„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?“

—  Pink (singer), Glitter in the Air, written by Pink, Billy Mann and Michele Mears
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American singer-songwriter 1979
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„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
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„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

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„I don't want to be your friend,
I just want to be your lover.“

—  Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
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„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
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