— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
"Heartattack and Vine", Heartattack and Vine (1980).
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Compare: "It ain't no use to sit and sigh now, darlin." Paul Clayton, Who's Gonna Buy You Ribbons (When I'm Gone).
„Oh he ain't worth missin'
Oh we should be kissin'
Stop all this foolish wishin'
He ain't worth missin'
I know your head is turnin'
I know your heart is burnin'
Girl you gotta listen
Don't you know he ain't worth missin“
— Toby Keith American country music singer and actor 1961
He Ain't Worth Missing.
— Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
Context: A friend told me that there are these clean and sober dykes that have piercings every couple months just to get high. It's about learning about my body. I didn't know my body could do this. It's not exactly pleasure. It's more like vision. I didn't know the body is such a visionary factory. Basically we grew up not wanting to know that we had bodies. And it's not as if these piercings are in that deep — it's just on the surface. So if that little thing can do so much, who knows what else we can experience?
„The trouble with the world is not that people know too little; it's that they know so many things that just aren't so.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„You know, sometimes, I don't know why,
But this old town just seems so hopeless.
I ain't really sure, but it seems I remember the good times
Were just a little bit more in focus.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950
Here Comes My Girl, written with Mike Campbell
— Duke Ellington American jazz musician, composer and band leader 1899 - 1974
Song title (1932).
— Josh Billings American humorist 1818 - 1885
Sollum Thoughts http://books.google.com/books?id=7rA8AAAAYAAJ&q=%22tew+know+nothing%22#v=snippet&q=%22tew%20know%20nothing%22&f=false Everybody's Friend: Josh Billing's Encyclopedia & Proverbial Philosophy of Wit & Humor (1874)
„Now Momma's done away with the old black kettle she used to cook in when I was just little
And the door ain't sprung on her electric range
That little old farm and home we had it ain't there no more and that's too bad
Folks are doing away with the simple things…“
— Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946
Old Black Kettle from the Tennessee Mountain Home album
„It is our duty never to speak ill of others, you know; least of all when we know that to do so will be the cause of much pain and trouble.“
— George Gissing English novelist 1857 - 1903
The Unclassed (1884), ch. 1: School