601 quotes about Love
Click Post to to share a quote on your blog/social network



Teach only love for that is what you are.
  View quote | A Course In Miracles quotes

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
  View quote | Ackerman, Diane quotes

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
  View quote | Adler, Alfred quotes

Love is a great beautifier.
  View quote | Alcott, Louisa May quotes

The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy --yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible.
  View quote | Algren, Nelson quotes

I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
  View quote | Allen, Woody quotes

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
  View quote | Allen, Woody quotes

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
  View quote | Amiel, Henri Frederic quotes

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
  View quote | Anderson, Margaret quotes

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
  View quote | Angelis, Barbara De quotes

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
  View quote | Angelis, Barbara De quotes

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
  View quote | Angelis, Barbara De quotes

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
  View quote | Anouilh, Jean quotes

Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
  View quote | Aquinas, St. Thomas quotes

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
  View quote | Aragon, Louis quotes

Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.
  View quote | Ardele, Jean Anouilh quotes

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
  View quote | Ardele, Jean Anouilh quotes

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
  View quote | Arendt, Hannah quotes

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
  View quote | Aristotle quotes

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
  View quote | Aristotle quotes

In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
  View quote | Ashley, Elizabeth quotes

Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
  View quote | Atkinson, Ti-Grace quotes

We must love one another or die.
  View quote | Auden, W. H. quotes

We are not commanded (or forbidden) to love our mates, our children, our friends, our country because such affections come naturally to us and are good in themselves, although we may corrupt them. We are commanded to love our neighbor because our natural attitude toward the other is one of either indifference or hostility.
  View quote | Auden, W. H. quotes

A false enchantment can all too easily last a lifetime.
  View quote | Auden, W. H. quotes

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.
  View quote | Augustine, St. quotes

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
  View quote | Augustine, St. quotes

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
  View quote | Augustine, St. quotes

Love is the beauty of the soul.
  View quote | Augustine, St. quotes

Love, and do what you like.
  View quote | Augustine, St. quotes

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
  View quote | Aurelius, Marcus quotes

Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
  View quote | Auvil, Myrtle quotes

Real love stories never have endings.
  View quote | Bach, Richard quotes

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
  View quote | Bacon, Francis quotes

Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.
  View quote | Bacon, Francis quotes

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.
  View quote | Bailey, Pearl quotes

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
  View quote | Bailey, Pearl quotes

The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
  View quote | Balzac, Honore De quotes

Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.
  View quote | Bandler, Richard quotes

Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
  View quote | Barnes, Julian quotes

The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
  View quote | Barr, Amelia E. quotes

If you have it [Love], you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
  View quote | Barrie, Sir James M. quotes

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
  View quote | Barry, Lynda quotes

To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished.
  View quote | Barthes, Roland quotes

Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
  View quote | Bataille, Georges quotes

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
  View quote | Battista, Orlando A. quotes

It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
  View quote | Baudelaire, Charles quotes

To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light.
  View quote | Baudrillard, Jean quotes

If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity.
  View quote | Baudrillard, Jean quotes

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
  View quote | Beaumarchais, Pierre De quotes

When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
  View quote | Becker, Ernest quotes

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
  View quote | Beecher, Henry Ward quotes

Love is the river of life in the world.
  View quote | Beecher, Henry Ward quotes

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
  View quote | Beecher, Henry Ward quotes

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
  View quote | Behn, Aphra quotes

Honor the ocean of love.
  View quote | Benneville, George De quotes

Love seeks no cause beyond itself and no fruit; it is its own fruit, its own enjoyment. I love because I love; I love in order that I may love.
  View quote | Bernard, St. quotes

Let no one believe that he has received the divine kiss, if he knows the truth without loving it or loves it without understanding it. But blessed is that kiss whereby not only is God recognized but also the Father is loved; for there is never full knowledge without perfect love.
  View quote | Bernard, St. quotes

We know that we have passed from death into life, because we love... [1 John 3:14]
  View quote | Bible quotes

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment. [Philippians 1:9]
  View quote | Bible quotes

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
  View quote | Bible quotes

This is my commandment, that ye love one another. [Jesus, In John 15:12]
  View quote | Bible quotes

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. [John 13:35]
  View quote | Bible quotes

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. [Roman 13:9]
  View quote | Bible quotes

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. [I John]
  View quote | Bible quotes

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
  View quote | Bible quotes

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. [I Corinthians]
  View quote | Bible quotes

Love is the fulfilling of the Law.
  View quote | Bible quotes

Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love. [The Song Of Solomon 2:5]
  View quote | Bible quotes

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.
  View quote | Bible quotes

And you are to love those who are your aliens for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt. [Deuteronomy 10:19]
  View quote | Bible quotes

A temporary insanity curable by marriage.
  View quote | Bierce, Ambrose quotes

Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
  View quote | Billings, Josh quotes

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
  View quote | Blake, William quotes

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
  View quote | Blanton, Smiley quotes

Love matches are made by people who are content, for a month of honey, to condemn themselves to a life of vinegar.
  View quote | Blessington, Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of quotes

The only victory over love is flight.
  View quote | Bonaparte, Napoleon quotes

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
  View quote | Borges, Jorge Luis quotes

A proof that experience is of no use, is that the end of one love does not prevent us from beginning another.
  View quote | Bourget, Paul quotes

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
  View quote | Bowen, Elizabeth quotes

If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
  View quote | Breton, Andre quotes

When first we met we did not guess that Love would prove so hard a master.
  View quote | Bridges, Robert quotes

Infinite hungers leap no more I in the chance swaying of your dress; and love has changed to kindliness.
  View quote | Brooke, Rupert quotes

All the little emptiness of love!
  View quote | Brooke, Rupert quotes

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
  View quote | Brookner, Anita quotes

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.
  View quote | Brothers, Dr. Joyce quotes

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
  View quote | Brown, Charlie quotes

Love without attachment is light.
  View quote | Brown, Norman O. quotes

To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.
  View quote | Brown, Rita Mae quotes

Who so loves believes the impossible.
  View quote | Browning, Elizabeth Barrett quotes

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
  View quote | Browning, Elizabeth Barrett quotes

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
  View quote | Browning, Robert quotes

We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
  View quote | Bruyere, Jean De La quotes

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.
  View quote | Bruyere, Jean De La quotes

We cannot avoid using power, cannot escape the compulsion to afflict the world, so let us, cautious in diction and mighty in contradiction, love powerfully.
  View quote | Buber, Martin quotes

When two people relate to each other authentically and humanly, God is the electricity that surges between them.
  View quote | Buber, Martin quotes

Love alone could waken love.
  View quote | Buck, Pearl S. quotes

The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
  View quote | Buddha quotes

Love the whole world as a mother lovers her only child.
  View quote | Buddha quotes

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
  View quote | Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G. quotes

No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
  View quote | Burton, Robert quotes

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
  View quote | Buscaglia, Leo quotes

Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
  View quote | Buscaglia, Leo quotes

Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
  View quote | Buscaglia, Leo quotes

Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.
  View quote | Buscaglia, Leo quotes

Love comes from blindness, friendship from knowledge.
  View quote | Bussy-Rabutin, Comte De quotes

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all.
  View quote | Butler, Samuel quotes

Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
  View quote | Byron, Lord quotes

Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
  View quote | Byron, Lord quotes

Who loves, raves.
  View quote | Byron, Lord quotes

In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
  View quote | Calvino, Italo quotes

The desire for possession is insatiable, to such a point that it can survive even love itself. To love, therefore, is to sterilize the person one loves.
  View quote | Camus, Albert quotes

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
  View quote | Capote, Truman quotes

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.
  View quote | Carlyle, Thomas quotes

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
  View quote | Carmichael, Amy quotes

Everybody forgets the basic thing; people are not going to love you unless you love them.
  View quote | Carroll, Pat quotes

It is difficult to lay aside a confirmed passion.
  View quote | Catullus quotes

Love, Arthur, is a poodle's chance of attaining the infinite, and personally I have my pride.
  View quote | Celine, Louis-Ferdinand quotes

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the other.
  View quote | Cervantes, Miguel De quotes

'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
  View quote | Cervantes, Miguel De quotes

Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
  View quote | Chambless, David quotes

True love is the parent of humility.
  View quote | Channing, William Ellery quotes

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
  View quote | Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De quotes

Love alone can unite living beings so as to complete and fulfill them... for it alone joins them by what is deepest in themselves. All we need is to imagine our ability to love developing until it embraces the totality of men and the earth.
  View quote | Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De quotes

Someday, after mastering winds, waves, tides and gravity, we shall harness the energy of love; and for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
  View quote | Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De quotes

Love is blind.
  View quote | Chaucer, Geoffrey quotes

Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
  View quote | Chesterton, Gilbert K. quotes

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
  View quote | Chesterton, Gilbert K. quotes

Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it.
  View quote | Chevalier, Maurice quotes

The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in that one word Love. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
  View quote | Child, Lydia M. quotes

Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their lives with sweetness, speak cheering words while their ears can hear, and while their hearts can be thrilled and made happier by them. George
  View quote | Childs, Williams quotes

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.
  View quote | Cholmondeley, Mary quotes

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
  View quote | Ciardi, John quotes

You can't put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.
  View quote | Clark, Melanie quotes

If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
  View quote | Colton, Charles Caleb quotes

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
  View quote | Colton, Charles Caleb quotes

Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
  View quote | Colton, Charles Caleb quotes

To love a thing means wanting it to live.
  View quote | Confucius quotes

Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?
  View quote | Confucius quotes

If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me.
  View quote | Congreve, William quotes

We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
  View quote | Connolly, Cyril quotes

Love is a tyrant sparing none.
  View quote | Corneille, Pierre quotes

Love is a friendship set to music.
  View quote | Cossman, E. Joseph quotes

Love - THE FEELING - is a fruit of love, the verb.
  View quote | Covey, Stephen R. quotes

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
  View quote | Crawford, Joan quotes

Love touched her heart, and lo! It beats high, and burns with such brave hearts.
  View quote | Crawshaw, Richard quotes

Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.
  View quote | Crisp, Quentin quotes

I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
  View quote | Croft, Roy quotes

Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.
  View quote | Crowley, Aleister quotes

Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.
  View quote | Cummings, Fr. Jerome quotes

The way to a woman's heart is through your wallet.
  View quote | Dane, Frank quotes

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
  View quote | Davies, Robertson quotes

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone -- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
  View quote | Davis, Bette quotes

Love makes the wildest spirit tame, and the tamest spirit wild.
  View quote | Delp, Alexis quotes

Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.
  View quote | Desai, Yogi quotes

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
  View quote | Dewar, Thomas Robert quotes

I remember when I used to sit on hospital beds and hold people’s hands, people used to be shocked because they’d never seen this before. To me it was quite normal.
  View quote | Diana, Princess of Wales quotes

My first thoughts are that I should not let people down, that I should support them and love them.
  View quote | Diana, Princess of Wales quotes

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
  View quote | Diana, Princess of Wales quotes

I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour; for a day, for a month, but I can give and I'm very happy to do that and I want to do that.
  View quote | Diana, Princess of Wales quotes

I adore him I have never been so happy. I have real love.
  View quote | Diana, Princess of Wales quotes

Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
  View quote | Diana, Princess of Wales quotes

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
  View quote | Dickens, Charles quotes

I argue thee that love is life. And life hath immortality.
  View quote | Dickinson, Emily quotes

For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
  View quote | Dioum, Baba quotes

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
  View quote | Disney, Walt quotes

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
  View quote | Disraeli, Benjamin quotes

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end.
  View quote | Disraeli, Benjamin quotes

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
  View quote | Donne, John quotes

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
  View quote | Donne, John quotes

Love was as subtly caught, as a disease; But being got it is a treasure sweet, which to defend is harder than to get: And ought not be profaned on either part, for though 'Tis got by chance, 'Tis kept by art.
  View quote | Donne, John quotes

To fail to love is not to exist at all.
  View quote | Doren, Mark Van quotes

Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
  View quote | Dostoevski, Fyodor quotes

Love is a ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
  View quote | Drewar, Lord quotes

On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
  View quote | Drummond, Henry quotes

You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
  View quote | Drummond, Henry quotes

To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
  View quote | Drummond, Henry quotes

Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
  View quote | Dryden, John quotes

Love is love's reward.
  View quote | Dryden, John quotes

Love is not in our choice but in our fate.
  View quote | Dryden, John quotes

We only love truly once. It is the first time and succeeding passions are less uncontrolled.
  View quote | Du Coeur quotes

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
  View quote | Duffy, Maureen quotes

Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love --to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
  View quote | Duncan, Isadora quotes

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.
  View quote | Duras, Marguerite quotes

To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead --somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man --somewhere these, too, come together.
  View quote | Duras, Marguerite quotes

It's unthinkable not to love --you'd have a severe nervous breakdown. Or you'd have to be Philip Larkin.
  View quote | Durrell, Lawrence quotes

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
  View quote | Durrell, Lawrence quotes

Romantic love, in pornography as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.
  View quote | Dworkin, Andrea quotes

Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
  View quote | Dyer, Wayne quotes

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
  View quote | Dyer, Wayne quotes

Love is a better teacher than duty.
  View quote | Einstein, Albert quotes

You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
  View quote | Einstein, Albert quotes

Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love
  View quote | Einstein, Albert quotes

A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills.
  View quote | Eliot, George quotes

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told that I am loved. I am not sure that you are of the same kind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of literature and speech and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.
  View quote | Eliot, George quotes

For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
  View quote | Eliot, George quotes

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
  View quote | Eliot, T. S. quotes

If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven.
  View quote | Elton, Ben quotes

All mankind loves a lover.
  View quote | Emerson, Ralph Waldo quotes

The power of love, as the basis of a State, has never been tried.
  View quote | Emerson, Ralph Waldo quotes

Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
  View quote | Emerson, Ralph Waldo quotes

He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
  View quote | Emerson, Ralph Waldo quotes

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
  View quote | Eschenbach, Marie E. quotes

We always come back to our first love.
  View quote | Etienne quotes

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
  View quote | Euripides quotes

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
  View quote | Euripides quotes

People love others not for who they are, but for how they make them feel.
  View quote | Federman, Irwin quotes

You talk too much, you laugh too loud, that's the price of love.
  View quote | Ferry, Brian quotes

I don't want to live -- I want to love first, and live incidentally.
  View quote | Fitzgerald, Zelda quotes

You couldn't get a clue during the clue mating season in a field full of horny clues if you smeared your body with clue musk and did the clue mating dance.
  View quote | Flaherty, Edward quotes

The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heard --it is absurd, unreal, dangerous. The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much.
  View quote | Forster, Edward M. quotes

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
  View quote | Fox, Emmet quotes

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
  View quote | Fox, Emmet quotes

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
  View quote | Francis of Assisi, St. quotes

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
  View quote | Franklin, Benjamin quotes

Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can't even think straight.
  View quote | French, Marilyn quotes

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.
  View quote | Freud, Sigmund quotes

One is very crazy when in love.
  View quote | Freud, Sigmund quotes

Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.
  View quote | Freud, Sigmund quotes

Love, while you are able to love.
  View quote | Frieligrath, A. quotes

Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
  View quote | Fromm, Erich quotes

Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market.
  View quote | Fromm, Erich quotes

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
  View quote | Fromm, Erich quotes

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
  View quote | Frost, Robert quotes

Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold.
  View quote | Fuller, Margaret quotes

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
  View quote | Gandhi, Mahatma quotes

My life is an indivisible whole, and all my attitudes run into one another; and they all have their rise in my insatiable love for mankind.
  View quote | Gandhi, Mahatma quotes

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
  View quote | Gandhi, Mahatma quotes

Where there is love there is life.
  View quote | Gandhi, Mahatma quotes

What then in love can woman do? If we grow fond they shun us. And when we fly them, they pursue: But leave us when they've won us.
  View quote | Gay, John quotes

The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.
  View quote | Gibran, Kahlil quotes

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
  View quote | Gibran, Kahlil quotes

It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
  View quote | Gibran, Kahlil quotes

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
  View quote | Gibran, Kahlil quotes

Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.
  View quote | Ginsberg, Louis quotes

We love because it's the only true adventure.
  View quote | Giovanni, Nikki quotes

If I love you, what business is it of yours?
  View quote | Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von quotes

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
  View quote | Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von quotes

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
  View quote | Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von quotes

That is the true season of love; when we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved as much before, and that no one will ever love in the same way again.
  View quote | Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von quotes

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
  View quote | Gogh, Vincent Van quotes

The best way to know God is to love many things.
  View quote | Gogh, Vincent Van quotes

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
  View quote | Gogh, Vincent Van quotes

Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
  View quote | Goncourt, Edmond and Jules De quotes

Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
  View quote | Gordon, Rabbi J. quotes

Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
  View quote | Gracian, Baltasar quotes

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, I love you.
  View quote | Graham, Billy quotes

Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.
  View quote | Greer, Germaine quotes

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
  View quote | Groening, Matt quotes

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.
  View quote | Groening, Matt quotes

Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
  View quote | Guin, Ursula K. Le quotes

Only the words of love kept alive are worthy of not being wasted
  View quote | Guthrie, Arlo quotes

Love is a gift from God, and as we obey His laws and genuinely learn to serve others, we develop God's love in our lives. Love of God is the means of unlocking divine powers which help us to live worthily and to overcome the world.
  View quote | Haight, David B. quotes

Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.
  View quote | Hardenberg, Novalis quotes

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
  View quote | Harrigan, John quotes

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
  View quote | Hay, Louise L. quotes

The story of a love is not important -- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
  View quote | Hayes, Helen quotes

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity -- love. And the story of a love is not important -- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
  View quote | Hayes, Helen quotes

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. We cannot force love.
  View quote | Hazlitt, William quotes

One would always want to think of oneself as being on the side of love, ready to recognize it and wish it well --but, when confronted with it in others, one so often resented it, questioned its true nature, secretly dismissed the particular instance as folly or promiscuity. Was it merely jealousy, or a reluctance to admit so noble and enviable a sentiment in anyone but oneself?
  View quote | Hazzard, Shirley quotes

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
  View quote | Hebert, George quotes

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
  View quote | Heinlein, Robert quotes

Madame, it is an old word and each one takes it new and wears it out himself. It is a word that fills with meaning as a bladder with air and the meaning goes out of it as quickly. It may be punctured as a bladder is punctured and patched and blown up again and if you have not had it does not exist for you. All people talk of it, but those who have had it are marked by it, and I would not wish to speak of it further since of all things it is the most ridiculous to talk of and only fools go through it many times.
  View quote | Hemingway, Ernest quotes

Only the really plain people know about love --the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they very soon exhaust their talents.
  View quote | Hepburn, Katharine quotes

Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.
  View quote | Herder, Johann Gottfried Von quotes

Love is like a fruit. It may look good, but you shouldn't bite in it until it's ripe.
  View quote | Hertl, Nick quotes

Love is stronger than violence.
  View quote | Hesse, Hermann quotes

Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness.
  View quote | Hirschfield, Mangnu quotes

Love is a conflict between reflexes and reflections.
  View quote | Hirschfield, Mangnu quotes

Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important.
  View quote | Hoffman, Lisa quotes

The choicest thing this world has for a man is affection.
  View quote | Holland, Josiah Gilbert quotes

Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.
  View quote | Holmes, Oliver Wendell quotes

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
  View quote | Holmes, Oliver Wendell quotes

Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
  View quote | Horace quotes

Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing.
  View quote | Horton, Doug quotes

If you love something let it go free. If it doesn't come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.
  View quote | Horton, Doug quotes

Love is a given, hatred is acquired.
  View quote | Horton, Doug quotes

If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.
  View quote | Howe, Edgar Watson quotes

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
  View quote | Hubbard, Elbert quotes

Lovers are fools, but Nature makes them so.
  View quote | Hubbard, Elbert quotes

The love we give away is the only love we keep.
  View quote | Hubbard, Elbert quotes

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes -- and the stars through his soul.
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]
  View quote | Hugo, Victor quotes

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
  View quote | Hurston, Zora Neale quotes

Dive deep, O mind, dive deep in the ocean of God's beauty! If you descend to the uttermost depths, there you will find the gem of love.
  View quote | Hymn, Bengali quotes

Love is the only bow of life's dark cloud. It is the Morning and Evening Star. It shines upon the cradle of the babe, and sheds its radiance upon the quiet tomb. It is the Mother of Art, inspirer of poet, patriot, and philosopher. It is the air and light of every heart, builder of every home, kinder of every fire on every hearth, It was the first dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody. Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings of common clay.
  View quote | Ingersoll, Robert Green quotes

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
  View quote | Ingersoll, Robert Green quotes

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
  View quote | Irving, Washington quotes

Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement.
  View quote | Jampolsky, Gerald G. quotes

Nothing is more beautiful than the love that has weathered the storms of life. The love of the young for the young, that is the beginning of life. But the love of the old for the old, that is the beginning of things longer.
  View quote | Jerome, Jerome K. quotes

Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.
  View quote | Jerome, St. quotes

Love's like the measles; all the worse when it comes late in life.
  View quote | Jerrold, Douglas William quotes

Love, you are eternal like springtime.
  View quote | Jiminez, Juan Ramon quotes

Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.
  View quote | John of the Cross, St. quotes

In the evening of life, we will be judged on love alone.
  View quote | John of the Cross, St. quotes

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
  View quote | Johnson, Samuel quotes

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
  View quote | Jones, Franklin P. quotes

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
  View quote | Jong, Erica quotes

Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul.
  View quote | Joyce, James quotes

Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it.
  View quote | Judalet, Curtis quotes

Where love rules, there is no will to power; where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
  View quote | Jung, Carl quotes

Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
  View quote | Karr, Alphonse quotes

How sweet it is to love, and to be dissolved, and as it were to bathe myself in thy love.
  View quote | Kempis, Thomas quotes

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength.... It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.
  View quote | Kempis, Thomas quotes

Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility, since it believes that it may and can do all things. Therefore it avails for all things, and fulfils and accomplishes much where one not a lover falls and lies helpless.
  View quote | Kempis, Thomas quotes

Love makes everything that is heavy light.
  View quote | Kempis, Thomas quotes

Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
  View quote | Kempis, Thomas quotes

Love the moment and the energy of the moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
  View quote | Kent, Sister Corita quotes

Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
  View quote | Kibran, Kahlil quotes

Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  View quote | King Jr. Martin Luther quotes

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
  View quote | King Jr. Martin Luther quotes

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
  View quote | King Jr. Martin Luther quotes

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transform.
  View quote | Krishnamurti, Jiddu quotes

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
  View quote | La Bruyere, Jean De quotes

We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

We love those who admire us, but not those whom we admire.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

What makes lovers never tire of one another is that they talk always about themselves.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
  View quote | La Rochefoucauld, Francois De quotes

Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life.
  View quote | Laing, R. D. quotes

Love and pity and wish well to every soul in the world; dwell in love, and then you dwell in God.
  View quote | Law, William quotes

Love has no errors, for all errors are the want for love.
  View quote | Law, William quotes

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
  View quote | Lawrence, D. H. quotes

The world is wonderful and beautiful and good beyond one's wildest imagination. Never, never, never could one conceive what love is, beforehand, never. Life can be great --quite god-like. It can be so. God be thanked I have proved it.
  View quote | Lawrence, D. H. quotes

Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything. Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.
  View quote | Lawrence, D. H. quotes

I shall always be a priest of love.
  View quote | Lawrence, D. H. quotes

We love in another's soul whatever of ourselves we can deposit in it; the greater the deposit, the greater the love.
  View quote | Layton, Irving quotes

Human Love... It is that extra creation that stands hurt and baffled at the place of death. Being human, wanting children and sunlight and breath to go on, forever.
  View quote | Leach, Christopher quotes

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
  View quote | Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm Von quotes

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
  View quote | Lennon, John quotes

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
  View quote | Lennon, John quotes

What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate, that you don't need love when you do or that you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better.
  View quote | Lessing, Doris quotes

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
  View quote | Leunig, Michael quotes

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
  View quote | Levine, Stephen quotes

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.
  View quote | Levine, Stephen quotes

What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
  View quote | Lewis, Sinclair quotes

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
  View quote | Lokes, Harold quotes

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
  View quote | Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth quotes

It is a beautiful trait in the lovers character, that they think no evil of the object loved.
  View quote | Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth quotes

Love gives itself; it is not bought.
  View quote | Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth quotes

A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
  View quote | Luce, Clare Boothe quotes

Love is inseparable from knowledge.
  View quote | Macarius of Egypt, St. quotes

Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.
  View quote | Magnani, Anna quotes

There is an important difference between love and friendship. While the former delights in extremes and opposites, the latter demands equality.
  View quote | Maintenon, Francoise D'Aubegne quotes

Nowadays men cannot love seven night but they must have all their desires: that love may not endure by reason; for where they be soon accorded and hasty, heat soon it cooleth. Right so fareth love nowadays, soon hot soon cold: this is no stability. But the old love was not so.
  View quote | Malory, Sir Thomas quotes

Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new.
  View quote | Mandino, Og quotes

Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.
  View quote | Mandino, Og quotes

Do all things with love.
  View quote | Mandino, Og quotes

If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.
  View quote | Mansfield, Katherine quotes

A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.
  View quote | Marino, Michael Garrett quotes

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
  View quote | Marlowe, Christopher quotes

There is no living with thee, nor without thee.
  View quote | Martial, Marcus Valerius quotes

If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America.
  View quote | Martineau, Harriet quotes

Love is what happens to a man and woman who don't know each other.
  View quote | Maugham, W. Somerset quotes

Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us.
  View quote | Maupassant, Guy de quotes

The love boat has crashed against the everyday.
  View quote | Mayakovsky, Vladimir quotes

Love is all you need.
  View quote | Mccartney, Paul quotes

It is by loving and by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another.
  View quote | Mcdonald, George quotes

Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.
  View quote | Mencken, H. L. quotes

Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another.
  View quote | Mencken, H. L. quotes

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
  View quote | Mencken, H. L. quotes

To be in love is merely to be in a perpetual state of anesthesia.
  View quote | Mencken, H. L. quotes

One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him.
  View quote | Menninger, Karl A. quotes

Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
  View quote | Menninger, Karl A. quotes

The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures.
  View quote | Meredith, George quotes

Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
  View quote | Millay, Edna St. Vincent quotes

If I love you Wednesday, What is that to you? I do not love you Thursday -- so much is true.
  View quote | Millay, Edna St. Vincent quotes

Frustrated love has been the incentive for many great works.
  View quote | Mitchell, John N. quotes

To always be loved one must ever be agreeable.
  View quote | Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley quotes

Love talked about is easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.
  View quote | Mooneyham, Stan quotes

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
  View quote | Moore, George quotes

Love never reasons, but profusely gives; it gives like a thoughtless prodigal its all, and then trembles least it has done to little.
  View quote | More, Hannah quotes

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love
  View quote | Mother Teresa quotes

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
  View quote | Mother Teresa quotes

I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
  View quote | Mother Teresa quotes

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
  View quote | Mother Teresa quotes

Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
  View quote | Mother Teresa quotes

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
  View quote | Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus quotes

No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.
  View quote | Murdoch, Iris quotes

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
  View quote | Nathan, George Jean quotes

Where love and wisdom drink out of the same cup, in this everyday world, it is the exception.
  View quote | Neckar, Madame quotes

Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as the are not.
  View quote | Nietzsche, Friedrich quotes

The spiritualization of sensuality is called love: it is a great triumph over Christianity.
  View quote | Nietzsche, Friedrich quotes

I love those who do not know how to live for today.
  View quote | Nietzsche, Friedrich quotes

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.
  View quote | Nin, Anais quotes

Love is a friendship caught on fire.
  View quote | Northern Exposure quotes

If love means that one person absorbs the other, then no real relationship exists any more. Love evaporates; there is nothing left to love. The integrity of self is gone.
  View quote | Oakley, Ann quotes

In love there are two things -- bodies and words.
  View quote | Oates, Joyce Carol quotes

To love, for us men, is to clasp one woman with our arms, feeling that she lives and breathes just as we do, suffers as we do, thinks with us, loves with us, and, above all, sins with us.
  View quote | Orczy, Baroness quotes

To an ordinary human being, love means nothing if it does not mean loving some people more than others.
  View quote | Orwell, George quotes

I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
  View quote | Osgood, Samuel quotes

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
  View quote | Overby, Mark quotes

If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love.
  View quote | Ovid quotes

Love ever gives. Forgives outlives. And ever stands with open hands. And while it lives, it gives. For this is love's prerogatives -- to give, and give, and give.
  View quote | Oxenham, John quotes

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away.
  View quote | Parker, Dorothy quotes

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
  View quote | Pascal, Blaise quotes

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
  View quote | Pavese, Cesare quotes

Love is the cheapest of religions.
  View quote | Pavese, Cesare quotes

Speak low if you speak love.
  View quote | Pedro, Don quotes

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
  View quote | Peguy, Charles quotes

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin-it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
  View quote | Perelman, Sydney Joseph quotes

To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
  View quote | Petrarch, Francesco quotes

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
  View quote | Pilgrim, Peace quotes

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things.
  View quote | Pilgrim, Peace quotes

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
  View quote | Plato quotes

Love is a serious mental disease.
  View quote | Plato quotes

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
  View quote | Plato quotes

Love expands.
  View quote | Prather, Hugh quotes

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
  View quote | Prior, Matthew quotes

People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.
  View quote | Proust, Marcel quotes

Love laughs at locksmiths.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Love rules his kingdom without a sword.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love.
  View quote | Proverb quotes

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
  View quote | Proverb, English quotes

In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek.
  View quote | Proverb, French quotes

A heart that loves is always young.
  View quote | Proverb, Greek quotes

It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.
  View quote | Proverb, Irish quotes

He who is not impatient is not in love.
  View quote | Proverb, Italian quotes

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
  View quote | Proverb, Japanese quotes

A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.
  View quote | Proverb, Japanese quotes

It is easier to guard a sack full of fleas than a girl in love.
  View quote | Proverb, Jewish quotes

Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee.
  View quote | Proverb, Spanish quotes

Love is an expression and assertion of self-esteem, a response to one's own values in the person of another. One gains a profoundly personal, selfish joy from the mere existence of the person one loves. It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love.
  View quote | Rand, Ayn quotes

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
  View quote | Reagan, Ronald quotes

He [Freud] often said three things were impossible to fulfill completely; healing, education, governing. He limited his goals in analytic treatment to brining the patient to the point where he could work for a living and learn to love.
  View quote | Reik, Theodor quotes

The man who has never made a fool of himself in love will never be wise in love.
  View quote | Reik, Theodor quotes

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
  View quote | Renard, Jules quotes

Love is like the measles, all the worse when it comes late.
  View quote | Rhinehart, Mary Roberts quotes

We who were loved will never unlive that crippling fever.
  View quote | Rich, Adrienne quotes

Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
  View quote | Richardson, Nick quotes

A woman who could always love would never grow old; and the love of mother and wife would often give or preserve many charms if it were not too often combined with parental and conjugal anger. There remains in the face of women who are naturally serene and peaceful, and of those rendered so by religion, an after-spring, and later an after-summer, the reflex of their most beautiful bloom.
  View quote | Richter, Jean Paul quotes

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
  View quote | Rilke, Rainer Maria quotes

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
  View quote | Rilke, Rainer Maria quotes

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
  View quote | Robbins, Tom quotes

Love is not love until love's vulnerable.
  View quote | Roethke, Theodore quotes

The value of love will always be stronger than the value of hate.. Any nation or group of nations which employs hatred eventually is torn to pieces by hatred...
  View quote | Roosevelt, Franklin D. quotes

Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
  View quote | Rossetti, Christina quotes

Love is the last relay and ultimate outposts of eternity.
  View quote | Rossetti, Dante Gabriel quotes

Love is the direct opposite of hate. By definition it's something you can't feel for more than a few minutes at a time, so what's all this bullshit about loving somebody for the rest of your life?
  View quote | Rossner, Judith quotes

Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
  View quote | Rousseau, Jean Jacques quotes

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.
  View quote | Rowland, Helen quotes

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
  View quote | Rubenstein, Arthur quotes

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
  View quote | Rumi, Jalal-Uddin quotes

Only from the heart Can you touch the sky.
  View quote | Rumi, Jalal-Uddin quotes

Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
  View quote | Russell, Bertrand quotes

The root of the matter the thing I mean is love, Christian love, or compassion. If you feel this, you have a motive for existence, a guide for action, a reason for courage, an imperative necessity for intellectual honesty.
  View quote | Russell, Bertrand quotes

Sure I love Goldie. How could you not love Goldie? Everyone loves Goldie. I love her, and I hope our love will continue, but I don't want to give an I-love-Goldie-Hawn interview.
  View quote | Russell, Kurt quotes

Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases.
  View quote | Sagan, Francoise quotes

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
  View quote | Saint-Exupery, Antoine De quotes

Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.
  View quote | Saint-Exupery, Antoine De quotes

It is better to have loved your wife than never to have loved at all.
  View quote | Saltus, Edgar quotes

I regard as a mortal sin not only the lying of the senses in matters of love, but also the illusion which the senses seek to create where love is only partial. I say, I believe, that one must love with all of one's being, or else live, come what may, a life of complete chastity.
  View quote | Sand, George quotes

There is only one happiness in life -- to love and to be loved.
  View quote | Sand, George quotes

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.
  View quote | Santayana, George quotes

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
  View quote | Sarton, May quotes

I believe the greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them.
  View quote | Satir, Virginia quotes

Everything comes to us from others. To Be is to belong to someone.
  View quote | Satre, Jean Paul quotes

Love is a spendthrift, leaves it arithmetic at home, is always in the red.
  View quote | Scherer, Paul quotes

Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
  View quote | Schreiner, Olive quotes

Love... Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. It comes or it goes according to those qualities in life that invite it or deny its presence.
  View quote | Seabury, David quotes

Love means never having to say you're sorry.
  View quote | Segal, Erich quotes

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
  View quote | Segal, Erich quotes

Those whom true love has held, it will go on holding.
  View quote | Seneca quotes

If you wish to be loved; Love!
  View quote | Seneca quotes

I believe love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve.
  View quote | Sergeevich, Ivan quotes

Love and stoplights can be cruel.
  View quote | Sesame Street quotes

Every man loves what he is good at.
  View quote | Shadwell, Thomas quotes

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

When love begins to sicken and decay it uses an enforced ceremony. [Julius Caesar]
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

To say the truth, reason and love keep little company together now-a-days.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Love is too young to know what conscience is.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Love bears it out even to the edge of doom.
  View quote | Shakespeare, William quotes

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
  View quote | Shan, Merle quotes

The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity: no really self-respecting woman would take advantage of it.
  View quote | Shaw, George Bernard quotes

All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.
  View quote | Shelley, Percy Bysshe quotes

Love is free; to promise for ever to love the same woman is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed; such a vow in both cases excludes us from all inquiry.
  View quote | Shelley, Percy Bysshe quotes

All fair in love and war.
  View quote | Smedley, Francis Edward quotes

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
  View quote | Smith, Alexander quotes

To love and be loved is the great happiness of existence.
  View quote | Smith, Sydney quotes

Love is not a matter of counting the years -- it's making the years count.
  View quote | Smith, Wolfman Jack quotes

The hottest love has the coldest end.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

I pray Thee, O God, that I may be beautiful within.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
  View quote | Socrates quotes

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.
  View quote | Sophocles quotes

What will not woman, gentle woman dare; when strong affection stirs her spirit up?
  View quote | Southey, Robert quotes

Love is life's end, but never ending. Love is life's wealth, never spent, but ever spending. Love's life's reward, rewarded in rewarding.
  View quote | Spencer, Herbert quotes

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
  View quote | Stael, Germaine De quotes

We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us.
  View quote | Stael, Germaine De quotes

Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.
  View quote | Stanislavisky, Konstantin quotes

Love wholeheartedly, be surprised, give thanks and praise then you will discover the fullness of your life.
  View quote | Steindl-Rast, David quotes

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.
  View quote | Stendhal, Henri B. quotes

Love is stronger than justice.
  View quote | Sting quotes

What force is more potent than love?
  View quote | Stravinsky, Igor quotes

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
  View quote | Stravinsky, Igor quotes

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
  View quote | Strong, Anna quotes

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
  View quote | Sunde, Karen quotes

After the verb To Love...To Help is the most beautiful verb in the world.
  View quote | Suttner, Bertha Von quotes

As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
  View quote | Swift, Jonathan quotes

We often speak of love when we really should be speaking of the drive to dominate or to master, so as to confirm ourselves as active agents, in control of our own destinies and worthy of respect from others.
  View quote | Szasz, Thomas quotes

We live in the world when we love it.
  View quote | Tagore, Rabindranath quotes

For where there is true love, a man is neither out of measure lifted up by prosperity, nor cast down by mishap; whether you give or take away from him, so long as he keeps his beloved, he has a spring of inward peace. Thus, even though thy outward man grieve, or weep downright, that may well be borne, if only thy inner man remain at peace, perfectly content with the will of God.
  View quote | Tauler, Johannes quotes

A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
  View quote | Tebbets, Frank quotes

I hold it true, whatever befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  View quote | Tennyson, Lord Alfred quotes

Love is the only gold.
  View quote | Tennyson, Lord Alfred quotes

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
  View quote | Tennyson, Lord Alfred quotes

Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
  View quote | Tennyson, Lord Alfred quotes

It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found -- not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater.
  View quote | Teresa of Avila, St. quotes

True love grows by sacrifice and the more thoroughly the soul rejects natural satisfaction the stronger and more detached its tenderness becomes.
  View quote | Theresa of Lisieux, St. quotes

We really have to understand the person we want to love. If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love. If we only think of ourselves, if we know only our own needs and ignore the needs of the other person, we cannot love.
  View quote | Thich Nhat Hanh quotes

There is no remedy for love than to love more.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
  View quote | Thoreau, Henry David quotes

Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.
  View quote | Thurber, James quotes

Love is what you've been through with somebody.
  View quote | Thurber, James quotes

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.
  View quote | Tolstoy, Count Leo quotes

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
  View quote | Tolstoy, Count Leo quotes

If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
  View quote | Tomlin, Lily quotes

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
  View quote | Tracy, Brian quotes

To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
  View quote | Traherne, Thomas quotes

Love is everything. It is the key to life, and its influences are those that move the world.
  View quote | Trine, Ralph Waldo quotes

What is the main thing in love? to know and to hide. To know about the one you love and to hide that you love. At times the hiding (shame) overpowers the knowing (passion). The passion for the hidden -- the passion for the revealed.
  View quote | Tsvetaeva, Marina quotes

Listen! Encourage. Say something. Do something. Be yourself. Love
  View quote | Turner, Rev. Dale quotes

For it is the suffering flesh, it is suffering, it is death, that lovers perpetuate upon the earth. Love is at once the brother, son, and father of death, which is its sister, mother, and daughter. And thus it is that in the depth of love there is a depth
  View quote | Unamuno, Miguel De quotes

Many will detest you if you spend all your love on yourself.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

We will invent new lullabies, new songs, new acts of love, we will cry over things we used to laugh and our new wisdom will bring tears to eyes of gentle creatures from other planets who were afraid of us till then and in the end a summer with wild winds and new friends will be.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Those who haven't loved somebody else, more than they love themselves haven't even begun to live
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Never try to define love. Once defined love is confined. Once confined -- It dies.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

LOVE, the feeling, is the fruit of LOVE, the verb.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Love may be blind, but it can sure find its way around in the dark!
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Love is the poetry of the senses.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Love is the bridge between two hearts.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Love is like a poisonous mushroom -- you don't know if it is the real thing until it is too late
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Live for love. Without love, you don't live.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

It is well to be happy and wise and well to be honest and true; it is well to be off with the old love, before you are on with the new.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

Is your love for the Lord sufficient to give all your time and talents to his work?
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

No three words have greater power than I Love You.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again?
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

If marriage is your object, you'd better start loving your subject.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

If love is shelter, I'm going to walk in the rain.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

I define love for our purpose as the passion of one being for another in the hope of being loved in return.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

But true love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning. Never sick, never old, never dead. From itself never turning.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

As Plato sometimes speaks of the divine love, it arises not out of indigency, as created love does, but out of fullness and redundancy; it is an overflowing fountain, and that love which descends upon created being is a free efflux from the almighty source of love; and it is well pleasing to him that those creatures which he hath made should partake of it.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved, by others.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

If we discovered we only had five minutes left to say all we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people telling other people that they loved them.
  View quote | Unknown, Source quotes

An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.
  View quote | Updike, John quotes

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
  View quote | Ustinov, Peter quotes

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
  View quote | Van Gogh, Vincent quotes

Love's pure silver flame gives each innermost spirit invisible warmth.
  View quote | Verse, A Haiku quotes

I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror.
  View quote | Vicious, Sid quotes

We were two and had but one heart between us.
  View quote | Villon, Francois de Montcorbier quotes

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket, or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
  View quote | Viorst, Judith quotes

Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.
  View quote | Viorst, Judith quotes

Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love.
  View quote | Virgil quotes

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
  View quote | Voltaire quotes

If somebody says, I love you, to me, I feel as though I had a pistol pointed at my head. What can anybody reply under such conditions but that which the pistol-holder requires? I love you, too.
  View quote | Vonnegut Jr., Kurt quotes

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
  View quote | Walker, Alice quotes

Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
  View quote | Warhol, Andy quotes

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
  View quote | West, Mae quotes

A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in.
  View quote | West, Mae quotes

It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood --no more --to man, and love to a woman is life or death.
  View quote | Wilcox, Ella Wheeler quotes

My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away
  View quote | Wilde, Kim quotes

Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
  View quote | Wilde, Oscar quotes

Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
  View quote | Wilkerson, David quotes

Oh, Jacques, we're used to each other, we're a pair of captive hawks caught in the same cage, and so we've grown used to each other. That's what passes for love at this dim, shadowy end of the Camino Real.
  View quote | Williams, Tennessee quotes

It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
  View quote | Williams, William Carlos quotes

Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.
  View quote | Williamson, Marianne quotes

I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. As I grew and stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved, I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us
  View quote | Williamson, Marianne quotes

My wife heard me say I love you a thousand times, but she never once heard me say sorry
  View quote | Willis, Bruce quotes

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
  View quote | Wilson, Sandy quotes

No thoughtful man ever came to the end of his life, and had time and a little space of calm from which to look back upon it, who did not know and acknowledge that it was what he had done unselfishly and for others, and nothing else, that satisfied him in the retrospect, and made him feel that he had played the man.
  View quote | Wilson, Woodrow T. quotes

However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.
  View quote | Winterson, Jeanette quotes

For love... has two faces; one white, the other black; two bodies; one smooth, the other hairy. It has two hands, two feet, two tails, two, indeed, of every member and each one is the exact opposite of the other. Yet, so strictly are they joined together
  View quote | Woolf, Virginia quotes

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
  View quote | Wyatt, Woodrow quotes

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
  View quote | Yates, Douglas quotes

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
  View quote | Yeats, William Butler quotes

Love the giver more than the gift.
  View quote | Young, Brigham quotes

You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.
  View quote | Youngman, Henny quotes

When you interact with another, an illusion is part of this dynamic. This illusion allows each soul to perceive what it needs to understands in order to heal.
  View quote | Zukav, Gary quotes