„Seems to me it ain't the world that's so bad but what we're doing to it, and all I'm saying is: see what a wonderful world it would be if only we'd give it a chance. Love, baby - love. That's the secret.“
„What everybody would love to see is me having ditched school and then just going wild. That's what I'm determined not to give them.“
— Daniel Radcliffe English actor 1989
„There's some talk going 'round town
That you really don't give a damn
They say you really put me down
When I'm doing the best I can
I gave you all of my love
I even gave you my body
Tell me, baby, ain't that enough?“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958 - 2016
Song lyrics, Prince (1979), Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
„Well I'm shameless when it comes to loving you.
I'd do anything you want me to
I'd do anything at all.
And I'm standing here for all the world to see
There ain't that much left of me
That has very far to fall.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Song lyrics, Storm Front (1989), Shameless.
„You say that workin is what a man's supposed to do.
But I say you ain't right if I can't give sweet love to you.“
— Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009
Off the Wall (1979)
„Hey, hey, what I'm sayin' is -
Do it to me one more time.
Oh, give you one more chance,
This heart of mine.
Do it to me one more time, baby.
Can't get enough of your love!“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Song lyrics, Back to Front (1992), Do It to Me.
„Nina was always loved. Maybe that’s a bad thing. It gives people that terrible confidence that the world is going to give them the chance to fulfill themselves.“
— John D. MacDonald writer from the United States 1916 - 1986
Travis McGee series, (1964)
„Chains, my baby's got me locked up in chains
And they ain't the kind that you can see
Woh these chains of love got a hold on me yeah.“
— Carole King Nasa 1942
Song lyrics, Singles, Chains (1962), Co-written with Gerry Goffin, first performed by The Cookies
„The future is a world limited by ourselves; in it we discover only what concerns us and, sometimes, by chance, what interests those whom we love the most.“
— Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist 1862 - 1949
Joyzelle, Act i, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
General sources, Context: To love Me for what I may give you is not loving Me at all. To sacrifice anything in My cause to gain something for yourself is like a blind man sacrificing his eyes for sight. I am the Divine Beloved worthy of being loved because I am Love. He who loves Me because of this will be blessed with unlimited sight and will see Me as I am. Final Message (6 January 1969).
„The world is so full of wonderful things that at this stage in its history there would seem to be no justification for aught else than that we should just wonder and give thanks.“
— William Darling (politician) Scottish politician 1885 - 1962
The Bankrupt Bookseller (1947), p. 231
„The talkies are the only art that would attract Leonardo da Vinci were he alive to-day. This art is a baby giant, as clumsy as all babies are…we don't know what the baby will be doing and saying when it grows up. But we are sure it will make its mark in the world.“
— William Moulton Marston American psychologist, lawyer, inventor and comic book writer 1893 - 1947
Martson, Pitkin, The Art of Sound Pictures (1929), p. vi; Jill Lepore, The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014), p. 140.
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
Seventy Seven Thousand Service-Trees series 1-50 (1998), #4386, Part 5
„The world is full of wonderful things you haven’t seen yet. Don’t ever give up on the chance of seeing them.“
— Joanne K. Rowling British novelist, author of the Harry Potter series 1965
2010s, Online tweet, in response to an extremely depressed person contemplating https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/595148783056527360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.etonline.com%2Fnews%2F163965_jk_rowling_sends_beautiful_message_to_fan_who_wants_to_finally_give_up%2F suicide, as quoted in "J.K. Rowling Sends Beautiful Message to Fan Who Wants to 'Finally Give Up'" by Alex Ungerman ET Online (5 May 2015) http://www.etonline.com/news/163965_jk_rowling_sends_beautiful_message_to_fan_who_wants_to_finally_give_up/
„Cause baby now we got bad blood.
You know it used to be mad love.
So take a look at what you've done.
'Cause baby now we got bad blood.“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Song lyrics, 1989 (2014), Bad Blood, written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback
„You fight about money, 'bout me and my brother.
And this I come home to, this is my shelter.
It ain't easy growin' up in World War III,
Never knowin what love could be, you'll see.
I don't want love to destroy me like it has done my family.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Song lyrics, Missundaztood (2001), Family Portrait, written by Pink and Scott Storch