„Love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.“
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
— Piet Hein Danish puzzle designer, mathematician, author, poet 1905 - 1996
„The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.“
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, kniha The Shadow of the Wind
Varianta: Someone once said that the moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.
Zdroj: The Shadow of the Wind
„You know, sometimes you've got to trust the people you love. You've got to trust that if they're good people, they'll make good decisions.“
— Janette Rallison American writer 1966
Zdroj: How to Take the Ex Out of Ex-Boyfriend
— Mark Haddon, kniha A Spot of Bother
Zdroj: A Spot of Bother
„There has to be a moment at the beginning when you wonder whether you’re in love with the person or in love with the feeling of love itself.“
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Zdroj: The Lover's Dictionary
— Nicole Hollander Cartoonist 1939
Zdroj: Sylvia cartoon strip, p. 49
„I don't like you
But I love you.
See that I'm always
Thinking of you.
Oh, oh, oh,
You treat me badly;
I love you madly.
You've really got a hold on me.
You've really got a hold on me, baby.“
— Smokey Robinson American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer 1940
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (1962)
Song lyrics, With The Miracles
„Do you say that tree isn't pretty cause it doesn't look like that tree? We're all trees. You're a tree. I'm a tree. You've got to love your body, Eve. You've got to love your tree. Love your tree. (Leah)“
— Eve Ensler American playwright, performer, feminist, activist and artist 1953
Zdroj: The Good Body
— Nina Simone American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist 1933 - 2003
— Cheryl Strayed, kniha Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Zdroj: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
„You fall in love with the first idea, that little tiny piece. And once you've got it, the rest will come in time.“
— David Lynch, kniha Catching the Big Fish
Ideas, p. 23
Catching the Big Fish (2006)
Kontext: An idea is a thought. It's a thought that holds more than you think it does when you receive it. But in that first moment there is a spark. In a comic strip, if someone gets an idea, a lightbulb goes on. It happens in an instant, just as in life.
It would be great if the entire film came all at once. But it comes, for me, in fragments. That first fragment is like the Rosetta stone. It's the piece of the puzzle that indicates the rest. It's a hopeful puzzle piece.
In Blue Velvet, it was red lips, green lawns, and the song — Bobby Vinton's version of "Blue Velvet". The next thing was an ear lying in a field. And that was it.
You fall in love with the first idea, that little tiny piece. And once you've got it, the rest will come in time.
„It's love this and love that but of couse it's so easy to love someone you don't know, whether it's George Clooney or Monkey. Staying civil to someone with whom you've ever shared Christmas turkey- now there's a miracle.“
— Nick Hornby, kniha How to Be Good
Zdroj: How to Be Good
— Jon Stewart American political satirist, writer, television host, actor, media critic and stand-up comedian 1962
„You've got to have someone who loves your body. Who doesn't define you, but sees you. Who loves what he sees. Who you don't have to struggle to be good enough for.“
— Deb Caletti American writer 1963
Zdroj: The Secret Life of Prince Charming
„I know you loved her, but it's okay to let it go now. You know that, don't you? You've got to be able to let it go.“
— Nicholas Sparks, kniha Message in a Bottle
Zdroj: Message in a Bottle
„You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.“
— Nicholas Sparks, kniha The Notebook
Zdroj: The Notebook
„There is a love of wild Nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love ever showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
July 1890, page 315
John of the Mountains, 1938