„I love him, she thought. I'm just not in love with him and also I don't love him. I've tried, I've strained to love him but I can't. I am building a life with a man I don't love, and I don't know what to do about it.“
Quelle: One Day
„Then, if you love him," he said quietly, "please, Tessa, don't tell him what I just told you. Don't tell him that I love you.“
— Cassandra Clare, buch Clockwork Prince
Quelle: Clockwork Prince
„I love Albuquerque. I've always loved it, and i just couldn't leave it. I don't know if it sounds right, but I think people love that, I'm not going to turn my back on them. I want to be here.“
— Al Hurricane American singer-songwriter 1936 - 2017
"Local Legends" on the CBS Early Show (December 26, 2011)
„I'm terrified that I will never be able to put him from my mind. I don't love him but I'm afraid that he will make it impossible for me ever to love anyone else.“
— Mary Balogh Welsh-Canadian novelist 1944
Quelle: The Devil's Web
„No, I don't think I could fall in love with him, handsome though he is, because I don't accept any of that huff he gives me about my great beauty and all that. I'd have to trust a man's words before I could love him. I think.“
— Sherwood Smith American fantasy and science fiction writer 1951
Quelle: Court Duel
„Esther looked at him with an expression that would have been a smile if it had not been infinitely dreary and absent; then she said, simply and finally:
"But George, I don't love you, I love him."“
— Henry Adams journalist, historian, academic, novelist 1838 - 1918
Quelle: Esther: A Novel (1884), Ch. X, the last lines of the novel
„I don't feel I'm old. I just feel I'm me. And I've always been a happy person. I love the human race. I love my work. I love the world—I've been around it four times, you know. And I'm a believing person. I believe in God, even though I can't see him. You can't see the air in this room, right? But take it away and you're dead. And I believe there's something for us after we die. The world isn't wasteful. It keeps going on and I think we do too.“
— Lillian Gish American actress 1893 - 1993
As quoted in Lillian Gish : Her Legend, Her Life (2002) by Charles Affron, p. 353
„"You love God, don't you?" Nicholson asked, with a little excess of quietness. "Isn't that your forte, so to speak? From what I heard on that tape and from what Al Babcock —" "Yes, sure, I love Him. But I don't love Him sentimentally. He never said anybody had to love Him sentimentally," Teddy said. "If I were God, I certainly wouldn't want people to love me sentimentally. It's too unreliable."“
— Jerome David Salinger, buch Nine Stories
Nine Stories (1953), Teddy (1953)
„I loved him as young Genius loves,
When its own wild and radiant heaven
Of starry thought burns with the light,
The love, the life, by passion given.
I loved him, too, as woman loves--
Reckless of sorrow, sin, or scorn:
Life had no evil destiny
That, with him, I could not have borne!“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Improvisatrice (1824)
„But I love him."
"So love him."
"But I miss him."
"So miss him. Send him love and light every time you think about him, and then drop it.“
— Elizabeth Gilbert, buch Eat, Pray, Love
Variante: So miss him. Send him some love and light every time you think about him, then drop it.
Quelle: Eat, Pray, Love
„If I stopped loving Him, I would cease to believe in His love. If I loved God, then I would believe in His love for me. It's not enough to need it. We have to love first, and I don't know how. But I need it, how I need it.“
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
— P. D. James, buch The Children of Men
The Children of Men (1992)
„I don't try to justify myself or defend myself. I've always done what I had to. She should know for herself that I love her, that I've loved her always, always. Those years you can't replace by words, though. After years and years, words get weaker and weaker.“
— Klaus Kinski German actor 1926 - 1991
On his daughter, Nastassja, as quoted in Denise Worrell (1989), Icons: Intimate Portraits.
„"Why do I love him so much, mamma? Why do I feel so sorry for him?" she went on in a quivering voice, and her eyes glistened with tears. "Who is he? What is he like? As light as a little feather, as a little crumb, but I love him; I love him like a real person. Here he can do nothing, he can't talk, and yet I know what he wants with his little eyes."“
— Anton Chekhov, buch In the Ravine
Quelle: In the Ravine (1900), Ch. 6, pp. 216
„Lover? I don't know. I don't know if she loves me. I don't know if I love her. All I can say is, she's the one I think about. All the time. She's the voice I want to hear. She's the face I hope to see.“
— Sophie Kinsella, buch I've Got Your Number
Quelle: I've Got Your Number
— Michael Ondaatje, buch The English Patient
Quelle: The English Patient
„Don't know much about history,
Don't know much Biology.
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the French I took.
But I do know that I love you,
And I know that if you love me, too,
What a wonderful world this would be.“
— Sam Cooke American singer-songwriter and entrepreneur 1931 - 1964