„She realized all at once the deeper thing that bothered her, the thing that made him not just irritating but intolerable: how he kept loving her blindly when she deserved it so little.“
„I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink. That's the one thing I'm so indebted to her for.“
— W.C. Fields actor 1880 - 1946
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) Variant: 'Twas a woman who drove me to drink. I never had the courtesy to thank her.
„"But tell me how it is that she could be so beautiful without any heart at all — without any place even for a heart to live in." "I cannot quite tell," she said; "but I am sure she would not look so beautiful if she did not take means to make herself look more beautiful than she is. And then, you know, you began by being in love with her before you saw her beauty … But the chief thing that makes her beautiful is this: that, although she loves no man, she loves the love of any man; and when she finds one in her power, her desire to bewitch him and gain his love (not for the sake of his love either, but that she may be conscious anew of her own beauty, through the admiration he manifests), makes her very lovely—with a self-destructive beauty..."“
— George MacDonald Scottish journalist, novelist 1824 - 1905
On the Alder Tree
„A comedy is just a tragedy interrupted, I once said. Do you finish with the kiss or when she opens her eyes to tell him she loves him and sees blonde hairs on his collar?“
— Alan Ayckbourn English playwright 1939
"A Crash Course in Playwriting" (1993) http://education.alanayckbourn.net/EducationInterviewsPlaywriting.htm.
— Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993
„It's all about soul.
It's all about faith and a deeper devotion.
It's all about soul.
'Cause under the love is a stronger emotion.
She's got to be strong
'Cause so many things getting out of control
Should drive her away.
So why does she stay?
It's all about soul.“
— Billy Joel American singer-songwriter and pianist 1949
All About Soul.
„Once a woman declared that she was desperately in love with him, and he took her to bed with him. "How shall I enter that item in your expense ledger?" asked his accountant later, on learning that she had got 4,000 gold pieces out of him; and Vespasian replied, "Just put it down to 'passion for Vespasian'".“
— Sueton Roman historian 70 - 126