„Did I miss the skyscrapers, did I miss the long freeway?
From the coast of California to the shores of The Delaware Bay
You can bet your life I did, till I got back in the U. S. A.“
"Back in the U.S.A." (1959)
— Sarah Dessen, libro Dreamland
Fuente: Dreamland (2000)
„Love your self's self where it lives.
There is no special God to refer to; or if there is,
why did I let you grow
in another place. You did not know my voice
when I came back to call. All the superlatives
of tomorrow's white tree and mistletoe
will not help you know the holidays you had to miss.“
— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
"The Double Image"
To Bedlam and Part Way Back (1960)
„I miss the animal buoyancy of New York, the animal vitality. I did not mind that it had no meaning and no depth.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
Diary entries (1914 - 1974)
„That no matter what i did, I would always be missing something else. And the only way to live, the only way to be happy, was to make sure the things I didn't miss meant more to me than the things I missed.“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Fuente: How They Met, and Other Stories
„Then I turned the page and at the top it said THINGS I MISS ABOUT M and there was a list of 15 things, and the first was THE WAY HE HOLDS THINGS. I did not understand how you can miss the way somebody holds things.“
— Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
Fuente: The History of Love
„Miss Tillings: Stand up, Nigel Barton! Well, Nigel, do you know anything about this? I can't believe it was you!
Nigel Barton: No, Miss!
Miss Tillings: Then what do you know about it?
Nigel Barton: I think - I think I might have had the daffodil, Miss—
Miss Tillings: You might have had it? What do you mean, boy? Speak up!
Nigel Barton: The stem was all broke and somebody gave it to me, Miss.
Miss Tillings: Who gave it to you?
Nigel Barton: Ooh, I don't like to say, Miss.
Miss Tillings: You better had, Barton, and quick about it.
Nigel Barton: Georgie Pringle, Miss.“
— Dennis Potter English television dramatist, screenwriter and journalist 1935 - 1994
Barton incriminates Pringle, who has bullied him, in the crime of destroying the class's daffodil; the daffodil was actually destroyed by Barton himself.
Stand up, Nigel Barton (1965)
„If you plan to miss this movie, better miss it quickly; I doubt if it'll be around to miss for long.“
— Roger Ebert American film critic, author, journalist, and TV presenter 1942 - 2013
Review http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/americathon-1979 of Americathon (1 January 1979)
Reviews, Half-star reviews
— Donald E. Westlake American novelist 1933 - 2008
Walking Around Money (2005)
„And then all of a sudden
Oh, it seemed so strange to me,
How we went from something's missing
To a family.
Lookin' back all I can say
About all the things he did for me
Is I hope I'm at least half the dad
That he didn't have to be.“
— Brad Paisley American country music singer 1972
He Didn't Have to Be, written by Brad Paisley and Kelley Lovelace.
Song lyrics, Who Needs Pictures (1999)
„- If I tell you, will you let met go?
- You bet, partner. […]
- You promised!
- Nope. I said ""you bet."" You did… and you lost.“
— Scott Snyder American writer 1976
American Vampire, Vol. 1
— George Gordon Byron, Cain
Cain (1821), Act III, sc. i.
„"I wended my way to the graveyard this evening," wrote Anne to Gilbert after she got home. "I think 'wend your way' is a lovely phrase and I work it in whenever I can. It sounds funny to say I enjoyed my stroll in the graveyard but I really did. Miss Courtaloe's stories were so funny. Comedy and tragedy are so mixed up in life, Gilbert. The only thing that haunts me is that tale of the two who lived together fifty years and hated each other all that time. I can't believe they really did. Somebody has said that 'hate is only love that has missed its way.' I feel sure that under the hatred they really loved each other… just as I really loved you all those years I thought I hated you… and I think death would show it to them."“
— Lucy Maud Montgomery, libro Anne of Windy Poplars
Part 1, Ch. 6
Anne of Windy Poplars (1936)
Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted us.
"There are things I miss," you said. "But if I didn't have you, I'd miss more.“
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Fuente: The Lover's Dictionary
„Have you killed anyone?” she asked quickly.
“What? Did you miss what I said, about turning murder into
an art form?”
“But you haven’t actually killed anyone yet, have you? I read
He glowered. “Technically, yeah, all right, maybe I haven’t“
— Derek Landy Irish children's writer 1974
Fuente: Playing with Fire
„I had always dreamt of participating in a beauty pageant and I got a chance to live my dream. It was a very good learning experience. However, due to my hectic schedule, I did not get enough time to prepare for the Talent round. But I am happy as I won the Miss Bollywood Diva.“
— Sukirti Kandpal Indian actress 1987