„The peculiar foreign superstition that the English do not like love, the evidence being that they do not talk about it.“

—  V. S. Pritchett, Ch. 1, p. 14
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„True love is like the appearance of ghosts: everyone talks about it but few have seen it.“

—  François de La Rochefoucauld French author of maxims and memoirs 1613 - 1680
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