„I've been in the public eye for nine years, and I've gone through different phases with it. At first I loved it. Finally, there's a light shining on me and I've wanted that all this time. Then there were a couple of years where I almost became reclusive because it bothered me so much. The trick is to be able to look at it as something that's ethereal and not real. Fame, or whatever that is, isn't tangible. You can't hang your hat on it. You must be able to sit under your covers and giggle about the nonsense of all of it.“
Newsday staff (September 13, 2002) "START / Fast Chat Matthew Perry", Newsday, Newsday Inc., p. D03.
„As I've gone through life, I've found that your chances for happiness are increased if you wind up doing something that is a reflection of what you loved most when you were somewhere between nine and eleven years old.“
— Walter Murch American film editor and sound designer 1943
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film, Michael Ondaatje, 2002, ISBN 0-375-41386-3.
Radio From Hell (February 6, 2007) - referring to Kip Winger's website
„Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom.
From the day that I was born I've waved the flag.
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man.
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had.Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you.
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind.
Shine a light, shine a light
Shine a light, won't you shine a light.
Philadelphia freedom I love you, yes I do.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Philadelphia Freedom (1975)
Song lyrics, Singles
„For almost ninety years I've walked among my kind, and yours … all the time thinking I was complete in myself, not realizing what I was seeking. And not finding anything, because you weren't alive yet.“
— Stephenie Meyer American author 1973
Edward Cullen to Bella Swan, p. 304
Twilight series, Twilight (2005)
„Or… if you actually waited until you were married to lose your virginity, because you are so much a better person than the sniveling snot that we are, you were able to do that, because you were able to wait through everything, through all those feelings, all those hormones, all of that, you could wait, until that night to make love to (for the first time) to the person that you are gonna make love to for the rest of your life, because you are a gambler on a level that I have never fuckin' imagined! My hat is off to you! Wow! What courage!“
— Lewis Black American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor 1948
„Oh my love, oh my love, I've cried for you so much,
Lonely nights without sleeping, while I longed for your touch.
Now your lips can't evade the heartache I've known,
Come with me to a world of our own.“
— Tom Springfield English musician, songwriter and record producer 1934
Song A World of Our Own.
„I've been travellin' a hard road
Baby lookin' for someone exactly like you
I've been carryin' my heavy load
Waiting for the light to come shining through
Someone like you
Make it all worth while
Someone like you
Make me satisfied
Someone exactly like you.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Someone Like You
Song lyrics, Poetic Champions Compose (1987)
„I have often thought had there been somebody like me around, something might have been able to be done. I also think I don't see how I could have done what I've done in the world had I been married. And when I decided-because I've been on the verge of marriage many times-I said no, because if I wanted to roam the globe like I did, it wouldn't be fair. It wouldn't be fair to me, it wouldn't be fair to the people. At the point, I really feel it was a kind of destiny because I've been able to get to places. There are some people in the world who have other jobs to do.“
— Virginia Satir American psychologist 1916 - 1988
Brief biography http://www.avanta.net/writings/biography/biography.html at Avanta.net (1999)
„There were times and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me.
Oh I've been loving you a little too long
I don't wanna stop now, oh.
With you my life,
Has been so wonderful.
I can't stop now.“
— Otis Redding American singer, songwriter and record producer 1941 - 1967
I've Been Loving You Too Long, co-written with Jerry Butler.
„There's not a stupidest thing--I've dressed in women's clothes, I've dressed as a Nazi. I've gone onstage naked. I've gone on so drunk I didn't even know I did a show. I've done so many stupid things, but it's all part of Ozzy. I never pre-planned 99.9% of the things I've done. Some were drastically wrong, some were drastically right. I don't know if you saw the VH1 thing [VH1's Behind The Music Ozzy documentary] recently. In one hour, it's impossible to write my life down. I come from a rather large family, three older sisters and two younger brothers. On the documentary, they interviewed my sister and it was the first time I'd seen her in years. I've had a very, very unique life. I often sit back and remember when I had no money--when you're in the middle of it, you get depressed thinking it's going to last forever. All of a sudden, out of nowhere--a bolt of lightning--here I am! I'm very well-off; I've got property all over the place, I've had a very fruitful career. But I've never had a No.1 album in America. But I've lasted several generations and somebody says to me, "Do you notice any difference in the audience?"“
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
I've been doing it now for 30 years. Some of the fans are older, but I've picked up new fans along the way.
Launch.com, October 30, 1998
„You are so funny to ask me about "The Look". I've been asked many times, and I really am not sure what anyone means.“
— Madeleine Stowe American actress 1958
On her expressions in the scene where she asks "What are you looking at, Sir" and Hawkeye replies, "I'm looking at you, Miss."
Mohican Press interview (2005)
„I love acting. Oh, God, I love it. But all this fame and all this bullshit attention. I'm not supernatural. I've done nothing extremely special to deserve the position. It happens every couple of years, and it's happened to hundreds of people before me.“
— Heath Ledger Australian actor 1979 - 2008
As quoted in Newsweek, July 10, 2000.
„I love words very much. I've always loved to talk, and I've always love words — the words that rest in your mouth, what words mean and how you taste them and so on. And for me the spoken word can be used almost as a gesture.“
— Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991
New York Times interview (1985)
„For something like forty years I've been getting various sorts of narratives off my chest without being able to hit upon a classification for them. There's something dreary to me about the publisher's arbitrary division of every word written for publication into fiction and nonfiction. My writing has a most irritating way of being difficult to classify in either category. At times I would find it hard to tell you whether the stuff is prose or verse. Gradually I've come up with the tag: contemporary chronicle.“
— John Dos Passos novelist, playwright, poet, journalist, painter 1896 - 1970
Presentation at Carleton College, Nov 30 1960
„I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!“
— Sally Field American actress 1946
Said during Field's Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actress in 1984's Places in the Heart
Often misquoted as "You like me, you really like me!"
The misquote was echoed by Sean Penn in his 1996 acceptance of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in Dead Man Walking as, "You tolerate me. You really tolerate me!"
[Waxman, Sharon, The Oscar Acceptance Speech: By and Large, It's a Lost Art, Washington Post, 1999-03-21, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/movies/oscars/speeches.htm, 2006-12-31]
„I've seen this before yeah I've been there too,
This aint for me.. not what I want,
I've loved honestly and it always hurts,
Can't feel this no more.. it's gotta be true.“
— Jaclyn Victor Malaysian singer; Malaysian Idol winner 1978
"Not Gonna Fall", Dream.
„You'll never make me stay
So take your weight off of me.
I know your every move
So won't you just let me be.
I've been here times before
But I was too blind to see
That you seduce every man.
This time you won't seduce me.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
„I've always been interested in jobs in the NBA. But I've been in this for 20 years and it might be time to do something else.“
— Larry Bird basketball player and coach 1956
Sam Smith (February 14, 2000) "Bird's Flight Path May End at Boston", Chicago Tribune, p. 12.
„I spend… twenty times more for you people than any other commercial I've ever made. You are such pests! Now what is it you want? In your… depths of your ignorance, what is it you want? Whatever it is you want, I can't deliver, 'cause I just don't see it.“
— Orson Welles American actor, director, writer and producer 1915 - 1985
The Findus Foods "Frozen Peas" Session Out-Takes