— Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980
— David Bowie British musician, actor, record producer and arranger 1947 - 2016
Song lyrics, Aladdin Sane (1973)
„Real, sane, mature love—the kind that pays the mortgage year after year and picks up the kids after school—is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.“
— Elizabeth Gilbert, livro Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Fonte: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
„love is more thicker than forget
…it is more sane and sunly
and more it cannot die
than all the sky which only
is higher than the sky“
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
50 Poems (1940)
„They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.“
— Dylan Thomas Welsh poet and writer 1914 - 1953
" And Death Shall Have No Dominion http://www.internal.org/view_poem.phtml?poemID=277", st. 1 (1943)
Fonte: Collected Poems
„By moving to London I removed myself from the madness of the entertainment industry. I love the city and the culture, and it was an opportunity to bring my children up in a more sane environment.“
— Gillian Anderson American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer 1968
John Hiscock (July 25, 2008) "Mulder and Scully: the truth is here Anderson on Duchovny David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, stars of the new 'X-Files' movie, talk to Will Lawrence and John Hiscock about their on-screen chemistry", The Daily Telegraph.
„Society must be organized in such a way that man's social, loving nature is not separated from his social existence, but becomes one with it. If it is true, as I have tried to show, that love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, then any society which excludes, relatively, the development of love, must in the long run perish of its own contradiction with the basic necessities of human nature.“
— Erich Fromm, livro The Art of Loving
The portion of this statement, "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence" has been widely quoted alone, resulting in a less reserved expression, and sometimes the portion following it has been as well: "Any society which excludes, relatively, the development of love, must in the long run perish of its own contradiction with the basic necessities of human nature."
The Art of Loving (1956)
Contexto: Our society is run by a managerial bureaucracy, by professional politicians; people are motivated by mass suggestion, their aim is producing more and consuming more, as purposes in themselves. All activities are subordinated to economic goals, means have become ends; man is an automaton — well fed, well clad, but without any ultimate concern for that which is his peculiarly human quality and function. If man is to be able to love, he must be put in his supreme place. The economic machine must serve him, rather than he serve it. He must be enabled to share experience, to share work, rather than, at best, share in profits. Society must be organized in such a way that man's social, loving nature is not separated from his social existence, but becomes one with it. If it is true, as I have tried to show, that love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, then any society which excludes, relatively, the development of love, must in the long run perish of its own contradiction with the basic necessities of human nature. <!-- p. 111 - 112
„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
The Flowering Heath (1931), "Amar!"
„All love - love of children, love of parents, love of God or life - comes out of making physical love. Without the making of love there is no body to love anything.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
The Way In (2000)
— Aurelius Augustinus, livro Confissões
Confessions (c. 397)
Original: (la) Nondum amabam, et amare amabam...quaerebam quid amarem, amans amare.
3. Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless.“
— Alice Walker, livro In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
Fonte: In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
"The Times Newspaper"
Political Essays (1819)
„Oh love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, love me. I'll be anybody you want me to be.“
— Chuck Palahniuk, livro Invisible Monsters
Fonte: Invisible Monsters
— Alphonse de Lamartine, livro Graziella
Graziella (1849), Pt. IV, ch. 5
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
"The Lover and the Beloved", p. 1.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: God is Love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved. But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself. And in order to love Himself He must imagine Himself as the Beloved whom He as the Lover imagines He loves.