„I'll give you leave to call me anything, if you don't call me "spade."“

— Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

Polite Conversation (1738), Dialogue 2




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„If you want a loverI'll do anything you ask me to.And if you want another kind of loveI'll wear a mask for you.“

— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016

"I'm Your Man"I'm Your Man (1988)


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„Ask me to play. I'll play. Ask me to shoot. I'll shoot. Ask me to pass. I'll pass. Ask me to steal, block out, sacrifice, lead, dominate. Anything. But it's not what you ask of me. It's what I ask of myself.“

— LeBron James American basketball player 1984


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„It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.“

— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965


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„I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I'd break myself trying to make you happy.“

— Cassandra Clare American author 1973


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„If you ask me:"An openly homosexual teacher can work as a teacher? I say no. (…) I'll not do anything to discriminate you, but I'll also not do anything to put your type of relationship on the same level of the natural family.“

— Gianfranco Fini Italian politician 1952

Fini: un gay non puo' fare il maestro http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/1998/aprile/09/Fini_gay_non_puo_fare_co_0_9804094008.shtml, Il Corriere della Sera, 9 April 1998.


„Well, you have the right to make a sacrifice of yourself, but I'll be damned if I'll let you sacrifice me!“

— Georgette Heyer, book Black Sheep

Source: Black Sheep


„You could have anything else in the world. and you asked for me.“

— Cassandra Clare, book City of Glass

Source: City of Glass


„You can ask me anything you like about my work, but I'll never talk about myself.“

— P. L. Travers Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist 1899 - 1996

As quoted by Valerie Lawson, in an interview: "The Mystic Life of P.L. Travers" (7 May 2003) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/relig/ark/stories/s844311.htm


„It's not like I let people do things for me, so I guess you can call me a control freak, or you can call me passionate… I'm not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination.“

— Courteney Cox television and film actress from the United States 1964


„I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I'd break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had.“

— Cassandra Clare, book City of Glass

Source: City of Glass


„Since you won't give me your names I'll call you Thing One and Thing Two.“

— Laurell K. Hamilton, book Hit List

Source: Hit List


„I ask one thing only: I ask for the right to hope, to suffer as I do. But if even that cannot be, command me to disappear, and I disappear. You shall not see me if my presence is distasteful to you.“

— Leo Tolstoy, book Anna Karenina

Source: Anna Karenina


„Give me but that, and let the world rub; there I'll stick.“

— Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616

Source: Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605–1615), Part I, Book III, Ch. 7.


„I'll call you," he repeated."If you call me, I won't pick up the phone.""You will wait by the phone for my call, and when it rings, you will pick it up and you will speak to me in a civil manner. If you don't know how, ask someone.“

— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo

Source: Magic Bleeds


„The angel brought you back.""Because you asked him to. You could have anything alse in the world, and you asked for me.""But I dont want anything else in the world. I love you. I would do it again. I would ask for you.“

— Cassandra Clare, book City of Glass

Source: City of Glass


„fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me.“

— Todd Strasser American author of young-adult and middle grade novels 1950

Source: Count Your Blessings


„I'll be anything you want, just tell me what you want and I'll be that.“

— Nicholas Sparks, book The Notebook

Source: The Notebook




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„Let me tell you this: They shut me down on radio, that's fine, I'll do TV. They shut me down on TV, that's fine, I'll do Internet. They shut me down on the Internet, that's fine, I'll do stage shows. They shut me down on stage shows, that's fine, I'll go door to door. You will have to shoot me in the head. We are not stopping.“

— Glenn Beck U.S. talk radio and television host 1964


„Now you think about this, too: you’re not charming, dashing, or debonair. You’re funny looking, as a matter of fact. You’re too busy to spare much time for me, and even if you did take me out night-clubbing somewhere, you’d be so out of place that I couldn’t enjoy it. But you do one thing: you let me feel that my rules are as worthwhile to me as yours are to you. When you ask me to do something, I know you won’t be hurt if I refuse. And if I do it, you don’t feel that you’ve scored a point in some kind of complex game. You don’t try to use me, cozen me, or change me. I take up as much room in the world, the way you see it, as you do. Do you have any idea of how rare a thing that is?“

— Algis Budrys, book Rogue Moon