„Let me tell you the secret of such so-called successes as there have been in my life, and here I believe I give you really good advice. It was to burn my boats and demolish my bridges behind me. Then one loses no time in looking behind, when one should have quite enough to do in looking ahead...“
„And girl you're my one love, my one heart
My one life for sure
Let me tell you one time
(Girl, I love, girl I love you)
I'ma tell you one time“
— Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994
„I know it works for me.
As we cross the bridge — the burning bridge —
With flames behind us,
We front the line.
It's you and me, baby, against the world.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„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?
„Having destroyed all my connections, burned my bridges, I should feel a certain freedom, and in fact I do. One so intense I am afraid to rejoice in it.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„Old man take a look at my life
I'm a lot like you.
I need someone to love me
The whole day through.
Ah, one look in my eyes
And you can tell that's true.“
— Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter 1945
„My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess, I still Believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign!
Hit me Baby One More Time!“
— Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981
"...Baby One More Time"
„(to a caller) Take a walk. Go call a public television. In fact, go call the Obama FCC and tell 'em that I hung up on you, go ahead. Call a diversity chief and tell 'em I hung up on you, see if I care, you... you dummy, you... Look what I have to do for a living... With my education and what I've achieved, I have to talk to a... OK, let's stop right here, because I've had all I can take today.“
— Michael Savage U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, and Author 1942
„My advice is precisely the advice my mother gave me. If you believe you have talent, the next thing you must have is determination.“
— Cass Elliot American singer 1941 - 1974
Context: My advice is precisely the advice my mother gave me. If you believe you have talent, the next thing you must have is determination. If you keep working, keep striving, and try always to move forward a little bit with every job you do, you’ll eventually make it. And I believe that! As quoted in "Twenty Questions for Mama Cass" by Frederick Todd in American Girl magazine (June 1970)
„Could you look me in the eye? And tell me that you're happy now? Would you tell it to my face? Or have I been erased? Are you happy now?“
— Michelle Branch American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1983
Context: Now, don't just walk away. Pretending everything's okay, and you don't care about me. And I know there's just no use, when all your lies become your truths and I don't care. Could you look me in the eye? And tell me that you're happy now? Would you tell it to my face? Or have I been erased? Are you happy now? Are you happy now? "Are You Happy Now?"
— Louis Pasteur French chemist and microbiologist 1822 - 1895
As quoted in There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem (2001) by Wayne W. Dyer
„I see people giving me looks because I'm so opinionated. That hurts my feelings, but at the end of the day I have to live with me and respect myself. And I've done enough things in my life where I was confused and didn't respect myself that I will not do it any more.“
— Sherilyn Fenn American actress 1965
Sherilyn Fenn, quoted in "'Three of Hearts' may be Fenn's winning card", by Nancy Mills. Boston Herald (USA). April 25, 1993. p. 41
„As I said before Kid, you walk out of here, and I'm having you brought back. As many times as it takes, I will have you brought the fuck back. You can go ahead and test me on that if you want, but I suggest you no. The smart thing would be to take my advice. I may be a coke Addict and a fellow Patient and a Fuck-Up of the First Order, but I am giving you good advice. Be smart, be strong, be proud, live honorably and with dignity and just hold on.“
— James Frey American screenwriter and media presenter 1969