„For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.“
Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Kontext: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p
— Sophie Swetchine Russian salon-holder 1782 - 1857
Quelle: Reported in, "Transform Your Life: 52 Brilliant Ideas for Becoming the Person You Want to Be" by Penny Ferguson, p. 167.
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
This Business of Living (1935-1950)
— Isa Bowman British actress 1874 - 1958
The Story of Lewis Carroll (1899)
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Quelle: The Pleasures of the Damned
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Quelle: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Original: L'amore... l'amore va oltre tutto. Sempre. Ovunque. Comunque.
— William Makepeace Thackeray novelist 1811 - 1863
Quelle: The History of Pendennis (1848-1850), Ch. 4.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
Kontext: I put my hand on him. Touching him has always been important to me, it was something I lived for. I never could explain why. Little, nothing touches, my fingers against his shoulder, the outsides of our thighs touching as we squeeled together on the bus. I couldnt explain it, but I needed it. Sometimes I imagined stiching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love?
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Quelle: Think Big (1996), p. 56
„Fair and sweet is our Heavenly Mother in the sight of our souls; precious and lovely are the Gracious Children in the sight of our Heavenly Mother, with mildness and meekness, and all the fair virtues that belong to children in Nature. For of nature the Child despaireth not of the Mother’s love, of nature the Child presumeth not of itself, of nature the Child loveth the Mother and each one of the other. These are the fair virtues, with all other that be like, wherewith our Heavenly Mother is served and pleased.“
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
Summations, Chapter 63
— Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017
— Vladimir Nabokov, buch Lolita
— Erich Fromm, buch Die Kunst des Liebens
The Art of Loving (1956)
„Tis never for their wisdom that one loves the wisest, or for their wit that one loves the wittiest; 'tis for benevolence, and virtue, and honest fondness, one loves people; the other qualities make one proud of loving them too.“
— Hester Thrale Welsh author and salon-holder 1741 - 1821
Letter to Fanny Burney; Charlotte Barrett (ed.) Diary and Letters of Madame d'Arblay (1854) vol. 2, p. 3.
— Christopher Marlowe, buch Hero and Leander
First Sestiad. The same statement occurs in As You Like It (1600) by William Shakespeare, and a similar one in The Blind Beggar of Alexandria (1596) by George Chapman.
Hero and Leander (published 1598)
Variante: Where both deliberate, the love is slight; Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?
— George Chapman, The Blind Beggar of Alexandria
The Blind Beggar of Alexandria (1596); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Compare: "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander (1598).