— Joaquin Miller American judge 1837 - 1913
IV, p. 26.
The Ship in the Desert (1875)
Kontext: p>The sunlight of a sunlit land,
A land of fruit, of flowers, and
A land of love and calm delight;
A land where night is not like night,
And noon is but a name for rest,
And love for love is reckoned best. Where conversations of the eyes
Are all enough; where beauty thrills
The heart like hues of harvest-home;
Where rage lies down, where passion dies,
Where peace hath her abiding place....</p
— Gabriela Mistral Chilean poet-diplomat, writer, educator and feminist. 1889 - 1957
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
Jacula Prudentum (1651)
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
1880s, 1880, Letter to Theo (Cuesmes, July 1880)
Variante: I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Kontext: I think that everything that is really good and beautiful, the inner, moral, spiritual and sublime beauty in men and their works, comes from God, and everything that is bad and evil in the works of men and in men is not from God, and God does not approve of it.
But I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better, that is what I keep telling myself. But you must love with a sublime, genuine, profound sympathy, with devotion, with intelligence, and you must try all the time to understand Him more, better and yet more. That will lead to God, that will lead to an unshakable faith.
„As the gambler said of his dice, to love and win is the best thing, to love and lose is the next best.“
— William Makepeace Thackeray novelist 1811 - 1863
Quelle: The History of Pendennis (1848-1850), Ch. 40.
„A life in any sphere that is the expression and outflow of an honest, earnest, loving heart, taking counsel only of God and itself, will be certain to be a life of beneficence in the best possible direction.“
— Josiah Gilbert Holland Novelist, poet, editor 1819 - 1881
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 47.
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
— Henry Fielding, Love in Several Masques
Act IV, sc. xi
Love in Several Masques (1728)
„Somewhere In Time is the story of a love which transcends time, What Dreams May Come is the story of a love which transcends death. … I feel that they represent the best writing I have done in the novel form.“
— Richard Matheson American fiction writer 1926 - 2013
Introduction to an Omnibus edition of his work, as quoted in Somewhere in Time (1998), p. 318 - 319
„I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.“
— Dave Eggers, buch What Is the What
Variante: If I ever fall in love again, I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
Quelle: What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (2006), Ch. 21, pp. 317-318
Quelle: What Is the What
Kontext: I cannot count the times I have cursed our lack of urgency. If I ever love again, I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.
— Julia Child American chef 1921 - 2004