„You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so how could we take it back without asking?“
— Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body
Fuente: Written on the Body
„In time, in time they tell me, I'll not feel so bad. I don't want time to heal me. There's a reason I'm like this.
I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won't smooth you away.
I can't say goodbye.“
— China Miéville, libro The Scar
Fuente: The Scar
„She heard him mutter, 'Can you take away this grief?'
'I'm sorry,' she replied. 'Everyone asks me. And I would not do so even if I knew how. It belongs to you. Only time and tears take away grief; that is what they are for.“
— Terry Pratchett, libro Me vestiré de medianoche
Fuente: I Shall Wear Midnight
— Dr. Seuss, libro On Beyond Zebra!
On Beyond Zebra! (1955)
„Yeah, congratulations. Way to go, Punk, way to go. Congratulations on your big win. You need to enjoy them while you can. You see, you can smirk if you want to, but I see straight through you. When I look at you, I see a fraud. And I'm not talking about the fact that you call yourself the best in the world, I'm talking about you as a person. Because I did a little research this week, Punk, and I found something, a little deep, dirty, dark secret about you. You've been straight edge ever since you came to the WWE, but you've never explained the reasons why. I wanna tell all of these wannabes why you're straight edge. I wanna tell them that you're straight edge because your father is an alcoholic.
Yeah, that's right. Your father was an alcoholic who let you down every step of the way when you were growing up, and it terrifies you. You don't want to end up like him. But it's inevitable that you will, because alcohol is in your blood, it's in your genes, it's part of who you are, and that tortures you. I know you've built this facade, this wall that you're a sarcastic antihero with not a care in the world, but I think I've found something that you care about. I've found something that gives you nightmares, something that terrifies you.
And isn't it ironic that the very alcohol that you crave is the same thing that ruined your childhood? Oh, the nightmares you must have about your father; I almost feel bad for you, Punk. Is that the reason why you have all those tattoos? Was the pain of wanting to drink so bad that you needed the pain of a tattoo needle to take it out of your mind? Was that your only solace?
It doesn't matter if it is, Punk, because you are going to drink eventually, and I'm the one who is going to make you drink. At WrestleMania XXVIII, I'm going to take away your title, I'm gonna take away your claims of being the best in the world, I'm gonna take away your bravado, and I'm gonna leave you a broken man. You're gonna hit bottom, Punk, and when you do, you're going to embrace your destiny, and you're gonna take a drink. And it's gonna taste so good that you're gonna wanna take another one, and another one, and another one. After April 1st, I'm gonna be recognized for who I am—the undisputed best in the world and the new WWE Champion. And you're gonna be recognized for who you are, who your father was—a pathetic damn drunk!“
— Chris Jericho American professional wrestler, musician, television host, podcast host and author 1970
March 12, 2012 - WWE Raw
„Because when you love something, you want to do it all the time, even if no one is paying you for it. At least that's how I felt about drawing.“
— Meg Cabot, libro All American Girl
Fuente: All-American Girl
„Every time you go away, I always say
This time it's goodbye, dear
Loving you the way I do
I take you back, without you I'd die dear
Knowing I love you so.“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song Anyone Who Had A Heart
„I definitely worry about that. I think about it all the time because that's the way Hollywood thinks. It's all about momentum and keeping your name out there, and college certainly takes you away from that. But, if I look at it in the longer term, it's so worthwhile.“
— Julia Stiles American actress 1981
On the fear that taking a career break to attend Columbia University will stall her career,
London Times, March 29, 2001
„Help me find a way to pass the time Everybody tellin' me life's short, but I wanna die Help me find a way to make you mine Everybody tellin' me not to, but I'm gonna try Now I'm gettin' high again, tonight“
— Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017
Song The Brightside, Album: Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1
„Every time you have to make a choice about anything, think "Does this go toward or away from what I want?" Always choose what goes toward what you want.“
— Barbara Sher, I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
Fuente: I Could Do Anything If I Only Knew What It Was: How to Discover What You Really Want and How to Get It
„Do something everyday that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„Come as you are, as you were
As I want you to be
As a trend, as a friend, as a known enemy
Take your time, hurry up
The choice is yours, don't be late.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Come As You Are.
Song lyrics, Nevermind (1991)
„I always wanted to leave home. I never knew they were going to stop me from coming back. Maybe, if I knew, I never would have left. It is kind of painful to be away from everything that you've ever know. Nobody will know the pain of exile until you are in exile. No matter where you go, there are times when people show you kindness and love, and there are times when they make you know that you are with them but not of them. That's when it hurts.“
— Miriam Makeba South African singer and civil rights activist 1932 - 2008
As quoted in
„I don't want to get so lost in thinking about me and talking about me all the time in interviews. It's so nice to unwind and just look at other things and get out of yourself. It's hard to detach myself from myself without neglecting myself. You know what I mean? I don't want to get in to the habit of thinking about my career because when it comes down to it, it's not really that important. I could die tomorrow and the world would go on.“
— River Phoenix American actor, musician, and activist 1970 - 1993
Sky Magazine (1988)
„Don't count on me
I engineer on every
Move we make from here
I'll take the lead
You take the pain
You see, I engineered
— Holly Knight American singer-songwriter and musician