„I'm tired of living unable to love anyone. I don't have a single friend - not one. And, worst of all, I can't even love myself. Why is that? Why can't I love myself? It's because I can't love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself.“

—  Haruki Murakami, livro 1Q84

Fonte: 1Q84 (2009-2010)

Última atualização 24 de Maio de 2020. História
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Escritor japonês 1949

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„Can't you fall in love and not have a possessive relationship? I love someone and she loves me and we get married — that is all perfectly straightforward and simple, in that there is no conflict at all.“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

'Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Bulletin 3 (1969), and Krishnamurti Foundation Trust Bulletin 4, (1969)
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Contexto: Can't you fall in love and not have a possessive relationship? I love someone and she loves me and we get married — that is all perfectly straightforward and simple, in that there is no conflict at all. (When I say we get married I might just as well say we decide to live together — don't let's get caught up in words.) Can't one have that without the other, without the tail as it were, necessarily following? Can't two people be in love and both be so intelligent and so sensitive that there is freedom and absence of a centre that makes for conflict? Conflict is not in the feeling of being in love. The feeling of being in love is utterly without conflict. There is no loss of energy in being in love. The loss of energy is in the tail, in everything that follows — jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, doubt, the fear of losing that love, the constant demand for reassurance and security. Surely it must be possible to function in a sexual relationship with someone you love without the nightmare which usually follows. Of course it is.

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„I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be. -Dolly“

—  Leo Tolstoy, livro Anna Karenina

Variante: When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you'd like them to be.
Fonte: Anna Karenina

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„Because I loved myself, I was loved.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

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