„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.“

—  Tom Robbins, buch Still Life with Woodpecker

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?

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„People are never perfect, but love can be.“

—  Tom Robbins, buch Still Life with Woodpecker

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„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

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„Whenever we cannot love in the old, human way… God can give us the perfect way.“

—  Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

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„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

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„He who improvises can never make a perfect line of poetry.“

—  Titian Italian painter 1488 - 1576

As quoted in A Dictionary of Art and Artists (1959) by Peter Murray and Linda Murray, p. 321.
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„Want of love is a degree of callousness; for love is the perfection of consciousness.“

—  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
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„Only love can make one happy.“

—  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
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„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.

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„There is perfect love in heaven!“

—  Anne Brontë, buch The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Quelle: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), Ch. XLV : Reconciliation; Helen to Gilbert

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„Perfect love is perfectly patient.“

—  Neal A. Maxwell, All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience

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