„But sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled making Christmas cards with the mentally ill.
I want to live and I want to love.
I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of.“
— Morrissey English singer 1959
From the song "Frankly Mr. Shankly"
„If I had my time again, I think maybe I'd try to be a cook. I love food and am endlessly interested in recipes, weirdly enough. But now, the occupation of "cat" would probably be nearer the mark. Sleeping. Gazing into the middle distance. Occasionally making rapid movements for no real reason. I could do that.“
— Michael Marshall Smith British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer 1965
„I always thought when I got older that I'd be jealous of my children but I'm not. It's the opposite. I love seeing their possibilities. Nothing makes me as happy as sitting at dinner with loved ones, having a glass of wine with a meal that I've cooked. What could be better?“
— John Banville Irish writer 1945
„Well if I was in your position
I'd put down all my ammunition
I'd wondered why'd it take me so long.
But Lord knows that I'm not you
And if I was I wouldn't be so cruel
Cause waiting on love ain't so easy to do.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing.
„Let my delight be the country, and the running streams amid the dells—may I love the waters and the woods, though I be unknown to fame.“
— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 a.C.
Book II, lines 485–486 (tr. Fairclough)
„Cause I never thought I'd lose.
I only thought I'd win.
I never dreamed I'd feel
This fire beneath my skin.
I can't believe you love me.
I never thought you'd come.
I guess I misjudged love
Between a father and his son.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
The Last Song
„[In America] people are a little bit more scared to show their bodies. I grew up different. Nudity was a common thing. We went camping on nude beaches in Italy. When my parents were still sleeping, I'd just go outside and run to the beach without anything on.“
— Heidi Klum German model, television host, businesswoman, fashion designer, television producer, and actress 1973
Quoted by Eric Thurnauer for Stuff Magazine (November/December 1998)
„At some point in my life I'd honestly hoped love would rescue me from the cold, drafty castle I lived in. But at another point, much earlier I think, I'd quietly begun to hope for nothing at all in the way of love, so as not to be disappointed. It works. It gets to be a habit.“
— Barbara Kingsolver American author, poet and essayist 1955
Codi Noline, Animal Dreams.
„We wouldn't be alive without love we wouldn't have survived without running maybe we shouldn't be surprised that getting better at one could make you better at the other.“
— Christopher McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen