— Dave Eggers, You Shall Know Our Velocity!
„I felt as if I had at last returned home. The first few days I was there I couldn't stop the tears streaming from my eyes. It was not sadness, but some emotional impact from the past- a returning to a place once loved after too long a time.“
— Natacha Rambova American film personality and fashion designer 1897 - 1966
On visiting Egypt, p. 207
„I forgot out there on the stage to thank my cast. So if I could do that now, I want to thank Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld. I thought the love scene between Cheney and Rumsfeld brought a tear to my eye.“
— Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954
Statement after winning the top prize at the Cannes film festival for Fahrenheit 9/11, quoted Reuters reports (22 May 2004), partly quoted in
„I'll plead no more! I see now your spirit twists around the single error of my life, and I will never tear it free!“
— Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005
„Now it feels like no one ever left me out in the rain, cold words still remain unspoken.
And I never got lost, spent years in the dark.
You're here, now my heart's unbroken.
When I see you smile, fill my soul again, and I'm unbroken.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
„I shall never forget the tears in the eyes of the shah the day we left Iran. In that deserted runway and in the aircraft, my only thought was whether it was the last time or would [we ever] return.“
— Farah Pahlavi Empress of Iran 1938
Interview: Farah Pahlavi Recalls 30 Years In Exile http://www.rferl.org/content/Interview_Farah_Pahlavi_Recalls_30_Years_In_Exile/2111354.html, Radio Free Europe, (July 27, 2010).
„I was TORTURED by teachers! You hear me, TORTURED!” I yelled, jerking the whole podium off the floor. “Hell, I flunked the third grade twice because—BECAUSE—” I was crying so hard that I had to wipe the tears out of my eyes with the back of my hand, but this wasn’t going to stop me. I was all guts up front now. I was in that smooth-feeling, all-true place that I got into when I’d go to my room and start writing each morning before daybreak…with all my heart and soul.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
„Now I can deal with all the blood on my shoes,
The holes in my sole,
My spirit is tainted and,
Oh, all my tears are painted“
— Pete Doherty English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist 1979
"Lust of the Libertines"