— Cassandra Clare, libro Shadowhunters - Le origini
„Rescuers convince themselves that if they give enough to others the recipient of their giving will clearly appreciate the rescuer so much that the taker will begin to give back to the rescuer, which is what the rescuer secretly wants all along. They want to be loved, nurtured and cared for. That is the hope and fantasy of the rescuer. But, because the rescuer has chosen someone who needs rescuing, someone who by definition takes and does not give, the rescuer never gets what he/she really wants, which is to be rescued. There is no such thing as a rescuer that doesn't want to be rescued.“
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
— Kris Roe American composer and singer 1978
Song lyrics, Anywhere but Here (1997), Bite My Tongue
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, 50 Words for Snow (2011), Context: There's someone who's loved you forever but you don't know it. You might feel it and just not show it.
„Living with someone you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one that you love doesn't love you.“
— Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Other Plays
„I think people should elect a cat person. If you elect a dog person, you elect someone who wants to be loved. If you elect a cat person, you elect someone who wants to serve.“
— Stephen Harper 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 1959
2006, Interview with Kevin Newman, Global National April 5th, 2006.