„In the dark of the sun will you save me a place?
Give me hope, give me comfort, get me to a better place?“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950
The Dark Of The Sun, written with Jeff Lynne
„Give me a break!
Ooh, let me try!
Give me something to show
For my miserable life!
Give me something to take!
Would you break even my wings,
Just like a swallow?“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
— Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -566 - -483 a.C.
This statement is made in reference to his battle against the personification of temptation to evil, Mara.
„In the presence of this blood banner which represents our Führer, I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the saviour of our country, Adolf Hitler. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God.“
— Baldur von Schirach German Nazi leader convicted of crimes against humanity in the Nuremberg trial 1907 - 1974
An oath written by Schirach about Hitler. Quoted in "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany" - Page 253 - by William Lawrence Shirer - Germany - 1990
„O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, Thy servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love.“
— Ephrem the Syrian Syriac deacon and a prolific Syriac-language hymnographer and theologian of the 4th century 306 - 373
Context: O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, Thy servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love. O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for blessed art Thou to the ages of ages. Amen. O God, cleanse me, a sinner. "Prayer of Ephrem" as translated in The Lenten Triodion (1978) by Mother Mary and Archimandrite Kallistos Ware, p. 69 Variant translations: O Lord and Master of my life, give me not a spirit of sloth, vain curiosity, lust for power and idle talk, but give to me, your servant, a spirit of soberness, humility, patience and love. O Lord and King, grant me to see my own faults and not to condemn my brother: for you are blessed for ever and ever. Amen. O God, cleanse me, a sinner. As translated in Who's Holding the Umbrella (1984) by William E. Yaeger, p. 70
— Tori Amos American singer 1963
— Bobby Sands Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army 1954 - 1981
Context: A guide to me in times of plight A princess like a star so bright For life would never have been the same If I hadn’t of learned what small things came. So forgive me Mum just a little more For not loving you so much before, For life and love you gave to me I give my thanks for eternity.
„To look straight into the eyes of my death/ My non-being/ To face myself as living and dying/ In the bare nakedness of my life and non-life.“
— Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957
Death: Live It! p. 49.
„In the midst of all my darkness, baby
You came along to guide me.
You took pity on a lonely man
When you said you'd stand beside me.
I'll never forget you
Or what you've done.
I'll never turn my back on you for anyone.I've got so much love to give you.
Baby, I've got so much love to give you.
Girl, there's more than enough to last a whole life through,
And it's all for you.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
So Much Love (1966), co-written with Gerry Goffin, first recorded by Ben E. King
„To me, God is the accumulated wisdom I've gathered throughout my life. When I pay attention, my body gives me a printout of this wisdom.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
„We are all made of air
There's stars in my eyes and there's sun in my hair
And I'm runnin' away, it makes me feel better“
— Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980
"Brand New Shoes".
„Life — give me life until the end,
That at the very top of being,
The battle-spirit shouting in my blood,
Out of the reddest hell of the fight
I may be snatched and flung
Into the everlasting lull,
The immortal, incommunicable dream.“
— William Ernest Henley English poet, critic and editor 1849 - 1903