Was „normale“ Leute über Liebe sagen … What „normal“ people say about love

Im Gegensatz zu Propheten, Mystikern und Philosophen …

… In contrast to prophets, mystics and philosophers …

Nicht die Vollkommenen, sondern die Unvollkommenen brauchen Liebe.
(Oscar Wilde)

Wenn Liebe nicht bedingungslos geben und nehmen kann, ist es keine Liebe, sondern ein Handel, in dem ständig Plus und Minus gegeneinander abgewogen werden.
(Emma Goldman)

Die Erfahrung lehrt uns, dass Liebe nicht darin besteht, einander anzusehen, sondern darin, gemeinsam in die gleiche Richtung zu blicken.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)


… It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love.
(Oscar Wilde)

If love does not know how to give and take without restrictions, it is not love, but a transaction that never fails to lay stress on a plus and a minus.
(Emma Goldman)

Experience teaches us that love is not looking at each other, but looking together into the same direction.
(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)


Ich wünsche euch allen noch einen schönen Sonntag.

… I wish you all a pleasant Sunday.

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Stella, oh, Stella

Ich bin gebürtige Deutsche, mit einem Dänen nunmehr seit 1993 verheiratet und in Dänemark lebend. Meine Beiträge erscheinen daher in deutscher Sprache (und nicht in dänischer) und seit 2018 auch in englischer Sprache. … I was born in Germany, have been married with a Dane since 1993 and are living in Denmark. Therefore, my posts are published in German (and not in Danish) and since 2018 in English as well.

17 Gedanken zu „Was „normale“ Leute über Liebe sagen … What „normal“ people say about love“

  1. Die Erfahrung lehrt uns, dass Liebe nicht darin besteht, einander anzusehen, sondern darin, gemeinsam in die gleiche Richtung zu blicken.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
    Als ich auswanderte und Biene ein Jahr lang warten musste, bis sie mir dann nach Kanada nachfolgen konnte, habe ich diesen Spruch einmal in meinen Briefen gebraucht.

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    1. You know, my favourite text about love is actually from the Bible and I can fully embrace it, and cannot formulate it any better; 1st Corinthian 13 (I give below a translation from the 500 years old Luther text):
      If I spoke with the tongues of men and angels and I didn’t have love, I would be a resounding ore or a ringing bell. And if I could speak prophetically and knew all secrets and had all knowledge and had all faith so that I could move mountains, and if I did not have love, then I would be nothing. And if I gave all my possessions to the poor and gave my body as sacrifice to boast, and if I didn’t have love, it would be of no use to me.
      Love is long-suffering and kind, love is not jealous, love does not act willful, it does not inflate itself,
      it does not behave improperly, it does not look for its own, it does not allow herself to be bitter, it does not attribute evil,
      it does not rejoice in injustice, but it rejoices in truth;
      it endures everything, it believes everything, it hopes everything, it tolerates everything.
      Love never ceases although prophetic speaking will cease and speaking in tongues will cease and knowledge will cease. Because our knowledge is piecemeal and our prophetic speech is piecemeal. But when perfection will come, the piecemeal work will cease. When I was a child, I talked like a child and thought like a child and was smart like a child; but when I became a man I dismissed what was childlike. We are now looking through a mirror in a dark picture; but then we will see face to face. Now I learn piece by piece; but then I will recognize from within, just as I am being recognized.
      But now there remain faith, hope, love, these three; but love is the greatest of them.
      (I am not a firm bible reader, but there are some real pearls like the above to be found, similar to all other holy scripts.)

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      1. beautiful – that would be a great post too – originally I was thinking along the lines of just the things that have worked for you personally, as opposed to quotations

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        1. Yes, I did understand that, but I really have problems formulating it … I will have to reflect on it. It also depends what kind of love we are talking about. I would „love“ to achieve universal love, like in the Bible quote above, that would be my goal.

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