— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
„Just give me a reason,
Just a little bit's enough.
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again.
It's in the stars;
It's been written in the scars on our hearts.
We're not broken just bent,
And we can learn to love again.“
Just Give Me a Reason, featuring Nate Ruess, written by Pink, Jeff Bhasker, and Nate Ruess
Song lyrics, The Truth About Love (2012)
Variant: You know, a heart can be broken, but it still keeps a-beating just the same.
Source: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
„You can't start a fire, sitting 'round crying over a broken heart.
This gun's for hire,
Even if we're just dancing in the dark.
You can't start a fire, worrying about your little world falling apart.
This gun's for hire,
Even if we're just dancing in the dark.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Dancing in the Dark"
Song lyrics, Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
„We're young and we just have fun and right now we're here in the all-star game and it's unbelievable.“
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
Pierre Lebrun (January 22, 2007) "Will infusion of youth give the NHL all-star game more of edge this year?", The Canadian Press.
„Lately I've been lookin' through the windows of my soul
And I can see there's not much left to hold
Just an empty space surrounded by the pieces of
A badly broken heart that's forgotten how to love.“
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
A Woman's Touch, written with Wayne Perry.
Song lyrics, Blue Moon (1996)
„When I'm with him, I can feel myself getting better. It's like he's picking up broken pieces of me and putting me back together, and I don't even know he's doing it. We never talk about it. We don't go to therapy. He just loves me and that's enough.“
— Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds
Source: Magic Bleeds
„Brain gets bent, heart gets broken
You can't jump off once the pages turn
School is out but never over
That's the only lesson you can learn“
— Andy Partridge British musician 1953
Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) (2000)
„We have the idea that our hearts, once broken, scar over with an indestructible tissue that prevents their ever breaking again in quite the same place…“
Source: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
— Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge!: The Splendid Book That Charts the Journey of Baz Luhrmann's Motion Picture
Source: Moulin Rouge!: The Splendid Book That Charts the Journey of Baz Luhrmann's Motion Picture
— Eden ahbez American songwriter and recording artist 1908 - 1995
"Nature Boy" (1948)
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved, just to love and be loved.
His assertion to Joe Romersa, of how his lyrics should be corrected, saying that "To be loved in return, is too much of a deal, and that has nothing to do with love."
Context: While we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return."
„If I fall along the way, pick me up and dust me off; If I get too tired to make it, be my breath so I can walk; If I need some other love then, give me more than I can stand; When my smile gets old and faded, just wait around I'll smile again; It shouldn't be so complicated, just hold me and then, just hold me again“
— Rob Thomas American singer 1972
— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
Source: Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith