„If you have no money, men won't care for you, women won't love you; won't, that is, care for you or love you the last little bit that matters.“
— George Orwell, Why I Write
Keep the Aspidistra Flying (1936), Context: Money, once again; all is money. All human relationships must be purchased with money. If you have no money, men won't care for you, women won't love you; won't, that is, care for you or love you the last little bit that matters. And how right they are, after all! For, moneyless, you are unlovable. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels. But then, if I haven't money, I DON'T speak with the tongues of men and of angels. Ch. 1
— Marvin Gaye American singer-songwriter and musician 1939 - 1984
Song lyrics, Let's Get It On (1973), Keep Gettin' It On, co-written with Ed Townsend.
„He don't love you like I love you
If he did, he wouldn't break your heart
He don't love you like I love you
He's try-in' to tear us apart.“
— Curtis Mayfield American singer, songwriter, and record producer 1942 - 1999
Song lyrics, He Will Break Your Heart, written with Jerry Butler and Calvin Carter, originally performed by Jerry Butler (1960).
„What do you care? You always liked loneliness better than you liked people. No offence — liking yourself’s the beginning of all love.“
— Fritz Leiber, libro The Wanderer
The Wanderer (1964), Chapter 42 (p. 340).
„Bye bye. Look, see? He's smiling. See, he's having a good time. Oh, I love the old days, you know? You know what I hate? There's a guy, totally disruptive, throwing punches, we're not allowed to punch back anymore. I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They'd be carried out on a stretcher, folks. You know, I love our police, and I really respect our police, and they're not getting enough. They're not. Honestly, I hate to see that. Here's a guy, throwing punches, nasty as hell, screaming at everything else when we're talking, and he's walking out, and we're not allowed -- you know, the guards are very gentle with him, he's walking out, like, big high fives, smiling, laughing -- I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell you.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
2010s, 2016, February, At a rally in Las Vegas http://www.weeklystandard.com/protester-would-be-carried-out-on-a-stretcher-in-the-old-days-trump-reminisces/article/2001211 (22 February 2016)
— Angie Sage English author and illustrator 1952
„I loved you when you opened like a lily to the heat; you see I’m just another snowman standing in the rain and sleet who loved you with his frozen love, his second hand physique, with all he is and all he was a thousand kisses deep.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
„And their mouths are cut like razor blades, and their eyes are like stilettos, and her radiator's steaming and her teeth are in a wreck, she won't let you kiss her, but what in the hell do you expect?“
— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
"Small Change", Small Change (1976).
„The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won't get over you, Clary, he can't.“
— Cassandra Clare, libro Shadowhunters - Città di vetro
„The truth is that I love Simon like I should love you, and I wish that he was my brother and you weren't." - Clary“
— Cassandra Clare, libro Shadowhunters - Città di cenere
„But lifting his dry hand
He lightly touched the flowers:
"Tell me how men kiss you,
Tell me how you kiss men."“
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
The Guest (1914)