Source: City of Glass
„You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me."
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
"But I don't want anything else in the world.“
Source: City of Glass
„Yes, I want money more than anything else in the world.”
“Then you’ve made the only choice. But there’s a penalty attached, as there is to most things you want. It’s loneliness.“
— Margaret Mitchell American author and journalist 1900 - 1949
Source: Gone With the Wind
„I would give up everything for you, Giulia"
I smiled at him gently. "But you must understand. I should never want a man to give up anything for me. I should want him to feel in winning me he has won the whole world…“
— Deanna Raybourn American writer 1968
Source: Silent in the Sanctuary
„Have you ever seen a picture
Of Jesus laughing?
Mmm, do you think
He had a beautiful smile?
A smile that healed.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, The Red Shoes (1993)
„He was dancing to some music
No one else had ever heard
He'd speak in unknown languages
She would translate every word
And then when the world was laughing
At his castles in the sky
She'd hold him in her body
Till he once again could fly.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
Song lyrics, Verities & Balderdash (1974)
„She knew that he loved her above all else, more than anything in the world, but only for his own sake.“
Source: Love in the Time of Cholera
„If laying down my life could stop the suffering in the world I'd do it. But I don't believe anything can stop it,' I told him. He heard me but he did not speak. I wanted to say more to him, but I knew that it would have been useless. Though older than I, he had neither known nor felt anything of life for himself; he had been carefully reared by his mother and father and he had always been told what to feel.“
Black Boy (1945)
„Christ does not dress up a moral picture, and ask you to observe its beauty. He only tells you how to live; and the most beautiful characters the world has ever seen, have been those who received and lived these precepts without once conceiving their beauty.“
— Horace Bushnell American theologian 1802 - 1876
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 140.
„I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.“
— Lucille Ball American actress and businesswoman 1911 - 1989
Variant: Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. Your really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Source: Keep the Aspidistra Flying
„I don't need anything else. I get out of bed every morning and face the world because you're in it.“
— Sylvia Day American writer 1973
Source: Reflected in You
— Sheri S. Tepper American fiction writer 1929 - 2016
Source: The Visitor (2002), Ch. 40 : at ogre's gap
Context: The world stopped. She was somewhere else, learning things she had no names for. She was being instructed. Nell was in abeyance. The mind she shared was full of those treasures she had always sought, the workings of the universe, the reasons and intentions of the galaxies. Time passed forever.
„You asked me whether you could learn to sing. I don't know. It could well be that you have the makings of a singer. It could well be that the world will give you the best that it has: glory, power, honor, what else is there? Palaces and parks, perhaps? Or merry meadows? And then what?“
— Halldór Laxness Icelandic author 1902 - 1998
Brekkukotsannáll (The Fish Can Sing) (1957)