— Catherine Ryan Hyde American writer 1955
„“On your planet, how do you tell somebody that you love her?”
“It’s very complicated. You say, ‘I love you,’ and then you stand back and see what happens.”“
— James K. Morrow (1947-) science fiction author 1947
Source: The Wine of Violence (1981), Chapter 9 (p. 112)
„I take you for what you are, and all that you are, and mix you with all of me, and I don't hold back nothing.“
Source: The Sand Pebbles (1962), Ch. 19; marriage ceremony of Maily and Frenchy
Context: He had a light in his gaunt face and his voice and manner were strangely solemn. The were all a bit afraid of him. … "We're mixing our lives together, Maily, and we'll never be able to unmix them again, and we'll never want to." His voice was strong but tender, and he was smiling down at here. "I take you for what you are, and all that you are, and mix you with all of me, and I don't hold back nothing. Nothing! When you're cold, and hungry, and afraid, so am I. When you're happy, so am I. I'm going to stay with you all that I can, take the very best care of you that I can, and love you every minute until I die." He took a deep, slow breath. "Now you say it"
"I will always love you and honor you and serve you, Frenchy, and stay as near to you as I can, and do everything for you, and live for you, and I won't have any life except our life together…" Tears welled out of her eyes but she smiled steadily up without blinking. "I will just love you, Frenchy, all of me there is just loving you forever."
„Sometimes I imagined stitching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love? Why does anyone ever make love?“
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
Context: I put my hand on him. Touching him has always been important to me, it was something I lived for. I never could explain why. Little, nothing touches, my fingers against his shoulder, the outsides of our thighs touching as we squeeled together on the bus. I couldnt explain it, but I needed it. Sometimes I imagined stiching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love?
„You’ll come back
It’s written in the stars, you see,
you’ll come back.
You’ll come back,
it’s a fact
that I am strong because I do
believe in you.“
Source: The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
„I loved the family and everything to do with them. I loved the environment and the cooking. I used to cook and go in my studio. I had to have methods of working. If I was in the middle of a work and the oven burned or the children called for me, I used to make an arrangement with music, records, or poetry, so that when I went back to the studio, I picked up where I left off. I enjoyed it, you see; it was part of me.“
— Barbara Hepworth English sculptor 1903 - 1975
Source: 1961 - 1975, Art Talk, conversations with 15 woman artists', (1975), p. 14
„There’s a thing the children say.
—What do the children say?
—They say: Will you always love me?
—Will you always remember me?
—Will you remember me a year from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me two years from now?
—Yes, I will.
—Will you remember me five years from now?
—Yes, I will.
— Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989
“Great Days”, conclusion.
Great Days (1979)
— Jenny Han American writer 1980
Source: It's Not Summer Without You
„When I say, Give me love, and I'll give you peace, what do you think I do with that love? You think I make subji (nt: vegetable dish) out of it, or dessert out of it? No. I channel it back. Back to you so that you can grow more, so it can all really happen“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Los Angeles, California, November 9, 1976
— Emo Philips American comedian 1956
„Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.“
— Georg Christoph Lichtenberg German scientist, satirist 1742 - 1799
B 37 "Speech of a suicide composed shortly before the act."
Aphorisms (1765-1799), Notebook B (1768-1771)
Source: Red as Blood, or Tales from the Sisters Grimmer
„The only people who criticize me are writers. You say, maybe I no team player. Did a player ever come to you and say I no team player? Who say that? The writers, right. I win four batting championships. Why I no team player? I kill myself in the outfield. You say, I no team player. You never see me loaf on the field. I break my back. Even Harry Walker tell me: "Roberto, why you want to break your back? Look at the other fellows. Take it easy." Super stars, my foot. They say Mickey Mantle is a super star. He's limping. They say poor Mickey. I play with four stitches in my foot and nobody knows about it. […] The fans are good to me. Only the writers are bad."“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "Clemente Back, Lashes Out at Writers; Buc Explodes Over 'Team Player' Image" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=LJxRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=02wDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7083%2C4907609 by Charley Feeney, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Monday, March 31, 1969), p. 29
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1969</big>
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction (1963), Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
„If you have reasons for not coming back, I don’t want to know them. I just want you to come back anyway. Ignorance, see?“
— Jodi Lynn Anderson American children's writer
Variant: If you have reasons for not coming back, I don't want to know them. I just want you to come back anyway
Source: Tiger Lily
„Would I ever? See how Life goes by, with every creature doing what follows his nature. Master, what can I say to you?“
In p. 5
Narada to Valmiki looking at him intently