„I want to love, to love heedlessly!
To love for the sake of loving: Here... there...
This one, that other and everyone...
To love! To love! And love no one!
He who loves someone and says that love’s fire
Can last a lifetime is nothing but a liar!“
— Florbela Espanca Portuguese poet 1894 - 1930
Citações e Pensamentos de Florbela Espanca (2012), p. 110 Translated by John D. Godinho
— Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
Love For Tender
„He who must be what he is, may curse his fate, but cannot change it; on the other hand, he who can transform himself has no one in the world but himself to blame for his failings, no one but himself to hold responsible for his dissatisfaction.“
— Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author 1921 - 2006
In "Tale of the Three Storytelling Machines of King Genius", §3
„How could one speak properly about love if you were forgotten, you God of love, source of all love in heaven and on earth; you who spared nothing but in love gave everything; you who are love, so that one who loves is what he is only by being in you.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
opening prayer, p. 3
— Alessandro Piccolomini Italian writer and philosopher 1508 - 1579
Act III., Scene III. — (Cornelio). Translation reported in Harbottle's Dictionary of quotations French and Italian (1904), p. 261.
„Nobody else can share this.
Here comes one and one makes one,
The glorious union.
Well it could be love,
Or it could be just lust,
But it will be fun.
It will be wonderful.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„I have loved but one flag and I can not share that devotion and give affection to the mongrel banner invented for a league.“
— Henry Cabot Lodge American statesman 1850 - 1924
Remarks in the Senate (August 12, 1919), Congressional Record, vol. 58, p. 3784.
„It is quite clear that between love and understanding there is a very close link... He who loves understands, and he who understands loves. One who feels understood feels loved, and one who feels loved feels sure of being understood.“
— Paul Tournier, To Understand Each Other
„In erotic love, two people who were separate become one. In motherly love, two people who were one become separate. The mother must not only tolerate, she must wish and support the child’s separation.“
— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
„Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
„Give a man a girl he can love,
As I, O my love, love thee;
And his heart is great with the pulse of Fate,
At home, on land, on sea.“
— James Thomson (B.V.) Scottish writer (1834-1882) 1834 - 1882
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824