— Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
„There are people who love birds so much they free them. There are others who love them so much they cage them.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931
Volume 3, Ch. 4
„Balzac has often provided us with the tragic spectacle of an old man in love. Obliged now to obtain with gifts and favors what his personal charm won for him in his earlier days, the aged lover will ruin himself for every young woman clever enough to waken a crazy hope in his breast. Chateaubriand, who knew only too well what such suffering was like, left a terrible manuscript entitle Amour et Vieillesse; it is the long and grievous lament of a lover who does not know hot to grow old. "Those who have loved women a great deal will always love them; that is their punishment." And women who have loved many men are punished by hearing the younger among them say with genuine surprise: "I'm told she was once very beautiful."“
— André Maurois French writer 1885 - 1967
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
„If we ever damned it will not be because we have loved too much, but because we have loved too little.“
— Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915
„My greatest strength is the love for my people, my greatest weakness is that I love them too much.“
— Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Bengali revolutionary, founder ("father") of Bangladesh 1920 - 1975
Interview with Sir David Frost on the BBC, 1972.
„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
„Those who preach god, need god
Those who preach peace do not have peace
Those who preach love do not have love“
— Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966
— Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963
On marionettes, as quoted in The New York Times (15 February 1987)
„These men and women show them that those kids matter; that they have something to offer; that no matter where they're from or how much money their parents have, no matter what they look like or who they love or how they worship or what language they speak at home, they have a place in this country.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
Context: These men and women show them that those kids matter; that they have something to offer; that no matter where they're from or how much money their parents have, no matter what they look like or who they love or how they worship or what language they speak at home, they have a place in this country. And as I end my time in the White House, I can think of no better message to send our young people in my last official remarks as First Lady. So for all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you—to all of you, from every background and walk of life. If you or your parents are immigrants, know that you are part of a proud American tradition — the infusion of new cultures, talents and ideas, generation after generation, that has made us the greatest country on earth.