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We don’t need no more rappers. We don’t need no more basketball players. No more football players. We need more thinkers. We need more scientists. We need more managers. We need more mathematicians. We need more teachers. We need more people who care. Tupac Shakur
Coronavirus: More than 25,000 patients discharged to care homes in crucial 30 days before routine testing. Independent online article 2 June 2020
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare. W H Davies, Leisure, 1911
I wish I could care what you do or where you go but I can’t … My dear, I don’t give a damn. Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, 1936
That’s the trouble with the world: nobody can be bothered. Shoot the Piano Player 1960 starring Charles Aznavour & Marie Dubois & Nicole Berger & Michele Mercier & Serge Davri & Claude Mansard & Richard Kanayan & Albert Remy & Jean-Jacques Aslanian et al, director Francois Truffaut, brother in trouble
Not caring has been my formula from day one. Eminem
Humans, all you care about is yourselves. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s4e11: Homefront, Quark
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. Pablo Casals
Black Care sits behind the horseman. Horace, Odes
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretence of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government. Thomas Jefferson
People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think. George Carlin
Care is no cure, but rather corrosive,
For things that are not to be remedied. William Shakespeare, I Henry VI III vii 3-4
Things past redress are now with me past care. William Shakespeare, Richard II II iii 171
I am sure care’s an enemy to life. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night I iii 2, Sir Toby to Maria
Past cure I am, now Reason is past care,
And frantic-mad with everymore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen’s are,
At random from the truth vainly expressed;
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 147
This is the day room where they’re all sort of … active. Derek: Pilot episode, Derek’s opening line, Channel 4 2012
There’s been loads of famous people here giving us stuff. ibid. Dougie
I like old people. They’re kind. ibid. Derek
Get some skips in – clear the fucking lot out. (Care & Welfare & Old Age) ibid. Dougie
What would win out of a suicide bomber and a shark? ibid. Derek
It’s more important to be kind than clever or good looking. ibid.
I loves it here. It’s brilliant. All my favourist people are here. Derek s1e1, Derek, 2013
It costs what it costs. ibid. Hannah
These housewives – how bored are they? ibid. Kev
I’ve just shat meself. Meeting’s over. Derek s1e2, Kev
There’s definitely nuffin’ to nick here. And it smells funny as well. ibid.
Why have you got a haircut like a paedophile? ibid.
Hannah: What do you read?
Victoria: Twitter. ibid.
Fifty’s the new forty. ibid. old bloke
When you’re their age, are you really going to start reading books? You might not get through it. ibid. Dougie
Emergency, everyone. Look. Found a baby bird. Hannah, found a baby bird. Fallen out of its nest so it’s all weak and everything. Call the RSPCA ... Call Rolf Harris. Call Oddie. Derek s1e3, Derek
I don’t even give to jumble sales. Or charity shops. They just burn it, don’t they? Stops the pikies getting hold of it. ibid. Shelley
He’s overexcited today. Been on a day trip. Derek s1e4, Dougie, re Derek
I’d better crack on – those urinals are not going to clean themselves. ibid. Hannah
She [Rebecca, schoolfriend] hasn’t changed a bit – she always was a cunt. ibid.
This is the entertainment committee. We’re planning cabaret night. Derek s1e5, Derek
What would win out of a stag beetle and like a frog if it had a pair of pliers? ibid.
One thing the camera can’t pick up is like the smell – it smells like Oxfam. ibid. community service dude
A guy claiming to be Derek’s dad called last night. He wants to get in contact with Derek. Derek s1e6
Lizzy died last night. ibid.
That's what life is – someone giving you a slapping and lots of crying. ibid. Dougie
I don't think it matters whether you believe in God or not ... So just be nice. ibid. Derek
I just have a moan instead. ibid.
It’s like being at home really innit. Except well everyone’s really nice. Derek s2e1, Victoria, Channel 4 2014
Victoria: What do you want to say?
Be nice to animals. ibid. Derek on social media
Printed out. My own copy of you ovulation chart. Derek s2e2, Derek to Hannah
Feels nice. For the first time in my life I’m trying. ibid. Dougie
That’s the thing about kindness. It makes you feel good. Whether you’re the one handing it out or you’re the one receiving it. ibid. Derek
If you didn’t go out with them, I wouldn’t have to hit them. Derek s2e3, Hannah to Vicky
We’re off to the zoo today. Derek s2e4, Hannah
All animals are my favouritist animals. Except spiders. ibid. Derek
I loves every dog in here. I love every animal ... Makes me feel funny. Derek s2e5
Yeah, I drink. So what. Deal with it. I’m a drinker, it’s what I do. It beats my reality. ibid. Kev
I never had a dad when I was little. So no-one taught me to ride a bike. Derek s2e6
I’m going on a date. ibid.
I even like sleeping. ibid.
I don’t know if there is a heaven. I’m suspicious. ibid.
It’s never too late until it is. ibid.
It’s all over the shop. The Making of Derek, bald bloke, Channel 4 2013
That wig. I did tell you. ibid.
I love working here. But I’m always sad. ibid. Derek