„What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.“

Quelle: The Solitary Summer

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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britische Schriftstellerin 1866 - 1941

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„What a blessing it is to love books.“

—  Elizabeth von Arnim Australian writer 1866 - 1941

Quelle: The Solitary Summer

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„In some ways. I do want to do something very different with each book…I think this book is linked to the first but approaches it in a completely different way. The first book was much chillier, more remote. And intentionally so. I don’t think it was a book that anyone loved and I didn’t love it either. It was not a book that was meant to inspire love in the way that I think this one is.“

—  Hanya Yanagihara American novelist and travel writer 1974

On how she compares her works The People in the Trees and A Little Life in “Hanya Yanagihara: ‘I wanted everything turned up a little too high’” https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/26/hanya-yanagihara-i-wanted-everything-turned-up-a-little-too-high-interview-a-little-life in The Guardian (2015 Jul 26)

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„If you love books enough, books will love you back.“

—  Jo Walton, buch Among Others

Quelle: Among Others

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„The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies, but grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives.“

—  Gertrude Jekyll garden designer, artist 1843 - 1932

As quoted in Dig, Plant, and Grow! (2009) by Louise Spilsbury, p. 13
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„Love comes first. To love truth, you must know truth. To know truth is to deny truth. What is known is not truth. What is known is already encased in time and ceases to be truth. Truth is an eternal movement, and so cannot be measured in words or in time. It cannot be held in the fist. You cannot love something which you do not know. But truth is not to be found in books, in images, in temples. It is to be found in action, in living. The very search for the unknown is love itself“

—  Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986

Vol. IV, p. 172
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works
Kontext: Questioner: Can one love truth without loving man? Can one love man without loving truth? What comes first?
Krishnamurti: Love comes first. To love truth, you must know truth. To know truth is to deny truth. What is known is not truth. What is known is already encased in time and ceases to be truth. Truth is an eternal movement, and so cannot be measured in words or in time. It cannot be held in the fist. You cannot love something which you do not know. But truth is not to be found in books, in images, in temples. It is to be found in action, in living. The very search for the unknown is love itself, and you cannot search for the unknowable away from relationship. You cannot search for reality, or for what you will, in isolation. It comes into being only in relationship, only when there is right relationship between man and man. So the love of man is the search for reality.

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„Romantic love interests almost everybody, because almost everybody knows something about it, or would like to know.“

—  Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933

Preface
The Ruling Passion http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/rlpsn10.txt (1901)

„The books we love, love us back.“

—  John Leonard American critic, writer, and commentator 1939 - 2008

Acceptance speech http://www.bookcritics.org/?go=leonardAcceptanceSpeech, National Book Critics Circle 2006 Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award (8 March 2007)
Kontext: My whole life I have been waving the names of writers, as if we needed rescue. From these writers, for almost 50 years, I have received narrative, witness, companionship, sanctuary, shock, and steely strangeness; good advice, bad news, deep chords, hurtful discrepancy, and amazing grace. At an average of five books a week, not counting all those sighed at and nibbled on before they go to the Strand, I will read 13,000. Then I'm dead. Thirteen thousand in a lifetime, about as many as there are new ones published every month in this country.
It's not enough, and yet rich to excess. The books we love, love us back. In gratitude, we should promise not to cheat on them — not to pretend we're better than they are; not to use them as target practice, agit-prop, trampolines, photo ops or stalking horses; not to sell out scruple to that scratch-and-sniff info-tainment racket in which we posture in front of experience instead of engaging it, and fidget in our cynical opportunism for an angle, a spin, or a take, instead of consulting compass points of principle, and strike attitudes like matches, to admire our wiseguy profiles in the mirrors of the slicks. We are reading for our lives, not performing like seals for some fresh fish.

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„I'll never sing a love song for a love that isn't true. I love how the garden grows
And I love the garden rose.“

—  Becky Stark American singer 1976

Garden Rose
Imagine Our Love (2007)
Kontext: I'll never stop a bullet but a bullet might stop me.
I'll never drink the ocean but the ocean might drink me.
And I'll never raise a portrait to a gentle man in blue
And I'll never sing a love song for a love that isn't true. I love how the garden grows
And I love the garden rose.

Victor Hugo Foto

„He loved books; books are cold but safe friends.“

—  Victor Hugo, buch Die Elenden

Variante: He was fond of books, for they are cool and sure friends
Quelle: Les Misérables

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„I love the smell of book ink in the morning.“

—  Umberto Eco Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist 1932 - 2016

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„Of course I loved books more than people.“

—  Diane Setterfield, buch The Thirteenth Tale

Quelle: The Thirteenth Tale

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