On Love Quotes

Quotes tagged as "on-love" (showing 1-7 of 7)
Anton Szandor LaVey
“The difference between Marilyn’s and Jayne’s approach to intellectual pursuits is that Marilyn carried big heavy books around and hung out with brainy people to absorb their intellect, while Jayne really had a thirst for knowledge. Jayne was very proud of the fact that if she like something enough she would commit it to memory. At that time, The Satanic Bible was still in monograph form, and Jayne had pored over those pages until she knew most of it by heart...Marilyn gave me a copy of Stendhal’s On Love, and I still have a copy of Walter Benton’s This is My Beloved, which we bought together on Sunset Boulevard. Marilyn turned me on to it—wanted me to read it and write something in it for her. I got as far as writing her name in it, but I ended up with the book. It meant a lot to me during a particularly dark period in my life after I left L.A. Jayne kept insisting I read The Story of O and I, Jan Cremer. She gave me a dog-eared copy of each. It seems a distinctly feminine trait to want to share books with people they care deeply about.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey

Alain de Botton
“Perfecțiunea exercită o anume tiranie, aproape o epuizare, ceva care neagă privitorului un rol în propria creație și care se impune cu tot dogmatismul unei afirmații lipsite de ambiguitate. Adevărata frumusețe nu poate fi măsurată pentru că fluctuează, exostă numai câteva unghiuri din care poate fi văzută și nici atunci în orice luminp și în orice moment. Flirtează periculos cu urâțenia, își asumă riscuri, nu se aliniază confortabil cu regulile matematice ale proporției și este atrăgătoare tocmai prin acele aspecte care se pretează la urâțenie.”
Alain de Botton, On Love

Philippa Gregory
“He shrugged. “Whatever does it mean? We write poems about it all day and sing songs about it all night but if there is such a thing in real life I’m damned if I know.”
Philippa Gregory

Alain de Botton
“Because I have this thing about birthdays--they always remind me of death and forced jollity.”
Alain de Botton, On Love

Gil Fronsdal
“Giving a brief sermon, the Abbess once said, 'A hot furnace does not need to be heated. A loving heart does not need to be loved. Being loving is more important than being loved.”
Gil Fronsdal, A Monastery Within: Tales from the Buddhist Path

Charles Bukowski
“we know so little, we know so much, we don't know enough.”
Charles Bukowski, On Love