— David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility
„And if you say run, I'll run with you
And if you say hide, we'll hide.
Because my love for you
Would break my heart in two.
If you should fall
Into my arms
And tremble like a flower.“
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
Song lyrics, Let's Dance (1983), Let's Dance
„I see you around sometimes and my heart just melts.
You're looking like if you had your wish, you'd be somewhere else.
And it just breaks my heart to see you here this way.
Someday I'll get the nerve to walk up to you and say
This is the last worthless evening that you'll have to spend.
Just gimme a chance to show you how to love again.“
— Don Henley American singer, lyricist, producer and drummer 1947
Song lyrics, The End of the Innocence (1989), "The Last Worthless Evening" (co-written with John Corey and Stan Lynch)
— Chairil Anwar Indonesian poet 1922 - 1949
Ah! hatiku jang tak mau memberi Mampus kau dikojak-kojak sepi. "Sia-Sia" ["In Vain"] (February 1943), p. 11
— Marcus Aurelius, Meditações
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book VIII, Ὅτι οὐδὲν ἧττον τὰ αὐτὰ ποιήσουσι, κἂν σὺ διαρραγῇς. VIII, 4
— Diana Gabaldon, livro Dragonfly in Amber
— Emily Brontë, livro O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes