„If love is a yearning to be like (even to become) the beloved, then hatred, it must be said, can be engendered by the same ambition, when it cannot be fulfilled.“

—  Salman Rushdie, buch The Satanic Verses

Quelle: The Satanic Verses

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Britisch-indischer Romancier und Essayist 1947

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„God is Love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved.“

—  Meher Baba Indian mystic 1894 - 1969

"The Lover and the Beloved", p. 1.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Kontext: God is Love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved. But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself. And in order to love Himself He must imagine Himself as the Beloved whom He as the Lover imagines He loves.

„When a man learns to love, he must bear the risk of hatred.“

—  Masashi Kishimoto Japanese manga artist 1974

Variante: The moment people come to know love, they run the risk of carrying hate.

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„The lover is moved by the beloved object as the senses are by sensual objects; and they unite and become one and the same thing. The work is the first thing born of this union; if the thing loved is base the lover becomes base.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (1883), XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.

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„Wishes which cannot be fulfilled are said to be “pious.” It is assumed, apparently, that only profane wishes are fulfilled.“

—  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916

Unerreichbare Wünsche werden als »fromm« bezeichnet. Man scheint anzunehmen, dass nur die profanen in Erfüllung gehen.
Quelle: Aphorisms (1880/1893), p. 27.

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„I seem to see drowned there the loves and the desires and the adventures I had when I wore another body than this. For the water of Haranton, I must tell you, is not like the water of other fountains, and curious dreams engender in this pool.“

—  James Branch Cabell, buch Figures of Earth

Quelle: Figures of Earth (1921), Ch. I : How Manuel Left the Mire
Kontext: "Now I wonder what it is you find in that dark pool to keep you staring so?" the stranger asked, first of all.
"I do not very certainly know," replied Manuel "but mistily I seem to see drowned there the loves and the desires and the adventures I had when I wore another body than this. For the water of Haranton, I must tell you, is not like the water of other fountains, and curious dreams engender in this pool."

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