How to pronounce thebesian


Tell me of thine eyes
And I will tell thee of your heart
Tell me of your feet
And I will tell thee of your hands
Tell me of thy sleeping
And I will tell thee of thy waking
Tell me of your desires
And I will tell thee of thy need.
- Frank Herbert, Dune
The best thing about it, however, was not the kissing and not the evening promenading and secretive activities. The best thing was the strength that flowed to me from that love, the joyful strength to live for it, to fight, to walk through fire and water. To be able to throw yourself away for a moment, to be able to sacrifice years for a woman's smile, that is happiness.
- Hermann Hesse, A journey on foot in autumn
We hurt the ones we love the most.
- Shakespears sister, I don't care
si vis amari, ama.
(If you want to be loved dear)
And you want to travel with her
and you want to travel blind
and you know you can trust her
for she's touched your perfect body
with her mind.
- Leonard Cohen, Suzanne
Days like these no one should be alone
no heart should hide away
her touch is gently conquering my mind
there's nothing words can say.
- Roxette, Vulnerable
I've been waiting
for a girl like you
to come into my life
I've been waiting
for a girl like you
to make me feel alive.
- Foreigner, Waiting for a girl like you
Well we all get hurt by love
and we all have our cross to bear
but in the name of understanding
a problem should be shared.
- Kylie Minogue, Confide in me
Light as a bird
hold me
otherwise I'll fly
straight away
to the sky.
- Hans Bemmann, stone and flute
Love is in who loves, not in who is loved.
You hope she'll change her mind
but the days drift on and on
and you'll never know
why she's gone.
- Gary Moore, Empty rooms
I'm spending my time
watching the days go by
feeling so small
I stare at the wall
hoping that you
think of me too
- Roxette, Spending my time
If you love something
set it free
if it comes back to you
it's yours
if it doesn't come back to you
it was never meant to be yours.
Kisses sweet and warm embrace
another time, another place.
- UB 40, higher ground
Your cut was quick and deep but then
you thought you'd never need a friend
but all things change, and tides must turn
and you let all your bridges burn
too many fatal wounds to heal
now you're feeling what I feel
The rest is history
you can do no more to me
I've been down so low
had now there left to go
I could see it in your eyes
all your promisese were lies
promises and lies.
- UB 40, Promises and lies
I just like the things you do
don't you change the things you do.
- Slade, Coz I luv you
Stranded here in nothingness
with only tears and loneliness.
- Mariah Carey, And you don't remember
I try again and again
I keep forgetting myself
I trust again and again
I fall in love again and again
And it's always good for you
and it always hurts
and it's kind of crazy
and it's kind of okay
- Nena, one more time
Love, love, love is a dangerous drug
you have to receive it
and you still can't get enough of the stuff.
- Eurythmics, Love is a stranger
Life is for the living
love is for giving.
I love to look into your big brown eyes
they talk to me and seem to hypnotize
they say the things nobody dares to say
and I'm not about to let you fly away.
- Aerosmith, Deuces are wild
You're just too good to be true
can't take my eyes off you
you'd be like heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much.
- Frankie Vali, Can't take my eyes off you
Nothing heals a broken heart
like time, love and tenderness.
- Micheal Bolton, Time, love, and tenderness
Don't you think that you need somebody
don't you think that you need someone
everybody needs somebody
you're not the only one.
- Guns 'n' Roses, November rain
I'm always gonna love you
if loving means forever
I'm always gonna want you
I don't think I could ever
just forget the love we had.
- Gary Moore, Always gonna love you
It's the little things you do
that make me love you.
- Lisa Stansfield, Be mine
Have I told you lately that I love you
have I told you there's no one else above you
you fill my heart with gladness
take away all my sadness
ease my troubles
that's what you do.
- Rod Stewart, Have I told you lately
The miracle of love
will take away your pain
when the miracle of love
comes your way again.
- Eurythmics, The miracle of love
Crossword puzzles are like women: the longer they resist, the nicer it is when they surrender.
- The hairdresser's husband
All we have to see
is that I don't belong to you
and you don't belong to me.
- George Michael, Freedom 90
Lovers do not always know one another.
The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
the moon ain't gonna rise in the sky
the tears ain't gonna dry in your eyes
when you're without love.
- Walker Brothers, The sun ain't gonna shine anymore
Deep in my heart I'm concealing
things that I'm longing to say
scared to confess what I'm feeling
frightened you'll slip away.
- Madonna, you must love me
The sky isn't always blue
the sun doesn't always shine
it's alright to fall apart sometimes
I am not always yours
and you are not always mine
it's alright to fall apart sometimes.
- Robert Miles, One & one
And if nobody loves you
and you're feeling like dust on a dusty shelf
just remember: you can love yourself.
We don't know how much time we have. But in the magic of the moment we are beyond space and time - and nothing has an end.
It ain't right with love to share
when you find he doesn't care
for you
It ain't wise to need someone
as much as I depended on
- Bonnie Tyler, It's a heartache
Once there came a storm in the form of a girl
it blew to pieces my snug little world
and sometimes I swear I can still hear her howl
down through the wreckage and the ruins.
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Ain't gonna rain anymore
And your look tells me: you know that I am your own and that you can put your foot on my neck. That is the look of pity in the eye of those women before whom a noble-born mankind kneels, that half-bowing, that desire to have a slave - and behind it the mocking question: is that all? Is that love

Take that look away from me! I can't stand him, with his hidden question, with his sad cruelty. O how could I answer you with reproaches! But i know you You listen to me, you smile, even nod when I remind you of the bitterness and rupture that came into my life through you. You listen to me, you smile, you even nod and finally ask: should I go away?

You know: he doesn't say yes.
- Hermann Hesse, Hermann Lauscher, Sleepless Nights, The Seventh Night
It had only been fleeting and isolated glances from an onlooker that the young farmer had given to the land of love, but they were sufficient to make life seem sad and worthless to him without the consolation of love for women.
- Hermann Hesse, the Latin student
If I remember now for whom I am writing these sheets, who actually has so much power over me that he can demand confessions from me and break through my loneliness, then I have to say a dear woman's name that not only gives me a great deal of experience and Fate embraces, but also like to stand above everything as a star and high symbol.
- Hermann Hesse, Gertrud
I thought I knew what love was, and that made me feel wise, looked comfortably into the world with new eyes and felt a closer and deeper part in all life. Now it was different, now it was no longer clarity, consolation and serenity, but storm and flame, now my heart threw itself away with exultation and trembling, wanted nothing more to know about life and just burned in its flame. If someone had asked me what love was, I would have thought I knew it and could have said it, and it would have sounded dark and blazing.
- Hermann Hesse, Gertrud
Love can be begged, bought, given as a gift, found in the street, but it cannot be stolen.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
Her red, clever mouth taught him a lot. Her delicate, supple hand taught him much. To him, who was still a boy in love and who tended to plunge blindly and insatiable into lust as well as into bottomlessness, she taught the doctrine from the bottom up that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every thing Gesture, every caress, every touch, every sight, every smallest part of the body has its secret, which to awaken gives happiness to the knowing.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
If you touched my heart
you might be surprised
you'd be paralyzed

If you touched my heart
a truth might lie disguised
you'd be paralyzed.
- Siouxsie and the Banshees, Little sister
Infatuation is grossly overrated. Infatuations are forty-five percent fear of not being accepted, forty-five percent the manic hope that this fear will be ashamed this time of all times, and a modest ten percent the fragile feeling of love.

I don't fall in love anymore. Just like the spring fever doesn't catch me. But of course you can be invaded by love.
- Peter Høeg, Miss Smilla's flair for snow
His experience of women was great enough for him to be aware that the negative often meant nothing more than the preface to the affirmative; and it was little enough for him not to know that in the manner of the present negative there lay a great exception to the dallyings of coyness.
- Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Confidence has deserted me, with you it has forsaken me
Confused and rejected, despised and alone, I kiss isolation on its fevered brow
Now I leave you, the past has had its say
You're all but forgotten, a mote in my heart
Decisions have been made
I've conquered my fears, the flaming shroud.
- Marillion, The Web
Love is holy, don't forget it
It will heal you, if you let it
Love will strip you, leave you naked
Love is sexy, love is sacred.
- Kim Wilde, Love is holy
Love is a shield,
to hide behind,
love is a field
to grow inside,
and when I sometimes close my eyes
my mind starts spinning round.

Love is a baby
in a mother's arms,
love is your breath
which makes me warm,
and when I sometimes close my eyes,
my mind starts spinning round.


But nothing is quite forever
especially staying together.
- Camouflage, Love is a shield
That hand that caressed. That lay down on one breast and caused a stir in it. That lay down on a face and transformed that face. Hand working miracles.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, night flight
Because maybe I'm so attached to you because I invent you. Sometimes, however, you agree with your picture. Anyway, you feed it.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, letters to Rinette
It is a pity that you can hurt me a little sometimes - and that I protect myself so badly against it.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, letters to Rinette
That smile set me free. It was just as final an event that was self-evident in its consequences and no longer reversible, like the appearance of the sun. It opened the door to something new. Nothing had changed, everything was changed.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, letter to someone extradited
When I thought I would do anything for her
was all I did for myself somehow
- The Fantastic Four, she's gone
To him the fact that he could please a woman was always a cause of amazement, and whenever such an event occurred he was inclined to assume that it was a game of chance or a miracle, utterly unique and unrepeatable. Not that he was devoid of vanity, but it was just a thin layer on the surface; basically he judged himself severely and had absolutely no self-confidence.
- Valerie Larbaud, beauty, my beautiful concern
A hopeless attempt to see the people we love or care about as those who do not care. The indifferent never know anything; but we know. So it happens that the beauty and the gifted grace very often pass by without anyone noticing them, with the exception of two or three people, whose opinion alone is worth and counts.
- Valerie Larbaud, happy lovers
Her smile was of the real kind. It was less with the lips than with the eyes; the whole face, forehead and cheeks shone with it, and it looked like a deep understanding and love.
- Hermann Hesse, hay moon
So here I am once more in the playground of the broken hearts
one more experience, one more entry in a diary, self-penned
yet another emotional suicide overdosed on sentiment and pride
too late to say I love you, too late to restage the play
abandoning the relics in my playground of yesterday.
- Marillion, Script for a jester's tear
He had loved and found himself in the process. But most of them love to get lost in the process.
- Herman Hesse, Demian
Every woman he hugged still felt loved; but everyone he really began to love told him sooner or later that, like all men, he had no idea of ​​love.
- Max Frisch, my name is Gantenbein
When one is in love one begins by deceiving one's self. And one ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
How it comes and in what way
it is unknown -
but definitely quiet.
- Stefan Stoppok, quietly
In that tenderness I am floating away
No certainty, nothing to rely on
Holding still for a moment
What a moment this is
Oh for a moment of forgetting
A moment of bliss.
- Peter Gabriel, Blood of Eden
Seth: I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
Her loveliness I never knew
until she smiled on me.
O then I saw her eye was bright,
a well of love, a spring of light
- Hartley, Colerigde
Love does not have to ask, nor demand. Love must have the strength to come to certainty in itself. Then it is no longer pulled, but pulls.
- Herman Hesse, Demian
It ruined him, he felt it. But why still fight and torment yourself? Let everything take a run! May he go on on his way and close his eyes in front of the yawning abyss back there, obedient to fate, obedient to the overpowering, torturing sweet power that one cannot escape.
- Thomas Mann, Little Mr. Friedemann
The one who loves the most is the inferior and has to suffer.
- Thomas Mann, Tonio Kröger
And leaning back, with hanging arms, overwhelmed and overrun by showers several times, he whispered the standing formula of longing [...]: "I love you!".
- Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
This is how it is when a person has concentrated his capacity for love on a single object; with his loss everything collapses and he stands poor among ruins.
- Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game
There are people with whom it is not easy to live and whom it is impossible to let go.
- Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus
Absence diminishes minor passions and enflames great ones.
Isn't it great and good that language has only one word for everything from the most pious to the most carnal, which can be understood by that? This is complete clarity in the ambiguity, because love cannot be incorporeal in the most extreme piety and not impious in the extreme carnality; it is always itself, as concealed friendliness to life as well as the highest passion, it is sympathy with the organic, that touching voluptuous embraces of what is destined to rot - Caritas is certainly still in the most admiring or desolate passion.
- Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain
If you want to give someone joy without thinking of the consequences, you know that it is love.
- Frank Herbert, the god emperor of the desert planet
Love doesn't ask for guarantees.
- Frank Herbert, the god emperor of the desert planet
Harry: When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
- When Harry Met Sally
Those who are too busy with themselves let up in love.
- Thomas von Kempen
James Bond: Don't think, just let it happen.
Maybe sex has nothing to do with love after all. The stranger you are, the more exciting it is because a strange body is an innocent body. If you keep the body of the other in front of your eyes, you get embarrassed in all its pathetic everyday life.
- Doris Dörrie, my friend
Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons: They never truly loved each other or they love each other still.
- Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt
Anyone you want to keep in your life - never take them for granted.
(If you want to keep someone, you must never take their presence for granted!)
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
And while I was looking at you like that, I discovered all the wonderful imperfections in you, the innumerable number of which make people as a whole and you in particular as loving as they are lovable and so unique.
- Hans Bemmann, The Damaged Goddess
You are not perfect, but you are perfect yourself. That is what makes you so lovable and valuable to me.
One of the oldest human needs is to have someone who wonders where to stay if you don't come home at night.
To read in the morning and in the evening

The one i love
Told me
That he needs me.
I take care of myself
See my way and
I fear every drop of rain
That he could kill me.

Have you completely forgotten
That your arm once hung in mine
And bliss immeasurably
From your hand to my hand
Passed from my mouth to yours
And that your blond hair
Once a fleeting spring
The blessed mantle of my love was
And that the world once smelled and sounded
Who now lies so grim,
Not weighed by any storm of love, by any folly?

What we hurt each other
The time blows away, the heart forgets;
But the happy hours rest
In a shine that is endless.
She had shown me an area that was closed to me. It still was, but now at least I had seen it.
- Cees Nooteboom, The Following Story
lie with you

I'm lying with you your arms
hold me. your arms
hold more than i am.

hold your arms for what i am
when I'm lying with you and
your arms hold me
- Ernst Jandl, for sure
Love is the only thing that grows when you waste it.
- Marie Luise Stangl
A man couldn't live without women, and maybe not with them either.
- Friedrich Georg Jünger, peaches
While I took for granted, you took your time
longing for love oh how we tried
it's over now that's understood
but wasn't it good?
- Tina Arena, wasn't it good
I'm here not because I'm supposed to be here, or because I'm trapped here, but because I'd rather be with you than anywhere in the world.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
Having made the decision to love, had I chosen life instead of death?
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
A lover who is very smart is a joy and sometimes she is a burr.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
When will I outgrow my simple-minded fascination with the form she had happened to choose for her body? Never, I thought.
- Richard Bach, The Bridge Across Forever
The world is full of possibilities, but they narrow down to pretty few in most personal experience. There's lots of good fish in the sea ... maybe ... but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.
- D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
You don't talk to a woman unless you have ideas in common; that is you don't talk with any interest. And in the same way, unless you had some emotion or sympathy in common with a woman you wouldn't sleep with her.
- D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover
Whatever the way I was, I was blessed to know this woman in the world, to drink her voice and breathe her closeness.
- Hermann Hesse, Demian
If you want to love someone, you can't hold back with anything. You have to open yourself completely and take the risk of losing everything. You will get offended occasionally, but if you don't risk it, you will never be happy. The one you find may not turn out to be the type of woman you thought you fell in love with, but it doesn't matter. You will love her for what she is.
- Jean Auel, The Valley of the Horses
Don Juan de Marco: There are only four questions of value in life: what is sacred, of what is the spirit made, what is worth living for, and what is worth dying for. The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Don Juan de Marco
If a girl says you to you and you don't dislike her, then you say you to her too.
- Hermann Hesse, The Steppenwolf
Anyone approaching a girl risks being laughed at; that is the stake. So take a risk, and in the worst case, just let yourself be laughed at.
- Hermann Hesse, The Steppenwolf
Nothing in the world is worth turning away from what you love.
- Albert Camus, The Plague
Hundesley Beach

When you left I went to the sea
And started walking
And walked and walked some more
Hoping somehow the sand
Giving way beneath my feet
Would slowly soak me up
And swallow me up whole,
Made as we are of so much water,
Or at least draw out
And soak up all the pain
That in the confines of my body
Swims inside my blood,
And leave me dry and still
Upon its surface
Upon the beach
Wind blown
Sun bleached

Even now it's not sunk in

Outside of us both
Precious broken love
Escapes into the air
Meeting reversed
I carry on walking
And I'm walking on the sand
On the sand beside the sea
Naked on the beach
Love this
Grain by grain
Moment by moment
Belief and understanding die also
Moment by moment
Star by star.
The Key

I'm so tired of myself
And so tired of everything and everyone else
I can't think
I can't sleep
When you come it goes so deep
Don't make promises you can't keep

Stroke me
Caress me
Make love instead of fire burn and bless me

I'm so tired in my soul
And I can't conceal it
There's a warmth in your eyes
And I need to feel it
There's a cure somewhere
And you can reveal it.
I don't know if I can love at all. I can desire and look for myself in other people, listen for echoes, ask for a mirror, and everything can look like love.
- Hermann Hesse, Klingsor's last summer
Real love works towards nothing and still achieves everything. If you don't love me for my mistakes, you can't love me for the great. I am more than your dreams
- Robert Schneider, The Air Walker
Obedience keeps the rules. Love knows when to break
- Anthony de Mello, One Minute of Wisdom
Love is the highest achievement to which any human may aspire. It is an emotion that encompasses the full depth of heart, mind, and soul.
- Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson, Dune: House Harkonnen
A man may fight the greatest enemy, take the longest journey, survive the most grievous wound - and still be helpless in the hands of the woman he loves.
- Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson, Dune: House Harkonnen
Oh, that the friend of my youth is gone! oh, that I ever knew her! - I would say to myself: you are a goal! you are looking for what cannot be found down here. But I had it, I felt the heart, the great soul, in whose presence I seemed to be more than I was, because I was everything I could be.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther
L'expérience nous montre qu'aimer ce n'est point nous regarder l'un l'autre mais regarder ensemble dans la même direction.
(Experience teaches us that love does not consist in looking at one another, but in looking together in the same direction.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Terre des Hommes (wind, sand and stars)
Le véritable amour commence quand rien n'est attendu en retour. (Real love begins where no return is expected.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Citadelle (The city in the desert)
When you give yourself, you receive more than you give.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The city in the desert
Because true love does not waste itself. The more you give, the more you have left. And when you prepare to draw from the real well, the more you draw, the more it donates.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The city in the desert
We are angels
with only one wing
to be able to fly
we have to hug
- Lorenzo De Crescenzo, So spoke Bellavista
It is common nonsense that love is placed above friendship and also viewed as something entirely different. But love is only worth as much as it contains friendship from which alone it can always be restored. One is only fobbed off with love of the usual kind when it is not enough for friendship.
- Bertolt Brecht, stories from Mr. Keuner
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
(You love because you love. There is no reason for that.)
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (The Alchemist)
Of all the things man has come up with to hurt himself, the worst is love. We suffer all the time because someone doesn't love us, because someone has left us, because someone doesn't let us go.
- Paulo Coelho, On the Camino de Santiago
We love the things we love for what they are.
- Robert Frost, Hyla Brook
It is what it is

It is nonsense
says reason
It is what it is
says love

It is bad luck
says the calculation
It is nothing but pain
says fear
It is hopeless
says insight
It is what it is
says love

It is ridiculous
says the pride
It's reckless
says caution
It is impossible
says experience
It is what it is
says love
Whoever loves must be able to lose himself and be able to find himself again.
- Paulo Coelho, I sat and cried on the banks of the Rio Piedra
What it was

That her sleep
Mixed with his sleep
That their fear grows
Quite lost in it

That he is her too
Kissed on cold days
That they are in his
Poor never froze

That their flesh
No longer rubbed on his:
That was what it was
Driven you apart
- Hans-Ulrich Treichel, Dear Need
The clouds

The clouds you say
the wind and the rain
the stones you say
the night and the day

If there was him
the wind and the rain
if there were
the night and the stones

If there was you
we have loved each other for a long time
- Hans-Ulrich Treichel, Dear Need

Everything is still possible
We touched each other briefly.
The rest: probably fatal.
The art: to understand it.

We should leave it at that.
A breath is almost like a kiss.
To love yourself means to miss yourself.
In a different way. And that's it.
- Hans-Ulrich Treichel, no wonder for days
Our affection for one another grows the more we learn about one another.
- Michael Lukas Möller, Truth begins with two people
A young couple is something fragile, something at risk, and you have to fight to stay together when you go together.
- Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Oskar and the lady in pink
A profound love between two people involves, after all, the power and chance of doing profound hurt.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
Walk with me now under the stars
For it's a clear and easy pleasure
And be happy in my company
For I love you without measure
- Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Sweetheart come
"What do you do", Mr. K. was asked, "when you love someone?" "I'll make a draft of it," said Mr K., "and make sure that it looks like him." "Who? The draft?" "No," said Mr. K., "the person."
- Bertolt Brecht, When Mr. K. loved someone
The trouble of being attracted to quiet types is that they aren't good at letting you know what they want.
- Trudi Canavan, Priestess of the White
I don't fall in love very often, but the rare time I meet a woman who charms me, it doesn't take me long to get to know her. After all, we need time above all to get to know what we don't like.
- Jostein Gaarder, the story seller
Perhaps it is true that love lasts forever. But their appearance, their shape changes all the time.
- Peter Høeg, The silent girl
Perhaps love occurs when it is okay for another and for oneself to be who one is.
- Peter Høeg, The silent girl
Better to have loved someone and lost them than never to have loved.
- Paulo Coelho, The Accra Writings
It is enough to love one person with all your heart, for then there is salvation in life. Even if you can't be with this person.
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
Maybe we shouldn't meet at all? [...] Wouldn't it be better to long for the other without meeting each other? To live with hope forever? Because hope was a small but significant source of heat that could warm the body to the core. A small flame that, if you held it in your cupped hands, you could protect it from the wind. But the sharp wind of reality could easily blow them out.
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
It is easy to love people in memory; it is difficult to love them when they are there in front of your eyes.
- John Updike, My Father's Tears
Why do we want to live forever? Because we want to live one more day with the people by our side. Because we want to continue to be with someone who deserves our love and who knows how to love us as we think we deserve it.
- Paulo Coelho, infidelity
In my life I have met several individuals whose presence made it easier for me to think and aroused pleasant feelings in me. I tried to weigh these pleasant feelings or my unpleasant reactions after these people left me for good to see whether such a relationship was ultimately a win or a loss for me. One thing became apparent. The joy in the company of certain people outweighed the sadness of saying goodbye to them.
- Isaac Asimov, The Foundation Project
Amy: I think anybody who falls in love is a freak. It's a crazy thing to do. It's kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.
Theodore: It was exciting to see her grow and both of us grow and change together. But that's also the hard part: growing without growing apart or changing without it scaring the other person.
Every portrait is a sin. It is exactly the opposite of love [...] If you love a person, you leave every possibility open to him and despite all memories you are simply ready to be amazed, to be amazed again and again, how different he is, how different and how different he is not just like that, not a finished portrait [...]
- Max Frisch, Stiller
- Björk, Atom Dance
four attempts to define

my love
is the pain of my temporary absence from you.

my love
is the laugh when you see you again from time to time.

my love
is the reciting of insignificant words in front of you.

my love
is the temporarily unbelieving thomas in me.
- Ernst Jandl, love poems
one little bit of you each and every day
a bit is enough to keep the doctors away
my cure is your heart of gold
warming my soul whenever i'm cold
- Mic Donet, Addicted
I think of lovers as trees, growing to and from one another searching for the same light
- Warsan Shire, the unbearable weight of staying (the end of the relationship)
There are kisses and then there are kisses. Some are given away for fun, others out of passion. There are formal kisses for greetings and farewells and there are superficial, fleeting kisses of accustomed affection. But very, very seldom do two lips meet and two souls merge for a while and the universe is perfect and complete - and the planets are spinning on their correct orbit. Occasionally, a person's lonely, broken mind is healed and put back together. The search is over for a while and all questions are answered.
- Robert A. Heinlein, 2086 - Fall into the future
We sat there and I knew that was the feeling when you were completely inside. You sit close to another person and you are understood, everything is understood and nothing is judged and you are needed.
- Peter Høeg, The Plan for the Elimination of Darkness
For most people, what they love only exists in their imaginations. The object of their love is not the man or woman in the real world, but what he or she is in their imagination. The real person is just a template for creating a dream man or woman. At some point you discover the difference between the template and the dream image. If you can make friends with this difference, you stay together, if not, you split up.
- Cixin Liu, The Three Suns