„Love — but not marriage. Marriage means a four-post bed and papa and mamma between eleven and twelve. Love is aspiration: transparencies, colour, light, a sense of the unreal. But a wife — you know all about her — who her father was, who her mother was, what she thinks of you and her opinion of the neighbours over the way. Where, then, is the dream?“
Quelle: Confessions of a Young Man http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12278/12278-h/12278-h.htm (1886), Ch. 9.
— Sylvia Plath, buch Die Glasglocke
Quelle: The Bell Jar (1963), Ch. 9
— Frank McCourt, buch Angela's Ashes
Quelle: Angela's Ashes
„Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason to accept
That you're for real.
Tell her about it.
Tell her all your crazy dreams.
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
Tell Her About It.
Song lyrics, An Innocent Man (1983)
„Her public monument is the work of her pen in her labors as an historian; her abiding memorial, for all who knew her best, is her strenuous intellect, her singleness of purpose, her transparent affections, and aspiring mind.“
— Frances Fuller Victor American writer 1826 - 1902
Reverend Thomas Lamb Eliot, in his eulogy, as quoted in John Terry article (ibid.)
„You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
Variante: You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect — you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.
— Ilona Andrews American husband-and-wife novelist duo
Quelle: Magic Burns
— Suzanne Collins, buch Die Tribute von Panem – Flammender Zorn
— Ann Brashares, buch Sisterhood Everlasting
Quelle: Sisterhood Everlasting
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
Quelle: The Aleph and Other Stories
„To really love a woman,
To understand her, you gotta know her deep inside.
Hear every thought, see every dream.
And give her wings, when she wants to fly.
Then when you find yourself lyin' helpless in her arms,
You know you really love a woman.“
— Bryan Adams Canadian singer-songwriter 1959
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?, written by Bryan Adams, Mutt Lange, and Michael Kamen
Song lyrics, 18 til I Die (1996)
„Her mother called to her. She said, "Where are you going, Flora Belle?"
Flora didn't answer her. She never answered her mother when she called her Flora Belle.
Sometimes she didn't answer her mother when she called her Flora either.“
— Kate DiCamillo, buch Flora & Ulysses
Quelle: Flora & Ulysses (2013), Chapter Four: A Surprisingly Helpful Cynic, p. 12
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Quelle: The Hunger Games
„To her Lord, her Father; her Husband, her Brother; his Servant his Child; his Wife, his Sister; and to express all that is humble, respectful and loving to her Abelard, Heloise writes this.“
Domino suo, imo Patri; Conjugi suo, imo Fratri; Ancilla sua, imo Filia; ipsius Uxor, imo Soror; Abaelardo Heloisa, &c. Abel. Op.
— Heloise French nun, writer, scholar, and abbess 1101 - 1164
Letter II : Heloise to Abelard, Heading
Letters of Abelard and Heloise
„Do not grieve for her! Who knows, but she may have found the joy she sought? Love and patience are all that make for happiness in this world; or in the world of the past or of the future; of the living or the dead. She dreamed her dream; and that is all that any of us can ask.“
— Bram Stoker, buch The Jewel of Seven Stars
The Jewel of Seven Stars, Chapter XIX: The Great Experiment (1903)
— David Woodard American writer, conductor and businessman 1964
Breed the Unmentioned (1985)
She shines with her own kind of light.
She'd look at you once
And a day that's all wrong looks all right.
And I love her, God knows, I love her.Kentucky woman,
If she get to know you,
She goin' to own you.
— Neil Diamond American singer-songwriter 1941
Kentucky Woman (1967)