„A wise lover values not so much the gift of the lover as the love of the giver.“

—  Thomas von Kempen, buch Nachfolge Christi

Quelle: The Imitation of Christ

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Augustinermönch und Mystiker 1380 - 1471

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„The value and quality of any love is determined solely by the lover himself.“

—  Carson McCullers American writer 1917 - 1967

Quelle: The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories

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„So many lovers, yet there is no love.“

—  Avner Strauss Israeli musician 1954

Birds of the Mind and Chameleons of the Heart (1978).

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„However dead a past love may be, new lovers are much…upset by them.“

—  Javier Marías Spanish writer 1951

Los amores pasados siempre ofenden a los amantes nuevos, por muy muertos que estén aquéllos.
Quelle: Todas las Almas [All Souls] (1989), p. 93

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„All mankind love a lover.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919), Essays, First Series

Terence Foto

„Lovers' quarrels are the renewal of love.“

—  Terence, Andria

Act III, scene 3, line 23 (555).
Variant translation: Lovers’ rows make love whole again.
Andria (The Lady of Andros)
Original: (la) Amantium irae amoris integratio est.

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„Lovers she hated, though she loved their love.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Canto XVI, stanza 38 (tr. T. B. Harbottle)
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)
Original: (ie) Amo d' esser amata, odio gli amanti.

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„The lover becomes the thing he loves“

—  Luís de Camões Portuguese poet 1524 - 1580

Lyric poetry, Não pode tirar-me as esperanças, Transforma-se o amador na cousa amada
Kontext: The lover becomes the thing he loves
By virtue of much imagining;
Since what I long for is already in me,
The act of longing should be enough.

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„Even the most blockheaded bureaucrat,
Provided he loves peace,
Is a greater lover of the arts
Than any so-called art-lover
Who loves the arts of war.“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

"Freedom for Whom", as translated in Brecht on Brecht : An Improvisation (1967) by George Tabori, p. 18
Kontext: Firebugs dragging their gasoline bottles
Are approaching the Academy of Arts, with a grin.
And so, instead of embracing them, Let us demand the freedom of the elbow
To knock the bottles out of their filthy hands.
Even the most blockheaded bureaucrat,
Provided he loves peace,
Is a greater lover of the arts
Than any so-called art-lover
Who loves the arts of war.

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„I am not a dog lover. A dog lover to me means a dog that is in love with another dog.“

—  James Thurber American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright 1894 - 1961

"I Like Dogs", For Men (April 1939); reprinted in People Have More Fun Than Anybody (1994); slightly paraphrased in "And So to Medve", Thurber's Dogs (1955)
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„A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.“

—  Thomas Hardy, buch The Hand of Ethelberta

The Hand of Ethelberta (1876), ch. 20
Kontext: A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.

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