Elizabeth Gilbert: Crying

“Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots.”
~Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love.

Samuel Richardson: Love

Samuel Richardson, by Mason Chamberlin (died 1...

Samuel Richardson, by Mason Chamberlin (died 1787), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1998. See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Love is not a volunteer thing.”

~Samuel Richardson.


Anais Nin: Love

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

Anais Nin


Jazz Dela Salde: My wish for you

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, …courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”

Jazz Dela Salde


H.G. Wells: Bend a little

H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (2005 film)

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“Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.” ~H.G. Wells, quoted in “Happily Ever After.”

Sigmund Freud: Excremental

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The excremental is all too intimately and inseparably bound up with the sexual: the position of the genitals—inter urinas et faeces—remains the decisive and unchangeable factor. One might say here, varying a well-known saying of the great Napoleon: “Anatomy is destiny.”

Sigmund Freud (1856–1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, Standard Edition, vol. 11, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1957). On the Universal Tendency to Debasement in the Sphere of Love, sect. 3 (1912).
Napoleon had said, “Politics is destiny” (as reported by German poet Goethe in conversation with him in 1808).

Erich Fromm: Mother’s Love

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” ~Erich Fromm, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian Mothers.

Andy Warhol: Fantasy love

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Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.

– Andy Warhol. 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: They always fall

Gandhi in South Africa (1895)

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“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall…think of it, always.” ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, quoted in “Chicken Soup for the Indian Soul