„Looking out on the morning rain,
I used to feel so uninspired.
And when I knew I had to face another day,
Lord, it made me feel so tired.
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind.
Your love was the key to my peace of mind.'Cause you make me feel.
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman (woman).“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967), Co-written with Gerry Goffin and Jerry Wexler
„Give me steam.
And how you feel to make it real;
Real as anything you've seen.
Get a life with this dreamer's dream.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
disturb me with all your cares and you worries
on the days when you feel spent“
— Natalie Merchant American singer-songwriter 1963
„There were times and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me.
Oh I've been loving you a little too long
I don't wanna stop now, oh.
With you my life,
Has been so wonderful.
I can't stop now.“
— Otis Redding American singer, songwriter and record producer 1941 - 1967
I've Been Loving You Too Long, co-written with Jerry Butler.
„Hollywood left an indelible impression on my life; it was my life, and will remain with me as a wonderful experience. I am grateful for that marvelous time and for the many fans that still follow what I do and have done.“
— Rex Reason American actor 1928 - 2015
Interview with... Rex Reason http://maartenbouw.blogspot.com/2010/11/interview-with-rex-reason.html (November 16, 2010)
„The United States is different because I've spent a lot of time there since, and so there's more of a continuum. It's definitely the U. S. that has the deepest roots in my soul. I spent my childhood believing I was English, and would one day be going home. But when we came back to live here, I started to realise how much of me was bedded somewhere else. Whenever I walk out of an airport in the U. S. and smell the air, a bit of me feels it's coming home.“
— Michael Marshall Smith British novelist, screenwriter and short story writer 1965
„So much of 'normal, civilized' life is bull that you can't imagine. … What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at.“
— James Clavell American novelist 1924 - 1994
Context: "Changi changed everyone, changed values permanently. For instance, it gave you a dullness about death — we saw too much of it to have the same sort of meaning to outsiders, to normal people. We are a generation of dinosaurs, we the few who survived. I suppose anyone who goes to war, any war, sees life with different eyes if they end up in one piece." What did you see?" "A lot of bull that's worshipped as the be-all and end-all of existence. So much of 'normal, civilized' life is bull that you can't imagine. … What frightens you, doesn't frighten me, what frightens me, you'd laugh at."
„You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.“
— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954