„You are my lover and I am your mistress and kingdoms and empires and governments have tottered and succumbed before now to that mighty combination.“
— Violet Trefusis English writer and socialite 1894 - 1972
Author: Mitchell A. Leaska, Violet to Vita: The Letters of Violet Trefusis to Vita Sackville-West, 1910-1921, published in (1990), pg.27, Last words of letter March 1919
Quotes to Sackville-West
„Those hundred lovers
are asleep forever
beneath the dry earth.
long, red-colored roads.
Córdoba, green olive trees
for placing a hundred crosses
to remember them.
Those hundred lovers
are asleep forever.“
— Federico García Lorca Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director 1898 - 1936
— Ludovico Ariosto, libro Orlando furioso
Premio al ben servire
Pur viene al fin, se ben tarda a venire.
Canto XXXI, stanza 3 (tr. B. Reynolds)
Orlando Furioso (1532)
— Jeff Buckley American singer, guitarist and songwriter 1966 - 1997
— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Origine: The Hunger Games
— Wallace Stevens, libro Harmonium
O Florida, Venereal Soil"
„Way Down South in Dixie
(Break the heart of me)
They hung my black young lover
To a cross roads tree.“
— Langston Hughes American writer and social activist 1902 - 1967
"Song for a Dark Girl" (l. 1-4), from Fine Clothes to the Jew (1927)
„His helmet now shall make a hive for bees,
And lovers’ songs be turned to holy psalms;
A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees,
And feed on prayers, which are old age’s alms.“
— George Peele English translator and poet 1556 - 1596
Polyhymnia (1590), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Song lyrics, Bringing It All Back Home (1965), It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
„Imagine a lover who has received a letter from his beloved – I assume that God’s Word is just as precious to you as this letter is to the lover. I assume that you read and think you ought to read God’s Word in the same way the lover reads this letter.“
— Sören Kierkegaard, libro For Self-Examination
Soren Kierkegaard, For Self-Examination, Hong p. 26
1850s, For Self-Examination (1851), What is Required in Order to Look at Oneself with True Blessing in the Mirror of the Word?
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
"You Have Loved Enough"
Ten New Songs (2001)
— Chuck Palahniuk, libro Soffocare
„Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self.“
— Sri Chinmoy Indian writer and guru 1931 - 2007
The Wings of Joy (1997)
„God is the only lover and He loves in different forms - parents, husband, wife, friend, children, animals. All are His forms and He, Himself, has no form.“
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
„The observer is a prince who enjoys his incognito everywhere. The lover of life makes the world his family, just as the lover of the fair sex devises his family from all discovered, discoverable and undiscoverable beauties; as the lover of pictures lives in an enchanted society of painted dreams on canvas.“
— Charles Baudelaire, Le Peintre de la vie moderne
L'observateur est un prince qui jouit partout de son incognito. L'amateur de la vie fait du monde sa famille, comme l'amateur du beau sexe compose sa famille de toutes les beautés trouvées, trouvables et introuvables; comme l'amateur de tableaux vit dans une société enchantée de rêves peints sur toile.
III: "L'artiste, homme du monde, homme des foules et enfant"
Le peintre de la vie moderne (1863)
„For me, one of the most empowering outcomes of my year of climbing has been the new narrative I can tell about myself. I am no longer “Adrianne: scholar, book lover, pianist, and Wikipedian”. I am now “Adrianne: scholar, book lover, pianist, Wikipedian, and rock climber”.“
— Adrianne Wadewitz academic and Wikipedian 1977 - 2014
Wadewitz, Adrianne. (August 12, 2013). "What I learned as the worst student in the class" http://www.hastac.org/blogs/wadewitz/2013/08/12/what-i-learned-worst-student-class. HASTAC: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance Collaboratory. — reprinted and cited in: "How Adrianne Wadewitz learnt to embrace failure" http://www.smh.com.au/world/how-adrianne-wadewitz-learnt-to-embrace-failure-20140425-zqzgx.html. The Sydney Morning Herald. April 25, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. — and also cited in: Woo, Elaine (April 23, 2014). "Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia" http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-adrianne-wadewitz-20140424,0,1077455.story. Los Angeles Times.
„And when you see a man who is repining at the approach of death, is not his reluctance a sufficient proof that he is not a lover of wisdom, but a lover of the body, and probably at the same time a lover of either money or power, or both?“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 a.C.
„The lover widens his experience as the non-lover cannot. He adds to the mass of his idea-world, and acquires thereby enhanced power to appreciate all things. Is not this the sufficient solution of that long-standing difficulty between 'egoism and altruism?“
— William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
Origine: The Meaning of God in Human Experience (1912), Ch. XI : Idea in Organic Union with Feeling, p. 135.
Contesto: Love and sympathy are the activity of the idea. And in their exercise, the idea is enlarged. The lover widens his experience as the non-lover cannot. He adds to the mass of his idea-world, and acquires thereby enhanced power to appreciate all things. Is not this the sufficient solution of that long-standing difficulty between 'egoism and altruism?' The altruist alone can accumulate that treasure of idea through which all things must be enjoyed that are enjoyed. No one has, or can have, any 'egoistic' satisfaction except as a consequence of so much effective love of reality as there is in him by birth or acquisition.