weep? woo't fight? woo't fast? woo't tear thyself? Woo't drink up eisel? eat a crocodile? I'll do't. Dost thou come here to whine? To outface me with leaping in her grave? Be buried quick with her, and so will I: And, if thou prate of mountains, let them throw Millions of acres on us, till our ground, Singeing his pate against the burning zone, Make Ossa like a wart! Nay, an thou'lt mouth, I'll rant as well as thou."
- Quote by William Shakespeare
10. "Ability to see the cultural value of wilderness boils down, in the last analysis, to a question of intellectual humility. The shallow-minded modern who has lost his rootage in the land assumes that he has already discovered what is important; it is such who prate of empires, political or economic, that will last a thousand years. It is only the scholar who appreciates that all history consists of successive excursions from a single starting-point, to which man returns again and again to organize yet another search for a durable scale of values. It is only the scholar who understands why the raw wilderness gives definition and meaning to the human enterprise."
- Quote by Aldo Leopold