„Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you.“
— Richard Rodgers
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
— Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„I am not a perfectionist at all. I love failure. I love mistakes. I love the bizarre. I love characters. I love missing teeth. I love beauty because your eyes are off-center. And how can you notice that in the buzz of the city? So I like the emptiness.“
— Josh Homme American musician 1973
Reported in Jonathan Horsley, " Queens of the Stone Age: Josh Homme Q&A http://www.decibelmagazine.com/uncategorized/queens-of-the-stone-age-josh-homme-qa/", Decibel Magazine (July 22nd, 2011).
„I love three things," I then say. "I love a dream of love I once had, I love you, and I love this patch of earth."
"And which do you love best?"
— Knut Hamsun, Pan: From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers