— Cat Stevens British singer-songwriter 1948
I Love My Dog (1966), his first single, later included on Matthew and Son (1967)
„I'm a-gonna tell you how it's gonna be,
You're gonna give your love to me.
I wanna love you night and day,
You know my love a-not fade away.
A-well, you know my love a-not fade away.“
— Buddy Holly American singer-songwriter 1936 - 1959
Not Fade Away, written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Song lyrics, The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
„We love until we do not. For us, love doesn't fade gradually. It snaps like a branch bent too far.“
Source: The Darkest Part of the Forest
„When you get the time
Sit down and write me a letter
When you're feeling better
Drop me a lineI wanna know how it all works out
I had a feeling we were fading out
I didn't know that people faded out
That people faded out so fast
I wanna show you all the things I got inside
But you know those parts of me died
Just like us they faded out
They faded out so fast
When there was love enough left to fix it
But there it is“
— Ryan Adams American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter 1974
Sun Also Sets
„Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.“
Source: Chronicles, Vol. 1
„How much can you depend on their loyalty? You can depend upon their loyalty as much as the Germans depended upon it in 1916.
And we're going to suffer the same fate as Germany suffered, and for the same reason.“
— Benjamin H. Freedman American businessman 1890 - 1984
His opinion on the loyalty of Zionists to the United States
Willard Hotel speech (1961)
„p>Can you help me
Can you let me go
And can you still love me
When you can't see me anymore? The fire fades away.</p“
— KT Tunstall Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist 1975
"Other Side of the World".
Eye to the Telescope (2004)
„I stared at her for many months in my life with a never fading love and with a interest that never diminished.“
— Hendrik Willem Mesdag painter from the Northern Netherlands 1831 - 1915
translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek
(original Dutch: citaat van Hendrik Willem Mesdag, in het Nederlands:) Maanden van mijn leven heb ik haar aangestaard, met nooit verflauwende liefde en nooit verminderde belangstelling.
Quote of Mesdag, as cited by J. Poort in Artiste peintre à La Haye, Wassenaar 1981, p. 66
„Everyone always wants to know how you can tell when it's true love, and the answer is this: when the pain doesn't fade and the scars don't heal, and it's too damned late.“
— Jonathan Tropper American writer 1970
Source: The Book of Joe (2005), 2014-January-15 http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/The_Book_of_Joe.html?id=_T5MCwAL4owC,
Source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Autumn, line 70.
„Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Never let it fade away!
Catch a falling star an’ put it in your pocket,
Save it for a rainy day!
For love may come an' tap you on the shoulder,
Some starless night!“
— Paul Vance American record producer 1929
Song "Catch a Falling Star" (1957)
„"True love gives true love of the best:
Then take," I cried, "my heart to thee!"
The very heart from out my breast
I plucked, I gave it willingly;
Her very heart she gave to me —
Then died the glory from the west.In the gray light I saw her face,
And it was withered, old, and gray;
The flowers were fading in their place,
Were fading with the fading day.“
Stolen Waters (1862)
Three Sunsets and Other Poems (1898)