„If you knew Peggy Sue — then you'd know why I feel blue
Without Peggy — my Peggy Sue.
Oh well, I love you gal — yes, I love you Peggy Sue.Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue — oh how my heart yearns for you.
Oh Peggy — my Peggy Sue.
Oh well, I love you gal — yes, I love you Peggy Sue.“
— Buddy Holly, Peggy Sue, written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty
„My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends —
It gives a lovely light.“
— Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles
"First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920)
They give us those nice bright colours,
Give us the greens of summers,
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day,
Oh, yeah, I got a Nikon camera,
I love to take a photograph,
So Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away.“
— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
„Did you know that baby,
You're the bluebird in my sky,
I only want to make you happy
Because I love you see you fly“
— Nick Carter singer from the United States 1980
„Why, how can you ask such a question? You are a republican."
A republican! Yes; but that word specifies nothing. Res publica; that is, the public thing. Now, whoever is interested in public affairs -- no matter under what form of government -- may call himself a republican. Even kings are republicans."
Well! You are a democrat?"
What! "you would have a monarchy?"
Then you are an aristocrat?"
Not at all!"
You want a mixed form of government?"
Then what are you?"
I am an anarchist."
Oh! I understand you; you speak satirically. This is a hit at the government."
By no means. I have just given you my serious and well-considered profession of faith. Although a firm friend of order, I am (in the full force of the term) an anarchist. Listen to me.“
— Pierre Joseph Proudhon, Proudhon: What Is Property?
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
„When I was in the Soviet Union recently I was being interviewed by a newspaperman and he said, "Which dancers influenced you the most?" and I said, "Oh, well, Fred Astaire." He looked very surprised and shocked and I said, "What's the matter?" He said, "Well, Mr. Balanchine just said the same thing."“
— Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987
Jerome Robbins in Heeley, David, producer and director. Fred Astaire: Puttin' on his Top Hat and Fred Astaire: Change Partners and Dance (two television programs written by John L. Miller), PBS, March 1980. (M).
— P.C. Cast American writer 1960
„In the end
these things matter most:
How well did you love?
How fully did you live?
How deeply did you let go?“
— Jack Kornfield, Buddha's Little Instruction Book