„Love in your mind produces love in your life. This is the meaning of heaven.
Fear in your mind produces fear in your life. This is the meaning of hell.“
— Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"
— Gabriel García Márquez, livro El amor en los tiempos del cólera
„If the word integration means anything, this is what it means: that we, with love, shall force our brothers to see themselves as they are, to cease fleeing from reality and begin to change it.“
— James Baldwin, livro The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time http://books.google.com/books?id=0S9TgXJ-aD0C&q=%22If+the+word+integration+means+anything+this+is+what+it+means+that+we+with+love+shall+force+our+brothers+to+see+themselves+as+they+are+to+cease+fleeing+from+reality+and+begin%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage (1963)
— Sidney Lanier American musician, poet 1842 - 1881
Tiger Lilies a novel, Hurd & Houghton , New York 1867
„Sexiness is a state of mind -- a comfortable state of being. It's about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments.“
— Halle Berry American actress 1966
Suzanne Condie Lambert (October 9, 2008) "'Esquire' crowns Berry the sexiest woman alive", The Arizona Republic, p. E6.
„Sometimes I feel the need to reaffirm all of it, the whole unhappy territory and all the things loved and unlovable in it, for all of it is part of me.“
— Ralph Ellison, livro Invisible Man
Invisible Man (1952), Epilogue.
— Jan Struther British writer 1901 - 1953
THE CHOICE, BETSINDA DANCES AND OTHER POEMS
„Do not undervalue attention. It means interest and also love. To know, to do, to discover, or to create you must give your heart to it – which means attention. All the blessings flow from it.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
Attention, Source: I am That, P.126.
„We are commanded to love our neighbors as ourselves, and I believe that to love ourselves means to extend to those various selves that we have been along the way the same degree of compassion and concern that we would extend to anyone else.“
— Frederick Buechner Poet, novelist, short story writer, theologian 1926
Telling Secrets (1991)
„I mean that to be in a relationship with God is to be loved purely and furiously. And a person who thinks himself unlovable cannot be in a relationship with God because he can't accept who God is; a Being that is love. We learn that we are lovable or unlovable from other people," Paul says. "That is why God tells us so many times to love each other.“
— Donald Miller, livro Blue Like Jazz: nonreligious thoughts on Christian spirituality
Blue Like Jazz (2003, Nelson Books)
„It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day.“
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
„Do you know what it means to be loved by Death?… Do you know what it means to have Death know your name?“
— Anne Rice, livro Interview with the Vampire