„Now if there's a smile on my face,
It's only there tryin' to fool the public,
But when it comes down to foolin' you;
Now honey, that's quite a different subject.
But don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression.
Really I'm sad.
I'm sadder than sad.
You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad.
Like a clown I pretend to be glad.“
„The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when Sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go, "No, I'm happy for you?" That's when it's really sad.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
Rolling Stone magazine/iTunes podcast (December 2005) On the "chin-up sad" tone of one of his new songs on his upcoming album "Continuum"
— Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
Letter to Miss M. Betham Edwards (5 January 1912).
„Stuck on you.
I've got this feeling down
Deep in my soul
That I just can't lose.
Guess, I'm on my way.
Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess
I'll be with you till the end
Guess I'm on my way
Mighty glad you stayed.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Stuck on You.
„I just don't know what to do with my time
I'm so lonesome for you it's a crime
Going to the movie only makes me sad
Parties make me feel as bad
When I'm not with you
I just don't know what to do“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
— Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist 1932 - 2016
"On the Disadvantages and Advantages of Death" in La mort et l'immortalié, edited by Frédéric Lenoir (2004)
„I'm not a millionaire but I'm very comfortable doing what I do, and I'm more productive now than I was in my mid-20s. It's all down to functionality eventually. If you're functional it doesn't matter if you're mad.“
— Alan Moore English writer primarily known for his work in comic books 1953
As quoted in "Moore's murderer", in The Guardian (2 February 2002) http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2002/feb/02/sciencefictionfantasyandhorror.books
„I know that I'm not that important to you But to me, girl, you're so much more than gorgeous So much more than perfect Right now I know that I'm not really worth it“
— Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017
Song Star Shopping, Album: LiL PEEP; PART ONE
— William Kristol American writer 1952
Referring to the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld in an interview with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart