— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987
„I say: "What you give, you give to yourself; what you do not give, you give up." And this is to say that whatever you do in the world, you do to yourself; and whatever you do not give to the world, you lose.“
— Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer 1929
Context: I say: "What you give, you give to yourself; what you do not give, you give up." And this is to say that whatever you do in the world, you do to yourself; and whatever you do not give to the world, you lose. If I keep my knowledge, I lose it. (...) One receives knowledge and gives it. When you give knowledge, you enrich yourself. If you do not give love, you are detracting from yourself. If I begin to help people, if I begin to heal people, I begin to heal. Do you understand? To be a therapist, you have to be a patient. The first thing to do to heal yourself is to heal others. I have one more saying: "I do not want anything for myself that I do not want for others".
— Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell
„Well now you say you've found another man who does things to you that I can't,
And that no matter what I do it's all over now between me and you girl.
But I can't believe what you say;
No I can't believe what you say 'cause babyI don't wanna fade away.
Oh I don't wanna fade away.
Tell me what can I do, what can I say
'Cause darlin' I don't wanna fade away.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
„Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Letter to Esquire editor Arnold Gingrich (11 April 1935); published in Ernest Hemingway: Selected Letters 1917–1961 (1981) edited by Carlos Baker
„There's some talk going 'round town
That you really don't give a damn
They say you really put me down
When I'm doing the best I can
I gave you all of my love
I even gave you my body
Tell me, baby, ain't that enough?“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
„Cuz I have so much love, for you, do with it what you will; and I have nothing more to prove, do with it what you will, say it again; say it again.“
— Natasha Bedingfield English singer and songwriter 1981
"Say It Again" from N.B. and Pocketful of Sunshine (2007)
„I just can't stop loving you,
I just can't stop loving you,
And if I stop, then tell me just what will I do?
'Cause I just can't stop loving you.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„People say you should give until it hurts. I say you should give until it stops hurting. Know what I mean?“
— Elizabeth Berg, Dream When You're Feeling Blue
— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
How Can I Tell You