„But she did love him. I believe it. I know exactly how that is. To love somebody who doesn't deserve it. Because they are all you have. Because any attention is better than no attention.“

—  Augusten Burroughs, buch Running with Scissors

Quelle: Running with Scissors

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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„How much attention have I given what really deserves my attention today?“

—  David Allen American productivity consultant and author 1945

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„I told you once how I believe it isn't love that dies, it's the man and the woman, something in the man and the woman that dies, doesn't deserve the chance any more to love.“

—  William Faulkner American writer 1897 - 1962

Charlotte Rittenmeyer to Harry Wilbourne, in (Ch. 7) "Wild Palms"; p. 218
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„I have not been keeping up with it as much as I should have maybe, because it’s certainly—This and Paris Hilton are the kind of issues that seem to get a lot more attention than maybe some of us think they deserve.“

—  John McCain politician from the United States 1936 - 2018

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—  Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961

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„Because of the Shewing I am not good but if I love God the better: and in as much as ye love God the better, it is more to you than to me.“

—  Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416

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„And when you rise to love on this level, you begin to love men, not because they are likeable, but because God loves them. You look at every man, and you love him because you know God loves him.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

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