„For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.“
Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Contesto: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p
— Sophie Swetchine Russian salon-holder 1782 - 1857
Reported in, "Transform Your Life: 52 Brilliant Ideas for Becoming the Person You Want to Be" by Penny Ferguson, p. 167.
„It is not easy to make an effort and to remember all the little personalia of some one one has loved very much, and by whom one has been loved.“
— Isa Bowman British actress 1874 - 1958
The Story of Lewis Carroll (1899)
„Love has the faculty of making two lovers seem naked, not in each other's sight, but in their own.“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
This Business of Living (1935-1950)
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Origine: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath
— Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994
Origine: The Pleasures of the Damned
„Sometimes I imagined stitching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love? Why does anyone ever make love?“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, libro Molto forte, incredibilmente vicino
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005)
Contesto: I put my hand on him. Touching him has always been important to me, it was something I lived for. I never could explain why. Little, nothing touches, my fingers against his shoulder, the outsides of our thighs touching as we squeeled together on the bus. I couldnt explain it, but I needed it. Sometimes I imagined stiching all of our little touches together. How many hundreds of thousands of fingers brushing against each other does it take to make love?
— William Makepeace Thackeray novelist 1811 - 1863
Origine: The History of Pendennis (1848-1850), Ch. 4.
„If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.“
— Erich Fromm, libro L'arte di amare
The Art of Loving (1956)
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Origine: Think Big (1996), p. 56
„Tis never for their wisdom that one loves the wisest, or for their wit that one loves the wittiest; 'tis for benevolence, and virtue, and honest fondness, one loves people; the other qualities make one proud of loving them too.“
— Hester Thrale Welsh author and salon-holder 1741 - 1821
Letter to Fanny Burney; Charlotte Barrett (ed.) Diary and Letters of Madame d'Arblay (1854) vol. 2, p. 3.
— Jacque Fresco American futurist and self-described social engineer 1916 - 2017
— Natalie Clifford Barney writer and salonist 1876 - 1972
In "Samples from Almost Illegible Notebooks", ADAM International Review, No. 299 (1962)
— George Chapman, The Blind Beggar of Alexandria
The Blind Beggar of Alexandria (1596); reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
Compare: "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" Christopher Marlowe, Hero and Leander (1598).
— Christopher Marlowe, libro Hero and Leander
First Sestiad. The same statement occurs in As You Like It (1600) by William Shakespeare, and a similar one in The Blind Beggar of Alexandria (1596) by George Chapman.
Hero and Leander (published 1598)
Variante: Where both deliberate, the love is slight; Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?
— Vladimir Nabokov, libro Lolita
„Intent on one great love, perfect,
Requited and for ever,
I missed love's everywhere
Small presence, thousand-guised.“
— Kathleen Raine poet, critic, translator 1908 - 2003
„For some mysterious Darwinian reason, women feel compelled to straighten up bedrooms before and after sex. Try to make love in every other room of the house.“
— P. J. O'Rourke American journalist 1947
The Bachelor Home Companion (1986)