„I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.“
Epistle to the Galatians
— R.S. Thomas Welsh poet 1913 - 2000
— Jack T. Chick Christian comics writer 1924 - 2016
" Holocaust http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0054/0054_01.asp" (1984)
„I have now understood that though it seems to men that they live by care for themselves, in truth it is love alone by which they live. He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love.“
— Leo Tolstoy, buch What Men Live By
Quelle: What Men Live By (1881), Ch. XII
Kontext: And the angel's body was bared, and he was clothed in light so that eye could not look on him; and his voice grew louder, as though it came not from him but from heaven above. And the angel said:
I have learnt that all men live not by care for themselves, but by love.
It was not given to the mother to know what her children needed for their life. Nor was it given to the rich man to know what he himself needed. Nor is it given to any man to know whether, when evening comes, he will need boots for his body or slippers for his corpse.
I remained alive when I was a man, not by care of myself, but because love was present in a passer-by, and because he and his wife pitied and loved me. The orphans remained alive, not because of their mother's care, but because there was love in the heart of a woman a stranger to them, who pitied and loved them. And all men live not by the thought they spend on their own welfare, but because love exists in man.
I knew before that God gave life to men and desires that they should live; now I understood more than that.
I understood that God does not wish men to live apart, and therefore he does not reveal to them what each one needs for himself; but he wishes them to live united, and therefore reveals to each of them what is necessary for all.
I have now understood that though it seems to men that they live by care for themselves, in truth it is love alone by which they live. He who has love, is in God, and God is in him, for God is love.
„Why am I afraid to dance, I who love music and rhythm and grace and song and laughter? Why am I afraid to live, I who love life and the beauty of flesh and the living colors of the earth and sky and sea? Why am I afraid to love, I who love love?“
— Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953
Quelle: The Great God Brown and Other Plays
„Bid me to live, and I will live
Thy Protestant to be,
Or bid me love, and I will give
A loving heart to thee.“
— Robert Herrick, buch Hesperides
" To Anthea, st. 1 http://www.bartleby.com/106/96.html".
„It's never been for love of money. I thank God for it because it makes me a living. But I sing because I love it, not because of the dollar signs.“
— George Jones American musician, singer and songwriter 1931 - 2013
Billboard - 28 Oct 2006 - Page 48 https://books.google.com/books?id=KQ8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=It%27s+never+been+for+love+of+money.+I+thank+God+for+it+because+it+makes+me+a+living.+But+I+sing+because+I+love+it,+not+because+of+the+dollar+signs.&source=bl&ots=98m-74BYnT&sig=4S5wWfO72ZmDRBRCgUscFVFDd1Q&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6Ts3VfGnNIqfygOv4YGYDA&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=It's%20never%20been%20for%20love%20of%20money.%20I%20thank%20God%20for%20it%20because%20it%20makes%20me%20a%20living.%20But%20I%20sing%20because%20I%20love%20it%2C%20not%20because%20of%20the%20dollar%20signs.&f=false.
„I think," Tehanu said in her soft, strange voice, "that I when I die, I can breathe back the breath that made me live. I can give back to the world all that I didn't do. All that I might have been and couldn't be. All the choices I didn't make. All the things I lost and spent and wasted. I can give them back to the world. To the lives that haven't been lived yet. That will be my gift back to the world that gave me the life I did live, the love I lived, the breath I breathed.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Quelle: Earthsea Books, The Other Wind (2001), Chapter 5, “Rejoining” (p. 286)
— Dorothy B. Hughes, buch In a Lonely Place
Variante: I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.
Quelle: In a Lonely Place
„Yes, I live in God, and shall eternally. It is His hand upholds me now; and death will be but an uplifting of me into His bosom.“
— William Mountford English Unitarian preacher and author 1816 - 1885
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 210.
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Quelle: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
„Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left
Christ where I lie, Christ where I sit, Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.“
— Saint Patrick 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland 385 - 461
Christ for my guardianship today: against poison, against burning, against drowning, against wounding, that there may come to me a multitude of rewards;
Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ over me,
Christ to right of me,
Christ to left of me,
Christ in lying down,
Christ in sitting,
Christ in rising up,
Christ in the heart of every person who may think of me,
Christ in the mouth of every person who may speak of me,
Christ in every eye, which may look on me!
Christ in every ear, which may hear me!
„If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.“
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
„I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!“
— Emily Brontë, buch Sturmhöhe
Heathcliff (Ch. XVI).
Quelle: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Kontext: Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me then! The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe; I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss where I can not find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!
„I am ever living to help and guide all who come to me, who surrender to me and who seek refuge in me.“
— Sai Baba of Shirdi Hindu and muslim saint 1835 - 1918
Eleven important sayings
„I have found an honest and excellent man [ Eugène Manet, brother of Edouard Manet ] who, I believe, sincerely loves me. I have entered into the positive life after having lived for a long time in by chimeras.“
— Berthe Morisot painter from France 1841 - 1895
quote from Berthe's letter to her brother Tiburce, 1875; as cited in The Correspondence of Berthe Morisot, with her family and friends, Denish Rouart - newly introduced by Kathleen Adler and Tamer Garb; Camden Press London 198, pp. 95-96
1871 - 1880
„Ask me not where I live or what I like to eat… Ask me what I am living for and what I think is keeping me from living fully that.“
— Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968
Quelle: Thoughts in Solitude