„To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others“
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
„Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.“
— Thomas Traherne English poet 1637 - 1674
Fourth Century, sect. 55.
„Living might mean taking chances, but they're worth taking. Loving might be a mistake. but its worth making“
— Reba McEntire American country music artist and actress 1955
„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
Eu quero amar, amar perdidamente! Amar só por amar: aqui... além... Mais Este e Aquele, o Outro e toda a gente... Amar! Amar! E não amar ninguém! [...] Quem disser que se pode amar alguém Durante a vida inteira é porque mente! Citações e Pensamentos de Florbela Espanca (2012), p. 110 Translated by John D. Godinho
— Louise L. Hay American writer 1926 - 2017
— Katharine Hepburn film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003
— Hanif Kureishi, Intimacy: das Buch zum Film von Patrice Chéreau
„Love is the purpose of creation of this world. Without love politics would not have a meaning. Life would not have a meaning either. God created the purpose of this world as love. God says; “Love Me and I will love you.” The whole system is based on that. Without love nothing has any meaning.“
— Harun Yahya Turkish author 1956
20 June 2013.
„Everyone who feels "I love" adds to the heavenly glow. The love that has been felt all through the ages, everywhere, all through time… what a shining! What an eternal process and presence! Love is the source, love the goal, and love the method of attainment. A network of love crisscrosses the globe. The delicate shining lines form a tenuous web from one end of the world to the other. There are so many threads of love in the world, so much love going on, for and from so many people. To have partaken of and to have given love is the greatest of life's rewards. There seems never an end to the loving that goes on forever and ever. Loving and leaving are a part of living.“
— Helen Nearing American writer 1904 - 1995