„Don't open that door," she said. "The hallway is full of difficult dreams." And I asked her: "How do you know?" And she told me: "Because I was there a moment ago and I had to come back when I discovered I was sleeping on my heart.“
— Gabriel García Márquez, kniha Olhos de Cão Azul
„I just don't know what to do with my time
I'm so lonesome for you it's a crime
Going to the movie only makes me sad
Parties make me feel as bad
When I'm not with you
I just don't know what to do“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
„I feel like when I work that is my time to express myself and to be creative and to really delve into somebody else’s mind, heart and psyche. That is my thing.“
— Gwyneth Paltrow American actress, singer, and food writer 1972
Interview with ShowBizSpy. http://web.archive.org/web/20091008013808/http://www.showbizspy.com/article/192774/gwyneth-paltrow-i-dont-care-that-my-kids-cant-watch-my-films.html (5 October 2009)
„When she's layin' on my shoulder on the sofa in the dark
And about the time she falls asleep, so does my right arm.
And I want so bad to move it, 'cause it's tinglin' and it's numb;
But she looks so much like an angel that I don't wanna wake her up.
Yeah I live for little moments
When she steals my heart again and doesn't even know it.
Yeah I live for little moments like that.“
— Brad Paisley American country music singer 1972
Song lyrics, Mud on the Tires (2003), Little Moments
— Raymond Chandler, kniha Farewell, My Lovely
„Cause what she's doin' now is tearin' me apart,
Fillin' up my mind and emptyin' my heart.
I can hear her call each time the cold wind blows,
And I wonder if she knows…what she's doin' now.“
— Garth Brooks American country music artist 1962
Song lyrics, Ropin' the Wind (1991), What She's Doing Now, written by Pat Alger and G. Brooks.
„“Don’t tell me. It changed your life.” I was smiling.
She smiled back. “It didn’t even change my mind.”“
— Robert Charles Wilson author 1953
The Perseids and Other Stories (2000), Divided by Infinity (p. 180)
„My mother and I have this really strangely close relationship. No other relationship can come close to it. It's frightening. Even when I'm in a relationship with a man, I compare it to my relationship with my mother. She is a friend, but she is still a mother, and everything a mother needs to be, she is. She is really observing and caring and doesn't want anything but giving because it's her joy. Even when I can't bear anybody, not even myself, she 's like the sun coming up to me. She dedicated all her life to me. Sometimes I feel that she gave her life to me and now it's my job to maybe take her somewhere. But what is it she doesn't know? She knows things I couldn't begin to know. Yet she is so fresh with ideas which I already take for granted. She sometimes wakes me up and says, 'Don't you see?“
— Nastassja Kinski German actress 1961
and she makes me see and feel things again. Nobody, not my father, not anybody, has done that for me, except movies. As quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
„My pen knows what to do. I close my eyes and I see this girl who glows. A girl who radiates. When she smiles, she beams. She warms my heart. I open my eyes with a feeling of floating past all the garbage around me. I will emerge unscathed because I will not endeavor to hide myself from whatever is coming. Bring on the worst. I welcome it with open arms.“
— Henry Rollins, kniha Black Coffee Blues
Black Coffee Blues
„My girlfriend called me the other night / She said 'Boy, you lazy
I don't mind / As long as there's a bed beneath the stars that shine / I'll be fine
I can't get a life if my heart's not in it
I lost my faith in the summertime / 'Cos it don't stop raining
I begged my doctor for one more line / He said 'son, words fail me / It ain't your place to be killing time' / I guess I'm just lazy“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
Don't Believe the Truth (2005), The Importance of Being Idle