— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
„You gave your body to the lonely,
They took your clothes.
You gave up a wife and a family
You gave your ghost.
To be alone with me.
To be alone with me
You went up on a tree.
I've never met a man who loved me.“
„A moment lost, forever gone,
can never be again,
so know how much it means to me;
all you said,
all you gave,
all your love to me.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
„You gave me the key of your heart, my love;
Then why did you make me knock?
Oh that was yesterday, saints above!
And last night—I changed the lock!“
— John Boyle O'Reilly Irish-born poet and novelist 1844 - 1890
„There's some talk going 'round town
That you really don't give a damn
They say you really put me down
When I'm doing the best I can
I gave you all of my love
I even gave you my body
Tell me, baby, ain't that enough?“
— Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958
Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?
— Bobby Sands Irish volunteer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army 1954 - 1981
Context: A guide to me in times of plight A princess like a star so bright For life would never have been the same If I hadn’t of learned what small things came. So forgive me Mum just a little more For not loving you so much before, For life and love you gave to me I give my thanks for eternity.
„I'm so afraid to love you, but more afraid to lose,
Clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose.
Once there was a darkness, deep and endless night;
You gave me everything you had, oh you gave me light.“
— Sarah McLachlan Canadian musician, singer, and songwriter 1968
I Will Remember You
„James — it's about your sister
I wonder if you missed her
I'm on my way to see you but I don't know what to bring
Almost gave up the ghost, now you have what she wants most
a little piece of heaven and a lovely song to sing.“
— Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
"James (new original song!)" (5 July 2007) http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZQSHT2DcHoU
„I love people. I love my family, my children … but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.“
— Pearl S. Buck American writer 1892 - 1973
As quoted in The New York Post (26 April 1959)
„It took me over three years to get the beret and the most enriching part of the experience was getting to know men for whom you would have given your life on the battlefield. It is a big thing to say there are people who are not your family for whom you would give up your life. But that is how close we became.“
— Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969
p 150-1, describing his time in the British SAS
„Don't be a baby,
Remember what you told me.
"Shut up and put your money where your mouth is."
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas.
Get up and shake the glitter off your clothes, now.
That's what you get for waking up in Vegas.“
— Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress 1984
Waking Up in Vegas, written by Katy Perry, Desmond Child, and Andreas Carlsson