— Paul Simon American musician, songwriter and producer 1941
„Some people never say those words "I love you".
It's not their style to be so bold.
Some people never say those words "I love you".
But like a child, they're longing to be told.“
Something So Right
„The greatest lesson I’ve learned from it is that context is irrelevant when you hurt somebody. I felt justified in saying what I was saying, because of the context, because of the conversation, but the words I used offended a lot of people and some people I care about, and those words were wrong…“
— Reggie Yates English actor, television presenter and radio DJ 1983
On his mea culpa after making what some interpreted as an anti-Semitic statement in “Reggie Yates: ‘I could get George Clooney to say stuff he’d never said before’” https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/oct/19/reggie-yates-documentary-maker-interview-i-could-get-george-clooney-to-say-stuff in The Guardian (2019 Oct 19)
„Some of them are funny. Some of them are ridiculous. Some of them are annoying. I don't want to be one of those people that complains about the rumours. I never like it when a celebrity goes on Twitter and says, "This isn't true!"“
— Harry Styles English singer, songwriter, and actor 1994
It is what it is, I tend not to do that.
Interview with British GQ (September 2013) http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/one-direction-gq-covers-interview
„Jacinta never told Penelope that she loved her. The nurse knew that those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words.“
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, buch Der Schatten des Windes
Variante: The nurse knew that those who really love, love in silence, with deeds and not with words.
Quelle: The Shadow of the Wind
„Trump: No, I didn't use the word. I never said the word, Bill. I don't know who told you -- I would never use the word. I didn't say the word. I said, "you can tell them to go [beat of silence] themselves."
O'Reilly: But the lips kind of moved in the --
Trump: Well, they might have. No, I didn't say the word. I wouldn't do that. Even I -- hey Bill, even I wouldn't do that, okay. No, I never said the word.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
On an interview on The O'Reilly Factor (6 February 2016)
2010s, 2016, February
„Never," said Gregor. "I'll never get rid of you, no matter how hard I try." It was no longer an effort to say the words. "I love you."
"I love you, too," said Luxa.
After that there was nothing left to say.“
— Suzanne Collins, buch Gregor and the Code of Claw
Quelle: Gregor and the Code of Claw
„So release yourself from that. Don't be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word 'love' to the people you love so when it matters the most to say it, you will.“
— Cheryl Strayed, buch Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Quelle: Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
„"I believe that the Bible is the literal word of God." And I say no, it's not, Dad. "Well, I believe that it is." Well, you know, some people believe they're Napoleon. That's fine. Beliefs are neat. Cherish them, but don't share them like they're the truth.“
— Bill Hicks American comedian 1961 - 1994
Filling Up the Hump (1993)
„Who is the loving person? The loving person is the person who loves him or herself. I say this so often, and people say, "Oh yes, you're so right," but they don't do it! You will never be able to love anyone else until you love yourself. Even With your Fat Thighs!“
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
Speaking Of Love (1980)
„How can I say 'I love you', if I know the love is you.. the word 'love' either as a verb or a noun would be destroyed in front of you.“
— Jacques Derrida French philosopher (1930-2004) 1930 - 2004
„Saying that you love is easy, but living up to those simple words is the most difficult thing you'll ever do.“
— Kay Hooper American writer 1957
Quelle: What Dreams May Come
„Some say an army on horseback,
some say on foot, and some say ships
are the most beautiful things
on this black earth,
but I say
it is whatever you love.“
— Stanley Lombardo Philosopher, Classicist 1943
Translations, Sappho's Poems and Fragments (2002)
— Pete Yorn American musician 1974
Pass Me By
„For those that were never wounded by love, they will never be able to say: “I lived”. Because they haven’t.“
— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„I didn't say that my son died for Israel. I've never said that. I saw somebody wrote that and it wasn't my words. Those aren't even words that I would say.“
— Cindy Sheehan American antiwar activist 1957
Cindy Sheehan Sheehan says someone else made up the "my son died for Israel" quote that has been attributed to her Interview with Anderson Cooper on CNN http://representativepress.blogspot.com/2005/08/cindy-sheehan-mother-of-spc-casey.html CNN.com 4 March 2004
— Lisa Scottoline American writer 1955
Quelle: Every Fifteen Minutes
„Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.“
— Ray Charles American musician 1930 - 2004
For the Love of Women, p. 239
Kontext: Women anchor me. They're there when I need them. They're sensitive to me, and I'm sensitive to them. I'm not saying I've loved that many women. Love is a special word, and I use it only when I mean it. You say the word too much and it becomes cheap.
But sex is something else. I'm not sure that there can ever be too much sex. To me, it's another one of our daily requirements — like eating. If I go twenty-four hours without it, I get hungry. Sex needs to be open and fun, free and happy. It's whatever you make it, and I try my hardest to create situations where me and my woman can enjoy ourselves — all of ourselves — without our inhibitions getting in the way.
You got to set your mind right and the rest will come to you naturally. No restrictions, no hang-ups, no stupid rules, no formalities, no forbidden fruit — just everyone getting and giving as much as he and she can.
— Stephen King, buch The Body
Quelle: The Body