„Every time that I sell myself to you
I feel a little bit cheaper than I need to
I will tear the petals off of you
Rose red, I will make you tell the truth“
— Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964
"Asking for It"
Song lyrics, Live Through This (1994)
„I just want some space to myself every now and then. Every time I’m with you I have this sense that you want something from me.“
— Junot Díaz, livro This Is How You Lose Her
Fonte: This Is How You Lose Her
„You know, if I tried to change the minds of everyone who I thought needed changing, I’d never have time to do anything else.“
— Charles Stross, livro Glasshouse
Fonte: Glasshouse (2006), Chapter 15, “Recovery” (p. 255)
„Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.“
— Susan B. Anthony American women's rights activist 1820 - 1906
„We talk about world peace. Peace needs to be in the heart of every human being because that is where it belongs. The world would not have half its problems if we understood what we need to understand within us. I come with no solution to the world's problems. I come with nothing new to tell you. Instead, I come to tell you one of the things you have known for the longest time. That which you are looking for, that which you love and admire, is within you.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Wembley Stadium, England, June 22, 1997
„You…you need to move on,” I managed. Yes, that was a sound reason. “You need to find someone else. You know I don’t—that I can’t. Well, you know. You’re wasting your time with me.”
He remained firm. “It’s my time to waste.“
— Richelle Mead, livro The Indigo Spell
Fonte: The Indigo Spell
— René Lévesque Quebec politician 1922 - 1987
Concession speech, 1980 Quebec referendum, http://en.wikipedia.org/upload/b/ba/Rene_Levesque%2C_Si_je_vous_ai_bien_compris.wav ( http://archives.radio-canada.ca/politique/provincial_territorial/clips/4212/
„I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you. A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.“
— Ruth Ozeki, livro A Tale for the Time Being
Fonte: A Tale for the Time Being
„As if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. Since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely.“
— Cassandra Clare, livro City of Glass
Variante: And now I'm looking at you, he said, and you're asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything ever has.
Fonte: City of Glass
„That's where the truth lies, right down here in the gut. Do you know you have more nerve endings in your gut than you have in your head? You can look it up. I know some of you are going to say "I did look it up, and that's not true." That's 'cause you looked it up in a book. Next time, look it up in your gut. I did. My gut tells me that's how our nervous system works.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2006)
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Fonte: Magic Burns
„I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright.
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.
I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life.
Go ahead with your own life and leave me alone.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, 52nd Street (1978)
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
— Alanis Morissette Canadian-American singer-songwriter 1974
You Oughta Know
Jagged Little Pill (1995)
„Nadine, honey is that you?
Oh, Nadine, honey is that you?
Seems like every time I see you
Darling, you got something else to do“
— Chuck Berry American rock-and-roll musician 1926 - 2017
"Nadine (Is It You?)" (1964)
„How many times have you sat across from me?
And how many times have you told me you were leaving?
I'm not trying to listen cuz it's all the same.
And why, why are you constantly believing
That I, I could ever give you what you needed?
Baby, baby please don't put your faith in me.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Catch Me While I'm Sleeping, written by Pink and Linda Perry
Song lyrics, Try This (2003)