„... she would fall in love with me again, just like she had a long time ago. And that's the most wonderful feeling in the world. How many people are ever given that chance? To have someone you love fall in love with you over and over?“
— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965
Noah Calhoun, Chapter 1, p. 25
„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.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Just Give Me a Reason, featuring Nate Ruess, written by Pink, Jeff Bhasker, and Nate Ruess
„You can't make a hit record out of nothing. … It's baseless to think you can make any recording a hit, just by playing it over and over and over again.“
— Dick Clark American radio personality 1929 - 2012
Responding to payola charges, Pop Chronicles, Show 12 - Big Rock Candy Mountain: Rock 'n' roll in the late fifties. Part 2 http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc19761/m1/, interview recorded 3.11.1968 http://www.library.unt.edu/music/special-collections/john-gilliland/index-to-interviews.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise
„I've always considered writing the most hateful kind of work. I suspect it's a bit like fucking — which is fun only for amateurs. Old whores don't do much giggling. Nothing is fun when you have to do it — over and over, again and again...“
— Hunter S. Thompson, The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time
„If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore — and you actually have power over those people.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
Context: If you don't give power to the words that people throw at you to hurt you, they don't hurt you anymore — and you actually have power over those people. … So, if you can, realize that the things that people say about you — they don't really matter — it's who you are. And the older you get, the more you'll understand that — because it gets better. And people get nicer too. Stephen Colbert - It Gets Better (13 July 2011) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BThRZbCs-p8
„You know... you keep doing the same things and you keep getting the same result over and over again.“
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
„p>As when you were a child and some tremendous hurt
Was pulled over your head like a sack-
Glints of sunshine through the mesh
And the hum of the cherry trees.But it doesn’t help, the great hurt
Covers head and torso and knees
And though you are able to move sometimes
Spring brings no happiness.Yes, shimmering wool cap, pull it down over your face
Stare through the mesh.
Out on the bay, the rings of water multiply soundlessly
Green leaves darken the earth.</p“
— Tomas Tranströmer Swedish poet, psychologist and translator 1931 - 2015
As When You Were a Child.