„I believe that love--not imitation--is the sincerest form of flattery. Your imitator thinks that you can be duplicated; your lover knows you can't.“

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„Don't you bully me with your politeness! Love is hard to believe, ask any lover.“

—  Yann Martel, book Life of Pi

Source: Life of Pi (2001), Chapter 99, p. 330
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„The end of learning is to know God, and out of that knowledge to love Him and imitate Him.“

—  John Milton English epic poet 1608 - 1674

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„And it was grief that made Mankind your lover,
And it was grief that made you love Mankind.“

—  Joyce Kilmer American poet, editor, literary critic, soldier 1886 - 1918

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„You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Variant: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

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