„I'm dreading the time that is not near
As a man on a cross I have no fear
I can't believe these words I'm saying
You've got to feel your lines“
— John Frusciante American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer 1970
Lyrics, The Empyrean (2009), Central
„Fancy demanding feeling from poetry! That's not the main thing at all. Radiant words, words of light, full of rhythm and music, that's poetry.“
— Théophile Gautier, Paris
Demander à la poésie du sentimentalisme…ce n'est pas ça. Des mots rayonnants, des mots de lumière…avec un rythme et une musique, voilà ce que c'est, la poésie. Remark, June 22, 1863, reported in the Journal des Goncourts (Paris: Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1888) vol. 2, p. 123, (ellipses in the original); Arnold Hauser (trans. Stanley Godman and Arnold Hauser) The Social History of Art (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1951) vol. 2, p. 684.
„I'm not going to be hardened by these people, to these things, I'm not going to let them destroy my feelings or my emotions.“
— Pete Doherty English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist 1979
People, Who The Fuck is Pete Doherty (2005)
„I really am interested but I find it hard to make the proper helpful noises. I'm terrible inadequate when it comes to sympathy. I feel things but I can't express them in words.“
— Christopher Wood (writer) English writer 1935 - 2015
Wood, Christopher. "Terrible Hard", Says Alice. London: Constable. 1970. (chapter 13)
„Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away.“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina.
Can't you see the sunshine?
Can't you just feel the moonshine?
Ain't it just like a friend of mine
To hit me from behind?
Yes, I'm goin' to Carolina in my mind.“
— James Taylor American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1948
Song lyrics, "Carolina in My Mind" · BBC performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXmgkvIgc0w
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, All I Really Want To Do
„I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently inhibited about the things that other women are inhibited about for me. They feel that you've given away trade secrets.“
— Mary McCarthy American writer 1912 - 1989
Look (26 February 1964)
„All I'm writing is just what I feel, that's all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.“
— Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970
— John P. Kotter author of The heart of Change 1947
The Heart of Change, (2002), Introduction to the 2002 edition, p. 13
„Now I'm hunched over a typewriter
I guess you call that paintin' in a cave
And there's a word I can't remember
and a feeling I cannot escape“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (2005)
„Is not that perhaps a thing worthy of admiration… that by means of the visible absurdity the soul may immediately feel that the words are veils and believe the truth to be a mystery?“
— Sallustius Roman philosopher and writer
On the Gods and the Cosmos, III. Concerning myths; that they are divine, and why.