„I was never proud of anything. I just did it like everything else. To do a film - let me explain to you - it's like having a baby. You labor, you labor, you labor, and then you have it. And then it grows up and it grows away from you. But to be proud of giving birth to a baby? Proud? No, every cow can do that.“
— Luise Rainer German-born Austrian and American film actress 1910 - 2014
Spartacus Schoolnet biography http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USArainer.htm
„Everyone knows it takes a woman nine months to have a baby. But you Americans think if you get nine women pregnant, you can have a baby in a month.“
— Theodore von Kármán Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist 1881 - 1963
November 1957 - Told to Joseph G. Martin, then Aide-de-Camp to Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Hooks, as Lt. Martin escorted Dr. von Kármán from New York City to lead a secret symposium on space flight in Cloudcroft, NM. Sputnik had been launched a month before and every branch of the US military had a separate space program and were desperately trying to get off a successful launch. The Life and Times of Joe Gordon (To the Best of My Recollection) by Joseph G. Martin (self published, 2007)
„If you want a baby so badly, why don’t you go and rent a woman’s belly? Don’t worry, soon homosexuals will be able to have a uterus implanted in them and then you can have a baby.“
— Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955
The Most Misogynistic, Hateful Elected Official in the Democacratic World: Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro https://theintercept.com/2014/12/11/misogynistic-hateful-elected-official-democacratic-world-brazils-jair-bolsonaro/. The Intercept (11 December 2014).
„Can believe it, like no other,
love is a gift and you take it so much!
You need the blue night to discover
only true lovers have the magic touch.“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, Islands (1987)
„My work up to then had been very uneven, I would be good one night, dull the next. Meisner made me aware of how to be consistent in using the best that I have to offer. But I guess nobody can teach you the knack, or whatever it is, that helps you come to life on stage.“
— Christopher Lloyd American actor 1938
New Face: Christopher Lloyd http://www.nytimes.com/1977/06/24/archives/new-face-christopher-lloyd-a-real-happy-end.html (June 24, 1977)
„You build up to it, don't you? You have that bit of a chat, and you go alright? Hows it going?. You get on an' that and then a little baby pops out.“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
On Sex, Podcast Series 1 Episode 3
„How can you have confidence in a woman who will not risk entrusting her whole life to you, day and night?“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
This Business of Living (1935-1950)
„It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.“
— E.L. Doctorow, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews
Interview in Writers at Work (1988), On his writing style
„Did you know babies are nauseated by the smell of a clean shirt? You put on something from the cleaners, they're gonna spit up just like that. My wardrobe looks like we have condors living in our yard. And if you play with 'em too hard, they'll spew like a can of beer. I like to shake my daughter up, then hand her to people I don't like. "Hold her just a minute, would you?"“
— Jeff Foxworthy American stand-up comedian 1958
You Might Be a Redneck If… (1993)
„Distant lover, ooo, sugar
How can you treat my heart so mean and cruel?
Didn't you know, sugar, that I dream
Of what I spent with you?
I treasure it like it was a precious jewel, oh baby.
Lord have mercy!“
— Marvin Gaye American singer-songwriter and musician 1939 - 1984
Song lyrics, Let's Get It On (1973), Distant Lover, co-written with Gwen Gordy and Sandra Greene.
— Randall Jarrell poet, critic, novelist, essayist 1914 - 1965
The Lost World (1965), "Woman," lines 170-171
„Back around 1971, I was playing in a bar in Chicago one night, and after the show, I was packing up my guitar and stuff, and I was walking out the door, and a little guy stopped me. And he said, "Arlo, before you leave, I wanna sing you a song." I said "Come on man, I don't wanna hear no songs. I hate songs. I don't even like my songs! Why should I like your songs?" I was just tired, I wanted to get out of there, I was being a butt-head. He said, "Arlo, I just wanna sing you one song." I said, "Tell you what. Buy me beer. I'll sit here and drink it. As long as it lasts, you can do whatever you want." He said, "That sounds like a good deal."“
— Arlo Guthrie American folk singer 1947
I said "It does?" It turned out to be one of the finer beers of my entire life. Arlo talking about his first meeting with Steve Goodman, who would perform to him "The City of New Orleans" (Live in Sydney)
„You be the DJ, I'll be the driver,
You put your feet up in the getaway car.
I'm flying fast like a, a wanted man.
I want you, baby, like you can't understand.Oh, love on the weekend,
Love on the weekend.
We found a message in a bottle we were drinking.“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
Song lyrics, The Search for Everything (2017), Love on the Weekend