„The line "because you're mine, I walk the line."“

— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003

It kept coming to me, you know? But I was — I was … young and not been married too long. Yes, it kept coming to me. Because you're mine, I walk the line. And then the words just naturally flowed. It was an easy song to write.CNN interview (2002)




You are watching: I keep a close watch on this heart of mine

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„I keep what's mine, and I do not share.“

— Sylvia Day American writer 1973

Source: Seven Years to Sin


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„The line "because you're mine, I walk the line." It kept coming to me, you know? But I was — I was … young and not been married too long. Yes, it kept coming to me. Because you're mine, I walk the line. And then the words just naturally flowed. It was an easy song to write.“

— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003

CNN interview (2002)


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„My attitude was always to keep open, to keep scanning. I think that's how things work in nature. Many people are close-minded, rigid, and that's not my inclination.“

— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995

Academy of Achievement interview (1991)


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„And I said to myself: That's true, hope needs to belike barbed wire to keep out despair,hope must be a mine field.“

— Yehuda Amichai Israeli poet 1924 - 2000


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„Keep your 'lectric eye on me babePut your ray gun to my headPress your space face close to mine, loveFreak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah!“

— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016


„This in my heart I keep for goad!Somewhere, in Heaven she walks that road.Somewhere… in Heaven… she walks… that… road…“

— Stephen Vincent Benét poet, short story writer, novelist 1898 - 1943

Source: Young Adventure (1918), The Quality of Courage


„You have to keep your mind as wide-open as your eyes, because almost nothing is what it seems.“

— Jonathan Maberry, book Rot & Ruin

Source: Rot & Ruin


„Mine is a message of hope. As I said, as I was surrounded by a loving family, cherished by all of them, one thing was clear – if your heart has a reason to keep beating, it will. My hope is that stories like mine can inspire more potential donors.“

— Sudhir Choudhrie Indian businessman 1949

"Heart to heart: Sudhir Choudrie discusses life after a transplant" https://www.easterneye.biz/heart-heart-sudhir-choudrie-discusses-life-transplant/, EasternEye (February 8, 2017)


„This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.“

— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900


„For the way is not strown with petal soft,It is covered with hearts that weep,And the wounds I tread touch a deeper sourceThan you think it mine to keep.“

— Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912

And Thou Too (1888)Context: For the way is not strown with petal soft,It is covered with hearts that weep,And the wounds I tread touch a deeper sourceThan you think it mine to keep. Down the years I shall move without you,Yet ever must feel the blowThat caused me a deeper pain to giveThan you will ever know.


„I keep remembering — I keep remembering. My heart has no pity on me.“

— Henri Barbusse French novelist 1873 - 1935


„MUSEUMThey came, they looked, they walkedtheir eyes wide openthey didn’t seebecause their minds were closedTheir eyes wide openthey didn’t know they couldn’t seebecause their minds were closed;so they looked, and left.“

— Eugene J. Martin American artist 1938 - 2005

Annotated Drawings by Eugene J. Martin: 1977-1978


„I don't want to get the same looks I give people when they get on a plane holding a baby: "That's a cute baby, just keep walking, keep walking, keep going, keep going…."“

— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

Taste This


„And yet women-good women--frightened me because they eventually wanted your soul, and what was left of mine, I wanted to keep.“

— Charles Bukowski, book Women

Source: Women


„How can he do this? If you were mine, I would fight to keep you. I would die, before I let you go.“

— Juliet Marillier, book Daughter of the Forest

Source: Daughter of the Forest


„they ask me to rememberbut they want me to remembertheir memoriesand I keep on remembering mine“

— Lucille Clifton American poet 1936 - 2010


„An answering smile drifted across his tanned face. "What is mine, I intend tokeep.“

— Judith McNaught, book A Kingdom of Dreams

Source: A Kingdom of Dreams


„His eyes met mine and the rest of the room faded away. ―I‘m always going to keep your heart safe, even if mine has to stop beating for that to happen,‖ he told me softly.“

— P. C. Cast, book Tempted

Source: Tempted


„You're so good looking I can barely keep my eyes on the meter.“

— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

Source: Manhattan


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