„When you love someone, you hope — the more closely to be attached — that a catastrophe will strike your beloved.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
Anathemas and Admirations (1987)
„Nobody knows you.
You don't know yourself.
And I, who am half in love with you,
What am I in love with?
My own imaginings?“
— D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930
Source: The Complete Poems
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861
— Georges Bataille French intellectual and literary figure 1897 - 1962
— Sister Souljah American hip hop-generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer 1964
„It is at moments like these that I know my what my purpose is in life. I am here to love you, to hold you in my arms, to protect you. I am here to learn from you and to receive your love in return. I am here because there is no other place to be.“
Source: Message in a Bottle
„I am what I am; you can like it or love it. It feels good to blow fifty grand and think nothing of it.“
— 50 Cent American rapper, actor, businessman, investor and television producer 1975
If I Can't
Song lyrics, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003)
Source: Lighthousekeeping (2004), p. 199
„The greatest efforts of the race have always been traceable to the love of praise, as its greatest catastrophes to the love of pleasure.“
— John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900
Sesame and Lilies, lecture I: Sesame. Of King's Treasuries, section 3 (1864-1865)
Source: Everything Is Illuminated
Variant: I'm an invisible monster. I'm incapable of loving anybody. You don't know which is worse.
Source: Invisible Monsters
From Sonnet III: "Oh, Think not I am faithful to a vow!", A Few Figs from Thistles (1922) <!-- Not sure whether this appears in the 1920 edition. -->
Context: But you are mobile as the veering air,
And all your charms more changeful than the tide,
Wherefore to be inconstant is no care:
I have but to continue at your side.
So wanton, light and false, my love, are you,
I am most faithless when I most am true.
„In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.“
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973
Source: 100 Love Sonnets
„I love Armenia and I love America and I belong to both, but I am only this: an inhabitant of the earth, and so are you, whoever you are.“
— William Saroyan American writer 1908 - 1981
Inhale and Exhale (1936), Antranik and the Spirit of Armenia
Context: It's all over. We can begin to forget Armenia now. Andranik is dead. The nation is lost. I'm no Armenian. I'm an American. Well, the truth is I am both and neither. I love Armenia and I love America and I belong to both, but I am only this: an inhabitant of the earth, and so are you, whoever you are. I tried to forget Armenia but I couldn't do it.