„Look up to me and I will look after you. Not vain is my promise that I shall ever lighten your burden.“
— Sai Baba of Shirdi Hindu and muslim saint 1835 - 1918
Saying stated to his disciples
„A bloody hero. Thom, if I ever look like acting the hero again, you kick me."
"And what would you have done differently?“
— Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
The Dragon Reborn (15 October 1991), "Just kick me!" Matrim Cauthon and Thom Merrilin
„We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours?“
— Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924
Context: We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours? And if I were to cast myself down before you and weep and tell you, what more would you know about me than you know about Hell when someone tells you it is hot and dreadful? For that reason alone we human beings ought to stand before one another as reverently, as reflectively, as lovingly, as we would before the entrance to Hell. Letter to Oskar Pollak (8 November 1903); cited from Briefe, 1902-1924 (1958) edited by [Max Brod]], p. 27<!-- New York: Schocken --> ; translation from Franz Kafka, Representative Man (1991) by Frederick R. Karl, p. 98 <!-- New York: Ticknor & Fields -->
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Source: You want to change your life? Then change the way you think! in Bridge of love magazine
„I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean
But I shall be good health to you nonetheless
And filter and fibre your blood.“
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
„Where were you, he asked her, when I needed you the most? Did you ever hold me in your arms? Did you feed me? Did you ever look for me? Did you wonder where I might be?“
— Kunti character from Indian epic Mahabharata
The God of Small Things, [[w:Karna|Karna with elation and anger at the revelation asked Kunti, in: p. 232-33.
Is it me you're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes.
I can see it in your smile.
You're all I've ever wanted
And my arms are open wide.
'Cause you know just what to say.
And you know just what to do.
And I want to tell you so much;
I love you.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Song lyrics, Can't Slow Down (1983), Hello.
„Do you know what I was smiling at? You wrote down that you were a writer by profession. It sounded to me like the loveliest euphemism I had ever heard. When was writing ever your profession? It's never been anything but your religion.“
— Jerome David Salinger, livro Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963), Seymour: An Introduction (1959)
„I've been your slave
Ever since I've been your babe
But before I be your dog
I'll see you in your grave.“
— Billie Holiday American jazz singer and songwriter 1915 - 1959
„By far the most vital lesson I have ever learned is the importance of what we think. If I knew what you think, I would know what you are. Our thoughts make us what we are.“
— Dale Carnegie, livro How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), p. 5