— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„A girl's coquetry is of the simplest, she thinks that all is said when the veil is laid aside; a woman's coquetry is endless, she shrouds herself in veil after veil, she satisfies every demand of man's vanity, the novice responds but to one.
And there are terrors, fears, and hesitations — trouble and storm in the love of a woman of thirty years, never to be found in a young girl's love. At thirty years a woman asks her lover to give her back the esteem she has forfeited for his sake; she lives only for him, her thoughts are full of his future, he must have a great career, she bids him make it glorious; she can obey, entreat, command, humble herself, or rise in pride; times without number she brings comfort when a young girl can only make moan.“
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Ch. III: At Thirty Years.
„“Now how can you like a man without wanting him?” she demands of herself aloud.
There is no answer. It is an article of faith with her. If you like a man, it has to be because you want him. Whoever heard of it any other way?“
— Theodore Sturgeon American speculative fiction writer 1918 - 1985
Section 32 (p. 101)
„She's a woman in love
And he's gonna break her heart to pieces.
She don't want to see.
She's a woman in love, but it's not me.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950
A Woman in Love (It's Not Me), written with Mike Campbell
— Antoine François Prévost French novelist 1697 - 1763
Part 2, p. 227; translation p. 132.
„Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.“
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
— Lawrence Durrell British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer 1912 - 1990