— Cassandra Clare, libro Ciudad de cristal
„Let the world call me a fool,
But if things are right with me and you,
That's all that matters.
And I'll do anything you asked me to.“
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
Song lyrics, You Asked Me To, from Honky Tonk Heroes, written with Billy Joe Shaver (1973).
„You must decide if you are going to rob the world or bless it with the rich, valuable, potent, untapped resources locked away within you.“
— Myles Munroe, understanding your potential discovering the hidden you
„I saw the whole world from your eyes, at least the glimpse you let me see. And what a glimpse you let me see.“
— William Fitzsimmons American musician 1978
Until When We Are Ghosts (2006), My Life Changed
„Now you think about this, too: you’re not charming, dashing, or debonair. You’re funny looking, as a matter of fact. You’re too busy to spare much time for me, and even if you did take me out night-clubbing somewhere, you’d be so out of place that I couldn’t enjoy it. But you do one thing: you let me feel that my rules are as worthwhile to me as yours are to you. When you ask me to do something, I know you won’t be hurt if I refuse. And if I do it, you don’t feel that you’ve scored a point in some kind of complex game. You don’t try to use me, cozen me, or change me. I take up as much room in the world, the way you see it, as you do. Do you have any idea of how rare a thing that is?“
— Algis Budrys, libro Rogue Moon
Rogue Moon (1960), Chapter 6 (pp. 127-128)
„You say you want a revolution,
Well, you know, we all want to change the world…
But when you talk about destruction,
Don't you know that you can count me out.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Lyrics, "Revolution" (Single version) Variant: You say you want a revolution, Well, you know, we all want to change the world... But when you talk about destruction, Don't you know that you can count me out — in. "Revolution 1" - The Beatles [White Album] version (in this recorded performance of the song, Lennon interjects "in", after saying "count me out").
„And as to you, Sir, treacherous in private friendship (for so you have been to me, and that in the day of danger) and a hypocrite in public life, the world will be puzzled to decide whether you are an apostate or an impostor; whether you have abandoned good principles, or whether you ever had any.“
— Thomas Paine English and American political activist 1737 - 1809
1790s, Letter to George Washington (1796), As quoted in The Writings of Thomas Paine, edited by Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3 (1895), p. 252
„Don't know much about history,
Don't know much Biology.
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the French I took.
But I do know that I love you,
And I know that if you love me, too,
What a wonderful world this would be.“
— Sam Cooke American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur 1931 - 1964
Song lyrics, Wonderful World
„If you don’t say ‘yes’ to the world, it will say ‘no’ to you; if you reject the world you will be rejected because you have brought it upon yourself. Linking with the world is the best way of living in it. If you could not relate to the Universe it will turn against you.“
— Elia M. Ramollah founder and leader of the El Yasin Community 1973
360 Doctrines and Comprehensive Theories, Union of Civilizations
„Well I'm shameless when it comes to loving you.
I'd do anything you want me to
I'd do anything at all.
And I'm standing here for all the world to see
There ain't that much left of me
That has very far to fall.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, Storm Front (1989), Shameless.
„You of all people should know that everything in this world must be paid for, whether in gold, time, or blood.“
— Christopher Paolini, libro Legado
Inheritance (2011), Galbatorix
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Song lyrics, Endless Love (1981).
— Brad Paisley American country music singer 1972
Song lyrics, Time Well Wasted (2005), The World, written by Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace, and Lee Thomas Miller
„I was your luxury. For nineteen years I have been put in your man’s world and was forbidden to touch anything and you made me think that all was going very well and that I did not have to worry about anything but putting flowers in vases. Why did you lie to me? Why did you keep me ignorant, if it was to admit to me one day that this world is cracking and that you are all powerless and to make me choose between a suicide and a murder?“
— Jean Paul Sartre, Dirty Hands
Dirty Hands (1948), Jessica to Hugo, Act 5, sc. 2