„I hate and love. Why I do so, perhaps you ask. I know not, but I feel it, and I am in torment.“
Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
LXXXV, lines 1–2
Original: (la) Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris.
nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
Odi et amo. quare id faciam, fortasse requiris. nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior.
— Anne Rice, buch Interview with the Vampire
Quelle: Interview with the Vampire
— Roy Turk American songwriter 1892 - 1934
Song I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
— Donna Tartt, buch Der Distelfink
Quelle: The Goldfinch
— Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Alles ist erleuchtet
Quelle: Everything Is Illuminated
„I do not know why the dead do not come back to life. Perhaps death is so wonderful, in ways we cannot comprehend, that they prefer it over and above their friends and loved ones, although I am inclined to doubt that be the case.“
— Tom Robbins, buch Jitterbug Perfume
Quelle: Jitterbug Perfume
— Orson Scott Card, buch Ender's Game
Quelle: Ender's Game
— Peter Sellers British film actor, comedian and singer 1925 - 1980
As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622
— Saeed Akhtar Mirza Indian film director 1943
Ammi:Letter to a Democratic Mother http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ammi:_Letter_to_a_Democratic_Mother%28Book%29
„I want so obviously, so desperately to be loved, and to be capable of love. I am still so naive; I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please don’t ask me who I am. A passionate fragmentary girl, maybe?“
— Sylvia Plath, buch The unabridged journals of Sylvia Plath
„A word must become a friend or you will not understand it. Perhaps you do well to be cool and detached when you are seeking information, but I remind you of the wife who complained, 'When I ask John if he loves me, he thinks I am asking for information.“
— Edward Coke English lawyer and judge 1552 - 1634
Case of Swans, 7 Rep. 15, 17 (1592).
„Now I must, I suppose, explain why I have been writing this account. […] I have written to disclose myself to myself, and I am writing now because I will, I know, sometime read what I am now writing and wonder. Perhaps by the time I do, I will have solved the mystery of myself, or perhaps I will no longer care to know the solution.“
— Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019
Fiction, "The Fifth Head of Cerberus", Orbit 10 (1972)
„Well, I don't want you to die," Tessa said. "I don't know why I feel it so strongly -- I've just met you -- but I don't want you to die."
"And I trust you," he said. "I don't know why -- I've just met you -- but I do.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Angel
Quelle: Clockwork Angel
„If it is not love, what then is it that I feel? But if it is love, before God, what kind of thing is it? If it is good, whence comes this bitter mortal effect? If it is evil, why is each torment so sweet?“
— Francesco Petrarca, Il Canzoniere
S'amor non è, che dunque è quel ch'io sento?
Ma s'egli è amor, perdio, che cosa et quale?
Se bona, onde l'effecto aspro mortale?
Se ria, onde sí dolce ogni tormento?
Canzone 132, st. 1
Il Canzoniere (c. 1351–1353), To Laura in Life
— Diana Gabaldon, buch Dragonfly in Amber
Quelle: Dragonfly in Amber
„If you ask me abruptly
Why write poetry
Why not do
Then I won't know
How to answer you
I am like a goldsmith hammering day and night
Just so I can extend pain
Into a gold ornament as thin as a cicada's wing
I don't know if working so hard
To transform sorrows into
Shimmering words and phrases
— Xi Murong Taiwanese poet and painter 1943
"Poetry's Value", in Where Books Fall Open: A Reader's Anthology of Wit & Passion (David R. Godine Publisher, 2003), p. 56
— Patricia A. McKillip, buch The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
Quelle: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (1974), Chapter 3, p. 87.
„I just feel left out of the whole possibility of love and romance. I hate that that is related to my race, and I hate that I believe it. I hate that I have felt it for so long, and I hate that white women have it so easy. And it’s not that they are all beautiful or interesting—their face could look like a piece of paper, but there is a cultural perspective skewed towards them. We are asked to compare ourselves to them.“
— Morgan Parker (writer) American poet
On her feelings about romance in “Morgan Parker: ‘In the back of my mind I’m on a slave ship, yet I’m also here just telling you how it is.’” https://www.guernicamag.com/miscellaneous-files-interview-morgan-parker/ in Guernica Magazine (2019 Mar 22)
„When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer.“
— Brennan Manning, buch The Ragamuffin Gospel
p. 11 https://books.google.com/books?id=sUTZCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA11
1990s, The Ragamuffin Gospel (1990)