„Don't go breaking my heart.
I couldn't if I tried.
Honey if I get restless...
Baby you're not that kind.Don't go breaking my heart.
You take the weight off me.
Honey when you knock on my door,
I gave you my key.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Don't Go Breaking My Heart, duet with Kiki Dee (1976)
„If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.“
— Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Context: I was a fool to fancy for a moment that she valued Edgar Linton's attachment more than mine; if he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day. And Catherine has a heart as deep as I have; the sea could be as readily contained in that house-trough as her whole affection be monopolized by him. Tush! He is scarcely a degree dearer to her than her dog, or her horse. It is not in him to be loved like me; how can she love in him what he has not? Heathcliff (Ch. XIV).
„I wanted to believe, and I tried my damnedest to believe, in the rainbow I tried to get over, and I couldn't! … So what? Lots of people can't!“
— Judy Garland actress, singer and vaudevillian from the United States 1922 - 1969
As quoted in Judy (1974) by Gerold Frank, p. 566
— Steve Kilbey British artist 1954
„I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
— Hank Aaron Retired American baseball player 1934
As quoted in The Greatest Team of All Time: As Selected by Baseball's Immortals, from Ty Cobb to Willie Mays (1994), compiled by Nicholas Acoccella and Donald Dewey, p. 3
— James Howell Anglo-Welsh historian and writer 1594 - 1666
„Counting makes even hideous events bearable as simply more of the same -- the counting of wedding-rings, spectacles, teeth and bodies disassociates them from their context -- to make the ultimate obscene blasphemy of bureaucratic insensitivity. Engage the mind with numbing recitation to make it empty of reaction.“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
— Elizabeth Hoyt, Notorious Pleasures
„When the wedding march sounds the resolute approach, the clock no longer ticks, it tolls the hour…. The figures in the aisle are no longer individuals, they symbolize the human race.“
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh American aviator and author 1906 - 2001
Dearly Beloved (1962)