„Yes. I battle with that all the time. "Let Me Drown" is probably one of the most disturbing songs I've ever written. Usually, if I write lyrics that are bleak or dark, it usually makes me feel better. That one didn't. It made me question whether it was a song that was all right to play. Should we even do this? It was so negative. But that's the only one I can think of that's like that. Otherwise, it's like watching a horror movie: It makes you feel better after feeling worse.“
When asked if he considers himself to be a pessimist and a cynic ** Interview with Request Magazine, October 1994 http://web.stargate.net/soundgarden/articles/request_10-94.shtml,
„He's one of my closest friends in the industry. He makes me feel like a teenager — I have to act and think like an adult so much. He makes me feel young again.“
— Rihanna Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress 1988
On Chris Brown. Allure magazine, January 2008.
„Roger:I think everyone can take different things from the lyrics, so it's up to you if you feel there is a theme,, to me, it's obviously LTJ lyrics and so it's always sort of dark, yet positive at the same time. I think the lyrics usually have some sort of light at the end of the tunnel ideal going on“
— Roger Manganelli American musician 1973
„I was their bar freak, they needed me
to make themselves feel
just like, at times, I needed that
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Source: You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense
„There was a time,
I was everything and nothing all in one.
When you found me,
I was feeling like a cloud across the sun.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Something About the Way You Look Tonight
Song lyrics, The Big Picture (1997)
„I wanted to make the movie feel like life feels to me — and life feels both sad and dark and confusing and more than hopeful — it feels like something totally incredible could happen at any moment and with no explanation.“
— Miranda July American performance artist, musician and writer 1974
On her film Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), in an interview at Apple.com http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/in-action/?movie=july
„I do feel like, kinda like a misfit; usually I feel, inside, I'm a misfit. Like, I don't really watch sports, or a lot of…“
— Krist Novoselic Croatian-American rock musician 1965
„When I was younger I really admired people like Warren Beatty who could do one movie every four years. I thought I could do all that: run a theatre company, write a book, make the occasional movie. But life doesn’t work like that, or at least it only does for one or two people every generation. Usually, there’s a little give and take, you know. It took me a long time to realise that I didn’t understand things as well as I thought I did.“
— Ethan Hawke American actor and writer 1970
The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/7801192/Ethan-Hawke-interview.html (2010-06-10)
„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 am not a good enough writer to have an agenda or come up with a message and try to put it into a song, […] It's more like you write what comes to you… You try to reflect the mood of the songs. Take 'Rearviewmirror', we start off with the music and it kinds of propels the lyrics. It made me feel like I was in a car, leaving something, a bad situation. There's an emotion there. I remembered all the times I wanted to leave…“
— Eddie Vedder musician, songwriter, member of Pearl Jam 1964
L.A. Times 5/1/94, "He Didn't Ask for All This".
„I think because I felt so sad I had to bring out my feelings, and try to create music that would make me and all my friends feel better.“
— Brian Wilson American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer 1942
Caroline Now! interview (20 April 2000) http://www.marina.com/brian.htm
„I jus' try to sacrifice myself, so I get runner to third. If I do, I feel good. But I get heet and Willie scores, and I feel better than good. […] What makes me feel most good is that the skipper let me play the whole game. I think maybe he take me out after a few innings for Aaron but no, he pay me big compliment. I stay in game and that gave me confidence. I think I don't let him down, no?“
— Roberto Clemente Puerto Rican baseball player 1934 - 1972
As quoted in "'All-Star Clemente Wins MVP Award" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GwBbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H04NAAAAIBAJ&pg=2384%2C288081 by Joe Reichler (AP), in The Michigan Daily (Wednesday, July 12, 1961), p. 4
Baseball-related, <big><big>1960s</big></big>, <big>1961</big>
„We were recording a song called "I Don't Ever Want To Be Without You." The same Christian record company radio guy called me and asked me if we could change the song's title and lyrics. when I asked why, he said, "Because there are two negative words in the title-don't and without … I'd like some positive ones; can you call the song, 'I Always Want To Be With You?"'“
— Mark Heard American musician and record producer 1951 - 1992
Life in the Industry: A Musician's Diary
„At the time of making a picture, I want not to know what I am doing.; a picture should me made with feeling, not with knowing.“
— Hans Hofmann American artist 1880 - 1966
Quote from an interview with w:Elaine de Kooning, 'Hans Hofmann paints a picture', 1950; in Artnews, February 1950, 38 (article 38-41 and 58-59)
„Sometimes if you go to see a very, very, happy movie, a Hollywood movie, you can walk out of the movie and feel very depressed because it's so false. And other times you see a very depressing movie and it makes you feel good, happy because you've seen something real. You've seen something that talks to you and says that your bad feelings are legitimate. And then you can go further with that and say, "Well, this bad feeling is good, and this good feeling is bad, but is it good to feel bad and is it bad to feel good?" I'm concerned with feelings. And sometimes when I feel good, I'll write something very negative because I have the strength to do it. But when I really, really feel very bad, what I want to do is make myself feel better, so I'll write something happier.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from interviews
„Looking out on the morning rain,
I used to feel so uninspired.
And when I knew I had to face another day,
Lord, it made me feel so tired.
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind.
Your love was the key to my peace of mind.'Cause you make me feel.
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman“
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (1967), Co-written with Gerry Goffin and Jerry Wexler
Song lyrics, Singles
„"The theme song states "YOU GOT THE POWER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE… YOU GOT THE POWER TO MAKE A CHANGE." Wow, thank you MTV, for making me feel empowered and independent, like only a multinational media conglomerate can."“
— Maddox American internet writer 1978
I hate Cameron Diaz http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=trippin
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