„I always wanted her to say, "I love you, I’ll stand by you, you are very important to me," but she never did. She loved me inside, but I didn’t feel it.“
— Stella Vine English artist 1969
Catherine Deveney, "Stripped bare", http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=288312004 The Scotsman, (2004-03-14) On her mother.
„I love you more than my own skin and even though you don’t love me the same way, you love me anyways, don’t you? And if you don’t, I’ll always have the hope that you do, and i’m satisfied with that. Love me a little. I adore you.“
— Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954
„Liberty and love
These two I must have.
For my love I’ll sacrifice
For liberty I’ll sacrifice
— Sándor Petöfi Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary 1823 - 1849
„I somehow always have this idea that as soon as I can get through this work that’s piled up ahead of me, I’ll really write a beautiful thing. But I never do. I always have the idea that someday, somehow, I’ll be living a beautiful life.“
— Rose Wilder Lane American journalist 1886 - 1968
Written in the 1920s, as quoted in The Ghost in the Little House, ch. 8, by William V. Holtz (1993).
„I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.“
— Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929
As quoted in TIME magazine (November 1996) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,985518,00.html.
„I was going through the motions of life, instead of really living, and there’s no excuse for that. It’s not something I’ll let happen to me again.“
— Charles de Lint author 1951
Making a Noise in This World in Hartwell ed. Year's Best Fantasy, (2000) p. 326
„Everything in me that conspires to break the unity and continuity of my life conspires to destroy me and consequently to destroy itself.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
Context: Everything in me that conspires to break the unity and continuity of my life conspires to destroy me and consequently to destroy itself. Every individual in a people who conspires to break the spiritual unity and continuity of that people tends to destroy it and to destroy himself as a part of that people.
„The fact is, you don't love me, and you haven't destroyed me. You don't have what it takes to do that.“
— Jeannette Walls American writer and journalist 1960
„My dearest life, I know you are not mine forever; but do love me even if it’s for this moment. After that I shall vanish into the forest where you cast me, I won’t ask anyone for anything again. Give me something that can last me till I die.“
— Rabindranath Tagore, Chokher Bali
„You fight about money, 'bout me and my brother.
And this I come home to, this is my shelter.
It ain't easy growin' up in World War III,
Never knowin what love could be, you'll see.
I don't want love to destroy me like it has done my family.“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Family Portrait, written by Pink and Scott Storch
„The chief business of my life has always been to indulge my senses; I never knew anything of greater importance. I felt myself born for the fair sex, I have ever loved it dearly, and I have been loved by it as often and as much as I could.“
— Giacomo Casanova Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice 1725 - 1798