„If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to.
And if you want another kind of love
I'll wear a mask for you.“
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
I'm Your Man (1988), "I'm Your Man"
„I'm an animal lover and my two cats are my world, so I don't wear any fur. I don't support the fur industry. And I'm not really into animal prints either, I just don't like the idea of me saying "I'm wearing a big cat today."“
— Alyssa Campanella American model 1990
"Meet the former Miss USA turned fashion blogger, Alyssa Campanella, who is dominating NYFW" https://www.aol.com/article/2016/02/11/meet-the-former-miss-usa-turned-fashion-blogger-alyssa-campanel/21310867/?guccounter=1, interview with AOL (February 11, 2016).
„all which isn't singing is mere talking
and all talking's to oneself alone
but the very song of(as mountains
feel and lovers)singing is silence“
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
73 poems (1963), 32
— Thomas Hardy, The Hand of Ethelberta
Context: A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms. The Hand of Ethelberta (1876), ch. 20
„I'd love to get you on a slow boat to China,
All to myself, alone.
Get you and keep you in my arms evermore,
Leave all your lovers weeping on the far away shore.“
— Frank Loesser American songwriter 1910 - 1969
Song On a Slow Boat to China.
„I sometimes think a mighty lover
Takes every burning kiss we give:
His lights are those which round us hover:
For him alone our lives we live.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
By Still Waters (1906)
„She never liked the constant presence of her husbands or lovers and did not like, she soon found out, to be alone — a dilemma in one shape or another common to most of mankind.“
— Elizabeth Hardwick Novelist, short story writer, literary critic 1916 - 2007
American Fictions (1999), "Katherine Anne Porter" (p. 302)
„The poet walked alone in a cold late rain,
And thought his grief was like the crying of sea-birds;
For his lover was dead, he never would love again.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
„There's a cat in the window, of the house of my lover.
Well she sleeps there alone now, or perhaps with another.
Oh I try no to think about that, I try not to think at all!“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
Insound Tour Support No.12 (2000)
„He who is a philosopher or lover of learning, and is entirely pure at departing, is alone permitted to reach the gods. And this is the reason, Simmias and Cebes, why the true votaries of philosophy abstain from all fleshly lusts, and endure and refuse to give themselves up to them—not because they fear poverty or ruin of their families, like the lovers of money, and the world in general; nor like the lovers of power and honor, because they dread the dishonor or disgrace of evil deeds.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -469 - -399 до н.э.
— Thomas à Kempis, book The Imitation of Christ