— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002), Lover I Don't Have to Love
„You don't want to hurt me,
But see how deep the bullet lies.
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder.
Ooh, there is thunder in our hearts.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Hounds of Love (1985)
— Gina Barberi
Radio From Hell (April 17, 2006)
— David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006
Drenai series, Legend, Pt 1: Against the Horde, Ch. 15
„Now you think about this, too: you’re not charming, dashing, or debonair. You’re funny looking, as a matter of fact. You’re too busy to spare much time for me, and even if you did take me out night-clubbing somewhere, you’d be so out of place that I couldn’t enjoy it. But you do one thing: you let me feel that my rules are as worthwhile to me as yours are to you. When you ask me to do something, I know you won’t be hurt if I refuse. And if I do it, you don’t feel that you’ve scored a point in some kind of complex game. You don’t try to use me, cozen me, or change me. I take up as much room in the world, the way you see it, as you do. Do you have any idea of how rare a thing that is?“
— Algis Budrys American writer 1931 - 2008
Rogue Moon (1960), Chapter 6 (pp. 127-128)