— John Keats English Romantic poet 1795 - 1821
„I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.“
— Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929
As quoted in TIME magazine (November 1996) http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,985518,00.html.
— Jonathan Safran Foer, libro Molto forte, incredibilmente vicino
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2005), p. 73
„I NEVER loved a dear Gazelle –
Nor anything that cost me much:
High prices profit those who sell,
but why should I be fond of such?“
— Lewis Carroll English writer, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer 1832 - 1898
Rhyme? and Reason? (1883), Tèma con Variazióne, st. 1
„Give me to live with Love alone
And let the world go dine and dress;
For Love hath lowly haunts…
If life's a flower, I choose my own—
'T is "love in Idleness."“
— Samuel Laman Blanchard British author and journalist 1804 - 1845
"Dolce far Niente", Stanza 4, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„So I'll leave the ways that are making me be
What I really don't want to be.
Leave the ways that are making me love
What I really don't want to love.“
— Nick Drake British singer-songwriter 1948 - 1974
Song lyrics, Five Leaves Left (1969), Time Has Told Me
— John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic 1932 - 2009
Testimony given before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Boston, Massachusetts (30 January 1978)
— Hoyt Axton American country singer 1938 - 1999
Context: So hold my hand, I'm going down fast, And if I return, I'll never more be blue It's not the leaving of all I love that makes me cry But my darling, when I think of you. "We Could Have Been Sweethearts (You Could Have Been Lonely)" from Spin of the Wheel (1990)
„Love me or leave me, baby. Don't lead me on, with loving like yours? Believe me, I'm better off. I"m better off alone.“
— Michelle Branch American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1983
2000s, Hotel Paper (2003), " Love Me Like That http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/michellebranch/lovemelikethat.html"