„To love implies that I respect you/ Even though I may not like you always./ Love means that I freely revere you/ And leave you free even not to respond to me.“
— Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957
Life: Relish It! p. 32
Love: Be it! (2001)
„God's love for me is perfect because it's based on Him not on me. So even when I failed He kept loving me.“
— Joyce Meyer American author and speaker 1943
Zdroj: Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing
— P. D. James, kniha The Children of Men
The Children of Men (1992)
„I have such faith in Linton's love that I believe I might kill him, and he wouldn't wish to retaliate.“
— Emily Brontë, kniha Wuthering Heights
Catherine Earnshaw (Ch. X).
Wuthering Heights (1847)
— José Ortega Y Gasset Spanish liberal philosopher and essayist 1883 - 1955
“Man has no nature”
History as a System (1962)
Kontext: Be it well understood, I am free by compulsion, whether I wish to be or not. Freedom is not an activity pursued by an entity that, apart from and previous to such pursuit, is already possessed of a fixed being. To be free means to be lacking in constitutive identity, not to have subscribed to a determined being, to be able to be other than what one was, to be unable to install oneself once and for all in any given being. The only attribute of the fixed, stable being in the free being is this constitutive instability.
— Stevie Smith poet, novelist, illustrator, performer 1902 - 1971
Selected Poems (1962)
„Remembrance clamoured in him: 'She was wild and free,
Magnificent in giving; she was blind
To gain or loss, and, loving, loved but me, — but me!“
— Vita Sackville-West English writer and gardener 1892 - 1962
Orchard and Vineyard (1921)
— Zelda Fitzgerald Novelist, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1900 - 1948
Varianta: I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.
Zdroj: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
— Jacques Delille French poet and translator 1738 - 1813
J'aime à réver, mais ne veux pas
Qu'à coups d'épingle on me réveille.
La Conversation; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 815-16.
„I wish I could make him understand that a loving good heart is riches enough, and that without it intellect is poverty.“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
Zdroj: The Diary of Adam and Eve
„Of course I loved you, you saved my life. I wish you hadn’t I wish you hadn’t I wish you’d left me alone.“
— Sarah Kane, kniha 4.48 Psychosis
Zdroj: 4.48 Psychosis
I'll always be nothing.
I can't even wish to be something.
Aside from that, I've got all the world's dreams inside me.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.
Álvaro de Campos (heteronym), Tabacaria ["The Tobacconist's" or "The Tobacco Shop"] (15 January 1928)
I am nothing.
Never shall be anything.
Cannot will to be anything.
This apart, I have in me all the dreams of the world.
trans. Jonathan Griffin, in Selected Poems (Penguin Books, 1974), p. 111
I am not nothing.
I will never be nothing.
I cannot ever want to be nothing.
Apart from that, I have in me all the dreams of the world.
In Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations (2005), p. 649
I am nothing.
I shall never be anything.
I cannot even wish to be anything.
Apart from this, I have within me all the dreams of the world.
Varianta: I am nothing.
I will never be anything.
I cannot wish to be anything.
Bar that, I have in me all the dreams of the world.
„I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.“
— Charlotte Brontë, kniha Jane Eyre
Jane (Ch. 17)
Jane Eyre (1847)
Kontext: Most true is it that "beauty is in the eye of the gazer." My master’s colourless, olive face, square, massive brow, broad and jetty eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features, firm, grim mouth, — all energy, decision, will, — were not beautiful, according to rule; but they were more than beautiful to me; they were full of an interest, an influence that quite mastered me, — that took my feelings from my own power and fettered them in his. I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously arrived, green and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.
— Stephen Chbosky, kniha The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Zdroj: The Perks of Being a Wallflower