„Everybody feels these moments of sadness and moments of loss and sometimes I think everybody can relate to sitting alone and feeling like crap and a friend of yours comes up and starts like, you know, 'Come on, feel happy,' and you don't want that. Sometimes its alright to let yourself be upset about something and so that you can show yourself that regardless of how low you feel, you can always rise out of it, but not at the moment. And so the song ends with the lyric, 'I believe we all fall down' but I don't say 'but we we get back up'. It's just, sometimes you fall down and sometimes you fell low, and that's okay.“
„I used to see songwriting like editing a film or something. You can edit music like you can edit a film. Or if I was painting or making a picture or something, that night I could sit down and write a song. I think it really helps to break things up. Sometimes when you sit down to write songs, you write three or four songs in a row feeling the same sort of vibe. But if you stop in-between that time and change something, you break the pattern – you prevent yourself from unconsciously falling into a format.“
— M.I.A. British recording artist, songwriter, painter and director 1975
Sourced quotes, Interview http://blogs.westword.com/backbeat/2008/05/qa_with_mia.php to Westword (2008)
„If you you're in the United States, sometimes you can feel lazy and think we're so big we don't have to really know anything about other people.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
2016, Remarks by President Obama at YSEALI Town Hall https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/07/remarks-president-obama-yseali-town-hall (7 September 2016)
„But I… don't believe that gender is just binary, and I never have, so that's what pulls me to sometimes politically identify as a lesbian, because I'm a feminist, and I feel like women are still so suppressed. I don't feel like we've come that far. But I also feel like there are people all along the spectrum, so in that sense, I feel like I would be more bisexual or just, you know, open-ended.“
— Daniela Sea American filmmaker, actor, and musician 1977
" Interview with The L Words Daniela Sea https://web.archive.org/web/20121012071650/http://www.afterellen.com/archive/ellen/TV/2006/1/sea3.html", AfterEllen (3 January 2006).
„Don't you know that I love you?sometimes I feel likeonly a cold still lifeonly a frozen still lifethat fell down here to lay beside you.<BR“
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
Lyrics, New Moon (posthumous, 2007), Angel in the Snow.
„Cause sometimes you feel tired, feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up. But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength and just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.“
— Eminem American rapper and actor 1972
2000s, "Till I Collapse"
„Sometimes if you go to see a very, very, happy movie, a Hollywood movie, you can walk out of the movie and feel very depressed because it's so false. And other times you see a very depressing movie and it makes you feel good, happy because you've seen something real. You've seen something that talks to you and says that your bad feelings are legitimate. And then you can go further with that and say, "Well, this bad feeling is good, and this good feeling is bad, but is it good to feel bad and is it bad to feel good?" I'm concerned with feelings. And sometimes when I feel good, I'll write something very negative because I have the strength to do it. But when I really, really feel very bad, what I want to do is make myself feel better, so I'll write something happier.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from interviews
„Turn up your radio and let me hear the song
Switch on your electric light
Then we can get down to what is really wrong
I long to hold you tight so I can feel you
Sweet lady of the night I shall reveal you.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Song lyrics, Moondance (1970), Caravan
„Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm shot.
Sometimes I don't know how much more I've got.
Maybe I'm headed over the hill
Maybe I've set myself up for the kill.
Tell me how much do you think you can take
Until the heart in you is starting to break?
Sometimes it feels like it will.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, Storm Front (1989), I Go to Extremes.
„I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22.
Everything will be alright if you keep me next to you.
You don't know about me but I bet you want to.
Everything will be alright if we just keep dancing like we're 22, 22.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Song lyrics, Red (2012), 22, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback.