„Love isn’t soft, like those poets say. Love has teeth which bite and the wounds never close.“

—  Stephen King, book The Body

Source: The Body

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„Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.“

—  Alan Watts British philosopher, writer and speaker 1915 - 1973

As quoted in Life magazine (21 April 1961)

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„Isn’t freedom even this pig skin, which roasted like this crunches so nicely under the teeth?“

—  Vinko Vrbanić 1951

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„Never say love is "like" anything… It isn't.“

—  Michael Chabon Novelist, short story writer, essayist 1963

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„A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

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„No enjoyment on this sad old earth has come even close to the unending pleasures that God has prepared 'for those that love Him.“

—  Ray Comfort New Zealand-born Christian minister and evangelist 1949

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„When the Law shows her teeth, but dares not bite.“

—  Edward Young English poet 1683 - 1765

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„Like a young horse
Who bites against the new bit in his teeth,
And tugs and struggles against the new-tried rein.“

—  Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

Original: (el) Δακὼν δὲ στόμιον ὡς νεοζυγὴς
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„If we want a love which will protect the soul from wounds we must love something other than God.“

—  Simone Weil French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist 1909 - 1943

Source: Simone Weil : An Anthology (1986), Love (1947), p. 62

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„Love is impossible without bite marks.“

—  Nélson Rodrigues Brazilian writer and playwright 1912 - 1980

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„Let those love now who never loved before;
Let those who always loved, now love the more.“

—  Thomas Parnell Anglo-Irish cleric, writer and poet. 1679 - 1718

Translation of the Pervigilium Veneris, written in the time of Julius Caesar, and by some ascribed to Catullus: Cras amet qui numquam amavit; Quique amavit, cras amet.

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„To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

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