— Jim Henson American puppeteer 1936 - 1990
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Princess
Quelle: Clockwork Princess
„Only love can heal the wounds of the past. However, the intensity of our woundedness often leads to a closing of the heart, making it impossible for us to give or receive the love that is given to us.“
— Bell Hooks, buch All About Love: New Visions
Quelle: All About Love: New Visions
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
Es gibt nur eine Heilkraft, und das ist die Natur; in Salben und Pillen steckt keine. Höchstens können sie der Heilkraft der Natur einen Wink geben, wo etwas für sie zu tun ist.
— Graham Greene, buch The Ministry of Fear
Quelle: The Ministry of Fear
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated (1894)
— Paul Bourget French writer 1852 - 1935
Quelle: Cosmopolis (1892), Ch. 5 "Countess Steno"
— Guy De Maupassant French writer 1850 - 1893
"The Love of Long Ago"
Quelle: The Complete Short Stories of de Maupassant
Kontext: There is only one good thing in life, and that is love. And how you misunderstand it! how you spoil it! You treat it as something solemn like a sacrament, or something to be bought, like a dress.
— Steven Erikson, buch House of Chains
House of Chains (2002)
— Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, buch Les Liaisons dangereuses
On n'est heureux que par l'amour.
Letter 155: Le Vicomte de Valmont to le Chevalier Danceny. Trans. P.W.K. Stone (1961). http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Les_Liaisons_dangereuses_-_Lettre_155
Les liaisons dangereuses (1782)
— Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray
„The healer must love the sufferer as his [surrogate] mother and be loved in return by the sufferer as his [surrogate] mother. For the ultimate healing is knowing the Love of one's own mother… However, only when the surrogate role is kept firmly in mind can the Love be true, be altruistic.“
— John Diamond (doctor) Australian doctor 1934
Quelle: Facets of a Diamond: Reflections of a Healer (2002), p. 269
„There are antibiotic ointments that aid in the healing of external wounds. Similarly, there are many different kinds of medication available to treat diseases of our internal organs, but there is only one medicine that can heal the wounds of our mind. This medicine is pure love. In order to heal the mental and emotional wounds inflicted upon the victims of human trafficking, we need to care for them with selfless love.“
— Mata Amritanandamayi Hindu spiritual leader and guru 1953
From Amritanandamayi's Speech Against Human Trafficking and Slavery at the Vatican (2014)
„Crassness of youth
Concluding only half of the truth,
Exuding only one small percent
Of what I surely felt for you.
And then one morning
That brought a day so gently
We set apart
Things of the heart
And lost love long ago.“
— Clare Fischer American keyboardist, composer, arranger, and bandleader 1928 - 2012
From his lyric for "Morning," first recorded on Clare Fischer & Salsa Picante Present 2+2 (1981)
— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French writer and aviator 1900 - 1944