— Jack Benny comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor 1894 - 1974
„While you've a lucifer to light your fag,
Smile, boys, that's the style.
What's the use of worrying?
It never was worth while, so
Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag,
And smile, smile, smile.“
— George Henry Powell songwriter 1880 - 1951
Song Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag (1915).
„If I'd learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. Don't talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a visa, pack a bag, and it just happens.“
— Alex Garland, libro The Beach
Variante: If I'd learnt one thing from travelling, it was that the way to get things done was to go ahead and do them. DOn't talk about going to Borneo. Book a ticket, get a vida, pack a bag, and it just happens.
Origine: The Beach
„Grow up, brother. Pack your bags, go somewhere you matter. They deserve nothing. They're not Magdalenes. You're just a bum among them. You're looking for the poor man within? Why don't you humble yourself at the feet of the rich for once? Or does your God just love useless people?“
— Colum McCann, libro Let the Great World Spin
Let the Great World Spin (2009), Book One: All Respects to Heaven, I Like it Here
— Erma Bombeck When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and coul… 1927 - 1996
„If we spend all our time gazing at the wonders ahead without remembering where we're standing right now, we're going to trip and fall flat on our face, over and over agaain.“
— Greg Egan Australian science fiction writer and former computer programmer 1961
Fiction, Zendegi (2010)
„The Friday before winter break, my mom packed me an overnight bag and a few deadly weapons and took me to a new boarding school.“
— Rick Riordan, libro The Titan's Curse
Origine: The Titan's Curse
„What's Bagism? It's like… a tag for what we all do, we're all in a bag ya know, and we realised that we came from two bags, I was in this pop bag going round and round in my little clique, and she was in her little avant-garde clique going round and round, and you're in your little tele clique and they're in their…ya know? and we all sort of come out and look at each other every now and then, but we don't communicate. And we all intellectualise about how there is no barrier between art, music, poetry… but we're still all "I'm a rock and roller, he's a poet" … so we just came up with the word so you would ask us what bagism is, and we'd say "WE'RE ALL IN A BAG BABY!"“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Interview on The David Frost Show (14 June 1969) http://web.archive.org/web/20010719003543/http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/pob07.html
„You can't handle goody bags. Let me explain the goody bag thing. You have to go into the party store and choose the bags. Then you have to choose what to put in the bags, and what is in the boys' bags has to be different from what is in the girls' bags. You'd walk in there and wander around the aisles for an hour, and then your head would explode.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
To Barack Obama, as quoted in The Audacity of Hope (2006), by Barack Obama
„Wolves don't suffer things like guilt or remorse. They don't have any problems with the amount of discipline that they give to a fellow pack member, because in their world, the family is what matters, not the individual. So when you go in with a pack of wolves, you have to leave your emotions at the gate. When you come back out, it's very difficult to pick those emotions back up again.“
— Shaun Ellis American football player, defensive end 1977
„We never made love in a bag. People probably imagined that we were making love. It was just, all of us are in a bag, you know. The point was the outline of the bag, you know, the movement of the bag, how much we see of a person, you know. But, inside, there might be a lot going on. Or maybe nothing's going on.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
Playboy interview (1980)
— Seal (musician) British singer-songwriter 1963
Contesto: A man decides after seventy years,
That what he goes there for, is to unlock the door.
While those around him criticize and sleep...
And through a fractal on a breaking wall,
I see you my friend, and touch your face again.
Miracles will happen as we trip. But we're never gonna survive, unless...
We get a little crazy
— Ernest Hemingway, libro Festa mobile
Origine: A Moveable Feast
„If you were to take a plastic bag and place it inside a large bowl, and then, using a wooden spoon, stir the bag around, you could use the expression 'a mixed bag' to describe what you had in front of you, but you would not be using the expression in the same way I am about to use it now. Although 'a mixed bag' sometimes refers to a plastic bag that has been stirred in a bowl, more often, it is used to describe a situation that has both good parts and bad parts. An afternoon movie theater, for example, would be a mixed bag if your favorite movie were showing, but if you had to eat gravel instead of popcorn. A trip to the zoo would be a very mixed bag if the weather were beautiful, but all the man and woman-eating lions were running around loose.“
— Daniel Handler, libro The Ersatz Elevator
The Ersatz Elevator (2001)
„I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go.“
— David Farland, libro The Courtship of Princess Leia
Origine: The Courtship of Princess Leia
„In pitch dark I go walkin' in your landscape
Broken branches trip me as I speak
Just 'cause you feel it doesn’t mean it’s there“
— Thom Yorke English musician, philanthropist and singer-songwriter 1968
Lyrics, Hail to the Thief (2003)
„Breakaway, the breeze is sighin'
Breakaway, the time is flyin'
So, I'm gonna pack a bag and get my coat
Lock my door and leave a note
Take a train or take a boat
Well, I'm gonna breakaway.“
— Tom Springfield English musician, songwriter and record producer 1934