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Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew.
It's the same when love comes to an end,
or the marriage fails and people say
they knew it was a mistake, that everybody
said it would never work. That she was
old enough to know better. But anything
worth doing is worth doing badly.
Like being there by that summer ocean
on the other side of the island while
love was fading out of her, the stars
burning so extravagantly those nights that
anyone could tell you they would never last.
Every morning she was asleep in my bed
like a visitation, the gentleness in her
like antelope standing in the dawn mist.
Each afternoon I watched her coming back
through the hot stony field after swimming,
the sea light behind her and the huge sky
on the other side of that. Listened to her
while we ate lunch. How can they say
the marriage failed? Like the people who
came back from Provence (when it was Provence)
and said it was pretty but the food was greasy.
I believe Icarus was not failing as he fell,
but just coming to the end of his triumph.
Love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind
And wild is the wind
Give me more than one caress
Satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind
You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
And with a kiss the world begins
You're Spring to me
All things to me
You're life itself
Like a leaf clings to a tree
Oh my darling cling to me
For we're creatures of the wind
And wild is the wind, the wind, the wind
Wild is my love for you
"She's a real Joe.
You'll fall in love with her like everybody else."
—Humphrey Bogart (on Lauren Bacall)
"I can only say that he changed me.
He was my teacher, my husband, my friend.
He taught me how to live."
—Lauren Bacall (on Humphrey Bogart)
"Tatie gave me the key to the world--
a great explosion into life."
“I wished I had died before
I loved anyone but her."
"Clara has composed a series of small pieces, which show a musical and tender ingenuity such as she has never attained before. But she cannot work at it regularly, and I am often disturbed to think how many profound ideas are lost because she cannot work them out."
"Sometimes your music really frightens me, and I wonder:
Is it really true that the creator of such things is my husband?"
"I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy
to Paris, and I have enjoyed it."
—John F. Kennedy
"I think the best thing I can do is to be a distraction.
A husband lives and breathes his work all day long.
If he comes home to more table thumping,
how can the poor man ever relax?"
"When Lester plays, he almost seems to be singing.
One can almost hear the words."
"Lady Day, the way she sings...
it breaks your heart."
"June was my solid rock. She was always there for me.
She was my counselor, comfortor and everything else.
What a wonderful woman she was."
"He's a very rare man, a very good man,
and I've had a good life with him.
I'm proud to be walking in the wake of Johnny's fame."
—June Carter Cash
“Frida had become the most important fact in my life.
And would continue to be, up to the moment she died.”
"There have been two great accidents in my life.
One was the trolley, and the other was Diego.
Diego was by far the worst."