„D’you know what happens when you hurt people?’ Ammu said. ‘When you hurt people, they begin to love you less. That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.“
— Arundhati Roy, könyv The God of Small Things
Forrás: The God of Small Things
— Seal (musician) British singer-songwriter 1963
"Prayer For The Dying"
„Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.“
— Nicholas Sparks, könyv The Last Song
Forrás: The Last Song
„If you wish to be like a little child, study what a little child could understand — nature; and do what a little child could do — love.“
— Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
Notes of August 1842, published in Charles Kingsley : His Letters and Memories of His Life (1883) edited by Frances Eliza Grenfell Kingsley, p. 65.
„Little by little it dawned upon me that this law was not making people drink any less, but it was making hypocrites and law breakers of a great number of people.“
— Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day
My Day (1935–1962)
Kontextus: Little by little it dawned upon me that this law was not making people drink any less, but it was making hypocrites and law breakers of a great number of people. It seemed to me best to go back to the old situation in which, if a man or woman drank to excess, they were injuring themselves and their immediate family and friends and the act was a violation against their own sense of morality and no violation against the law of the land. (14 July 1939)
„The one word love means too little for what it is. It doesn't communicate even a fraction of the feelings involved. Love. The word is not enough for what it is. Love. Love.“
— James Frey, könyv A Million Little Pieces
Forrás: A Million Little Pieces
„I am no poet. I do not love words for the sake of words. I love words for what they can accomplish. Similarly, I am no arithmetician. Numbers that speak only of numbers are of little interest to me.“
— Patrick Rothfuss, könyv The Wise Man's Fear
Forrás: The Wise Man's Fear
— Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, Little Things
"Little Things" (1845) as quoted in Our Woman Workers: Biographical Sketches of Women Eminent in the Universalist Church for Literary, Philanthropic and Christian Work (1881) by E. R. Hanson. These were the final words of the poem in the original publication, but later versions published anonymously by other authors appended various additions to this. It has also often appeared credited to Carney in a variant form:
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy
Like the heaven above.
„The sex you're trading up for
What you hope is love
Is just another thing that
He'll be careless of.
But though there are caveats galore,
You've only got to love him more —
And you do;
You really do.
Even when it's all too clear.“
— Aimee Mann American indie rock singer-songwriter (born 1960) 1960
Song lyrics, Magnolia: Music from the Motion Picture (1999)
„What have I got to do to make you love me?
What have I got to do to make you care?
What do I do when lightning strikes me
And I wake to find that you're not there?What do I do to make you want me?
What have I got to do to be heard?
What do I say when it's all over?
And sorry seems to be the hardest word.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Song lyrics, Blue Moves (1976)
„Abu 'Abbas Sahl ibn Sa'd as-Sa'idi said, "A man came to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, 'Messenger of Allah, show me an action for which Allah will love me and for which people will love me if I do it. He said, "Do with little of this world and Allah will love you, and do with little of what belongs to other people and people will love you."“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Riyadh-as-Saliheen by Imam Al-Nawawi, volume 3, hadith number 472
„That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.“
— David Foster Wallace, könyv Infinite Jest
Forrás: Infinite Jest (1996)
— Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Forrás: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
„“But at least you cared. At least you were ready to do something.”
“This little mess,” Auger said, “is all because of people who were ready to do something. People like me, who always know when they’re right and everyone else is wrong. Maybe what we need is a few less of us.”“
— Alastair Reynolds, könyv Century Rain
Forrás: Century Rain (2004), Chapter 36 (pp. 565-566)
„You don't find love, it finds you. It's got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what's written in the stars.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„Those who love life do not read. Nor do they go to the movies, actually. No matter what might be said, access to the artistic universe is more or less entirely the preserve of those who are a little fed up with the world.“
— Michel Houellebecq writer 1956
Forrás: H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
„I hope I make people feel better. I hope I take people out of their situations a little bit and make them happier. That's really why I do what I do.“
— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958