— Mike Scott songwriter, musician 1958
"How Long Will I Love You?" · Mike Scott performance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diRfsQ0FITA · Jon Boden, Sam Sweeney & Ben Coleman cover version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQop_qs4xV4 used in the film About Time (2013)
Room to Roam (1990)
„I really want to see you,
Really want to be with you,
Really want to see you lord,
But it takes so long, my lord.“
— George Harrison British musician, former member of the Beatles 1943 - 2001
My Sweet Lord (1970)
„I swear again, I had been told that they came to rule for 500 years. but how? you would rule as long as the people are satisfied with your rule, as long as they want you only.“
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
Remarks by el-Sisi during a military conference (28 April 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC93fn9s3-c.
— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, книга Americanah
„I want you forever, Kate. I want to grow old and have you here in my arms. I want children. I've wanted you for so long. I don't think that's about to change.“
— Christine Feehan, The Twilight Before Christmas
Источник: The Twilight Before Christmas
„O custodians of civilization, may we ask how long
Will you perpetrate horror, commit wrong on wrong?
Conceded that you want to test the sharpness of your swords,
But how long will you try them on our pliant throats?
You want to see the assembly with rhetoric hot ablaze,
How long can our sighs and wails satisfy your craze?
True that the tales of woe titillate your heart,
But how long can we relate the tales of grief and loss?
We know that you grudge the drought caused by the heavens high,
How long can our tears of blood your withering crops revive>
You require glimmering stars to brighten up your fate,
How far can these grains of dust emblazon your face?
Knowing we are faded leaves of a fallen tree,
How long will you continue to crush us out complete?“
— Shibli Nomani
Masterpieces of Patriotic Urdu Poetry, p. 101
Poetry, custodians of civilization
— Gena Showalter, Through the Zombie Glass
Источник: Through the Zombie Glass
— Charles Stross, книга Accelerando
“Very long-term—at least twenty, thirty years. And you can forget governments for this market, Bob; if they can’t tax it, they won’t understand it.”
Источник: Accelerando (2005), Chapter 1 (“Lobsters”), pp. 14-15
„[when the bank calls:] "Chase Bank, I'm self-employed, how long do you want to stay on the phone?"“
— Maria Bamford American actress and comedian 1970
Ask Me About My New God! (2013)
„You want to know whether I can make a long speech, such as you are in the habit of hearing; but that is not my way.“
— Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 до н.э.
Socrates speaking to Alcibiades
„Sometimes we know who we want to be and what we want to do long… long before we know how to get there.“
— Patti Callahan Henry, Between The Tides
Источник: Between The Tides
„Live as long as you want, but you must die; love whatever you want, but you will become separated from it; and do what you want, but you will be repaid for it.“
— Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic 1058 - 1111
„It doesn't hurt me.
Do you want to feel how it feels?
Do you want to know that it doesn't hurt me?
Do you want to hear about the deal that I'm making?
You, it's you and me.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Hounds of Love (1985)
— Jenny Holzer American conceptual artist 1950