„The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and the vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. Loving makes love. Loving makes itself. We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.“
Leigh-Cheri to Bernard, in Phase III, Ch. 46.
Still Life with Woodpecker (1980)
Kontext: I’m not quite twenty, but, thanks to you, I’ve learned something that many women these days never learn: Prince Charming really is a toad. And the Beautiful Princess has halitosis. The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and the vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. Loving makes love. Loving makes itself. We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love. Wouldn’t that be the way to make love stay?
— Jodi Picoult, Between the Lines
Quelle: Between the Lines
„It is not that love sometimes makes mistakes, but that it is, essentially, a mistake. We fall in love when our imagination projects nonexistent perfections on to another person. One day the phantasmagoria vanishes, and with it love dies.“
— Samuel R. Delany, buch The Einstein Intersection
Section 9 (quoted from Ortega y Gasset, “On Love”)
The Einstein Intersection (1967)
„Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.“
— John the Evangelist author of the Gospel of John; traditionally identified with John the Apostle of Jesus, John of Patmos (author of Revela… 10 - 98
in [1, John, 4:18, KJV]
First Letter of John
„Those we love, we can grow to hate. And life… life can be perfect one minute and in shambles the next.“
— Gena Showalter, Through the Zombie Glass
Quelle: Through the Zombie Glass
— Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
Quelle: The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
„If you can believe the God who is perfect loves you then you can believe that you are worth loving.“
— Joyce Meyer, Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing
Quelle: Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing
„To love the perfection with which we do our work, or the company of those with whom we work, is the secret of learning to love the work itself.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Quelle: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 117
— Titian Italian painter 1488 - 1576
As quoted in A Dictionary of Art and Artists (1959) by Peter Murray and Linda Murray, p. 321.
— Nicholas Sparks, buch Wie ein einziger Tag
Quelle: The Notebook
— Rabindranath Tagore Bengali polymath 1861 - 1941
Sādhanā : The Realisation of Life http://www.spiritualbee.com/spiritual-book-by-tagore/ (1916)
Kontext: Want of love is a degree of callousness; for love is the perfection of consciousness. We do not love because we do not comprehend, or rather we do not comprehend because we do not love. For love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not a mere sentiment; it is truth; it is the joy that is at the root of all creation. It is the white light of pure consciousness that emanates from Brahma. So, to be one with this sarvānubhūh, this all-feeling being who is in the external sky, as well as in our inner soul, we must attain to that summit of consciousness, which is love: Who could have breathed or moved if the sky were not filled with joy, with love?
„You can't make a perfect painting. We can see perfection in our minds. But we can't make a perfect painting.“
— Agnes Martin American artist 1912 - 2004
interview with Joan Simon, 1995 in Perfection is in the Mind, p. 86; as quoted in A House Divided: American Art Since 1955, Anne M. G. Wagner, Univ. of California Press, 2012, p. 263
1980 - 2000
— 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)
„Anyone can love a thing. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
But to love something. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.“
— Patrick Rothfuss, buch The Wise Man's Fear
Quelle: The Wise Man's Fear (2011)
Kontext: We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.
„They may signify wealth, but they can actually mean so much more-like committment, family, and love. And there's nothing like a perfect diamond to remind you that you'll never be perfect - the truth is, all you can do is try.“
— Nicole Richie, buch The Truth About Diamonds
Quelle: The Truth About Diamonds (2005), p. 224