Quotations About / On:
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).)
Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
(Ellen Key (1849-1926), Swedish author, feminist. "The Morality of Woman," The Morality of Woman and Other Essays (1911).)
Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), French aviator, author. The Wisdom of the Sands, ch. 2 (1948).)
Imperceptibly the love of these dischords grew upon me as my love of music grew stronger.
(Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. The Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, letter, December 1, 1835, to Beverly Tucker, ed. John Ward Ostrom (1966).
The poetics of atonality.)
To love with the spirit is to pity, and he who pities most loves most.
(Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936), Spanish philosophical writer. The Tragic Sense of Life, ch. 7 (1913).)
Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
(Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), U.S. statesman, writer. Poor Richard's Almanac, May (1734).)