„The winds that sometimes take something we love, are the same that bring us something we learn to love. Therefore we should not cry about something that was taken from us, but, yes, love what we have been given. Because what is really ours is never gone forever.“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.“
— Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
The Long Loneliness (1952), p. 286
„I can’t win. Love is Russian roulette for me. No one loves the real me inside. they're all in love with my fame, my stardom.
I fall in love far too quickly and end up getting hurt all the time. I've got scars all over. But I can't help myself because basically I'm a softie I have this hard, macho shell — which I project on stage but there's a much softer side. too, which melts like butter.“
— Freddie Mercury British singer, songwriter and record producer 1946 - 1991
"Rock On Freddie" (1985).
„We adore perfection because we can't have it; it would disgust us if we had it. Perfect is inhuman, because human is imperfect.“
— Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet
Original: Adoramos a perfeição, porque não a podemos ter; repugná-la-íamos, se a tivéssemos. O perfeito é o desumano, porque o humano é imperfeito. Ibid., p. 249
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
— Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
„There's good in all of us and I think I simply love people too much, so much that it makes me feel too fucking sad.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
„The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
Attributed without citation in Ken Robinson, The Element (2009), p. 260. Widely attributed to Michelangelo since the late 1990s, this adage has not been found before 1980 when it appeared without attribution in E. C. McKenzie, Mac's giant book of quips & quotes.