— John G. Schmitz American politician 1930 - 2001
— Brion Gysin Canadian artist 1916 - 1986
Tuning in to the Multimedia Age, back cover
— Wisława Szymborska Polish writer 1923 - 2012
Context: I am too close for him to dream of me. I don't flutter over him, don't flee him beneath the roots of trees. I am too close. The caught fish doesn't sing with my voice. The ring doesn't roll from my finger. I am too close. "I Am Too Close..."
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
As quoted in Rolling Stone (1993-01-27).
„I'm not looking for anything. I understand now a lot of stuff about myself that I didn't understand then. It makes me realize what was going on. The senselessness of it appalls me although I'm sure not so much as those who were so close to it.“
— Ted Bundy American serial killer 1946 - 1989
Interview with Detective Dennis Couch, days before his execution. http://www.good4utah.com/contact/marcos-ortiz/ted-bundys-utah-confession
„I get that a lot because I've hung around with a lot of artists and I'm very close to a lot of them. I'm very involved in their work; I think a lot of my ideas have grown out of it, and that there's been some give and take.“
— Frank Gehry Canadian-American (b.1929) 1929
In: Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Frank Gehry, The City and Music (2002)
„I went deep inside myself. I had time to explore my beliefs and because of that I'm stronger.
Bob Marley (March 1981)“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Ritsuko Okazaki Japanese singer 1959 - 2004
"I'm Always Close to You", For Ritz
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Context: I am as closed-up and fucked-up as everybody else. I am hell. The world is hell. "No, it isn't", I scream, but I know it is. Hell. Hell. Hell. Hell. Help. Help me. Help me. Love me.
„So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for.“
— Lou Gehrig American baseball player 1903 - 1941
Speech made on Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day at Yankee at Yankee Stadium (July 4, 1939)
„But all the while I was alone
The past was close behind,
I seen a lot of women
But she never escaped my mind,“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Context: But all the while I was alone The past was close behind, I seen a lot of women But she never escaped my mind