— Bram van Velde Dutch painter 1895 - 1981
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
General sources, As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 261
„Some love is just a lie of the heart
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start.
And they may not want it to end
But it will, it's just a question of when.
I've lived long enough to have learned
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned.
But that won't happen to us
Because it's always been a matter of trust.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, The Bridge (1986), A Matter of Trust.
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
Speech at the Somerville Club, February 27, 1895
„I like to learn things slow
I like learning alot
I like to get it all again and in the end
You know you get what you got“
— Zooey Deschanel American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter 1980
Volume Two (2010), "Lingering Still".
„Everything I've learned in life I've learned either by doing it or watching the changes other people go through.“
— Cass Elliot American singer 1941 - 1974
Rolling Stone interview (1968), Context: Everything I've learned in life I've learned either by doing it or watching the changes other people go through. And when you're famous, you don't get to meet people — because they want you to like them when they present themselves to you, present the best sides of themselves, and you don't see the real people. Which is why I don't really go anywhere. And when I do, I put on my silly face and do what they expect me to do. Actually, I never do what they expect me to do. It's the only way I could go on doing what I have to do. I do whatever I… you know, I didn't even comb my hair today. I didn't know we were taking pictures but when I found out, it didn't change my mind any.
— Seal (musician) British singer-songwriter 1963
Seal (1994), Context: Crossing that bridge, With lessons I've learned. Playing with fire, And not getting burned. I may not know what you're going through. But time is the space, Between me and you. Life carries on... it goes on. "Prayer For The Dying"
— Akon singer 1973
Song lyrics, Konvicted (2006), Sorry, Blame It on Me
„In life there's stuff you can control and stuff you can't. There's nothing you can do about it. No point getting angry and upset because it's beyond your control. As a professional athlete, you learn to roll with the punches.“
— Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986
In: Prajwal Hegde I am enjoying my partnership with Cara Black: Sania Mirza http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/I-am-enjoying-my-partnership-with-Cara-Black-Sania-Mirza/articleshow/23377486.cms, The Times of India, 2 October 2013
„I've also grown as an actor as I've got older in life. I've learnt how to go to work, immerse myself 100 per cent in the character and, at the end of the day, take it all off and go back, get a nice bubble bath, have a nice massage and realise that is not my life. And that feels good.“
— Halle Berry American actress 1966
Steve Pratt (March 27, 2004) "Blazing a trail with Halle's comet", The Northern Echo, p. 10.
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965