— Anne Sexton poet from the United States 1928 - 1974
„Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world.
That's why we liberals want America to do the right thing. We know America is the hope of the world, and we love it and want it to do well.“
— Al Franken American comedian and politician 1951
Context: If you listen to a lot of conservatives, they'll tell you that the difference between them and us is that conservatives love America and liberals hate America.... They don't get it. We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, they love America like a 4-year-old loves his mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world. That's why we liberals want America to do the right thing. We know America is the hope of the world, and we love it and want it to do well. Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (2003)
„When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering
— John Sullivan Dwight American minister 1813 - 1893
— Robert Oppenheimer American theoretical physicist and professor of physics 1904 - 1967
This is derived from a statement of James Branch Cabell, in The Silver Stallion (1926) : The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
„The periodic table is the universal catalog of everything you can drop on your foot. There are some things, such as light, love, logic, and time, that are not in the periodic table. But you can't drop any of those things on your foot.“
— Theodore Gray American science writer 1964
The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe p. 5
— Jennifer Aniston television and film actress from the United States 1969