— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799
Aphorisms (1765-1799), Notebook F (1776-1779), F 54
„Work me Lord, work me Lord.
Please don't you leave me,
I feel so useless down here
With no one to love
Though I've looked everywhere
And I can't find me anybody to love,
To feel my care.“
— Janis Joplin American singer and songwriter 1943 - 1970
Misattributed, "Work Me, Lord", from her album I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) was written by her bandmate Nick Gravenites, whom she credits at the start of her famous performance of the song at the Woodstock Music Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsDFbwMCTKY, as well as others, such as a live performance in Stockholm (1969) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-irXmqIzGA
„BB: Are there any men in?
BB: Any women?
Female voices: Yes!
BB: Ah, you see, there's this crisis in masculine identity at the moment. Women, totally at home with their sexuality. 'I am woman, wo-man, I, wo-MAN.' Men 'Er.. (awkward expression) Someone else'll shout out, I'll be alright'. Alright, is there any blokes in?
Masculine voices: Yeah!
BB: You see, there's a term that men feel more comfortable with. Bloke, blokey bloke bloke. It's a kind of friendly term. 'Oh, he's a bloke, lovely bloke, nice bloke, blokey bloke. I'm a bloke, you're a bloke, wahey!' It doesn't impose any unnecessary demands on us as men. 'Bloke', that's just basically 'carry stuff, don't get in the way'. 'Man', that's all kinds of other things, isn't it? That's nobility, gallantry, wisdom… that conjures up some image of a bloke in a cardigan with a pipe saying 'Cover up those table legs, mother, they're inflaming my sexual ardour'.
Ch. 24, 53:21“
— Bill Bailey English comedian, musician, actor, TV and radio presenter and author 1965
Bewilderness (DVD, 2001)
„I love the gym, but I still want to look a bit awkward at it. I don't want to look too on top of it, you know?“
— Marc Jacobs American fashion designer 1963
Freeman, Hadley (2007). "The geek of chic" http://www.theage.com.au/news/fashion/the-geek-of-chic/2007/03/08/1173166892312.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap2 TheAge.com.au (accessed April 19, 2007) On his exercising attire
„I am convinced the most unfortunate people are those who would make an art of love. It sours other effort. Of all artists, they are certainly the most wretched.“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
The Man Who Studied Yoga (1956), Ch. 5
— Wayne W. Dyer American writer 1940 - 2015
„I can't make this decision for you, Allie, this one's all yours. I want you to know, though, that I love you. And I always will. I know that doesn't help, but it's all I can do.“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
1990s, The Notebook (1996), Anne Nelson, An Unexpected Visitor, p. 138
„[Huh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
[Ooh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
I can't turn you loose to nobody
I love you baby, yes I do.
Give shakin' mama, I told ya
I'm in love with only you.
[Gotta] Baby do it baby why don't ya
I'll give ya everything you want.“
— Otis Redding American singer, songwriter and record producer 1941 - 1967
Song lyrics, I Can't Turn You Loose (1965).