— Kazuo Ishiguro Japanese-born British author 1954
„Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their heart's desire…“
— Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
"I'd Love To Be A Fairy's Child".
„To treat a poor wretch with a bottle of Burgundy, and fill his snuff-box, is like giving a pair of laced ruffles to a man that has never a shirt on his back.“
— Thomas Brown 1662 - 1704
Source: Brown, Thomas, 1663-1704. Laconics, Or, New Maxims of State And Conversation: Relating to the Affairs And Manners of the Present Times : In Three Parts. London: Printed for Thomas Hodgson ..., 1701. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015013771368?urlappend=%3Bseq=117 Laconics, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Like sending them ruffles, when wanting a shirt", Sorbienne (1610–1670); also used in Oliver Goldsmith, The Haunch of Venison.
— Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
On the creation of St. Valentine's Day. (14 February 2010)
— Sören Kierkegaard, The Journals of Kierkegaard
— Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet 1771 - 1832
Canto VI, stanza 21.
— Phil Brown (footballer) English association football player and manager 1959
1-Oct-2005, Radio Derby A good washing powder was required after the game.
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance
Dance, Dance, Dance
„Because you paled on seeing my ugliness, your son shall be pale (pandu), and that will be his name, O, woman with the beautiful face.“
— Vyasa central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions
Vyasa’s curse to the second widowed wife of his half brother on the son to be born to them. The second widowed princess was frightened at the ugly sight of Vyasa during their union. Thus, Pandu, a pale looking son was born to them. Quoted in P.58.
— Noel Fielding British comedian and actor 1973
I’d like that, yeah. Teenage girls with my face on their breasts. Is that what you want me to say? [...] I’d like it. Everyone would like it. I think everyone should be made to wear body-suits which are collages of my face.