„I don't try to justify myself or defend myself. I've always done what I had to. She should know for herself that I love her, that I've loved her always, always. Those years you can't replace by words, though. After years and years, words get weaker and weaker.“
— Klaus Kinski German actor 1926 - 1991
On his daughter, Nastassja, as quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
„Cause I never thought I'd lose.
I only thought I'd win.
I never dreamed I'd feel
This fire beneath my skin.
I can't believe you love me.
I never thought you'd come.
I guess I misjudged love
Between a father and his son.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
The Last Song
„Mother, mother ocean, after all these years I've found
My occupational hazard being my occupations just not around.
I feel like I've drowned,
Gonna head uptown.“
— Jimmy Buffett American singer–songwriter and businessman 1946
A Pirate Looks at Forty
„I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
— Darren Hayes Australian singer-songwriter 1972
„Truly I don't know what a 60-year chap is supposed to feel. I like doing some of the things that my son does. I love the kind of clothes the young wear. I love going to their hangouts. I love to talk like them. I'd love to be included in their evenings out, I don't see myself in a rocking chair reading a book.“
— Amitabh Bachchan Indian actor 1942
— Ntozake Shange Contemporary African American writer and performance artist 1948
for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf (1976)