— Pierce Brown American writer 1988
Ch. 65: The Vale
„By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof — the sea — the sun.“
— Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923
Context: By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with what I love — the earth and the wonders thereof — the sea — the sun. All that we mean when we speak of the external world. A want to enter into it, to be part of it, to live in it, to learn from it, to lose all that is superficial and acquired in me and to become a conscious direct human being. I want, by understanding myself, to understand others. I want to be all that I am capable of becoming so that I may be (and here I have stopped and waited and waited and it’s no good — there’s only one phrase that will do) a child of the sun. About helping others, about carrying a light and so on, it seems false to say a single word. Let it be at that. A child of the sun. Entry in her journal (10 October 1922) which she tore out to send to John Middleton Murry, before changing her mind. This later became the last published entry in The Journal of Katherine Mansfield (1927) ed. J. Middleton Murry
„Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world. It's what made it possible for me to go on…“
— Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue
Judy McAden, Chapter 26, p. 314
„I love my
All and everywhere,
Only the fools blew it.
You and me
Knew life itself is
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.“
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
„Let the people who never find true love
keep saying that there's no such thing.
Their faith will make it easier for them to live and die.“
— Wisława Szymborska, View With a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
„Out of this conference I trust there may come a better appreciation of the necessary development of our life along these directions. They should be made to contribute to health, to broader appreciation of nature and her works, to a truer insight into the whole affair of existence. They should be the means to acquainting all of us with the wonders and delights of this world in which we live, and of this country of which we are the joint inheritors. Through them we may teach our children true sportsmanship, right living, the love of being square, the sincere purpose to make our lives genuinely useful and helpful to our fellows. All of these may be implanted through a wise use of recreational opportunities.“
— Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933
„A mighty pain to love it is,
And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.“
— Abraham Cowley British writer 1618 - 1667
From Anacreon, vii. Gold; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„Love has a particular trait: it has a task or purpose to fulfill - to abide. By its nature, love is enduring. The Holy Spirit offers our world love that dispels uncertainty; love that overcomes the fear of betrayal; love that carries eternity within; the true love that draws us into a unity that abides!“
— Pope Benedict XVI 265th Pope of the Catholic Church 1927
— George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne 1st Baron Lansdowne 1666 - 1735
The British Enchanters (1705), Act III, scene iii.