„… love is essentially a much simpler phenomenon--it becomes complicated, corrupted or obstructed by an unequal balance of power.“

Quelle: The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution

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Shulamith Firestone
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„It is after creation, in the elation of success, or the gloom of failure, that love becomes essential.“

—  Cyril Connolly, buch Enemies of Promise

Quelle: Enemies of Promise (1938), Part 2: The Charlock’s Shade, Ch. 16: Outlook Unsettled (p. 136)

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„Love, like life, is much stranger and far more complicated than one is brought up to believe.“

—  Kay Redfield Jamison American bipolar disorder researcher 1946

Quelle: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

„If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance.“

—  Richard Hamming American mathematician and information theorist 1915 - 1998

You and Your Research (1986)
Kontext: Most people like to believe something is or is not true. Great scientists tolerate ambiguity very well. They believe the theory enough to go ahead; they doubt it enough to notice the errors and faults so they can step forward and create the new replacement theory. If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance.

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„Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon.“

—  Huston Smith, buch The World's Religions

The World's Religions (1991)
Kontext: A loving human being is not produced by exhortations, rules, and threats. Love only takes root in children when it comes to them--initially and most importantly from nurturing parents. Ontogenetically speaking, love is an answering phenomenon. It is literally a response.

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„Love makes everything complicated.“

—  Elie Wiesel writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor 1928 - 2016

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„To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced
life.“

—  Elizabeth Gilbert American writer 1969

Quelle: Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything

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„This excessive love for "the balance of power" is neither more nor less than a gigantic system of out-door relief for the aristocracy of Great Britain.“

—  John Bright British Radical and Liberal statesman 1811 - 1889

Speech in Birmingham (29 October 1858), quoted in G. M. Trevelyan, The Life of John Bright (London: Constable, 1913), pp. 273-274.
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„Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

1950s, What Desires Are Politically Important? (1950)
Kontext: I do not wish to seem to end upon a note of cynicism. I do not deny that there are better things than selfishness, and that some people achieve these things. I maintain, however, on the one hand, that there are few occasions upon which large bodies of men, such as politics is concerned with, can rise above selfishness, while, on the other hand, there are a very great many circumstances in which populations will fall below selfishness, if selfishness is interpreted as enlightened self-interest.
And among those occasions on which people fall below self-interest are most of the occasions on which they are convinced that they are acting from idealistic motives. Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power. When you see large masses of men swayed by what appear to be noble motives, it is as well to look below the surface and ask yourself what it is that makes these motives effective. It is partly because it is so easy to be taken in by a facade of nobility that a psychological inquiry, such as I have been attempting, is worth making. I would say, in conclusion, that if what I have said is right, the main thing needed to make the world happy is intelligence. And this, after all, is an optimistic conclusion, because intelligence is a thing that can be fostered by known methods of education.

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„If he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day.“

—  Emily Brontë, buch Sturmhöhe

Heathcliff (Ch. XIV).
Quelle: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Kontext: I was a fool to fancy for a moment that she valued Edgar Linton's attachment more than mine; if he loved with all the powers of his puny being, he couldn't love as much in eighty years as I could in a day. And Catherine has a heart as deep as I have; the sea could be as readily contained in that house-trough as her whole affection be monopolized by him. Tush! He is scarcely a degree dearer to her than her dog, or her horse. It is not in him to be loved like me; how can she love in him what he has not?

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„We humans are more complicated than animals, and we love through the imagination.“

—  George Moore (novelist) Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist 1852 - 1933

Quelle: Memoirs of My Dead Life http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/8mmdl10.txt (1906), Ch. 6: Spent Loves.

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