„She knows what it's like to love someone who cannot love you back. Someone who needs you, holds you, yes, but someone who will never know that love is the knife in your heart.“
— John Dufresne Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright 1948
Source: Love Warps the Mind a Little
„If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.“
Dancing the Dream (1992), also used in his funeral invitation. Quoted in "Dead stars and classic art will surround Michael Jackson" in CNN.com/entertainment (3 July 2009) http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/03/michael.jackson.funeral/index.html#cnnSTCOther1
„You know I need your love, you got that hold over me.
As long as I got your love, you know that I'll never leave.
When I wanted you to share my life, I had no doubt in my mind.
And it's been you, woman, right down the line.“
— Gerry Rafferty Scottish singer and songwriter 1947 - 2011
Right Down the Line.
Song lyrics, City to City (1978)
„The scars of your love remind me of us
They keep me thinking that we almost had it all.
The scars of your love they leave me breathless.
I can’t help feeling
We could have had it all.
Rolling in the deep.
You had my heart inside of your hand
And you played it
To the beat.“
— Adele (singer) British singer-songwriter 1988
Rolling in the Deep.
Song lyrics, 21 (2011)
„then the voice in my head said
WHETHER YOU LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE
OR LIVE IN DIVIDED CEASELESS
REVOLT AGAINST IT
WHAT YOU LOVE IS YOUR FATE“
— Frank Bidart American poet 1939
Source: In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990
„You can love ‘em till your well runs dry, Belford, but you can never love ‘em enough, and you know it. No matter how much others might love you, you can’t love yourself unless you’re in charge of your own actions, and you’ll never take charge as long as you can get away with blaming your shortcomings and misfortunes on your family or society or your race or gender or Satan or whatever…“
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas (1994)
„The heart will turn to a prune if love is always by the numbers. How will you know if someone really loves you if they only meet your expectations and not your needs?“
— Robert Fulghum American writer 1937
Source: Maybe, Maybe Not
— Ariel Gore American writer 1970
Source: Atlas of the Human Heart
„You know you love me
I know you care
Just shout whenever,
And I'll be there
You want my love
You want my heart
And we will never, ever, ever be apart“
— Justin Bieber Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor 1994
My World 2.0 (2010 Album), Baby
„Live for something! Do good and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storm of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy on the hearts of the thousands you come in contact with, year by year, and you will never be forgotten. Your name, your deeds, will be as legible on the hearts you leave behind, as the stars on the brow of evening. Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven.“
— Thomas Chalmers Scottish mathematician and a leader of the Free Church of Scotland 1780 - 1847
Source: Misattributed, P. 243. in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895). This is actually a quote from The golden chain; or, The Christian graces illustrated and enforced (1855) by John Harvey
„You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know from experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.“
Source: A Room with a View (1908), Ch. 19
Context: It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know from experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.