„Sometimes we'll sigh — sometimes we'll cry
And we'll know why just you and I know true love ways.“

True Love Ways, written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty (1958)
Song lyrics, Singles

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American singer-songwriter 1936 - 1959

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„If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again;
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars!“

—  Jacques Brel Belgian singer-songwriter 1929 - 1978

If Only We Have Love (1957)
Context: If we only have love
We will never bow down
We'll be tall as the pines
Neither heroes nor clowns.
If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again;
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars!

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„If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars.“

—  Rod McKuen American poet, songwriter, composer, and singer 1933 - 2015

As closing scene in the 1968 musical Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (1975 film version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdSXpC8fbNA
Translations and adaptations, If We Only Have Love (1968)
Context: If we only have love
We will never bow down
We'll be tall as the pines
Neither heroes nor clowns.
If we only have love
Then we'll only be men
And we'll drink from the Grail
To be born once again
Then with nothing at all
But the little we are
We'll have conquered all time
All space, the sun, and the stars.

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„There is no set sort of rules, or no set sort of formula to the way we work in the studio … so it's difficult to know … what we'll move on to next.“

—  Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961

KSCA interview (1996)
Context: There is no set sort of rules, or no set sort of formula to the way we work in the studio... so it's difficult to know... what we'll move on to next. We don't like to say, "Never, no we'd never do this"... But, we... like the setup as far as there's only three people in the studio... because the work is very personal, very intimate, very emotional... and that is very important to the album.

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„In a competition of love we'll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.“

—  Muhammad Ali, book The Soul of a Butterfly

Source: The Soul of a Butterfly (2004), p. xxiv
Context: Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.
In a competition of love we would not be running against one another, but with one another. We would be trying to gain victory for all humanity. If I am a faster runner than you, you may feel bad seeing me pass you in the race, but if you know that we are both racing to make our world better, you will feel good knowing that we are racing toward a common goal, a mutual reward.
In a competition of love we'll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.

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„He said to me, "It will always be difficult, but if you cry like this every time, you will die of heartbreak. Just know it is enough sometimes to know it is difficult."“

—  Chris Abani Nigerian author 1966

Quoting a former child soldier who held his hand over a goat's eyes while Abani, aged 13, killed it
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„Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so.“

—  Maurice Sendak, book Where the Wild Things Are

Variant: Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!
Source: Parting words of the Wild Things to Max in Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

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„Because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again, that we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States, and that we'll fall back into the pre-9/11 mind set if you will, that in fact these terrorist attacks are just criminal acts, and that we're not really at war. I think that would be a terrible mistake for us.“

—  Dick Cheney American politician and businessman 1941

Speaking about the choice Americans would soon make in the presidential election at a Des Moines, Iowa campaign appearance on September 7, 2004 whitehouse.archives.gov http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2004/09/20040907-8.html.
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„Here at this bridge we'll go our separate ways—
forlorn beside the road, I watch flags fly.“

—  Đặng Trần Côn writer 1710 - 1745

Original: (vi) Hà lương chia rẽ đường này,
Bên đường, trông bóng cờ bay ngùi ngùi.
Source: Chinh phụ ngâm, Lines 43–44

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