„then the voice in my head said
WHETHER YOU LOVE WHAT YOU LOVE
OR LIVE IN DIVIDED CEASELESS
REVOLT AGAINST IT
WHAT YOU LOVE IS YOUR FATE“
— Frank Bidart, In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990
— Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989
„I'd like to be remembered for being a good, kind, loving, gentle man who attempted to live wisely, and who cared a lot.“
— Leo Buscaglia Motivational speaker, writer 1924 - 1998
„Ah! what is love? It is a pretty thing,
As sweet unto a shepherd as a king;
And sweeter too,
For kings have cares that wait upon a crown,
And cares can make the sweetest love to frown;
Ah then, ah then,
If country loves such sweet desires do gain,
What lady would not love a shepherd swain?“
— Robert Greene (dramatist) English author 1558 - 1592
"The Shepherd's Wife's Song", line 1, from Mourning Garment (1590); Dyce p. 305.
„Love is enough: though the World be a-waning
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining“
— William Morris author, designer, and craftsman 1834 - 1896
Context: Love is enough: though the World be a-waning And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining, Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder, Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder, And this day draw a veil over all deeds passed over, Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter; The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
— William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948
„Towards the end of the night, as trucks rumbled
In the streets, you stirred, cuddled to me,
And spoke my name. Your voice was the voice
Of a girl who had never known loss
Of love, betrayal, mistrust, or lie.“
— Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
„The most important person you can ever talk to is yourself, so be careful what you say.
The most important person that you will evaluate is yourself, so be careful what you think.
The most important person you will love is yourself, so be careful what you do.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
Book Sometimes you win Sometimes you Learn
— Mike Tyson American boxer 1966
As quoted in Boxing Monthly http://www.boxing-monthly.co.uk/content/0008/three.htm.
„He has been for two thousand years the supreme Head of the Church Invisible, the Spiritual Hierarchy, composed of the disciples of all faiths. He recognises and loves those who are not Christian but who retain their allegiance to their Founders – the Buddha, Mohammed and others. He cares not what the faith is, if the objective is love of God and of humanity.“
— Alice A. Bailey esoteric, theosophist, writer 1880 - 1949
Chapter III: World Expectancy