„Why? It’s because I love you, damn me to hell. Because I’ve always loved you. Because I loved you when you were with John, and I loved you when I was in India, and God only knows I don’t deserve you, but I love you, anyway.“
Quelle: When He Was Wicked
„Infantile love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says: "I need you because I love you.“
— Erich Fromm, buch Die Kunst des Liebens
Quelle: The Art of Loving
„Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."“
— Erich Fromm, buch Die Kunst des Liebens
Variante: Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love say: 'i need you because I love you.
Quelle: The Art of Loving (1956), Ch. 2
„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
1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
Kontext: The Greek language comes out with another word for love. It is the word agape. …agape is something of the understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill for all men. It is a love that seeks nothing in return. It is an overflowing love; it’s what theologians would call the love of God working in the lives of men. 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. And he might be the worst person you’ve ever seen. And this is what Jesus means, I think, in this very passage when he says, "Love your enemy." And it’s significant that he does not say, "Like your enemy." Like is a sentimental something, an affectionate something. There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them. You refuse to do anything that will defeat an individual, because you have agape in your soul. And here you come to the point that you love the individual who does the evil deed, while hating the deed that the person does. This is what Jesus means when he says, "Love your enemy." This is the way to do it. When the opportunity presents itself when you can defeat your enemy, you must not do it.
„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
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella
„In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.“
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
Quelle: 100 Love Sonnets
„I know you worry about me needing you, but I shouldn't be with you because I need you. I should be with you because I love you.“
— Cassandra Clare, The City of Lost Souls
Quelle: City of Lost Souls
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Quelle: Life Is Worth Living
— Zelda Fitzgerald Novelist, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1900 - 1948
Variante: I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.
Quelle: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
„All I want, is for you to love me. Not because of what I can do or what I look like, or because I love you - just because I am.“
— Diana Gabaldon, buch A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Quelle: A Breath of Snow and Ashes
„I don't care if my love is requited or not, because being with you and the very thought of you makes me happy. The point I'm trying to make is that you are loved because I love you, Adam. Please, don't do it. Please, don't jump because I need you.“
— Cecelia Ahern Irish novelist 1981
Quelle: How to Fall in Love
„The moment you know love, you have ceased to love. Love is beyond time; it has no beginning and no end, whereas knowledge has; and when you say, “I know what love is”, you don’t. You know only a sensation, a stimulus. You know the reaction to love, but that reaction is not love.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Vol. XI, p. 288
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works
Kontext: We know only fragmentarily this extraordinary thing called life; we have never looked at sorrow, except through the screen of escapes; we have never seen the beauty, the immensity of death, and we know it only through fear and sadness. There can be understanding of life, and of the significance and beauty of death, only when the mind on the instant perceives “what is”. You know, sirs, although we differentiate them, love, death, and sorrow are all the same; because, surely, love, death, and sorrow are the unknowable. The moment you know love, you have ceased to love. Love is beyond time; it has no beginning and no end, whereas knowledge has; and when you say, “I know what love is”, you don’t. You know only a sensation, a stimulus. You know the reaction to love, but that reaction is not love. In the same way, you don’t know what death is. You know only the reactions to death, and you will discover the full depth and significance of death only when the reactions have ceased.