„Well I'm a man of many wishes,
Hope my premonition misses,
But what I really feel,
My eyes won't let me hide,
'Cause they always start to cry,
'Cause this time could mean goodbye.“
— Stevie Wonder American musician 1950
Song lyrics, Hotter Than July (1980), Lately
„I see people giving me looks because I'm so opinionated. That hurts my feelings, but at the end of the day I have to live with me and respect myself. And I've done enough things in my life where I was confused and didn't respect myself that I will not do it any more.“
— Sherilyn Fenn American actress 1965
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "'Three of Hearts' may be Fenn's winning card", by Nancy Mills. Boston Herald (USA). April 25, 1993. p. 41
„Sometimes when I'm alone
Cause I am on my own.
The tears I cry are bitter and warm.
They flow with life but take no form
I Cry because my heart is torn.
I find it difficult to carry on.
If I had an ear to confide in,
I would cry among my treasured friend,
but who do you know that stops that long,
to help another carry on.
The world moves fast and it would rather pass by.
Then to stop and see what makes one cry,
so painful and sad.
and no one cares about why.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„Falling down ain't falling down,
If you don't cry when you hit the floor,
It's called the past cause I'm getting past,
And I ain't nothing like I was before,
You ought to see me now“
— Alicia Keys American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actress 1981
— Emily Saliers singer-songwriter, restaurateur 1963
„I get more out of life just being myself, by just being a human being. Not by being a rock star, not by being whatever. Sometimes I act like a jerk, but I think people respect me for being myself. That's the ultimate thing about the Smashing Pumpkins.“
— Billy Corgan American musician, songwriter, producer, and author 1967
Lewman, Mark. Dirt Magazine. 1992.
„I cry all the time. In fact, I cried when we were at the Islington Academy. I got a bit teary-eyed at the crowd's reaction to our show. We were playing a song called On My Own and the response from the audience just got to me. Sometimes the love in the room is so overwhelming that I just cry. I'm not ashamed of that.“
— Bert McCracken American musician 1982
WENN staff (October 17, 2007) "McCracken: 'I Cry All the Time'", World Entertainment News Network.
„Sometimes, I feel like I can do anything, and, sometimes, I'm so alive, sometimes, I feel like I could zoom across the sky and, sometimes, I wanna cry.“
— Michael Franti American rapper 1966
Sometimes, Stay Human (2001)
„I cry intermittently, like a summer rain. I don't feel racked by the crying; in fact, it hydrates me. Then rage wells up in me, and I want to take a crowbar to all the cars in the neighborhood.“
— Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
„I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright.
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home.
I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life.
Go ahead with your own life and leave me alone.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, 52nd Street (1978), My Life.
„I'm not here for your entertainment.
You don't really want to mess with me tonight.
Just stop and take a second.
I was fine before you walked into my life.
'Cause you know it's over
Before it began.
Keep your drink, just give me the money.
It's just you and your hand tonight.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Song lyrics, I'm Not Dead (2006), U + Ur Hand, written by Pink, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald, and Rami Yacoub