— David Levithan, How They Met, and Other Stories
„I've never had any other loving heartfelt desire. From the minute I heard music I knew why I was born.“
„I have heard the mavis singing
Its love-song to the morn;
I've seen the dew-drop clinging
To the rose just newly born.“
— Charles Jefferys British music publisher 1807 - 1865
Mary of Argyle, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
Maxim 136. Variant translations: People would never fall in love if they hadn’t heard love talked about. There are some people who would never have fallen in love if they had not heard there was such a thing.
„If I've made money from music, it was never my aim to do that. I didn't do it to become famous. I absolutely respect and I believe I serve music.“
— Vangelis Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music 1943
„I've never been comfortable working live, and I'm still not. I was always more music-oriented and less star-oriented, which is why I've never been comfortable on big stages in big halls.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
— Louis Armstrong American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer 1901 - 1971
„I felt like I was just not being myself. I felt like I was hiding. I was hiding from me. I was hiding from sparkle and magic and fun and fearlessness and music and dance and creative magic... I just knew I had feelings. I knew I had thoughts. I knew I had things I wanted to say. Listen, I'm rebellious. Okay? I always have been. And Erika Jayne is a little bit of a rebel too.“
— Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969
Erika Jayne interview to Nightline http://www.bravotv.com/the-daily-dish/erika-girardi-on-creation-of-erika-jayne (2017)
„Not counting you I've never had a heartache.
Not counting you I never have been blue.
There's no exceptions to the rule;
I've never been nobody's fool.
I've never lost at love not counting you.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Not Counting You.
„I couldn't get the mood back; it was as if one of the kids had woken up just as Cindy and I were starting to make love. I hadn't changed my mind, and I still knew that I'd have to do it sometime. It's just that I knew I wasn't going to be able to do it in the next five minutes.“
— Nick Hornby English novelist 1957
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
— Pelé Brazilian association football player 1940
Quoted in Parton Keese, The measure of greatness (1980)