„Honestly, there were negative things that were said in the past and that was one reason that I did feel it was best for me to move on. That was a rough period for me and my family, a very tumultuous time. But I'm a very strong person. I think it says a lot about me that I'm here today and I answer the questions.“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
„That's you now, hello, ciao.
Seems that life is great now.
See me lose focus, as I sing to you loud.
I can't, no, I won't hush.
I'll say the words that make you blush.
I'm gonna sing this now.
See, I'm true, my songs are where my heart is.“
— Ed Sheeran English singer-songwriter and producer 1991
You Need Me, I Don't Need You.
Song lyrics, + (2011)
„The times are tough now, just getting tougher.
This old world is rough, it's just getting rougher.
Cover me, come on baby, cover me.
Well I'm looking for a lover who will come on in and cover me.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
„I feel better now than I did at any time last season; the shoulder really hurt me bad last year. The left shoulder still gives me some trouble. It makes me swing differently. I have to adjust. Sometimes I find I'm over-cutting the ball. That is not my natural style. I used to swing and I just knew I could hit the ball hard. I knew when I could hit to right field, when I could pull. Now it's different. I have to force myself more than I ever did. Maybe it's because I'm getting old. Maybe.“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
Discussing two separate pre-season shoulder injuries, sustained, respectively, in February 1968 to the right shoulder, and in March 1969 to the left; as quoted in "A Sounder Clemente Has New Outlook; Buc Super Star May Play On and On" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JFAOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4H0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=7168,1534716 by Charley Feeney, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Tuesday, August 12, 1969), p. 18
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1969</big>
„How do you like me now?
How do you like me now,
Now that I'm on my way?
Do you still think I'm crazy,
Standin here today?
I couldn't make you love me.
But I always dreamed about living in your radio.
How do you like me now?“
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
How Do You Like Me Now?!, written with Chuck Cannon
Song lyrics, How Do You Like Me Now?! (1999)
„Even in my age now, I'm the same as before
and just as fearful
I only learn how to pretend to be strong“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
No Way To Say
Lyrics, Memorial Address
„So now I'm thinking about it. I'm imagining sitting down with my parents and actually saying, "I'm gay." And you know what? It makes me a little mad. I mean, straight guys don't have to sit their parents down and tell them they like girls.“
— Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes
Fonte: Suicide Notes
„It was a painful time for me and my family. That's why I'm proud to say I'm a strong person. I'm a survivor and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that. I come from a very strong family and they are always there to protect me. If I need any help I'll just call on my mummy or daddy or my brother to whom I'm very close.“
— Aaliyah American singer, actress and model 1979 - 2001
Aaliyah reflecting on the claims of her marriage to R. Kelly (1996); Quoted by Christopher John Farley in Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, p. 48. (2001)
„Now they've found me,
At last they've found me.
It's hard to run
From a starving family.
Now they've found me.
Well I won't run;
I'm tired of hearing
There goes a well-known gun.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Ballad of a Well-Known Gun
Song lyrics, Tumbleweed Connection (1970)
„I think I am a nice person. People that know me, like me. Does my family like me? I think so, right. Look at my family. I'm proud of my family.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2015, Presidential Bid Announcement (June 16, 2015)
„I've had enough of danger
And people on the streets
I'm looking out for angels
Just trying to find some peace Now I think it's time
That you let me know
So if you love me
Say you love me
But if you don't just let me go…“
— George Michael English singer-songwriter, musician, producer 1963 - 2016
One More Try
„Open the fridge and put
My heart on a plate.
I'm just as you left
me, and I taste even better
— Cecily von Ziegesar, Don't You Forget About Me
Fonte: Don't You Forget About Me
— Barbara Kingsolver, livro Prodigal Summer
Fonte: Prodigal Summer
„Ah, they tell me that the river's too deep
And it's much too wide for you can't get across to the other side.
But they don't know I've got to get there and hold her in my arms
Just a one more time like I did before when she was mine all mine.
Cause I can hear her saying (come to me baby)
I'm going away.
I'm going to stay.
I'm gonna get to you, no matter what I have to do.“
— Smokey Robinson American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer 1940
Way Over There, written by Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, Jr. (1960)
Song lyrics, With The Miracles
„Think of it this way. When I was in the Army, you didn't see me for years. Think of me that way now, like I'm away in the Army again, on an assignment for the military.“
— Timothy McVeigh American army soldier, security guard, terrorist 1968 - 2001
To his mother (1997), as quoted in American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0060394072 (2001), by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck, New York: ReganBooks (HarperCollins), p. 347.
„In the old days, the navigators used magic to make themselves strong, but now, nothing; they just pray. Before they leave and at sea, they pray. But I, I make myself strong by thinking—just by thinking! I make myself strong because I despise cowardice. Too many men are afraid of the sea. But I am a navigator.“
— Mau Piailug Micronesian navigator from the Carolinian island of Satawal and a teacher of traditional, non-instrument wayfinding met… 1932 - 2010
The Last Navigator (1987)