„I loved my friend
He went away from me
There's nothing more to say
The poem ends,
Soft as it began-
I loved my friend.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
„On the whole, I don't have any friends. Friends come and go; I've lost my trust factor. I believe I have people who think they're my friend. And I believe that there are people probably in their heart who are friends toward me or are friends to me. But they're not my friends, because what I learned is that fear is stronger than love.“
— Tupac Shakur rapper and actor 1971 - 1996
„My aim is to understand love. I know how alive I felt when I was in love, and I know that everything I have now, however interesting it might seem, doesn't really excited me.
But love is a terrible thing: I've seen my girlfriends suffer and I don't want the same thing to happen to me. … Although my aim is to understand love, and although I suffer to think of people to whom I gave my heart, I see that those who touched my heart failed to arouse my body, and that those who aroused my body failed to touch my heart.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
Maria's diary entry at the age of 17, p. 16.
„The notion that I might have been able to court friends, win attention, conjure it, would have spoiled it for me. Unbidden love was what I wanted.“
— Edmund White American novelist and LGBT essayist 1940
Chapter Five (p. 110).
„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
— Walter Rauschenbusch United States Baptist theologian 1861 - 1918
Context: I have written this book to discharge a debt. For eleven years I was pastor among the working people on the West Side of New York City.... I have never ceased to feel that I owe help to the plain people who were my friends. If this book in some far-off way helps to ease the pressure that bears them down and increases the forces that bear them up, I shall meet the Master of my life with better confidence. p.xv
„I love those people who do story-telling and who ramble on, but I don't do that, I tell jokes - the sort of jokes that anyone really could tell in the pub.“
— Jimmy Carr British comedian and humourist 1972
Nick Ahad (November 19, 2004) "Comedian who delivers some nice lines", Yorkshire Post.
„I love Russia as few people do - I've demonstrated it my whole life, but those who plow here in Russia, are not my brothers. I heed a Russian life with my entire existence, I look into the eyes of all the people around me, nothing... And the main horror is that we long for Russia and here no one loves her, they only mimic those feelings.“
— Marianne von Werefkin expressionist painter 1860 - 1938
Werefkin to Jawlensky, 1909-1910, fond 19-1458, pp. 35–36 as reprinted in Lauchkaite-Surgailene, Lauchkaite-Surgailene, "Marianna Verevkina. Zhizn' v iskusstve," Vilnius, no. 3, sec. 15, 136
„In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other.“
— Lemmy Kilmister British singer-songwriter 1945 - 2015
„I love writing, but I feel like you need time to really get in touch with yourself to do that. On [Metamorphosis], I would have liked to have had more time to work with the writers [and] write some more of my own stuff. Hopefully I can do that on my second album.“
— Hilary Duff American actress and singer 1987
Rosen, Craig. "Hilary Duff: A Performer's Metamorphosis" http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=2076149. Billboard. January 26 2004. Retrieved October 25 2006. On Metamorphosis (2003), her second album and first non-holiday album.
„I do feel that I have to use my voice for those that don’t have one. I have to do the best I can in my own work to represent my culture, represent the women of my country, of Latin America. What we stand for. What we’re made of. I feel like there is a part of me that represents a minority in the US, a minority around the world. People who struggle, people who want to succeed with drive and ambition. So, people who want to try – yeah, I do feel in a way like an ambassador, for all of those.“
— Shakira Colombian singer 1977