(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 92, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 106 (1886).)
What is the main thing in love? to know and to hide. To know about the one you love and to hide that you love. At times the hiding (shame) overpowers the knowing (passion). The passion for the hiddenthe passion for the revealed.
(Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), Russian poet. repr. in A Captive Spirit: Selected Prose, ed. and trans. by J. Marin King (1980). The House at Old Pimen, ch. 2 (1934).
On her youthful love for a girl.)