— Ludovico Ariosto, livro Orlando Furioso
Canto XXXII, stanza 93 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)
— Dylan Moran Irish actor and comedian 1971
Like, Totally (2006)
— John Donne English poet 1572 - 1631
No. 18, Love's Progress, line 61
„And bid them love each other and be blest:
And leave the troop which errs, and which reproves,
And come and be my guest, — for I am Love's.“
— Percy Bysshe Shelley, Epipsychidion
Fonte: Epipsychidion (1821), l. 602
„The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Fonte: Life Is Worth Living
— Khalil Gibran, livro Jesus, The Son of Man
John At Patmos: Jesus The Gracious
Jesus, The Son of Man (1928)
Contexto: Love is a gracious host to his guests though to the unbidden his house is a mirage and a mockery.
Now you would have me explain the miracles of Jesus.
We are all the miraculous gesture of the moment; our Lord and Master was the centre of that moment.
Yet it was not in His desire that His gestures be known.
— David Gemmell, livro The King Beyond the Gate
Fonte: Drenai series, The King Beyond the Gate, Ch. 22
„I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.“
— Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014
„A woman who would steal your love when your love was really all you had to give was not much of a woman.“
— Stephen King, livro Four Past Midnight
Fonte: Four Past Midnight
„Thus the tears flowed down on my breast, remembering days of love;
The tears wetted even my sword-belt, so tender was my love.“
— Imru' al-Qais Arabic Poet 501 - 544
The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, Vol. 5, p. 20
— Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744
"The Wife of Bath her Prologue, from Chaucer" (c.1704, published 1713), line 369.
„The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by,
As if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool clear sky.“
— William Cullen Bryant American romantic poet and journalist 1794 - 1878
The Strange Lady http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16341/16341-h/16341-h.htm#page211, st. 6 (1835)
„Leaning on thy dear faithful breast,
I would resign my breath,
And in thy loved embraces lose
The bitterness of death.“
— Lucretia Maria Davidson American poet 1808 - 1825
A View Of Death
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Love is not a feeling ~ The Interview (1995)
Contexto: The love of man and woman is the beginning of the love of God. You can realise God within like many men have done. It's one of the rarest things on earth to realise God, but everybody seems to think that that's the end. Where I come from, realising God was the easy part of it. That God of love which is already here anyway - who wouldn't be able to realise it? The difficult part is to bring that God into this world where God or love is not, into that body listening to these words and this body speaking them. That's the task.
„How long could you love a woman who didn't love you, Cecil?
A woman who didn't love me? Oh, all my life!“
— Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Fonte: Lady Windermere's Fan
„Love makes a woman beautiful –
but beauty does not have such power, beauty cannot make a woman worthy of love.“
— Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
Liebe machet schoene wîp:
desn mac diu schoene niht getuon, sin machet niemer lieben lîp.
"Herzeliebez vrowelîn", line 17; translation from Frederick Goldin German and Italian Lyrics of the Middle Ages (New York: Anchor, 1973) p. 121.
„For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.“
— George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824
So, We'll Go No More A-Roving (1817)