— Jean Paul Sartre, The Flies
The Flies (1943), King Aegistheus to Jupiter, Act 2
„And in this moment, I need to be needed.
With this darkness all around me, I like to be liked.
In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted.
'Cause I love to be loved.
I love to be loved.
I love to be loved.
Yes, I love to be loved.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Song lyrics, Us (1992), Love to Be Loved
„If I cannot offer some relief to our world, if I cannot inspire our generation to join me, then I feel I am a complete waste of space. This constant fear of feeling irrelevant in our society has been the catalyst behind all my efforts and passions for as long as I can remember.“
— Masiela Lusha Albanian actress, writer, author 1985
Quoted by Masiela Lusha in a 2009 press conference http://www.masielalusha.com/board.php
„In the end, we get older, we kill everyone who loves us through the worries we give them, through the troubled tenderness we inspire in them, and the fears we ceaselessly cause.“
— Walter Benjamin German literary critic, philosopher and social critic (1892-1940) 1892 - 1940
„In the past they (pain and revenge) helped me a lot, but now I prefer love to inspire me. All that arises from fear and grudge can perhaps make me more interesting but it is not what I want.“
— Vincent Gallo American film director, writer, model, actor and musician 1961
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— Niccolo Machiavelli Italian politician, Writer and Author 1469 - 1527
— Isabel Allende, The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir
„The Koran calls for belief and consequent obedience. It is, surely, calculated to inspire fear, indeed abject terror, rather than love.“
— Antony Flew British analytic and evidentialist philosopher 1923 - 2010
Antony Flew, "The Terrors of Islam", Atheist Notes No. 6, 2004, ISBN 1856372928
„Fear is stronger than love, remember that. Fear is stronger than love, all that love I gave didn't mean nothing when it came to fear.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
1990s, Prison interviews and interrogations (1995)