Is there anybody going to listen to my story?
-John Lennon, "Girl"
But O, the thorns we stand upon!
-Shakespeare as Florizel, The Winter's Tale
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses,
And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
- Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"
They sicken of the calm, who knew the storm.
- Dorothy Parker, "Fair Weather"
Comment with your favorite quotes; I would love to hear and maybe use them.