This quote is stupid. When you have a selfish lover it doesn't mean they only want you it means they want you to have nobody but them! A selfish lover usually doesn't want you having even friends or family
Maya Angelou quote - Nothing will work unless you do. I think this depends on your definition of work. If it is just a flowing part of your life then yes. If it's the conventional idea of working hard to get something I don't agree.