„When my dad divorced my mom it was kind of like him leaving me also. I just really didn't understand why he wasn't returning my phone calls, or why I couldn't see him whenever I wanted to. That was the most hurtful thing to me.“
— Nicole Richie American television personality, musician, actress, and author 1981
Source: Lionel Richie and Daughter Nicole on Fame, Drugs and Divorce http://www.oprah.com/tows/slide/200405/20040521/tows_slide_20040521_01.jhtml Interview with Oprah Winfrey, May 21, 2004 (March 6, 2008)
„I pulled him closer to me, wrapping my arms around him, kissing him just as desperately as he was kissing me. Like if we could just love long enough and hard enough and deep enough, then the world outside would never, could never hurt us.“
— Malorie Blackman, Noughts & Crosses
„I'm scared of him," said Piggy, "and that's why I know him. If you're scared of someone you hate him but you can't stop thinking about him. You kid yourself he's alright really, an' then when you see him again; it's like asthma an' you can't breath. I tell you what. He hates you too, Ralph —"
"Me? Why me?"
"I dunno. You got him over the fire; an' you're chief an' he isn't."
"But he's Jack Merridew!"
"I been in bed so much I done some thinking. I know about people. I know about me. And him. He can't hurt you: but if you're standing out of the way he'd hurt the next thing. And that's me."
"Piggy's right, Ralph. There's you and Jack. Go on being chief.“
— William Golding, libro Il signore delle mosche
Lord of the Flies (1954), Ch. 5: Beast from Water
„Jon Stewart: And I made a special effort to come on the show today, because I have privately, amongst my friends and also in occasional newspapers and television shows, mentioned this show as being bad.
Paul Begala: We have noticed.
Stewart: And I wanted to — I felt that that wasn't fair and I should come here and tell you that I don't — it's not so much that it's bad, as it's hurting America.
Tucker Carlson: But in its defense —
Stewart: But I wanted to come here today and say — Here's just what I wanted to tell you guys:
Stewart: Stop. Stop, stop, stop, stop hurting America.“
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
„There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him, so I buried them, and let them hurt me.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, libro Molto forte, incredibilmente vicino
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 181
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Things Have Changed (recorded 1999)
„I love him (Josh Homme) too much, and you can't hurt someone that you love that much … unless you're family.“
— Jack White American musician and record producer 1975
2010, Rolling Stone video interview of The Dead Weather (beginning at 1:50) "The Dead Weather Muse on the Future of Music, Supergroup War" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llw9S1hMZ4s, Rolling Stone, April 17, 2010. Retrieved on January 5, 2015.
„Show me an abuse of women in society, I'll show it to you made sex in the pornography. If you want to know who is being hurt in this society, go see what is being done and to whom in pornography and then go look for them other places in the world. You will find them being hurt in just that way.“
— Catharine A. MacKinnon American feminist and legal activist 1946
Feminism Unmodified: Discourses on Life and Law (1987), "Francis Biddle's Sister: Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech" (1984), p. 188
„Maybe… because for the first time… there was a chance I could keep him,” I say.
“So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?”
“Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.”
And when he kisses me, people in the room actually sigh.“
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games