„But one thing it opened her eyes to, and made certain from the first instant of her new consciousness, namely, that since she loved him she could not keep her promise to marry him.“
Dr. Heidenhoff's Process http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7052/7052-h/7052-h.htm (1880)
„She realized all at once the deeper thing that bothered her, the thing that made him not just irritating but intolerable: how he kept loving her blindly when she deserved it so little.“
— Ann Brashares, buch Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
Quelle: Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood
„A comedy is just a tragedy interrupted, I once said. Do you finish with the kiss or when she opens her eyes to tell him she loves him and sees blonde hairs on his collar?“
— Alan Ayckbourn English playwright 1939
"A Crash Course in Playwriting" (1993) http://education.alanayckbourn.net/EducationInterviewsPlaywriting.htm.
— Joyce Carol Oates, Black Water
Quelle: Black Water
„He loved her so passionately he wanted her to be one soul and one body with him; and he was conscious that here, with those deep roots attaching her to the native life, she would always keep something from him.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
"The pool", p. 123
Short Stories, Collected short stories 1
— Harpo Marx American comedian 1888 - 1964
book, Harpo Speaks
„To see her is to love her,
And love but her forever;
For Nature made her what she is,
And never made anither!“
— Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
„Many myths and fairy tales tell of a prince, who has been turned into an animal or a monster by sorcery, being saved by a woman. This is a symbolic representation of the development of the animus toward consciousness. Often the heroine may ask no questions of her mysterious lover, or she is only allowed to meet him in darkness. She is to save him through her blind faith and love, but this never works. She always breaks her promise and is only able to find her beloved again after a long quest.“
— Marie-Louise von Franz Swiss psychologist and scholar 1915 - 1998
Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche (1994), The Animus, a Woman's Inner Man
„When she looked up at him, it was suddenly easy for her to imagine that her fears were pointless. That he would love her no matter what she told him, and that he was the kind of man who loved her already and would love her forever.“
— Nicholas Sparks, buch Safe Haven
Quelle: Safe Haven
„She loved him because he had brought her back to life. She had been like a caterpillar in a cocoon, and he had drawn her out and shown her that she was a butterfly.“
— Ken Follett, buch The Pillars of the Earth
Quelle: The Pillars of the Earth
„Day thrust its brightness through the window-pane.
They, locked together, strove to keep Day out
And could not, whence they grew aware of dread.
She, his beloved, casting her arms about
Her loved one, caught him close to her again.
Her eyes drenched both their cheeks. She said:
"One body and two hearts are we."“
— Wolfram von Eschenbach German knight and poet 1170 - 1220
Der tac mit kraft al durh diu venster dranc.
vil slôze sie besluzzen.
daz half niht: des wart in sorge kunt.
diu vriundîn den vriunt vast an sich twanc.
ir ougen diu beguzzen
ir beider wangel. sus sprach zim ir munt:
"zwei herze und einen lîp hân wir."
"Den Morgenblic bî Wahtærs Sange Erkôs", line 11; translation in Margaret F. Richey Essays on Mediæval German Poetry (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1969) p. 99.
„As long as she was falling in love with me, I might as well start making her promises I didn't intend to keep.“
— Michael Chabon, buch Wonder Boys
Quelle: Wonder Boys