„I just want to know the last time you saw a unicorn and do you still believe in primeval forests.“
— Joanna Newsom American musician 1982
Context: Well, Nabokov is definitely my favorite author, though I feel strange calling him an "influence," since I can't trace the ways in which his writing may or may not have seeped into my own. But I also love William Faulkner, Thomas Pynchon, Kenneth Patchen, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, Mark Helprin (who wrote a beautiful book called Winter's Tale), and Kurt Vonnegut. My favorite book of all time is The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. chickfactor.com - Issue 16, 2005
„My darling, I will try to guess
What do you want or wish.
I know you prefer to dream
About a Gold Fish.
But I believe that you will find
The famous and gold key.
So, you will open the door.
You saw it in your dreams.
I know: you shall overcome
All troubles in your way.
But do remember every time
About “must” and “may”.“
— Volodymyr Melnykov Ukrainian writer, poet, composer 1951
To my friend http://imirelnik.io.ua/s1954083/to_my_friends
„Do you remember you shot a seagull? A man came by chance, saw it and destroyed it, just to pass the time.“
— Anton Chekhov Russian dramatist, author and physician 1860 - 1904
„Why, you're all grown up! The last time I saw you I was trying to throw thumbtacks into your cradle!“
— Daniel Handler American novelist, children's writer, creator of Lemony Snicket 1970
„This time if you want me to come back, it's up to you.
But remember I won't allow the things you used to do.
You're gonna have to toe the mark and walk the line;
This time will be the last time.“
— Waylon Jennings American country music singer, songwriter, and musician 1937 - 2002
This Time, title track from This Time (1974).
„Done time in the lock-up, done time on the streets. Done time on the upswing, and time in defeat. I know what I'm askin'. I know it's a lot. Just to say that I love you. Believe it or not.“
— Jerry Garcia American musician and member of the Grateful Dead 1942 - 1995
„Like I say, the first time I saw Steve I was never havin' a go, it was just, 'oh that's different' but you know, Steve, I was never havin' a go, it's just that thing, 'oh right interesting“
— Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972
Podcast Series 1 Episode 6
„Marcia: First of all, thank you very much for listing me as a highlight. That's very, very kind. I really mean it. You know, Hayley I've believed in you since the day we saw one another in Canberra and these guys have been giving you a pretty hard time. And I've just believed that you've metamorphosized into what you've just done. I really believe in you as a singer, as a person and I know you're one of the only people that helps in the kitchen in the house. That's good too. But you did a great job Hayley. I'm so proud of you.“
— Hayley Jensen Australian singer 1983
„[Her birth] was the best moment of my life, by far, and it didn't do it justice watching it on Skype... When I saw my child for the first time it just switched the switch, you know. That's when you realise you love something more than you love yourself.“
— Sonny Bill Williams New Zealand rugby player and heavyweight boxer 1985
Williams on birth of his first child. Noble name for SBW's baby http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11369071, by Rachel Glucina, NZ Herald, dated 5 December 2014.
— James Patterson, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas