„Have you ever fed a lover
With just your hands?
Close your eyes and trust it, just trust it.
Have you ever thrown
A fist full of glitter in the air?
Have you ever looked fear in the face,
And said I just don't care?“
„The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.“
— Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962
„Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.“
— Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968
Excerpt from the foreword in Girl Boss: Running the Show Like the Big Chicks http://www.gilliananderson.ws/transcripts/99_00/99girlboss.shtml, by Stacy Kravetz (1999)
„For fear is but a poor safeguard of lasting power; while affection, on the other hand, may be trusted to keep it safe for ever.“
— Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 BC
Context: And we recently discovered, if it was not known before, that no amount of power can withstand the hatred of the many. The death of this tyrant (Julius Caesar), whose yoke the state endured under the constraint of armed force and whom it still obeys more humbly than ever, though he is dead, illustrates the deadly effects of popular hatred; and the same lesson is taught by the similar fate of all other despots, of whom practically no one has ever escaped such a death. For fear is but a poor safeguard of lasting power; while affection, on the other hand, may be trusted to keep it safe for ever. Book II, section 7; translation by Walter Miller
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
House of Cards
„Adieu, Francoise, my trusted wife;
Without you I'd have had a lonely life.
You cheated lots of times but then,
I forgave you in the end
Though your lover was my friend.“
— Jacques Brel Belgian singer-songwriter 1929 - 1978
Context: p> Adieu, Francoise, my trusted wife; Without you I'd have had a lonely life. You cheated lots of times but then, I forgave you in the end Though your lover was my friend.Adieu, Francoise, it's hard to die When all the birds are singing in the sky. Now that spring is in the air With your lovers ev'rywhere, Just be careful; I'll be there.</p Seasons in the Sun" (1961), as translated by Rod McKuen from Brel's song "Le Moribond" · McKuen performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY__eaedtOA · Beach Boys performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzjIra9pheU <p>Goodbye, Michelle, my little one; You gave me love and helped me find the sun, And every time that I was down You would always come around And get my feet back on the ground.</p><p>Goodbye, Michelle, it's hard to die When all the birds are singing in the sky; Now that the spring is in the air, With the flowers everywhere, I wish that we could both be there!</p> As adapted in the Terry Jacks version (1974)
„Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever. You just have to live.“
— Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting: Scholastic Book Guides
„Don't wanna know your name
You're just my lover
Just wanna spend the night
Walking beside you on the water
You look like my lover
But you're words are cold
You say words like him
But thinking has made you grow old.“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
„I got God on my side.
I'm just trying to survive.
What if what you do to survive
Kills the things you love?
Fear's a powerful thing;
It can turn your heart black you can trust.
It'll take your God filled soul
And fill it with devils and dust“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Devils & Dust"
„Have no fear for giving in,
Have no fear for giving over.
You'd better know that in the end
It's better to say too much
Than never say what you need to say again.Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken,
Even as the eyes are closing,
Do it with a heart wide open.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
— Michael Madsen American actor 1957
„When you live your life acting upon your deepest intuitions, no decision you ever make in life will be feared or a risk.“
— Keshia Chante Canadian actor and musician 1988
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