— L.J. Smith American author 1965
„Wish I had concentrated; they said love was complicated.
But it was something I just fell into.
And it was overrated, but just look what I created!“
— Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter 1989
Song lyrics, I Heart ?, Beautiful Eyes (2008).
„Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.“
— Thomas Traherne English poet 1636 - 1674
Centuries of Meditations, Fourth Century, sect. 55.
„Where had thy life been at this hour,
Had not my Love been more than my Power? —
Away, if thou fearest, — love never must,
Never can live with one shade of distrust.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Monthly Magazine, (1825-2) Antony and Cleopatra. An Anecdote from Plutarch
„and yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had love and been loved back. she was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. a mother. a person of consequence at last.“
— Khaled Hosseini, book A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns (2007), Context: She was leaving the world as woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Mariam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad. Mariam, p. 370