— Groucho Marx American comedian 1890 - 1977
„I would give my life for you, and I forgive you beforehand for everything you might ever do to make yourself happy.“
Light (1919), Ch. XXIII - Face To Face
Kontext: You are a living creature, you are a human being, you are the infinity that man is, and all that you are unites me to you. Your suffering of just now, your regret for the ruins of youth and the ghosts of caresses, all of it unites me to you, for I feel them, I share them. Such as you are and such as I am. I can say to you at last, "I love you."
I love you, you who now appearing truly to me, you who truly duplicate my life. We have nothing to turn aside from us to be together. All your thoughts, all your likes, your ideas and your preferences have a place which I feel within me, and I see that they are right even if my own are not like them (for each one's freedom is part of his value), and I have a feeling that I am telling you a lie whenever I do not speak to you.
I am only going on with my thought when I say aloud:
"I would give my life for you, and I forgive you beforehand for everything you might ever do to make yourself happy.".
„Then why haven’t you killed yourself? (Astrid)
Why should I? The only enjoyment I have in my life is knowing I piss off everyone around me. If I were dead, it would make them all happy. God forbid I should ever do that. (Zarek)“
— Sherrilyn Kenyon, buch Dance with the Devil
Quelle: Dance with the Devil
„…I said everything that matters… Don't take my advice. Or anyone's advice. Trust yourself. For good or for bad, happy or unhappy, it's your life, and what you do with it has always been entirely up to you.“
— Nicholas Sparks, buch The Best of Me
Evelyn Collier, Chapter 15, p. 223
Quelle: 2009, The Best of Me (2011)
„I belong to you. You could do anything you wanted with me and I would let you. You could ask anything of me and I'd break myself trying to make you happy. My heart tells me this is the best and greatest feeling I have ever had.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Glass
Quelle: City of Glass
„Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.“
— Jack Kerouac American writer 1922 - 1969
Not a Kerouac quote, but by the Indian spiritual leader, Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007).
„I'm fulfilled in what I do… I never thought that a lot of money or fine clothes — the finer things of life — would make you happy. My concept of happiness is to be filled in a spiritual sense.“
— Coretta Scott King American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. 1927 - 2006
As quoted in Mary Lou Retton's Gateways to Happiness (2000) by Mary Lou Retton, David Bender, p. 213
„[Huh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
[Ooh]I can't turn you loose now.
If I do I'm gonna loose my life.
I can't turn you loose to nobody
I love you baby, yes I do.
Give shakin' mama, I told ya
I'm in love with only you.
[Gotta] Baby do it baby why don't ya
I'll give ya everything you want.“
— Otis Redding American singer, songwriter and record producer 1941 - 1967
I Can't Turn You Loose (1965).
„I do now forgive you, deliver you from all fines and imprisonments, fully release you, set you at liberty, and every way make you as frank and free as ever you were before.“
— Francois Rabelais, buch Gargantua und Pantagruel
Quelle: Gargantua and Pantagruel (1532–1564), Gargantua (1534), Chapter 50 : Gargantua's speech to the vanquished.
Kontext: Time, which gnaws and diminisheth all things else, augments and increaseth benefits; because a noble action of liberality, done to a man of reason, doth grow continually by his generous thinking of it and remembering it.
Being unwilling therefore any way to degenerate from the hereditary mildness and clemency of my parents, I do now forgive you, deliver you from all fines and imprisonments, fully release you, set you at liberty, and every way make you as frank and free as ever you were before.
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Quelle: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
„Would you take better care of yourself
Would you be kinder to yourself
Would you be more forgiving of your human imperfections
If you realized your best friend was yourself“
— Helen Reddy Australian actress 1941
"Best Friend"; written and sung by Reddy
Lyrics, "I Don't Know How To Love Him"(1971)
„I want you to be happy, and him to be happy. And yet when you walk that aisle to meet him and join yourselves forever you will walk an invisible path of the shards of my heart Tessa. I would give over my own life for either of yours.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Princess
Quelle: Clockwork Princess
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
Song lyrics, B-sides and compilation tracks (1989-1993)
„But grief makes a monster out of us sometimes… and sometimes you say and do things to the people you love that you can't forgive yourself for.“
— Melina Marchetta, buch On the Jellicoe Road
Quelle: On the Jellicoe Road
„So, Damocles, since this life delights you, do you wish to taste it yourself and make trial of my fortune?“
— Dionysius I of Syracuse Sicilian tyrant -430 - -367 v.Chr
As quoted by Cicero, in Tusculan disputations 5.61 as translated by Gavin Betts http://www.livius.org/sh-si/sicily/sicily_t11.html
„We all make mistakes, don't we? But if you can't forgive yourself, you'll always be an exile in your own life.“
— Curtis Sittenfeld Novelist, short story writer 1975
„Can you ever forgive me?
I already have.
How could you? I don't deserve it.
That's what makes it love.“
— Richard Paul Evans American writer 1962
Quelle: The Christmas List
— Jodi Picoult, buch Neunzehn Minuten
Quelle: Nineteen Minutes