— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
„Because sometimes that is the only way to remember what is in your bones. You must peel off your skin, and that of your mother, and her mother. Until there is nothing. No scar, no skin, no flesh.
Zdroj: The Joy Luck Club
„Your father bears an iron reed
Filled with a flame that makes us bleed;
Your kindly mother loves to tear
Feathers and skin to deck her hair.“
— Edward Andrade English physicist 1887 - 1971
Poem A song for Edmund Blunden
„Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life. Do not be concerned with escaping safely — lay your life before him.“
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
As quoted in Bruce Lee: Artist of Life (1999) edited by John R. Little, p. 192
„Bone and Skin, two millers thin,
Would starve us all, or near it;
But be it known to Skin and Bone
That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.“
— John Byrom Poet, inventor of a shorthand system 1692 - 1763
Epigram on Two Monopolists as quoted in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
— Mitch Albom, For One More Day
Varianta: Behind all your stories is always your mother's story. Because hers is where yours begin.
Zdroj: For One More Day
— Edward Lewis Wallant American writer 1926 - 1962
Children at the Gate (1962)
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
Eve to Cain, in Pt. I, Act II
1920s, Back to Methuselah (1921)
„Scars are medals branded on the flesh, and your enemies will be frightened by them because they are proof of your long experience of battle.“
— Paulo Coelho, kniha Manuscript Found in Accra
Zdroj: Manuscript Found in Accra
„It ain't money that makes the world go round
That's only temporary confusion
It ain't governments that make the people strong
It's the opposite illusion
Look right now and you will see
they're only here by the skin of our teeth as it is
so take heart and take care of your link with Life... Life is beautiful
if you got the sense to take care of your source of perfection
Mother Nature, She's the daughter of God and the source of all protectionLook right now
and you will see she's only here by the skin of her teeth as it is
so take heart and take care of your link with Life“
— Buffy Sainte-Marie Canadian musician 1941
"Carry It On", from Power in the Blood (2015)
„Your mother waits, heart-weary, at the door.
Your child in hunger cries for its chewed rice.
I feed your mother, serving as her son,
and like a father teach your child to read.“
— Đặng Trần Côn writer 1710 - 1745
Originál: (vi) Lòng lão thân buồn khi tựa cửa,
Miệng hài nhi chờ bữa mớm cơm.
Ngọt bùi thiếp đã hiếu nam,
Khuyến con đèn sách thiếp làm phụ thân.
Zdroj: Chinh phụ ngâm, Lines 157–160
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
Debajo de tu piel vive la luna.
Oda a la Bella Desnuda (Ode to a Beautiful Nude), from Nuevas Odas Elementales (1956), trans. Nathaniel Tarn in Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda [Houghton Mifflin, 1990, ISBN 0-395-54418-1] (p. 349).
— Francesca Lia Block, kniha Wasteland
„Well, I see you got your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Yes, I see you got your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat
Well, you must tell me, baby
How your head feels under somethin' like that
Under your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Compare: "I saw you riding 'round in your brand new automobile/ Yes I saw you ridin' around, babe, in your brand new automobile/ Yes you was sitting there happy with your handsome driver at the wheel/ In your brand new automobile." Lightnin' Hopkins, Automobile Blues.
Song lyrics, Blonde on Blonde (1966), Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
„For the Athenians command the rest of Greece, I command the Athenians; your mother commands me, and you command your mother.“
— Themistocles Athenian statesman -524 - -459 př. n. l.
Statement to his son, as quoted in Familiar Quotations 9th Edition (1894) edited by J. Bartlett, p. 723 http://books.google.com/books?id=pus-AAAAYAAJ&pg=PA723
Originally quoted in Plutarch, Themistocles http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0074%3Achapter%3D18%3Asection%3D5 (18.5): (5) Of his son, who lorded it over his mother, and through her over himself, he said, jestingly, that the boy was the most powerful of all the Hellenes; for the Hellenes were commanded by the Athenians, the Athenians by himself, himself by the boy's mother, and the mother by her boy. (Bernadotte Perrin, Ed., via Perseus Project)
Original Greek http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0074%3Achapter%3D18%3Asection%3D5: "(5) ποῦ ἂν ἦτε νῦν ὑμεῖς;’ τὸν δὲ υἱὸν ἐντρυφῶντα τῇ μητρὶ καὶ δι᾽ ἐκείνην αὐτῷ σκώπτων ἔλεγε πλεῖστον τῶν Ἑλλήνων δύνασθαι: τοῖς μὲν γὰρ Ἕλλησιν ἐπιτάττειν Ἀθηναίους, Ἀθηναίοις δ᾽ αὐτόν, αὐτῷ δὲ τὴν ἐκείνου μητέρα, τῇ μητρὶ δ᾽ ἐκεῖνον."
„What is the difference between a taxidermist & a tax-collector? The taxidermist only takes your skin.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Zdroj: Mark Twain's Notebook (1935), p. 379