„The leg division, Mr Spiggot. You are deficient in it to the tune of one. Your right leg, I like. I like your right leg, it's a lovely leg for the role. That's what I said when I saw it come in. I said, "that's a lovely leg for the role". I've got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is — neither have you. You fall down on your left.“
— Peter Cook, Beyond the Fringe
"One Leg Too Few" (1964) involving a one-legged man auditioning for the role of Tarzan.
Beyond the Fringe (1960 - 1966)
— John Philip Kemble British actor-manager 1757 - 1823
The Panel, Act i, Scene 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Altered from Isaac Bickerstaff's "'T is Well 't is no Worse"; also found in Debrett's "Asylum for Fugitive Pieces", vol. i., p. 15.
„The sweat—great slithering streams of it—pours down you. It runs down your legs, down the leg that is pedalling the sostenuto pedal, down the other leg. It oozes out all over your chest, flows down the binding around your middle where your full-dress pants soak it up. It flows everywhere, down your arms, down your hands.“
— George Antheil American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor 1900 - 1959
— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
„Don't you feel a change a coming
From another side of time,
Breaking down the walls of silence,
Lifting shadows from your mind.“
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
Song lyrics, Teaser and the Firecat (1971)
„We come crawling through these cracks, orphans, lobotomies; if you ask me what I want, I'll tell you. I want everything. Whole rotten world come down and break. Let me spread my legs.“
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996)
— Frank O'Hara American poet, art critic and writer 1926 - 1966
„Make no mistake about it, making a good record is pure, unadulterated pain. If you fall and break your leg--that's pain. But I'm telling you, the phase between pain and death? That's making a good record. It's extreme.“
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Roots Radical http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-57534351.html, Guitar Player (December 1, 1999).
„I don't mind your showing me your legs. They're very swell legs and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintace. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter nights.“
— Raymond Chandler, livro The Big Sleep
Fonte: The Big Sleep (1939), chapter 3
Contexto: Her hot black eyes looked mad. "I don't see what there is to be cagey about," she snapped. "And I don't like your manners."
"I'm not crazy about yours," I said. "I didn't ask to see you. You sent for me. I don't mind your ritzing me or drinking your lunch out of a Scotch bottle. I don't mind your showing me your legs. They're very swell legs and it's a pleasure to make their acquaintance. I don't mind if you don't like my manners. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them during the long winter evenings. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me."
„My stories run up and bite me in the leg — I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.“
— Ray Bradbury American writer 1920 - 2012
Introduction to The Stories of Ray Bradbury
„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)
„At moments when life is at its worst there are two things you can do:
1.) break down, lose hope and refuse to go on while lying face down on the ground banging your fists and kicking your legs, or 2.) laugh. Bobby and I did the latter.“
— Cecelia Ahern, livro A Place Called Here
Variante: At moments when life is at its worst there are two things that you can
do: 1) break down, lose hope, and refuse to go on while lying facedown on the ground
banging your fists and kicking your legs, or 2) laugh.
Fonte: A Place Called Here
„You have a choice. Live or die.
Every breath is a choice.
Every minute is a choice.
Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.“
— Chuck Palahniuk, livro Survivor
Variante: Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. Every time you don't throw yourself down the stairs, that's a choice. Every time you don't crash your car, you re-enlist.
„If you don't sleep you get run down. Sloths never get a flu, cos its good innit thats when your body's replemishing“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
NME Radio Show
„Snap your fingers and somebody runs / You don't care how they feel just as long as they come / Got your head in the stars now you've come this far / Just who do you think you are?“
— Kim Wilde English pop singer 1960
Who do you think you are?
Love is (1992)
„Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn't any
I'm not at the bottom,
I'm not at the top;
So this is the stair
Halfway up the stairs
It isn't in the nursery,
It isn't in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head:
"It isn't really
It's somewhere else
— A.A. Milne, livro When We Were Very Young
When We Were Very Young (1924)
„Government is good at one thing: It knows how to break your legs, hand you a crutch, and say, "See, if it weren't for the government, you wouldn't be able to walk."“
— Harry Browne American politician and writer 1933 - 2006
" A solution for the Middle East http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27171," WorldNetDaily (April 11, 2002)
„Who's gonna love you when it all falls down?
Who's gonna love you when your bankroll runs out?
Who's gonna care when the novelty's over?
When the star of the show isn't you anymore.
Nobody cares when the tears of a clown fall down
(I guess your mama never told you what goes around comes back around).“
— Mariah Carey American singer-songwriter 1970
"Clown", Charmbracelet, 2002. Supposedly written about Carey’s brief relationship with Eminem