„Yes, well I had all my serious illnesses in late middle age. And now I'm just stuck, I'm afraid.“
„Even in my age now, I'm the same as before
and just as fearful
I only learn how to pretend to be strong“
— Ayumi Hamasaki Japanese recording artist, lyricist, model, and actress 1978
No Way To Say
„I would have liked to have had kids, and had a family, but I think in my profession it's quite difficult to achieve because you're always working. I think I'm the kind of person as well, had I had kids, I wouldn't have gone on working. I would have jacked it all in. But it's a wonderful life I have, so I'm very fulfilled in other ways. Am I ever bothered by it? Well it's too late now, (laughs).“
— Elaine Paige English singer and actress 1948
„God is an American.
I'm afraid of Americans.
I'm afraid of the world.
I'm afraid I can't help it.
I'm afraid I can't“
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
I'm Afraid of Americans
„Stuck on you.
I've got this feeling down
Deep in my soul
That I just can't lose.
Guess, I'm on my way.
Needed a friend
And the way I feel now I guess
I'll be with you till the end
Guess I'm on my way
Mighty glad you stayed.“
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Stuck on You.
— Alfred Jules Ayer English philosopher 1910 - 1989
A statement he made soon after recovering from his near-death experience, as reported by Dr. Jeremy George, in "Did atheist philosopher see God when he 'died'?" by William Cash, in National Post (3 March 2001) http://gonsalves.org/favorite/atheist.htm.
„Well, aren't we all grateful to be alive? I just know lots of people … at my age, I've lost a lot of people in my life and I'm very grateful to be here. That's what I mean.“
— Meryl Streep American actress 1949
Her comment when she was to turn 60
„I'm reeling in the music,
And I've only had a few…
And I'm afraid by the way we grow old…
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„I'm the innocent bystander
Somehow I got stuck
Between the rock and the hard place
And I'm down on my luck“
— Warren Zevon American singer-songwriter 1947 - 2003
"Lawyers, Guns And Money"
„The major thing I'm afraid of is being 65 and saying, 'Gee, I wish I had done this and that, and that.' I want to face old age knowing I've tried all I wanted to try.“
— Harry Chapin American musician 1942 - 1981
"Chapin Takes 'Taxi' Wherever He Can", Rolling Stone http://harrychapin.com/articles/rsprofile.shtml (July 6, 1972)
„But I'm dying now and done for,
What on earth was all the fun for?
I am ill and old and terrified and tight.“
— John Betjeman English poet, writer and broadcaster 1906 - 1984
"Sun and Fun — Song of a Night-club Proprietress", from A Few Late Chrysanthemums.