"Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Hans Urs von Balthasar on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Hans Urs von Balthasar on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Hans Urs von Balthasar on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Hans Urs von Balthasar on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Hans Urs von Balthasar on Bruce Lee
"Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness."
"Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance."
"Not longer loved or fostered by religion, beauty is lifted from its face as a mask, and its absence exposes features on that face which threaten to become incomprehensible to man."
"We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it."
"It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first."