Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Really, I don’t like to do any household chores. There was a time when I loved to cook, but that was when I wasn’t writing books.
Better to love amiss than nothing to have loved.
If a man urge me to tell wherefore I loved him, I feel it cannot be expressed but by answering: Because it was he, because it was myself.
You were made perfectly to be loved – and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
In poetry, I have, since very young, loved poetry in translation. The Chinese, the French, the Russians, Italians, Indians and early Celts: the formality of the translator’s voice, their measured breath and anxiety moves me as it lingers over the original.
I loved science, and when I discovered Buddhist meditative practices and martial arts, I was able to bridge those ways of knowing the world into my own unique way. From that grew the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which became my karmic assignment.
Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone’s heart; know that you’re really loved.
I loved Elijah Muhammad with a love that I can’t adequately describe.
Everybody loved me running for president in ’91 and ’92 because they never knew a presidential candidate before.