"She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain!
She'll make you live her crazy life
but she'll take away your pain,
like a bullet to your brain! (Come on!)"
—Ricky Martin, "Livin' La Vida Loca"
I'm not a concept. Too many guys think I'm a concept or I complete them or I'm going to make them alive, but I'm just a fucked up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours.
—Clementine Kruczynski, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
(Elijah) appreciated (Jesse's) cheerfulness particularly. His own sardonic view of life needed the antidote.
But Jesse never seemed to mind his long grave face.
"Oh, goodness," she said, "what if you do look like an awful lemon? I know you're not really, and I guess if you were always grinning away like I do, we'd just explode when we got together. You stay the way you are, Lije, and keep me from floating away."
And she kept Lije Baley from sinking down.
She runs through the night
As if nobody cares
She screams and she cries
And ignores all the stares
She wants me to come
But I'm never going there
—Guided By Voices, "Gold Heart Mountaintop Queen Directory"
"I was feeling lower than low—hopeless-and suddenly a miracle happened... This girl—she wasn't in the office more than a coupla minutes—tipped me off on this job—and I got it. She was a blonde, pretty, about five-foot-six, big brown eyes—"
— Dr. Kitchell, not the only man in Bells Are Ringing to whom Ella Peterson happened
Like a shooting star he shines.
He said, "Take my hand,
"Live while you can
"Don't you see your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand?"
—Vanessa Carlton, "Ordinary Day"
Oh boy, do you ever get bored
Getting all you want and more
What you need is someone like you
Who's gonna blow your pretty world in two
I watch you play around
But that don't bother me
'm not in a rush cos
I can see
That a boy like you
Needs a crazy girl like me.
—S Club 7, "Boy Like You"
Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind.
—Leonard Cohen, "Suzanne"
"Now, it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet I'm strangely drawn to you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments."
Beware of young girls who come to the door
Wistful and pale, of twenty-and-four
Delivering daisies with delicate hands...
Beware of young girls, too often they crave
To cry at a wedding or dance on a grave...
—Dory Previn, "Beware Of Young Girls"
"Listen to me, EA! Not every introvert is longing for the day that Zooey fucking Deschanel kicks their door down and forcibly drags them to a roller rink!"
SEVERUS MEETS PERKY: Diametrically opposite to [A Woman With A Dark Past], this tour matches everyone’s favorite taciturn Potions Master with a woman so ebullient that tourists may fear that the two will combust when they come in contact. Perky is "short" and "unconventional". She wears robes of eye-jarring shades of pink, yellow, blue, green, or all of them together. Her hair is a "nest of curls" and her face jovial. She wants to share her general state of happiness with the world and, since Perky is woman who "likes a challenge", her most concerted efforts will be directed at the one man in Hogwarts who could be described as unhappiness personified. Severus, in his turn, will be disconcerted by her attempts to break through his "uncommunicative façade", but also unwillingly charmed by her high-spirited tomfoolery. She "brings a breath of fresh air" into his dismal life. We don’t really know what Perky gets from the exchange.
— Rugi and Gwena, Tough Guide to Harry Potter
Steve: I just realized, I don't know your name.
Girl: I could tell you my name, but would my name tell you that I'm incapable of seeing the color orange? (takes out an orange) I just have to trust people who give me these. Or that I think moustaches are T-shirts for lips? Or that I wear ice skates to weddings? It's hard to dance. But that's just the type of person I am.
Steve: ... I'm Steve. I'm the kind of guy who drives cross country to take his friend to his old man's funeral, then gives it all up when he finds his Manic Pixie Dream Girl along the way.
Girl: ... Wait a minute, you blew off your grieving friend to hang out in a hot tub with a complete stranger?
— American Dad! ("Independent Movie")