„Jesus loved me and I knew not why.
And I loved Him because He quickened my spirit to heights beyond my stature, and to depths beyond my sounding.
Love is a sacred mystery.
To those who love, it remains forever wordless;
But to those who do not love, it may be but a heartless jest.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
John At Patmos: Jesus The Gracious
— Thomas Browne English polymath 1605 - 1682
— Oscar Wilde, Salomé
„My heart, have you no wisdom thus to despair?
My love, my love, my love, why have you left me alone?“
— James Joyce Irish novelist and poet 1882 - 1941
From the poem I Hear an Army http://www.bartleby.com/103/128.html
„They [the holiday-visitors near Le Havre] love my little ladies [paintings] on the beach, and some people say that there's a thread of gold to exploit there.“
— Eugène Boudin French painter 1824 - 1898
Quote in Boudin's letter to family-friend Ferdinand Martin, from Paris, 12 February 1863; as cited by Colin B. Bailey in The Annenberg Collection: Masterpieces of Impressionism and Post-impressionism, publisher, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2009, p. 11
— Riiko Sakkinen Finnish visual artist 1976
"Riiko Sakkinen" at riikosakkinen.com
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
Letter to Blanche Jennings (8 May 1909), The Letters of D. H. Lawrence, ed. James T. Boulton, Vol. 1 (1979), pp. 127
— Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
„Love is for fools. It is a surging of blood in the loins... there is no mystery, and no magic. Find someone else, my boy.“
— David Gemmell British author of heroic fantasy 1948 - 2006