When I reached the [Yosemite] valley, all the rocks seemed talkative, and more lovable than ever. They are dear friends, and have warm blood gushing through their granite flesh; and I love them with a love intensified by long and close companionship. ... I ... bathed in the bright river, sauntered over the meadows, conversed with the domes, and played with the pines.
But I have never been able to love what was not lovable or hate what was not hateful, out of deference for some general principle .Joseph Conrad, in Some Reminiscences, p.9
Billie Holiday's voice was the voice of living intensity of soul in the true sense of that greatly abused word. As a human being she was sweet, sour, kind, mean, generous, profane, lovable and impossible, and nobody who knew her expects to see anyone quite like her again.Billie Holiday
He was, this smoldering, passionate young pianist, generous, lovable, deeply gentle of heart.william kapell
We cannot always judge man for only one part of his attitude. If we did so, we would be like the Pharisees in whose eyes Jesus was seen as bad, because He did not respect their rules about the Sabbath. They closed their eyes entirely to what would have lovable in Jesus, even in their sight.richard wurmbrand
No doubt the Jews aren't a lovable people; I don't care about them myself; but that is not sufficient to explain the Pogrom .neville chamberlain
Although he had reached a high stage of self-discipline and bore his last wound well, he now felt as if these ordinary people were his brothers. Their vanities, desires, and trivialities no longer seemed absurd to him; they had become understandable, lovable, and even worthy of respect.hermann hesse
They should call the good man an ass ! They should call the bad ass a man ! ]]Ironically]] ... to speak thus of you, so smart, friend of the old and the young, of the stream and the butterfly , of the sun and the dog , of the flower and the moon , patient and thoughtful, melancholic and lovable, the Marcus Aurelius of the fields…juan ramón jiménez
You know, I think everybody longs to be loved, and longs to know that he or she is lovable. And, consequently, the greatest thing that we can do is to help somebody know that they're loved and capable of loving.fred rogers
The greater part of human activity is designed to make permanent those experiences and joys which are only lovable because they are changing .alan watts
Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.Robertson Davies, "mehitabel".
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