„Whoso loves beauty is unable for that very reason to love deformity.“
Petronius, Ch. 72
Quo Vadis (1895)
Kontextus: Whoso loves beauty is unable for that very reason to love deformity. One may not believe in our gods, but it is possible to love them...
— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
„Whoso is full of sacred (religious, moral, humane) love loves only the spook, the “true man,” and persecutes with dull mercilessness the individual, the real man.“
— Max Stirner, könyv The Ego and Its Own
S. Byington, trans. (1913), p. 383
The Ego and Its Own (1845)
„Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company.“
— Milan Kundera Czech author of Czech and French literature 1929
„I feel beautiful in love. There is a lot of love for you in the beholder's eye. That makes you feel very happy.“
— Rani Mukerji Indian film actress 1978
„I’m very rich because I’m loved by all my people, it’s a very beautiful thing. No money could surpass that. The love that my people feel for me is just so tremendous. It’s a lovely feeling.“
— Oodgeroo Noonuccal Aboriginal Australian poet, artist, teacher and campaigner for Indigenous rights 1920 - 1993
On being accepted by her people as a spokesperson in “‘Recording the Cries of the People’: AN INTERVIEW WITH OODGEROO (KATH WALKER)” http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1725&context=kunapipi in Kunapipi (1988)
„Is that the idea we now have of love? If I have a child, no matter how deformed that child may be, and if it dies, nobody can make the loss to me good by bringing a more beautiful child. I want the one I loved and the one I lost.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
My Reviewers Reviewed (lecture from June 27, 1877, San Francisco, CA)
Kontextus: And thereupon the Lord gave Satan the power to destroy the property and children of Job. In a little while these high contracting parties met again; and the Lord seemed somewhat elated with his success, and called again the attention of Satan to the sinlessness of Job. Satan then told him to touch his body and he would curse him. And thereupon power was given to Satan over the body of Job, and he covered his body with boils. Yet in all this, Job did not sin with his lips. This book seems to have been written to show the excellence of patience, and to prove that at last God will reward all who will bear the afflictions of heaven with fortitude and without complaint. The sons and daughters of Job had been slain, and then the Lord, in order to reward Job, gave him other children, other sons and other daughters—not the same ones he had lost; but others. And this, according to the writer, made ample amends. Is that the idea we now have of love? If I have a child, no matter how deformed that child may be, and if it dies, nobody can make the loss to me good by bringing a more beautiful child. I want the one I loved and the one I lost.
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
— Elizabeth von Arnim, könyv The Enchanted April
Forrás: The Enchanted April
„God's love for us is not the reason for which we should love him. God's love for us is the reason for us to love ourselves.“
— Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943
Forrás: Love (1947), p. 270
„The prince says that the world will be saved by beauty! And I maintain that the reason he has such playful ideas is that he is in love.“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, könyv The Idiot
...князь утверждает, что мир спасет красота! А я утверждаю, что у него оттого такие игривые мысли, что он теперь влюблен.
The Idiot (1868–9)
„The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.“
— Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979
Forrás: Life Is Worth Living
„He had a head which statuaries loved to copy, and a foot the deformity of which the beggars in the streets mimicked.“
— Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay British historian and Whig politician 1800 - 1859
On Moore’s Life of Lord Byron (1830)
— Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867
Ne pouvant supprimer l'amour, l'Église a voulu au moins le désinfecter, et elle a fait le mariage.
Journaux intimes (1864–1867; published 1887), Mon cœur mis à nu (1864)
„Love makes a woman beautiful –
but beauty does not have such power, beauty cannot make a woman worthy of love.“
— Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
Liebe machet schoene wîp:
desn mac diu schoene niht getuon, sin machet niemer lieben lîp.
"Herzeliebez vrowelîn", line 17; translation from Frederick Goldin German and Italian Lyrics of the Middle Ages (New York: Anchor, 1973) p. 121.
„Love, where did You enter the heart unseen?
Lovable Love, joyful Love, unthinkable Love,
In Your plenitude You lie far beyond the reach of reason.
Love, jocund and joyous,
Divine fire, You do not stint
Of your endlessly beautiful riches“
— Jacopone da Todi Italian Franciscan mystic 1236 - 1306
— Propertius Latin elegiac poet -47 - -14 i.e.
I, ii, 8; translation by G.P. Goold
Eredeti: (la) Nudus Amor formam non amat artificem.
„Just as 'beauty' is not related to sex, neither is it related to love. Even having it does not bestow love on a woman, though the beauty myth claims that it must. It is because 'beauty' is so hostile to love that many beautiful women are so cynical about men. […] The beautiful woman is excluded forever from the rewards and responsibilities of particular human love, for she cannot trust that any man will love her 'for herself alone.' A hellish doubt inheres in the myth that makes impersonal 'beauty' a prerequisite for love: Where does love go when beauty vanishes? And, if a woman cannot be loved 'for herself alone,' for whom is she being loved?“
— Naomi Wolf, könyv The Beauty Myth
Forrás: The Beauty Myth (1991), Chapter 5 : 'Sex', p. 172
„Farewells can be both beautiful and despicable. Saying farewell to one who is loved is very complicated.“
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
, quoted in Peter Greenaway's The
The Pillow Book
— Paulo Coelho, könyv The Alchemist
Forrás: The Alchemist (1988), p. 128