„And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
But I know I've got to give it a try.“
Making Love out of Nothing at All (1983)
Kontext: I know just how to fake it
And I know just how to scheme
I know just when to face the truth
And then I know just when to dream.
And I know just where to touch you
And I know just what to prove
I know when to pull you closer
And I know when to let you loose.
And I know the night is fading
And I know the time's gonna fly
And I'm never gonna tell you everything I gotta tell you
But I know I've got to give it a try.
And I know the roads to riches
And I know the ways to fame
I know all the rules and then I know how to break'em
And then I always know the name of the game
But I don't know how to leave you
And I'll never let you fall
And I don't know how you do it
Making love out of nothing at all.
„So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames.
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain.
Got a long list of ex-lovers,
They'll tell you I'm insane.
'Cause you know I love the players,
And you love the game.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Song lyrics, 1989 (2014)
„I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it… and if my unit is in danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first.“
— Bill O'Reilly American political commentator, television host and writer 1949
„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)
„If I tell you I'm good, probably you will say I'm boasting. But if I tell you I'm not good, you'll know I'm lying.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„[Huh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
[Ooh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
I can't turn you loose to nobody
I love you baby, yes I do.
Give shakin' mama, I told ya
I'm in love with only you.
[Gotta] Baby do it baby why don't ya
I'll give ya everything you want.“
— Otis Redding American singer, songwriter and record producer 1941 - 1967
I Can't Turn You Loose (1965).
„People often ask me when am I gonna slow down. You know what I tell 'em? I'm just gettin' started.“
— Tina Turner singer, dancer, actress, and author 1939
Spoken interlude during "Proud Mary", live at The Apollo, Manchester, 14 March 1979 ("On the Road", VHS)
„I've got to give you some straight talk: Some of the jobs that have left the state of Michigan are not coming back. They are not. And I am sorry to tell you that.“
— John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018
„Everything started as a dream. You gotta have insight, know what you want. You gotta have a plan. Like I tell anybody, if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail. I've been planning ever since I was a youngster. You've got to start from somewhere. There's nothing wrong or demeaning in flipping burgers. It's more proud than selling drugs.“
— Mr. T American actor and retired professional wrestler 1952
„By telling you anything at all I'm at least believing in you, I believe you're there, I believe you into being. Because I'm telling you this story I will your existence. I tell, therefore you are.“
— Margaret Atwood, buch Der Report der Magd
Quelle: The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), Chapter 41 (p. 268)
Quelle: The Handmaid's Tale
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Trump was answering what his basis was for claiming that the coronavirus emerged from a virology lab in the Wuhan city of China, as quoted by * 2020-05-01
'It Came Out Of China, Could Have Been Stopped': Prez Donald Trump On Coronavirus
2020s, 2020, April
„Tell me I'm a sinner I got news for you
I spoke to God this morning and he don't like you
You telling all the people the original sin
He says he knows you better that you'll ever know him“
— Ozzy Osbourne English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter 1948
I Don't Want to Change the World, written by Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde, Randy Castillo and Lemmy Kilmister
Song lyrics, No More Tears (1991)
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
2010s, 2011, Speech at the Gerald R. Ford Foundation (2011)
„Ah, they tell me that the river's too deep
And it's much too wide for you can't get across to the other side.
But they don't know I've got to get there and hold her in my arms
Just a one more time like I did before when she was mine all mine.
Cause I can hear her saying (come to me baby)
I'm going away.
I'm going to stay.
I'm gonna get to you, no matter what I have to do.“
— Smokey Robinson American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer 1940
Way Over There, written by Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy, Jr. (1960)
Song lyrics, With The Miracles
„By the look in your eye I can tell you're gonna cry.
Is it over me?
If it is, save your tears
For I'm not worth it, you see.
For I'm the type of boy who is always on the roam,
Wherever I lay my hat that's my home,
I'm telling you that's my home.“
— Marvin Gaye American singer-songwriter and musician 1939 - 1984
Wherever I Lay My Hat, co-written with Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield.
Song lyrics, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow (1962)
„Just believe everything I tell you, and it will all be very, very simple."
"Ah, well, I'm not sure I believe that.“
— Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything
Quelle: Life, the Universe and Everything