„For it still seemed to me “that it is not we who sin, but some other nature sinned in us.” And it gratified my pride to be beyond blame, and when I did anything wrong not to have to confess that I had done wrong. … I loved to excuse my soul and to accuse something else inside me (I knew not what) but which was not I. But, assuredly, it was I, and it was my impiety that had divided me against myself. That sin then was all the more incurable because I did not deem myself a sinner.“
— Aurelius Augustinus, buch Confessions
Confessions (c. 397), A. Outler, trans. (Dover: 2002), Book 5, Chapter 10, p. 77
— David Levithan, buch Will Grayson, Will Grayson
„He pulls me around and kisses me. "You're Mac," he says. "And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?"
Jericho Barrons just told me he loves me.“
— Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
„Stop right there!
I gotta know right now!
Before we go any further —
Do you love me?
Will you love me forever?“
— Jim Steinman American musician 1947
Bat out of Hell (1977), Paradise by the Dashboard Light
„You and I were different. We came from different worlds, and yet you were the one how taught me the value of love. You showed me what it was like to care for another, and I am a better man because of it. I don't want you to ever forget that.“
— Nicholas Sparks, buch Wie ein einziger Tag
„When I first came into the industry I thought, why do you need to know if I'm gay? Why do you need to have a definition of somebody before you find out who they are and what they are as a person and what they can do in the performance of their job? What they do in their bedroom or who they love does not define who they are as an individual or human being! Because we all love different people. There are so many young men and women in society at the moment who have that struggle. But not they are tormented inside; it is because of what they are hearing around them. And these people who claim to be Christians are telling these young men and women that they are wrong. That they are evil. That they should not love. That they were not made this way. How dare you make that judgement? It hurts me and it upsets me when I hear people who say they are Christians who aren't saying very nice things about other people“
— John Barrowman Scottish-American actor, singer, dancer, musical theatre performer, writer and television personality 1967
Fern Britton Meets John Barrowman BBC (2012)
„When the Stranger says: "What is the meaning of this city ?
Do you huddle close together because you love each other?"“
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Choruses from The Rock (1934), What will you answer? "We all dwell together To make money from each other"? or "This is a community"?
— Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969
General sources, Context: To love Me for what I may give you is not loving Me at all. To sacrifice anything in My cause to gain something for yourself is like a blind man sacrificing his eyes for sight. I am the Divine Beloved worthy of being loved because I am Love. He who loves Me because of this will be blessed with unlimited sight and will see Me as I am. Final Message (6 January 1969).
„I always wanted her to say, "I love you, I’ll stand by you, you are very important to me," but she never did. She loved me inside, but I didn’t feel it.“
— Stella Vine English artist 1969
Catherine Deveney, "Stripped bare", http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=288312004 The Scotsman, (2004-03-14) On her mother.