„Love, then, hath every bliss in store;
'Tis friendship, and 'tis something more.
Each other every wish they give;
Not to know love is not to live.“
— John Gay English poet and playwright 1685 - 1732
Fables (1727), Fable LXIII, "Plutus, Cupid, and Time"
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
The Guardian (1713), No. 99.
— Charles Caleb Colton British priest and writer 1780 - 1832
Lacon, Vol. II; LXXXIII
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
Quoted by Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington in Conversations of Lord Byron with the Countess of Blessington http://books.google.com/books?id=w648AAAAYAAJ&q="Friendship+may+and+often+does+grow+into+love+but+love+never+subsides+into+friendship"&pg=PA179#v=onepage (1834).
— Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), How shall I woo?
— Julie Gold American musician 1956
From a Distance (1985), Context: From a distance there is harmony And it echoes through the land And it's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves It's the heart of every man (Every man). It's the hope of hopes, it's the love of loves This is the song of every man.
„Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse.“
— James Joyce, Dublinenses
Dubliners (1914), Context: One of his sentences, written two months after his last interview with Mrs. Sinico, read: Love between man and man is impossible because there must not be sexual intercourse and friendship between man and woman is impossible because there must be sexual intercourse. "A Painful Case"
„The living blind and seeing Dead together lie
As if in love... There was no more hating then,
And no more love; Gone is the heart of Man.“
— Edith Sitwell British poet 1887 - 1964
The Canticle of the Rose (1949), "Three Poems of the Atomic Bomb: Dirge for the New Sunrise"
„Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests, and an exchange of good offices; it is a species of commerce out of which self-love always expects to gain something.“
— François de La Rochefoucauld, livro Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678), Ce que les hommes ont nommé amitié n'est qu'une société, qu'un ménagement réciproque d'intérêts, et qu'un échange de bons offices; ce n'est enfin qu'un commerce où l'amour-propre se propose toujours quelque chose à gagner. Maxim 83.
„Son, you're probably too young to look for wisdom in anyone's words but your own, but I'll tell you this: love is the enemy… Yes. The poets continually and sometimes willfully mistake love. Love is the old slaughterer. Love is not blind. Love is a cannibal with extremely acute vision. Love is insectile; it is always hungry.
When asked what love eats:
Friendship. It eats friendship.“
— Stephen King, livro Christine
Christine (1983), Pt. 1, Ch. 11
„Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.“
— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), Lord Darlington, Act II
„Love to faults is always blind,
Always is to joys inclined,
Lawless, winged, and unconfined,
And breaks all chains from every mind.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
1790s, Love to Faults