Quotations About / On: LOVE
Everything is there: the love of Art.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 4, Conard (1915).)
We pardon to the extent that we love.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 330 (1678).)
Nothing is higher than the love of truth.
(Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (c. 348-405), Roman poet. Peristephanon, X, 388.)
Self-love depressed becomes self-loathing.
(Sally Kempton (b. 1943), U.S. author. "Cutting Loose," Esquire (New York, July 1970).)
The exhibitionist loves to flirt with shame.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Love requited is a short circuit.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1938. Neary, in Murphy, p. 5, Grove Press (1959).)
Love is a scandal of the personal sort.
(Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. The Piano Player, Works, vol. 4, p. 206, "Nauka" (1976).)
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
(Anthony Powell (b. 1905), British novelist. The narrator (Nicholas Jenkins), in The Acceptance World, ch. 1 (1955).)
Misery loves company.
(Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor, to Whitaker Chambers (1984).
Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
(Ti-Grace Atkinson (b. 1938?), U.S. feminist writer. Quoted in Sunday Times Magazine (London, September 14, 1969).)