„I'm standing on the bridge; I'm waiting in the dark. I thought that you'd be here by now. There's nothing but the rain, no footsteps on the ground. I'm listening, but there's no sound. Isn't anyone trying to find me? Won't somebody come take me home?“
"I'm With You"
Let Go (2002)
„They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
For trying to change the system from within
I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them
First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
"First We Take Manhattan" (written in 1986) - Leonard Cohen video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTTC_fD598A - Jennifer Warnes & Leonard Cohen video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0rZ2CPCYBQ
I'm Your Man (1988)
„I'm waiting for ignition, I'm looking for a spark
Any chance collision and I light up in the dark
There you stand before me, all that fur and all that hair
Oh, do I dare… I have the touch.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
I Have The Touch
Song lyrics, Peter Gabriel (IV), Security (1982)
„I'm not gonna help nobody get something my negroes don't have. If I'm gonna die, I'll die now right here fighting you, if I'm gonna die. You my enemy. My enemies are white people, not Viet Congs or Chinese or Japanese. You my opposer when I want freedom. You my opposer when I want justice. You my opposer when I want equality. You won't even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs, and you want me to go somewhere and fight, but you won't even stand up for me here at home.“
— Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016
Regarding the Vietnam War and conscription (1967) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeFMyrWlZ68
— Josh Homme American musician 1973
"The Vampyre of Time and Memory", ...Like Clockwork (2013)
Lyrics, Queens of the Stone Age
„I'm an ambitious person. I never consider myself in competition with anyone, and I'm not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, it's just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I'm still on it and I won't stand still.“
— Idris Elba English actor, DJ and recording artist 1972
„Somebody pinch me. You know what? I'm a pretty sound sleeper, that may not be enough. Somebody shoot me in the face. Is he really not here tonight? Dammit.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
Expressing his awe at being so close to the president.
White House Correspondents' Association Dinner (2006)
— Drake Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor 1986
"Forever" featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem
"I'm a rapper turned singer and you can tell that he smoke, but I don't need my vocal cords all I hit are C notes."
"Get Like Me" The Carter vs the Cartel 2
"I am the topic of conversation this a celebration lets toast to the fact that I moved out my mama basement to a condo downtown cause it's all about location I sit and drink wine and watch Californication of life."
"Say Something," Timbaland Presents: Shock Value 2 (2009)
"I'm on my Disney shit, goofy flow/ on records I'm Captain Hook, and my new car is Rufio/ Damn, where my roof just go?"
— Sara Bareilles American pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist 1979
Lyrics, Careful Confessions (2004)
„I can be educational, but if I'm not funny and entertaining, too, who's going to come and listen to me or watch me on TV.“
— Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955
[NewsBank, D-01, Bill Nye, the Science Guy, brings humor to normally serious field, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady, New York, March 9, 2005, Bill Buell]
„Help me find a way to pass the time Everybody tellin' me life's short, but I wanna die Help me find a way to make you mine Everybody tellin' me not to, but I'm gonna try Now I'm gettin' high again, tonight“
— Lil Peep American rapper 1996 - 2017
Song The Brightside, Album: Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1
„I had new thoughts, willful thoughts, or rather thoughts filled with lots of won'ts. I won't let her change me, I promised myself. I won't be what I'm not.“
— Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
Источник: The Joy Luck Club (1989), Ch. 8, pg. 134
„I'm pore, I'm black, I may be ugly and can't cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I'm here.“
— Alice Walker, книга The Color Purple
Источник: The Color Purple
„As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I'm not sure that I'm going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says 'you are nothing', I will be a writer.“
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
„I am thought of as another Himmler. I'm not. The papers make me out as a criminal. I never killed anyone.“
— Ernst Kaltenbrunner Austrian-born senior official of Nazi Germany executed for war crimes 1903 - 1946
To Leon Goldensohn, 4/8/46, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004
„I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
— John Von Neumann Hungarian-American mathematician and polymath 1903 - 1957
As quoted by Jacob Bronowski in The Ascent of Man TV series
„Well here's to your good looks baby, now here's to my health.
Here's to the loaded places that we take ourselves.
When it comes to luck, you make your own.
Tonight I got dirt on my hands but I'm building me a new home.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
Song lyrics, Lucky Town (1992)
„Come on, Ted Heath! Sue me if you've got nothing to hide! Come on, George Bush! I'm ready! Sue me! I'm naming names! Come on, Jon? Why are they refusing to sue me?“
— David Icke English writer and public speaker 1952
Источник: The Guardian, March 17, 2001
„She comes to me when I'm feelin' down
Inspires me without a sound
She touches me and I get turned around.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
She's Got a Way.
Song lyrics, Cold Spring Harbor (1971)