„I've come to see through the course of my life that people understand what I've tried to do, however inadequately I do it. I've just found people have come to understand me and be glad that I tried to do what I tried to do. And I do feel very inadequate about it, but I feel I must try… I think that any citizen can understand that you must raise your voice and do the best you can to speak out.“
— Vanessa Redgrave English actress 1937
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0506/18/lkl.01.html CNN Larry King Live (June 18, 2005).
„When you looked into my eyes,
I stood there like I was hyp-notized.
You sent a feeling to my spine,
A feeling warm and smooth and fine.
But all I could do were stand there paralyzed.
When we kissed, ooh what a thrill,
You took my hand and, ooh baby, what a chill.
I felt like grabbin' you real tight,
Squeeze and squeeze with all my might.
But all I could do were stand there paralyzed.“
— Elvis Presley American singer and actor 1935 - 1977
Paralyzed, written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley (1956)
„It lay buried here. It lay deep inside me.
It's so deep I don't think that I can speak about it.
It could take me all of my life,
But it would only take a moment to
Tell you what I'm feeling,
But I don't know if I'm ready yet.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all.
The scars of your love they leave me breathless.
I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all.
Rolling in the deep.
You had my heart inside of your hand
And you played it
To the beat.“
— Adele (singer) British singer-songwriter 1988
Rolling in the Deep.
„Listening to that performance changed my life. It changed the course of my musical career. I could listen to my heart's voice clearly because the music had helped me understand my mind's deepest desires. Today, I am happy and feel blessed that I followed the path dictated by my heart.“
— Hariprasad Chaurasia Indian bansuri player 1938
On hearing a performance on a woodwind by Pandit Bhola Nath of Varanasi.
„I was angry with you about him, furious that he so much as set eyes on you. I would rather kill you than see you lie in his arms.” “is that love then? A thing that leads to murder?” “I don’t know. In all honesty, I don’t know. You’re mine. What’s mine I keep, I rule, and give my body over to defend. I offer you my honor, and my life. That’s not an easy thing. Its within your power to break my pride, and take that life, insignificant though it is.” “you put it very simply.” “its not. Such a gift rouses strange passions, fears of treachery, and deep distrust. I’m not immune to them.” “no one told me it would be like this. Perhaps it won't go into words, what I feel for you. Its not desire, yet I love your touch, the warm softness of your flesh against mine.”“
— Alice Borchardt American fiction writer 1939 - 2007
„I do love you though — and can love you without kissing you every time I see you and I hope you understand that.“
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994
Letter to a boyfriend of 1947, quoted in Jacqueline Kennedy's Old Love Letters Will School You in the Art of Breaking Up" by Laura Beck, in Cosmopolitan (2 September 2015) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/news/a45821/jacqueline-kennedy-dear-john-letter/
„I know you have a heavy heart, I can feel it when we kiss
So many men stronger than me
Have thrown their backs out trying to lift it
But me I'm not a gamble
You can count on me to split
The love I sell you in the evening by the morning won't exist.“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980