„I can’t sit down and write jokes. I just flows in from some maddeningly elusive place. Believe me, if I had an Alaska in my brain, I would drill baby drill, and I’d cum right on Sarah’s back while I was there.“
„The first five years that I did Cerebus I could have made more money baby-sitting (that isn't a joke). Five years. Think about it.“
— Dave Sim Canadian cartoonist, creator of Cerebus 1956
Source: Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing (1997), p. 20
„Ooh, baby let's get down tonight
Baby I'm hot just like an oven
I need some lovin'
And baby, I can't hold it much longer
It's getting stronger and stronger
And when I get that feeling
I want Sexual Healing.
Sexual Healing, baby
Makes me feel so fine
Helps to relieve my mind.
Sexual Healing baby, is good for me
Sexual Healing is something that's good for me.“
— Marvin Gaye American singer-songwriter and musician 1939 - 1984
Sexual Healing, co-written with Odell Brown and David Ritz.
Song lyrics, Midnight Love (1982)
— Ken Dodd English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor 1927 - 2018
Source: Ken Dodd: 17 of his funniest one-liners, BBC News, 12 March 2018, 12 March 2018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43370741,
„Sometimes I sit up in the darkness,
And I watch my baby as she sleeps.
Then I climb in bed and I hold her tight.
I just lay there awake in the middle of the night,
Thinking 'bout the wreck on the highway.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Wreck on the Highway"
Song lyrics, The River (1980)
„There's alot of things I want, a lot of things that I'd like to be.
But girl, I don't foresee a rags-to-riches story for me.
There's just one little dream I've got to come true;
There's just one round I've gotta win,
I can't be a loser with you.
Baby, baby, once in my life, let me get what I want,
Girl, don't let me down!
Just once in my life, let me hold on to one good thing I found!“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Just Once in My Life (1965), co-written with Gerry Goffin and Phil Spector, first recorded by The Righteous Brothers
Song lyrics, Singles
„I don't have any children, but if I had a baby, I would have to name it so I'd buy a baby naming book. Or I would invite somebody over who had a cast on.“
— Mitch Hedberg American stand-up comedian 1968 - 2005
Mitch All Together (2003)
— Sharon Tate actress, victim of murder by Charles Manson followers 1943 - 1969
Court testimony of Virginia Graham as to what her confessed murderer Susan Atkins (aka Sadie Mae Glutz) had said were among her last words (9 August 1969). Atkins said she responded to this with: "Look, bitch, you might as well face it right now, you're going to die, and I don't feel a thing behind it."
Source: City of Ashes
„When I went to college, I went to study Veterinary Medicine, which I still study. But I had to take classes with the Animal Science people in the college of Agriculture. … One class I had to take they made the students from part of the class go into a chicken coop and pick out a live chicken and slaughter it themselves. Then we were supposed to take it home and eat it. And I refused to do it. So I ended up getting a C at the class, even though I had As in everything else. … I also had to take a class where I would take care of animals, pigs and cows, and I got to know them. I actually had a cow that I took care of, raised from when she was a baby and I had her till she was about 800 pounds. She would run up to me, she knew me well, just like a dog. She was exactly like a dog. It was sort of the same with the pigs, the babies knew me. And after I had to go in and see what happened to them, it totally broke my heart and it made me sick to my stomach. … There's no way, you know, if you're human and you have a normal brain and mind and feelings, that you can see what I saw and still eat them and allow them to be slaughtered and be ok with it.“
— Lauren Anderson (model) American model 1980
"Playmate Declares War", video interview with PETA (24 August 2007) https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2tstr.
„Don't worry about that baby. I love babies. I hear that baby crying, I like it. What a baby. What a beautiful baby. Don't worry, don't worry. The mom's running around like—don't worry about it, you know. It's young and beautiful and healthy and that's what we want. […] Actually, I was only kidding, you can get the baby out of here. That's all right. Don't worry. I, I think she really believed me that I love having a baby crying while I'm speaking. That's OK. People don't understand. That's OK.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
At a rally in Ashburn, Virginia. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/trump-kicks-out-baby-rally-226566 (August 2, 2016)
2010s, 2016, August
„When my friends told me you had someone new
I didn't believe a single word was true.
I showed them all I had a faith in you
I just kept on sayingOh, no, not my baby
Oh, no, not my sweet baby
You're not like those other guys
Who lead you on and tell you lies.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Oh No Not My Baby (1964), Co-written with Gerry Goffin
Song lyrics, Singles
„My loneliness is killing me (and I)
I must confess, I still Believe (still believe)
When I'm not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign!
Hit me Baby One More Time!“
— Britney Spears American singer, dancer and actress 1981
"...Baby One More Time"
Lyrics, "...Baby One More Time"(1999)
„There's some talk going 'round town
That you really don't give a damn
They say you really put me down
When I'm doing the best I can
I gave you all of my love
I even gave you my body
Tell me, baby, ain't that enough?“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958 - 2016
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
Song lyrics, Prince (1979)
— Courtney Love American punk singer-songwriter, musician, actress, and artist 1964
"I Think That I Would Die"
Song lyrics, Live Through This (1994)
„The difference between most mothers and me is that I didn't sit around drinking coffee at baby group for 12 months after the birth of my baby. No, in three weeks I was back in my suit, back at my desk earning profit for my business and I don’t see why other women shouldn't do the same.“
— Katie Hopkins English media personality and newspaper columnist 1975
„I had gone thoroughly through some of the all-fiction magazines and I made up my mind that if people were paid for writing such rot as I read I could write stories just as rotten. Although I had never written a story, I knew absolutely that I could write stories just as entertaining and probably a lot more so than any I chanced to read in those magazines.
I knew nothing about the technique of story writing, and now, after eighteen years of writing, I still know nothing about the technique, although with the publication of my new novel, Tarzan and the Lost Empire, there are 31 books on my list. I had never met an editor, or an author or a publisher. l had no idea of how to submit a story or what I could expect in payment. Had I known anything about it at all I would never have thought of submitting half a novel; but that is what I did.
Thomas Newell Metcalf, who was then editor of The All-Story magazine, published by Munsey, wrote me that he liked the first half of a story I had sent him, and if the second half was as good he thought he might use it. Had he not given me this encouragement, I would never have finished the story, and my writing career would have been at an end, since l was not writing because of any urge to write, nor for any particular love of writing. l was writing because I had a wife and two babies, a combination which does not work well without money.“
— Edgar Rice Burroughs American writer 1875 - 1950
How I Wrote the Tarzan Books (1929)
„Maybe if I act like that, that guy will call me back.
What a Paparazzi girl, I don't wanna be a stupid girl.
Baby if I act like that, flipping my blond hair back,
Push up my bra like that. I don't wanna be a stupid girl.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Stupid Girls, written by Pink, Billy Mann and Nikey Olovson & Robin Lynch
Song lyrics, I'm Not Dead (2006)