„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.“
— Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
„Now I know the things I know, and I do the things I do; and if you do not like me so, to hell, my love, with you!“
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
„The moment you know love, you have ceased to love. Love is beyond time; it has no beginning and no end, whereas knowledge has; and when you say, “I know what love is”, you don’t. You know only a sensation, a stimulus. You know the reaction to love, but that reaction is not love.“
— Jiddu Krishnamurti Indian spiritual philosopher 1895 - 1986
Posthumous publications, The Collected Works, Context: We know only fragmentarily this extraordinary thing called life; we have never looked at sorrow, except through the screen of escapes; we have never seen the beauty, the immensity of death, and we know it only through fear and sadness. There can be understanding of life, and of the significance and beauty of death, only when the mind on the instant perceives “what is”. You know, sirs, although we differentiate them, love, death, and sorrow are all the same; because, surely, love, death, and sorrow are the unknowable. The moment you know love, you have ceased to love. Love is beyond time; it has no beginning and no end, whereas knowledge has; and when you say, “I know what love is”, you don’t. You know only a sensation, a stimulus. You know the reaction to love, but that reaction is not love. In the same way, you don’t know what death is. You know only the reactions to death, and you will discover the full depth and significance of death only when the reactions have ceased. Vol. XI, p. 288
— Margaret Mitchell, Vom Winde verweht (1937 German edition)
„I think they meant it when they said you can't buy love, but now I know you can rent it, a new lease you are my love!“
— Jonathan Larson American composer and playwright 1960 - 1996
„You know I need your love, you got that hold over me.
As long as I got your love, you know that I'll never leave.
When I wanted you to share my life, I had no doubt in my mind.
And it's been you, woman, right down the line.“
— Gerry Rafferty Scottish singer and songwriter 1947 - 2011
Song lyrics, City to City (1978), Right Down the Line.
„My dear Aysel. First I want you to strongly believe and to be sure that I love you with all my heart. You should not doubt this. I love you and I will always love you into eternity; My life, My love, My dear.“
— Ziad Jarrah September 11th hijacker 1975 - 2001
Letter to Aysel Şengün (2001)