„Love is holy because it is like grace--the worthiness of its object is never really what matters.“

—  Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

Quelle: Gilead

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Marilynne Robinson1
US-amerikanische Romanautorin und Essayistin 1943

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„What really matters is what you like, not what you are like“

—  Nick Hornby, buch High Fidelity

Variante: It's not what you like but what you are like that's important.
Quelle: High Fidelity

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„Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.“

—  Jodi Picoult, buch Second Glance

Quelle: Second Glance

James Patterson Foto

„To be without love is to be without grace, what matters most in life.
We is so much better than I.“

—  James Patterson, buch Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Quelle: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

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„The beautiful is not that which we love and because we love it, but that which by its objective value obliges us to love it.“

—  Frithjof Schuon Swiss philosopher 1907 - 1998

[2006, Sufism: Veil and Quintessence, World Wisdom, 96, 978-1-933316-28-4]
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„I am the Divine Beloved worthy of being loved because I am Love.“

—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969

Final Message (6 January 1969).
General sources
Kontext: 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.

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„The future is what matters — because one never reaches it, but always stays in the present — like the White Queen who had to run like the wind to remain in the same spot.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Quelle: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

„I desire the love of God not because I am worthy, but because I am unworthy.“

—  Walter Hilton English Augustinian mystic. 1340 - 1396

Book II, ch. 22 (p. 160)
The Ladder of Perfection (1494)

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„Oh, can I really believe the poet's tales, that when one first sees the object of one's love, one imagines one has seen her long ago, that all love like all knowledge is remembrance, that love too has its prophecies in the individual.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

On Regine Olsen (2 February 1839)
1830s, The Journals of Søren Kierkegaard, 1830s
Kontext: Oh, can I really believe the poet's tales, that when one first sees the object of one's love, one imagines one has seen her long ago, that all love like all knowledge is remembrance, that love too has its prophecies in the individual. … it seems to me that I should have to possess the beauty of all girls in order to draw out a beauty equal to yours; that I should have to circumnavigate the world in order to find the place I lack and which the deepest mystery of my whole being points towards, and at the next moment you are so near to me, filling my spirit so powerfully that I am transfigured for myself, and feel that it's good to be here.

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„God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis, buch The Problem of Pain

The Problem of Pain (1940)

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