„Where the abyss of his wisdom is, he will teach you what he is, and with what wondrous sweetness the loved one and the Beloved dwell one in the other, and how they penetrate each other in such a way that neither of the two distinguishes himself from the other. But they abide in one another in fruition, mouth in mouth, heart in heart, body in body, and soul in soul, while one sweet divine nature flows through them both and being in each other they are both one and they remain completely one -- yes, and remain so forever.“
— Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 5: The Peripatetics, Aristotle, 9.
„We're all one thing, like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell.“
— Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation.: The Shooting Script
„Each one gave the other the only assistance one man can expect from another: that his friend support him and ask only that he remain himself. It is no great accomplishment to take people as they are, and we must always do so eventually, but to wish them to be as they are, that is a genuine love.“
— Alain French philosopher 1868 - 1951
Alain On Happiness (1928), Poets
„Loving does not necessarily mean liking. But it still is loving, yes — totally, completely, utterly. Take the key of wisdom and unlock your own heart. Then let people in one by one. Listen to them, with full attention, with all your mind, heart, body and soul, unto exhaustion. And look!“
— Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985
Molchanie (1982), the exhaustion will be lifted, and you will be able to listen still more. Yes, love must be communicated person to person; otherwise it will not be effective.
— Izaak Walton English author and biographer 1593 - 1683
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 579.
„One love, one blood
One life, you got to do what you should
One life, with each other
One life, but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other“
— Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960
Lyrics, Achtung Baby (1991), "One"
„They kissed each other with a deep joy.
What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?“
— George Eliot, kniha Adam Bede
Adam Bede (1859)
„No man has ever been entirely and completely himself. Yet each one strives to become that — one in an awkward, the other in a more intelligent way, each as best he can.“
— Hermann Hesse, kniha Demian
Demian (1919), Context: I do not consider myself less ignorant than most people. I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. My story is not a pleasant one; it is neither sweet nor harmonious, as invented stories are; it has the taste of nonsense and chaos, of madness and dreams — like the lives of all men who stop deceiving themselves. Each man's life represents the road toward himself, and attempt at such a road, the intimation of a path. No man has ever been entirely and completely himself. Yet each one strives to become that — one in an awkward, the other in a more intelligent way, each as best he can. p. 9 Prologue
— Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590
La Semaine; ou, Création du monde (1578), First Week, Sixth Day. Compare: "Two friends, two bodies with one soul inspir'd", Alexander Pope, The Iliad of Homer, Book xvi, line 267.
„Hence, as Narcissus, by catching at the shadow, plunged himself in the stream and disappeared, so he who is captivated by beautiful bodies, and does not depart from their embrace, is precipitated, not with his body, but with his soul, into a darkness profound and repugnant to intellect (the higher soul), through which, remaining blind both here and in Hades, he associates with shadows.“
— Plotinus Neoplatonist philosopher 203 - 270
The First Ennead (c. 250), First Ennead, Book VI, as translated by Thomas Taylor, The Eleusinian and Bacchic Mysteries: A Dissertation https://books.google.com/books?id=vEt0LaOue8IC (1891) pp. 43-44.
„We need each other / We believe in one another / And I know we're gonna uncover / What's sleeping in our souls“
— Noel Gallagher British musician 1967
B-sides released by Oasis, Acquiesce, released 24 April 1995
„How is it possible for both naturalism and religion - atheism and theism, if you prefer it - to be but two sides of one truth, is the same as the problem how God can be both being and non-being, as one of the most ancient religious and mystical insights proclaims he is, or how he can be both the Eternal Yes and the Eternal Nay, as Böhme affirmed.“
— Walter Terence Stace British civil servant, educator and philosopher. 1886 - 1967
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, kniha The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables (1851), Ch. XI : The Arched Window
— Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953
Days Without End (1933), Father Baird: Act 3, Scene 1.