— Brandon Boyd American rock singer, writer and visual artist 1976
„Don't go breaking my heart.
I couldn't if I tried.
Honey if I get restless...
Baby you're not that kind.Don't go breaking my heart.
You take the weight off me.
Honey when you knock on my door,
I gave you my key.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Don't Go Breaking My Heart, duet with Kiki Dee (1976)
„"O star on the breast of the river!
O marvel of bloom and grace!
Did you fall right down from heaven,
Out of the sweetest place?
You are white as the thoughts of an angel,
Your heart is steeped in the sun --
Did you grow in the Golden City,
My pure and radiant one?”
“Nay, nay, I fell not out of heaven;
None gave me my saintly white;
It slowly grew from the darkness,
Down in the dreary night.
From the ooze of the silent river,
I win my glory and grace,
White souls fall not, O my poet,
They rise to the sweetest place."“
— Mary Butts Novelist 1890 - 1937
The Water Lily, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„The rose of all the world is not for me.
I want for my part
Only the little white rose of Scotland
That smells sharp and sweet - and breaks the heart.“
— Hugh MacDiarmid Scottish poet, pen name of Christopher Murray Grieve 1892 - 1978
The Little White Rose
„As far as my work is concerned, I felt at that time [1970's] the need to start from the 'nadir' (nothingness); not a zero, but I had to go back to my roots and finally reacquire and make my own many approaches that I had once vaguely internalized, through Surrealism, in my early years. Many of the techniques that validate the anarchic impulses of the imagination and the subconscious became important again, for example, the conscious inclusion of chance, of failure and of error. (quote of Tàpies 1983)“
— Antoni Tàpies Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist 1923 - 2012
Quote in: 'Tapies, or the Materiality of Painting', by Klaus Dirscherl; as cited in Materialities of Communication, ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Karl Ludwig Pfeiffer, Stanford University Press, 1988, p. 192
„I suddenly dreamt that I picked up the revolver and aimed it straight at my heart — my heart, and not my head; and I had determined beforehand to fire at my head, at my right temple. After aiming at my chest I waited a second or two, and suddenly my candle, my table, and the wall in front of me began moving and heaving. I made haste to pull the trigger.“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian author 1821 - 1881
— Maddox American internet writer 1978
„Yeah I love my baby, heart and soul
Love like ours won't never grow old
She's my sweet little thang, she's my pride and joy
She's my sweet little baby, I'm her little lover boy“
— Stevie Ray Vaughan American guitarist, songwriter and recording artist 1954 - 1990
"Pride and Joy"
„mother Ida, many-fountain'd Ida,
Dear mother Ida, harken ere I die.
For now the noonday quiet holds the hill:
The grasshopper is silent in the grass:
The lizard, with his shadow on the stone,
Rests like a shadow, and the winds are dead.
The purple flower droops: the golden bee
Is lily-cradled: I alone awake.
My eyes are full of tears, my heart of love,
My heart is breaking, and my eyes are dim,
And I am all aweary of my life.“
— Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892
" Oenone http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/britlit/tenn/oenone.html", st. 3 (1832)