Quotes about making love

A collection of quotes on the topic of love, love, making love, making.

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„Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.“

—  Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004

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„One should never forget, that society would rather be amused than instructed.“

—  Adolph Freiherr Knigge, book Über den Umgang mit Menschen

Vor allen Dingen soll man nie vergessen, daß die Gesellschaft lieber unterhalten, als unterrichtet sein will.
Variant translation: Above all, we should never forget that society would prefer to be entertained, than taught.
Über den Umgang mit Menschen (1788)

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„Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51

Citát „The first true love is always the last one.“
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„The first true love is always the last one.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

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„Overcome the devils with a thing called love.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„I would rather be hated for what I am, then loved for what I am not.“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.

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„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

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„It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

Quote of Vincent's letter to Theo, from Amsterdam, 3 April 1878; a cited in The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to his Brother, 1872-1886 (1927) Constable & Co
Variant: Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 483
1870s
Context: If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done.

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„I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.“

—  Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924

Letter to Oskar Pollak http://www.languagehat.com/archives/001062.php (27 January 1904)
Variant translations:
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
What we need are books that hit us like a most painful misfortune, like the death of someone we loved more than we love ourselves, that make us feel as though we had been banished to the woods, far from any human presence, like a suicide. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
A book should be an ice-axe to break the frozen sea within us.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
A book should serve as the ax for the frozen sea within us.
Variant: A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.
Context: I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us. If the book we are reading doesn't wake us up with a blow on the head, what are we reading it for?... we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.

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„Highdrake said that to make love is to unmake power.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

“The Finder” (p. 59)
Earthsea Books, Tales from Earthsea (2001)

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„Rather be dead then cool“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: I'd rather be dead than be cool.

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„The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too“

—  Ernest Hemingway, book Men Without Women

Disputed
Source: Claimed to be from Men Without Women, but it does not appear in that work. May have originated in a 2011 blogpost by Marc Chernoff entitled 30 things to stop doing to yourself http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/12/11/30-things-to-stop-doing-to-yourself/.

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„One who has a gentle and profound insight into what lasts in India, and what elements inherent in human nature threaten it…the best in traditions of the East and the West have gone into the making of his liberal humanist philosophy.“

—  Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Indian writer 1891 - 1986

Anatha Murthy, in his book review, describes Masti, the Sahitya Akademi Awardee as here [Masti Venkatesha Iyengar, Masti, http://books.google.co.in/books/about/Masti.html?id=e6VqgWouUmUC&redir_esc=y, 2004, Katha, 978-81-87649-50-2, Review]
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