„Quintilius Varus, give me back my legions!“
Said of Publius Quinctilius Varus, who commanded the three legions lost at the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest; in Suetonius, Divus Augustus, paragraph 23. Translation: Robert Graves, 1957.
Original: (da) Quintili Vare, legiones redde!
Quintili Vare, legiones redde!
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Maid of Athens http://readytogoebooks.com/MOA43.htm, st. 1 (1810).
— Ellen Schreiber American writer 1967
Quelle: The Coffin Club
— Paul Rey Swedish singer 1992
Quelle: Song Tear me down
— Joe Orton English playwright and author 1933 - 1967
What the Butler Saw (1969), Act I
— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
The Jack Benny Program (Radio: 1932-1955), The Jack Benny Program (Television: 1950-1965)
Variante: Don Wilson: [Poking his head through the curtains] Bob, Bob, quick, give me Jack's pants!
— Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia
Quelle: The King of Attolia
— Billy Joe Shaver American singer-songwriter 1939
Statement made by Shaver after being acquitted from aggravated assault charges.
Billy Joe Shaver: Outlaw Country's Real Deal (2014)
„Give me that palette.... those two woodcocks.... turn this one's head to the left.... give me back my palette.... I can't paint that beak.... Quick, some paint.... change the position of those woodcocks…“
— Pierre-Auguste Renoir French painter and sculptor 1841 - 1919
quote from a letter written by Félix Fénéon, published in 'Le Bulletin des artistes' 15th December 1919
this quote is expressing Renoir's last painter-remark, 30 November 1919, three days before he died.
„Give me strength, not to be better than my enemies, but to defeat my greatest enemy, the doubts within myself. Give me strength for a straight back and clear eyes, so when life fades, as the setting sun, my spirit may come to you without shame.“
— P. C. Cast American writer 1960
„Arms! arms! my friends, with speed my arms supply,
'Tis our last hour, and summons us to die;
My arms!—in vain you hold me,—let me go—
Give, give me back this moment to the foe.
'Tis well—we will not tamely perish all,
But die revenged, and triumph in our fall.“
— Christopher Pitt English poet 1699 - 1748
Book II, line 899
The Æneid of Virgil (1740)
„It’s quite an obsession to me to communicate at this moment, at this time, with my audience. I don’t only play for them, it’s something I want to give back to them. I feel how each listener in the audience is listening to me, and I feel its warmness, for example, and I give it back to the complete audience. I feel the intensity of hearing, of listening. This is like electricity, and this I give back to the audience. It’s very stimulating.“
— Burkard Schliessmann classical pianist
Talkings on the audience and studio recordings
— Louise Chandler Moulton American poet, story-writer and critic 1835 - 1908
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Ned Vizzini, buch It's Kind of a Funny Story
Quelle: It's Kind of a Funny Story
— Federico García Lorca Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director 1898 - 1936
¡No me mires más! Si quieres te daré mis ojos, que son frescos, y mis espaldas para que te compongas la joroba que tienes.
Act II (ll. 578–580)
The House of Bernarda Alba (1936)
„If only Jupiter would give me back
The past years and the man I was…“
O mihi praeteritos referat si Iuppiter annos.
— Virgil, Aeneid
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book VIII, Line 560 (tr. Robert Fitzgerald)
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Der Schatten des Windes
Quelle: The Shadow of the Wind