Quotations About / On:
We can only learn to love by loving.
(Iris Murdoch (20th century), Anglo-Irish writer. Ed. by Carolyn Warner. The Last Word, ch. 26 (1992).)
Do we mean love, when we say love?
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Words in "Words and Music," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 25, Grove Press (1968).)
Love wants to be confirmed with concrete symbols, but recklessness loves instability.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Tetka, in Libussa, act 1 (1872).)
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 1 (1944, revised 1951).)
In love, self-love is always at risk.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.
(Octave Mirbeau (1850-1917), French journalist, author. "The Manuscript," The Torture Garden (1899).)
In every form of womanly love something of motherly love also comes to light.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 392, "An Element of Love," (1878).)
About children's caregivers ... you want someone who is loving but not so loving you're displaced.
(Kathleen Christensen (20th century), U.S. professor, environmental psychology. Wall Street Journal (May 21, 1993).)
Sensuality without love is a sin; love without sensuality is worse than a sin.
(José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 38, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
Selfish persons are incapable of loving others, but they are not capable of loving themselves either.
(Erich Fromm (1900-1980), U.S. psychologist. Man for Himself, ch. 4 (1947).)