800 Love Quotes

Love Quotes:

This is a page dedicated to love quotes as written down by great minds.

For easier navigation, I have organised all quotes into 40 units,

each unit containing 20 Love Quotes.


Love Quotes-01

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” 
― Joan Crawford

“I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.” 
― Nicholas Sparks

“People have forgotten this truth," the fox said. "But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? he wondered. Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away? The math seemed impossible.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, 'til our Life shall be Done.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

“Love makes you want to be a better man—right, right. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.” 
― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

“I don't care if you danced naked on the roof of the Little Palace with him. I love you, Alina, even the part of you that loved him.” 
― Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

“And now I know why they invented words for love, why they had to: It's the only thing that can come close to describing what I feel in that moment, the baffling mixture of pain and pleasure and fear and joy, all running sharply through me at once.” 
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“At the end of the day it's about how much you can bear, how much you can endure. Being together, we harm nobody; being apart, we extinguish ourselves.” 
― Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

“I am the most miserable person who ever lived," he said... "You are young, and in love," said Primus. "Every young man in your position is the most miserable young man who ever lived.”
― Neil Gaiman, Stardust

Words can never fully say what we want them to say, for they fumble, stammer, and break the best porcelain. The best one can hope for is to find along the way someone to share the path, content to walk in silence, for the heart communes best when it does not try to speak.” 
― Margaret Weis, Dragons of a Lost Star

“The minute I stopped trying to find the right girl, and started trying to become the right guy...the girl came.” 
― Jonathan Antin

“I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.” 
― Dave Eggers, What is What

“I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.” 
― Tiffany Madison

“This time I wouldn't forget him, because I couldn't ever forgive him - for breaking my heart twice.” 
― James Patterson, Sundays at Tiffany's

“There are only two reasons why you leave someone you're still in love with - either it's the right thing to do, or it's the only thing to do.” 
― Tiffany Reisz, The Siren

“Love me like you'll never see me again.” 
― Alicia Keys

“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it's not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person--without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.” 
― Osho

“For she had eyes and chose me.” 
― William Shakespeare, Othello

Love Quotes-02

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” 
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” 
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations 

“Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn't stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren't having any of those.” 
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath   

“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol 

“There's a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.” 
― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl 

“It’s dark now and I am very tired. I love you, always. Time is nothing.” 
― Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! (Act 1, scene 1)” 
― William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet 

“Last time I saw you, I said that it hurt too much to love you. But I was wrong about that. The truth is it hurts too much not to love you.” 
― P.C. Cast

“True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.” 
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride 

“Of course he loves me. I’m his sister.”
“Blood isn’t love,” said Magnus, and his voice was bitter.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls 

“I love you more than I hate everything else.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Landline 

“But how will I know who my Soulmate is?” Brida felt that this was one of the most important questions she had ever asked in her life. 
By taking risks’ she said to Brida. ‘ By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Brida 

“If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.” 
― Michael Jackson

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy to a friend.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“It hurts to breathe. It hurts to live. I hate her, yet I do not think I can exist without her.” 
― Charlotte Featherstone, Addicted 

“But hurry, let's entwine ourselves as one, our mouth broken, our soul bitten by love, so time discovers us safely destroyed.” 
― Federico Garcia Lorca

“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” 
― Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain 

“A gentleman holds my hand.
A man pulls my hair.
A soulmate will do both.” 
― Alessandra Torre

“She didn't need to understand the meaning of life; it was enough to find someone who did, and then fall asleep in his arms and sleep as a child sleeps, knowing that someone stronger than you is protecting you from all evil and all danger”
― Paulo Coelho, Brida 

“Tell me then, does love make one a fool or do only fools fall in love?” 
― Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red 

Love Quotes-03

“I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' ... There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.” 
― Maya Angelou

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” 
― Robert Frost

“Do not fall in love with people like me. 
I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.
I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.” 
― Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems  

“If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.” 
― Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova 

“If you're a bird... I'm a bird...” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook 

“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” 
― Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer 

“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.” 
― Rumi

“Then love knew it was called love. 
And when I lifted my eyes to your name, 
suddenly your heart showed me my way” 
― Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair 

“Only love of a good woman will make a man question every choice, every action. Only love makes a warrior hesitate for fear that his lady will find him cruel. Only love makes a man both the best he will ever be, and the weakest. Sometimes all in the same moment. -Wicked ” 
― Laurell K. Hamilton

“I love you enough to never make you choose.” 
― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits 

“Dying is overrated. Human sentimentality has twisted it into the ultimate act of love. Biggest load of bullshit in the world. Dying for someone isn't the hard thing. The man that dies escapes. Plain and simple. Game over. End of pain...Try living for someone. Through it all-good, bad, thick, thin, joy, suffering. That's the hard thing.” 
― Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever 

“The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the ocean-
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition.” 
― Robert Frost

“Freely we serve
Because we freely love, as in our will
To love or not; in this we stand or fall.” 
― John Milton

“You can’t leave yet. I’m not finished falling in love with you.” 
― Colleen Hoover, November 9 

“I never want to be away from you again, except at work, in the restroom or when one of us is at a movie the other does not want to see.” 
― Lemony Snicket, The Beatrice Letters 

“Nobody ever gets what they want when it comes to love.” 
― Scott Turow

“But what can be done, the one who loves must share the fate of the one he loves.” 
― Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita 

“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.” 
― Mark Twain, Notebook 

“Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere?” 
― Rumi

“Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love” 
― Clive Barker

“The language of love letters is the same as suicide notes.” 
― Courtney Love, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love 

Love Quotes-04

“They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook 

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ” 
― Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography 

“I fell in love with him. But I don't just stay with him by default as if there's no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” 
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant 

“And what would humans be without love?"
RARE, said Death.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Sourcery 

“The heart is the toughest part of the body. 
Tenderness is in the hands.” 
― Carolyn Forché, The Country Between Us 

“If you ever looked at me once with what I know is in you, I would be your slave.” 
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights 

“Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.” 
― William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet 

“I want love to conquer all. But love can't conquer anything. It can't do anything on it's own.
It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.” 
― David Levithan, Every Day 

“She's mad, but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire.” 
― Charles Bukowski

“It's one thing to fall in love. It's another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.” 
― David Levithan, Every Day

“The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them.” 
― Steve Hall

“I don't care if you say we can't be together. I don't care if you think I'm the most evil, unnatural creature walking on earth. You can think whatever you want, go whatever you want. I'm going to just go on loving you, even if it's hopeless.” 
― Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell 

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” 
― Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare 

“I think you're still the only person sharp enough to sharpen someone like me.” 
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant 

“And the story of love is a long sad tale ending in graves.” 
― Jack Kerouac

“When it comes to men, deal with them as they are, not how you’d like them to be.” 
Greg Behrendt, Liz Tuccillo, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

“The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.” 
― Walter Benjamin

“When you know my love, my love will warm you.” 
― Ruby Dee

“Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience 

Love is a combination of care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect and trust.” 
Bell Hooks, Communion: The Female Search for Love 

“He promised her that he would give her everything, everything she wanted, as men in love always do. And she trusted him despite herself, as women in love always do.” 
― Philippa Gregory, The White Queen 

Love Quotes-05

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” 
― Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness 

“Who, being loved, is poor?” 
― Oscar Wilde

“When we meet someone and fall in love, we have a sense that the whole universe is on our side. And yet if something goes wrong, there is nothing left! How is it possible for the beauty that was there only minutes before to vanish so quickly? Life moves very fast. It rushes from heaven to hell in a matter of seconds.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes 

“You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shelter when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your windows. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.” 
― Bob Marely

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” 
― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love 

“Love is scary: it changes; it can go away. That's the part of the risk. I don't want to be scared anymore.” 
― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

“Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.” 
― William P. Young, The Shack 

“I didn't want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there's a lot of difference.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage 

“Being with her I feel a pain, like a frozen knife stuck in my chest. An awful pain, but the funny thing is I'm thankful for it. It's like that frozen pain and my very existence are one.
The pain is an anchor, mooring me here.” 
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore 

“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with soaking joy. But sometimes, under the angry heat of life, love dries on the surface and must nourish from below, tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.” 
― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven  

“It was the nicest thing she could imagine. It made her want to have his babies and give him both of her kidneys.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park 

“Every life has one true love snapshot.” 
― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven 

“I got my heart's desire, and there my troubles began.” 
― Lev Grossman, The Magicians

“One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.” 
― Alain de Botton

“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.” 
― Sigmund Freud

“Love those you hate you.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.” 
― Anaïs Nin

“If you have reasons to love someone, you don’t love them.” 
― Slavoj Žižek

“Almost all the time, you tell yourself you're loving somebody when you're just using them. 
This only looks like love.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters 

Love Quotes-06

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Alman's Odyssey 

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.” 
― Orhan Pamuk, Snow 

“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” 
― John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne 

“I was blind and heart broken and didn't want to do anything and Gus burst into my room and shouted, "I have wonderful news!" And I was like, "I don't really want to hear wonderful news right now," and Gus said, "This is wonderful news you want to hear," and I asked him, "Fine, what is it?" and he said, "You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“If you can capture a woman's imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance to function properly.” 
― Kathleen Tessaro

“There are memories that time does not erase... Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly 

“You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Carry On 

“Then I discovered that being related is no guarantee of love!” 
― Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

“These pictures are my heart. And if my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you.” 
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight 

“You cannot be with someone just because you don’t want to hurt him. You have your own happiness to think about.” 
― Melissa de la Cruz, The Van Allen Legacy 

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you- is not that strange?” 
― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing 

“You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace 

“We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything—what a waste!” 
― André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name 

“Sometimes two people have to fall apart, to realize how much they need to fall back together.” 
― Colleen Hoover

“All the most powerful emotions come from chaos -fear,anger,love- especially love. Love is chaos itself. Think about it! Love makes no sense. It shakes you up and spins you around. And then, eventually , it falls apart.” 
― Kirsten Miller, The Eternal Ones 

“What if love wasn't the act of finding what you were missing but the give-and-take that made you both match?” 

― Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle 

“We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present.” 
― Marianne Williamson

“Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one “object” of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. Yet, most people believe that love is constituted by the object, not by the faculty.” 
― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving 

“Love is the most powerful force in the world. That love can do anything.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels 

“Watch carefully
the magic that occurs
when you give a person 
enough comfort
to just be themselves.” 
― Atticus Poetry, Love Her Wild 

Love Quotes-07

“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.” 
― Milan Kundera

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” 
― Jimi Hendrix

“Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.” 
― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish 

“You're beautiful, but you're empty...One couldn't die for you. Of course, an ordinary passerby would think my rose looked just like you. But my rose, all on her own, is more important than all of you together, since she's the one I've watered. Since she's the one I put under glass, since she's the one I sheltered behind the screen. Since she's the one for whom I killed the caterpillars (except the two or three butterflies). Since she's the one I listened to when she complained, or when she boasted, or even sometimes when she said nothing at all. Since she's my rose.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince 

“Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” 
― Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie 

“He suddenly recalled from Plato's Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split then in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.” 
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 

“How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.” 
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath  

“Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments 

“And yet,to say the truth, reason and love keep little company together nowadays.” 
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Nights Dream

“Blood of my Blood," he whispered, "and bone of my bone. You carry me within ye, Claire, and ye canna leave me now, no matter what happens, You are mine, always, if ye will it or no, if ye want me or nay. Mine, and I wilna let ye go.” 
― Diana Gabaldon , Dragonfly in Amber 

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.” 
― Goethe

“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand. 
O, that I were a glove upon that hand 
That I might touch that cheek!” 
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet 

“Tears are words the heart can't express” 
― Gerard Way

“Everyone always wants to know how you can tell when it's true love, and the answer is this: when the pain doesn't fade and the scars don't heal, and it's too damned late.” 
― Jonathan Tropper, The Book of Joe 

“There is no one I would rather see the sunrise with than you.” 
― Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn 

“I love you so much that nothing can matter to me - not even you...Only my love- not your answer. Not even your indifference” 
― Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead 

“I need the thing that happens when your brain shuts off and your heart turns on.” 
― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation 

“I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love.” 
― Leo Tolstoy

“Ever since time began, people have recognized their true Love by the light in their eyes.” 
― Paulo Coelho

“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love” 
― John Lennon

Love Quotes-08

“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” 
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven 

“Find what you love and let it kill you.” 
― Charles Bukowski

“It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.” 
― John Updike, My Father's Tears and Other Stories 

“Even more, I had never meant to love him. One thing I truly knew - knew it in the pit of my stomach, in the center of my bones, knew it from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, knew it deep in my empty chest - was how love gave someone the power to break you” 
― stephenie meyer, Twilight 

“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.” 
― Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature  

“Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. 
But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear 

“If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.” 
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility 

“I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you, and I choose both.” 
― Sarah Kay

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” 
― Johnny Depp

“If you love something so much let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn't it never was” 
― Albert Schweitzer

“Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.” 
― Stephenie Meyer, Twilight 

“When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.” 
― Ann Brashares, Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood  

“Do you believe a man can truly love a woman and constantly betray her?Never mind physically but betray her in his mind,in the very "poetry of his soul".Well,it's not easy but men do it all the time.” 
― Mario Puzo, Fools Die 

“It's hard to love a woman and do anything.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“So I’m your huntress and thief?” His hands slid down to cup the backs of my knees as he said with a roguish grin, “You are my salvation, Feyre.” 
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury 

“God knows far more about living a life of joy and blessings than we do.” 
― Randy Loubier, Slow Brewing Tea 

“Physical love is unthinkable without violence.” 
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being  

“Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.” 
― Matt Groening, The Big Book of Hell 

“Loving's pretty easy. It's letting someone love you that's hard.” 
― Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun 

“To love makes one solitary.” 
― Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway 

“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.” 
― Leo Tolstoy

Love Quotes-09

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Come sleep with me: We won't make Love, Love will make us.”
― Julio Cortázar

“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.

But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.” 
― Dorothy Parker, The Complete Poems of Dorothy Parker 

“You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.” 
― C. JoyBell C.

“We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love.” 
― Robert Fulghum, True Love 

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” 
― Hermann Hesse

“If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.” 
― Robert Goolrick, The End of the World as We Know it: Scenes from a Life  

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him, the greatest human achievement.” 
― St. Augustine of Hippo

“When you love someone, you don't have a choice. Love takes your choices away.
- Clary Fray” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes 

“Love is illogical, love had consequences--I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy 

“I guess what I'm trying to say is that you are there, in everything I am, in everything I've ever done, and looking back, I know that I should have told you know much you've always meant to me. ” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding 

“...I told him a story of two people. Two people who shouldn't have met, and who didn't like each other much when they did, but who found they were the only two people in the world who could possibly have understood each other.” 
― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You 

“I wish I had a boyfriend. I wish he lived in the wardrobe on a coat hanger. Whenever I wanted, I could get him out and he'd look at me the way boys do in films, as if I'm beautiful.” 
― Jenny Downham, Before I Die 

“We are bound together, Emma, bound together—I breathe when you breathe, I bleed when you bleed, I’m yours and you’re mine, you’ve always been mine, and I have always, always belonged to you!” 
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight 

“Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name.” 
― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn 

“I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapalogetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience  

“Don't marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to keep you happy. No rich man can buy that!” 
― Staness Jonekos

“I want YOU to be the one wanting me first. Pushing me first. Kissing me first. Don't be careful with me," he said. "Because I won't be careful with you.” 
― Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer 

“I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” 
― Oprah Winfrey

“The more you are motivated by Love, 
The more Fearless & Free your action will be.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

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“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.” 
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City 

“The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe 

“I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.” 
― Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas 

“Despite your best efforts, people are going to be hurt when it's time for them to be hurt.” 
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood 

“In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia  

“Love is a rebellious bird, 
that nobody can tame, 
and you call him quite in vain, 
if it suits him not to come.” 
― Ludovic Halévy

“In this part of the story I am the one who
dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.” 
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets 

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.” 
― Author-Poet Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations From a Life Made Out of Poetry   

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.” 
― Marvin J. Ashton

“Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.” 
― Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time 

“This I want to believe implicitly: Man was born for love and revolution.” 
― Osamu Dazai, The Setting Sun 

“I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.” 
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorne and Roses 

“You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, and the blood in my veins.” 
― J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never 

“Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.” 
― Julianne Moore

“I imagine a line, a white line, painted on the sand and on the ocean, from me to you.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated 

“Because isn’t that the point of every relationship: to be known by someone else, to be understood? He gets me. She gets me. Isn’t that the simple magic phrase?” 
― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl 

“Don't let yourself die without knowing the wonder of fucking with love.” 
― Gabriel García Márquez

“That’s love: Two lonely persons keep each other safe and touch each other and talk to each other.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke

“She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss the rest of your life.” 
― Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” 
― Amy Carmichael

“When forever becomes a place...when forever ceases to be just a word… when it ceases to be just a measurement of time…but instead becomes a place where soul mates can dance to the song in their hearts... that is a reflection of true love.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free  

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“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” 
― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever  

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” 
― Charles Dickens

“Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.” 
― Mitch Albom

“Making love with a woman and sleeping with a woman are two separate passions, not merely different but opposite. Love does not make itself felt in the desire for copulation (a desire that extends to an infinite number of women) but in the desire for shared sleep (a desire limited to one woman).” 
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being 

“Love, n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage.” 
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary  

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” 
― Maya Angelou

“You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it's better to listen to what it has to say.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we're settling for.” 
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass 

“Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.” 
― John Lennon

“A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.” 
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Last night, I got up the courage to ask you if you regretted us.
"There are things I miss," you said. "But if I didn't have you, I'd miss more.” 
― David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary 

“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.” 
― James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small 

“Everybody is a main character to someone...” 
― Amy Harmon, Making Faces 

“Stronger than lover's love is lover's hate. Incurable, in each, the wounds they make.” 
― Euripides, Medea 

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” 
― Nikki Giovanni

“You say you’re sure? Sure that you’re in love? How can you know it? You think love is so simple? ” 
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go 

“I want you to love me. I want you to trust me enough to let me love you, and I want you to stay here with me so we can build a life together. That's what I want” 
― Francine Rivers, Redeeming Love 

“A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does” 
― Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives 

“When you were in love, you were capable of learning everything and of knowing things you had never dared even to think, because love was the key to understanding all of the mysteries.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Brida 

“The fiercest anger of all, the most incurable,
Is that which rages in the place of dearest love.” 
― Euripides, Medea and Other Plays 

“Well, it's simple to love someone," she said. "But it's hard to know when you need to say it out loud.” Rebecca Stead, When You Reach Me 

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“You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me."
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen.
"But I don't want anything else in the world.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass 

“If she's amazing, she won't be easy. If she's easy, she won't be amazing. If she's worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you're not worthy. ... Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” 
― Bob Marley, Guitar Chord Songbook- Bob Marley 

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

“Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.” 
― Anais Nin

“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 mind. But the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech, and I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear.” 
― George Eliot

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.” 
― Jorge Luis Borges

“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.” 
― Woody Allen

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.” 
― Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations 

“Choose your love. Love your choice.” 
― Thomas S. Monson

“I want you any way I can get you. Not because you’re beautiful or clever or kind or adorable, although devil knows you’re all those things. I want you because there’s no one else like you, and I don’t ever want to start a day without seeing you.” 
― Lisa Kleypas, Tempt Me at Twilight 

“Can officially confirm that the way to a man's heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.” 
― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary 

“But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels 

“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” 
― John Lennon

“The Heart wants what it wants - or else it does not care” 
― Emily Dickinson

“Be worthy love, and love will come.” 
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women 

“She did not believe he could have really gone, because for her, to leave the person you loved was impossible.” 
― Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily 

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion” 
― Simone de Beauvoir

“That’s what it feels like when you touch me. Like millions of tiny universes being born and then dying in the space between your finger and my skin. Sometimes I forget.” 
― Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You I

“Sometimes your heart is the only thing worth listening to.” 
― Marissa Meyer, Heartless 

“I think it’s beautiful
the way you sparkle 
when you talk about 
the things you love.” 
― Atticus Poetry, Love Her Wild 

“She had studied the universe all her life, but had overlooked its clearest message: For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” 
― Carl Sagan, Contact 

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“One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.” 
― Sophocles

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon

“It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” 
― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View 

“Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it.” 
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet 

“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal” 
― Gayle Forman, If I Stay 

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” 
― Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale 

“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” 
― Mark Twain, Diaries of Adam & Eve 

“Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it.” 
― Toni Morrison, Jazz 

“If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“Even when I'm dead, I'll swim through the Earth,
like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones.” 
― Jeffrey McDaniel

“Love doesn't mean anything if you're not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.”
― Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven 

“If a man hasn't what's necessary to make a woman love him, it's his fault, not hers.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

“Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.” 
― Leo Buscaglia

“Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.” 
― Pearl S. Buck

“Physics isn't the most important thing. Love is.” 
― Richard P. Feynman

“Don’t take the high ground and assume you already know what you’ll do. The truth is, when it comes to someone you love, you’ll find there isn’t anything you won’t do.” 
― Richelle Mead, The Fiert Heart 

“Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don't care about anymore.” 
― Lady Gaga

“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.” 
― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising 

“Unconditional love is hard to compete with.” 
― Abbi Glines, Because of Low 

“People who love themselves, don’t hurt other people. The more we hate ourselves, the more we want others to suffer.” 
― Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing 

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“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.” 
― Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War  

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it...” 
― Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight 

“If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller's felt so that we should never hear it. Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated 

“If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I'd be soaring in flight.” 
― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why 

“It's funny how you can forget everything except people loving you. Maybe that's why humans find it so hard getting over love affairs. It's not the pain they're getting over, it's the love.” 
― Melina Marchetta, On the Jellicoe Road 

“Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.” 
― Colleen Houck

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” 
― Anatole France

“Do I love you because you're beautiful, or are you beautiful because I love you?” 
― Richard Rodgers, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella   

“Living with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever.” 
― Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath  

“The first time he'd held her hand, it felt so good that it crowded out all the bad things. It felt better than anything had ever hurt.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park 

“...Who could refrain, 
That had a heart to love, and in that heart 
Courage to make love known?” 
― William Shakespeare, Macbeth 

“Love must not entreat,' she added, 'or demand. Love must have the strength to become certain within itself. Then it ceases merely to be attracted and begins to attract.” 
― Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” 
― Charles M. Schulz

“I had jumped off the edge, and then, at the very last moment, something reached out and caught me in midair. That something is what I define as love. It is the one thing that can stop a man from falling, powerful enough to negate the laws of gravity.” 
― Paul Auster, Moon Palace 

“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” 
― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters 

“I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.” 
― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl  

“You are afraid of it because it is stronger than you; you hate it because you are afraid of it; you love it because you cannot subdue it to your will. Only the unsubduable can be loved.” 
― Yevgeny Zamyatin, We 

“Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I'm never not thinking of you.” 
― Virginia Woolf, Selected Diaries 

“How could you go about choosing something that would hold the half of your heart you had to bury?” 
― Jodi Picoult, Mercy 

“Perhaps all romance is like that; not a contract between equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a different colour.” 
― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion 

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“For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” 
― Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss 

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” 
― Maya Angelou

“From childhood's hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.” 
― Edgar Allan Poe

“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? 
Deny thy father refuse thy name, thou art thyself thou not a montegue, what is montegue? tis nor hand nor foot nor any other part belonging to a man 
What is in a name? 
That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, 
So Romeo would were he not Romeo called retain such dear perfection to which he owes without that title, 
Romeo, Doth thy name! 
And for that name which is no part of thee, take all thyself.” 
― William Shakespeare

“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” 
― Erich Segal

“Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.” 
― Ann Brashares, Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood 

“The future for me is already a thing of the past -
You were my first love and you will be my last” 
― Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan - Love and Theft: Piano/Vocal/Guitar 

“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison” 
― Jane Austen, Persuasion 

“As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence 

“How do you know when it's over?" 
"Maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you.” 
― Gunnar Ardelius, I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits 

“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.” 
― Bruce Lee

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” 
― James Baldwin

“The moment our lips met, I knew with pure and piercing certainty that I would have waited for him forever.” 
― Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone 

“If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.” 
― William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet 

“If we’re going to kiss, it has to be book-worthy.” 
― Colleen Hoover, November 9 

“She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.” 
― William Faulkner, The Town 

“Just because love don't look the way you think it should, don't mean you don't have it.” 
― Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender 

“It shattered something inside me that hadn't been broken before.” 
― E. Lockhart, The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver 

“People do the damndest things when they’re in love.” 
― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Half-Blood 

“He is ugly and sad... but he is all love.” 
― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera 

“It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.” 
― Nick Hornby, How to Be Good 

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“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” 
― Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

“The more one judges, the less one loves.” 
― Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie du Mariage 

“But love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.

The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.” 
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” 
― Victor Hugo

“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.” 
― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

“Let me die the moment my love dies. 
Let me not outlive my own capacity to love. 
Let me die still loving, and so, never die.” 
― Mary Zimmerman, Metamorphoses

“True love begins when nothing is looked for in return.” 
― Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“Any happiness, no matter how brief, seemed better than the long, simmering torture of waking up day after day, knowing I could never have him.” 
― Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo

“I love you," I said, and stabbed him.” 
― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

“Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love - now you are love.” ― Osho

“A woman should soften but not weaken a man.” 
― Sigmund Freud

“You don’t need scores of suitors. You need only one… if he’s the right one.” 
― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

“I didn't know love could leave the lights on all the time.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

“I love you more than songs can say, but I can't keep running after yesterday...” 
― John Mayer, John Mayer - Battle Studies

“Eternity is in love with the productions of time.” 
― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

“I'm beginning to think that maybe it's not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you're with them.” 
― Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist

“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.” 
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Love: the sickest of Irony’s sick jokes. The place where logic and order go to die.” 
― Christopher Moore, Coyote Blue

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“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!” 
― Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” 
― Tom Robbins

“I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone's hand.” 
― Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Manon, Ballerina

“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning.” 
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” 
― Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures

“When is a monster not a monster? Oh, when you love it.” 
― Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems

“Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything.
Maybe we’re from the same star.” 
― Emery Allen

“And you can't love, not fully, unless you are loved in return.” 
― Lauren Oliver, Requiem

“Love, when spelled backwards and read phonetically, reads evil” 
― Eminem

“Love is too precious to be ashamed of.” 
― Laurell K. Hamilton, A Stroke of Midnight

Perhaps the reason we are unable to love is that we yearn to be loved, that is, we demand something (love) from our partner instead of delivering ourselves up to him demand-free and asking for nothing but his company.” 
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“In love, one and one are one.” 
― Jean-Paul Sartre

“A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the night” 
― James Patterson

“You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half - Blood Prince

“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.” 
― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

“Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.” 
― Jimi Hendrix

“Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole--it's so dense that there's no room for light, but that doesn't mean it can't still suck me in.” 
― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

“One can be very much in love with a woman without wishing to spend the rest of one's life with her.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

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“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” 
― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines—we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely—at least, not all the time—but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” 
― Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Sage of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” 
― E.E. Cummings

“When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” 
― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles 

“In love, no question is ever preposterous.” 
― Andre Brink, Before I Forget

“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers...” 
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“I have little left in myself -- I must have you. The world may laugh -- may call me absurd, selfish -- but it does not signify. My very soul demands you: it will be satisfied, or it will take deadly vengeance on its frame.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jayne Eyre 

I love her, and that's the beginning and end of everything.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzerald

“The saddest thing about love, Joe, is that not only the love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten.” 
― William Faulkner

“Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.” 
― Woody Allen

“I don’t think you ever really fall out of love with someone. I think when you fall in love, like true love, it’s love for life. All the rest is just experience and delusions.” 
― J.A. Redmerski, The Edge of Never

“I've always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you're over about twenty-five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he's not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he's into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags.” 
― Tana French, Faithful Place

“If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

“If you aren't the woman I think you are, then this isn't the world I thought it was.” 
― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

“Love is hard to find, hard to keep, and hard to forget.” 
― Alysha Speer

“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” 
― Bill Ayers

“Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.” 
― veronica Rossi, Through the Ever Night

“Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.” 
― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

“Perhaps watching someone you love suffer can teach you even more than suffering yourself can.” 
― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

“I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest -- blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” 
― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

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“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” 
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.” 
― Margaret Atwood

“Holding Eleanor's hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, 
Eleanor & Park

“I've been in love before, it's like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day you want more. You're not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things.You think about the person you love for two minutes then forget them for three hours. But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he's not there, you feel like an addict who can't get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you're willing to do anything for love."- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept” 
― Paulo Coelho

“Lovers alone wear sunlight.” 
― E.E. Cummings

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“My parents danced together, her head on his chest. Both had their eyes closed. They seemed so perfectly content. If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world with, then you're lucky. Even if it only lasts for a minute or a day. The image of them gently swaying to the music is how I picture love in my mind even after all these years.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” 
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“My soul sees its equal in you.” 
― Renee Ahdieh, 
The Wrath and the Dawn

“I’m here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.” 
 Richard Bach, The Bridge Across ForeverA True Love Story

“So much of the language of love was like that: you devoured someone with your eyes, you drank in the sight of him, you swallowed him whole. Love was substance, broken down and beating through your bloodstream.” 
― Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

“Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart.” 
― Kiera Cass, The Elite

“I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live - if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.” 
― Hayao Miyazaki

“I mean, it's not surprising, really. Once you love something, you always love it in some way. You have to. It's, like, part of you for good.” 
― Sarah Dessen, What Happened to Goodbye

“Love is not blind; that is the last thing that it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.” 
― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

“Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.” 
― Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

“Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.” 
― Sophocles, Antigone

“Can't you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that child on the bridge, has been to bring myself closer to you. ” 
― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

“This thing about you that you think is your flaw - it's the reason I'm falling in love with you.” 
― Colleen Hoover, Slammed

“Perfect love casts out fear. Where there is love there are no demands, no expectations, no dependency. I do not demand that you make me happy; my happiness does not lie in you. If you were to leave me, I will not feel sorry for myself; I enjoy your company immensely, but I do not cling.” 
― Anthony de Mello, Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality

“Emotion without reason lets people walk all over you; reason without emotion is a mask for cruelty.” 
― Nalini Singh, Archangel's Kiss

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“Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.” 
― Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” 
― Albert Einstein

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you love, love what you do, and with all your heart give yourself to it.” 
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“No matter how much you think you love somebody, you'll step back when the pool of their blood edges up too close.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk, Inveisible Monsters

“She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.” 
― J.D. Salinger

I mean, at the end of the day, what the hell does it matter who I end up with if it can't be you?” 
― Tabitha Suzuma, Forbidden

“Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue

“There is nothing that is going to make people hate you more, and love you more, than telling the truth.” 
― Stefan Molyneux

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” 
― Judy Garland

I love you, a thousand times over. And I will never apologize for it.” 
― Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

“For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.” 
― Isabel Allende, Of Love and Shadows

“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride.” 
― John Ruskin

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” 
― Bell Hooks

“He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.” 
― Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

“After all, my erstwhile dear,
My no longer cherished,
Need we say it was not love,
Just because it perished?” 
― Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.” 
― Julie de Lespinasse

“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.”
― J.M. Barrie

“We are asleep until we fall in Love!” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination. Now you don't even stir my curiosity. You simply produce no effect. I loved you because you were marvelous, because you had genius and intellect, because you realized the dreams of great poets and gave shape and substance to the shadows of art. You have thrown it all away. You are shallow and stupid” 
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“...the opposite of love is not hate -- it's apathy. It's not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must "feel" something ... or they couldn't possibly hate. Therefore, there's some way in which I can get to them.” 
― Leo F. Buscaglia

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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.” 
― Coco Chanel

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” 
― Arrigo Boito

“That's what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you're not so lovable.” 
― Deb Caletti

“I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes” 
― Vladimir Nabokov

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.” 
― William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“One day, when I am a braver man, I will tell her these things, and then I will look her in the eye tell her I love her and ask her to be only mine. But until that day, we're just friends.” 
― Charlie Huston, Already Dead

“He showed me his scars, and in return he let me pretend that I had none.” 
― Madeline Miller, Circe

“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.” 
― Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

“They had an ordinary life, full of ordinary things—if love can ever be called that.” 
― Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising

“Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.” 
― Herman Hesse

“They've got no idea what happiness is, they don't know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us--there is no life.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Being in love, I find myself smiling for no reason at all...” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

“So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.” 
― Robert Louis Stevenson, Lay Morals

“Hate is... It's too easy. Love. Love takes courage.” 
― Hannah Harrington, Speechless

“Love is like breathing. You take it in and let it out.” 
Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” 
― Jane Austen

“The whole image is that eternal suffering awaits anyone who questions God's infinite love. That's the message we're brought up with, isn't it? Believe or die! Thank you, forgiving Lord, for all those options.” 
― Bill Hicks

“He can touch your soul. And there is a difference between having your heart break and having your soul shatter.” 
― Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

“I had to touch you with my hands, I had to taste you with my tongue; one can't love and do nothing.” 
― Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

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“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” 
― Mary Oliver

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” 
― Fred Rogers

“By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this --
One of you is lying.” 
― Dorothy Parker

“You are like nobody since I love you.” 
― Pablo Neruda

“If I love you, what business is it of yours?” 
― Johann wolfgang von Goethe

“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy - in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

“The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again” 
― Jimi Hendrix

The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn't stop each other on the street to say I love you.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is 

“If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“Six hundred and forty fish later, the only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

“Before, I wanted to say: "I found love!" But now, I want to say: "I found a person. And he belongs to me and I belong to him.” 
― C. JoyBell C.

“You are the only one who has understood even a whisper of me, and I will tell you that I am the only person who has understood even a whisper of you.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

“The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.” 
― Carrie Underwood

“If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die.” 
― Mik Everett

“twice I have lived forever in a smile” 
― E.E. Cummings 

I believe in love the verb, not the noun.” 
Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

“It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. And even more courage to see it in the one you love” 
― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

“A heart, once stolen, can never be taken back.” 
― Marissa Meyer, Heartless

“I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.” 
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

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“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

“Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.” 
― Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

“Here she is, all mine, trying her best to give me all she can. How could I ever hurt her? But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.” 
― Haruki Murakami, Sou of the Border, West of the Sun

“Love is a better master than duty.” 
― Albert Einstein

“Love is a luxury."
"No. Love is an element."
An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.” 
― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear.
I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.” 
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium

“I don't love you anymore", she whispered. "I don't love you at all." His throat closed. "It's all right, sweetheart. I love you enough for both of us.” 
― Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” 
― Ingrid Bergman

“He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.” 
― W. H. Auden, Collected Poems

“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. To just give. That takes courage, because we don't want to fall on our faces or leave ourselves open to hurt.” 
― Madonna

“Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” 
― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.” 
― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Discourses

“Were you always such a stubborn, blind, obtuse girl?”
“Are you calling me stupid?”
“Yes, but in a more poetic way!”
“Well, here’s a poem for you. Get lost!” 
― Colleen Houck

“How could I be sleeping with this particular man.... Surely only true love could justify my lack of taste.” 
― Margaret Atwood, Lady Oracle

“Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.” 
― Anton Chekhov

“Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.” 
― Nietzsche, Friedrich

“Desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
leaves you starving.” 
― Nayyirah Waheed

“In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.” 
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

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“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

“Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.” 
― J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.” 
― Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld, Maxims

“People like to say love is unconditional, but it's not, and even if it was unconditional, it's still never free. There's always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won't be happy unless you are ... I just don't want that responsibility.” 
― Katja Millay, The Sea of Tranquility

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” 
― Maya Angelou

“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.” 
― Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems of Rumi

“Let’s start with this statistic: You are delicious. Be brave, my sweet. I know you can get lonely. I know you can crave companionship and sex and love so badly that it physically hurts. But I truly believe that the only way you can find out that there’s something better out there is to first believe there’s something better out there. What other choice is there?” ― Greg Behrendt, He's Just Not That Into You

“…There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.” 
― Homer, The Iliad

“Each time you happen to me all over again.” 
― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

“Then he made one last effort to search in his heart for the place where his affection had rotted away, and he could not find it.” 
― Gabriel Garcia Marquez, One Hundred Years of 

“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'.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Wampeters, Foma and Grandbloons

“The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

“What I cannot love, I overlook.” 
― Anais Nin

“You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.” 
― William Faulkner

“I don't want to be somebody's crush. If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.” 
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a 

“This isn't a romance. You're not a damsel in distress and I'm not the handsome prince come to save you.” 
― CJ Roberts, Captive in the Dark

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ” 
― Roger Caras

“I am your moon and your moonlight too
I am your flower garden and your water too
I have come all this way, eager for you
Without shoes or shawl
I want you to laugh
To kill all your worries
To love you
To nourish you.” 
― Rumi

“It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

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“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.” 
― Jodi Picoult, My Sisters Keeper

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them” 
― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” 
― Rumi

“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. ” 
― Ellen Goodman

“You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.” 
― Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

“When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.” 
― Thomas Merton, Love and Living

“To love is to recognize yourself in another.” 
― Eckhart Tolle

“‎And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.” 
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.” 
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Love, like fire, goes out without fuel.” 
― Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time

“That's when you know for sure somebody loves you. They figure out what you need and they give it to you -- without you asking.” 
― Adriana Trigiani, Very Valentine

“I have so much in me, and the feeling for her absorbs it all; I have so much, and without her it all comes to nothing.” 
― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

“Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I shall die, and there will I be buried.” 
― Rosamund Hodge, Cruel Beauty

“Love is honesty. Love is a mutual respect for one another.” 
― Simone Elkeles, Leaving Paradise

“Hearts Live By Being Wounded” 
― Oscar Wilde

“I don't ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me there'll always be the person I am to-night.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

“May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.” 
― Franz Kafka

“Love is eternal -- the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.”
― Vincent Willem van Gogh

“Tell me the story..
About how the sun loved the moon so much..
That she died every night..
Just to let him breathe...” 
― Hanako Ishii

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“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” 
― Zelda Fitzgerald

“Look after my heart - I've left it with you.” 
― Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

“The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” 
― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

“She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I'm sitting here, I think about her. There could never have been another.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“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.” 
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.” 
― Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

“They do not love that do not show their love.” 
― William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona

“You who suffer because you love, love still more. To die of love, is to live by it.” 
― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

“To love is to suffer and there can be no love otherwise.” 
― Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes From 

“...and when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other's sight, as I may say, even for a moment...” 
― Plato, The Symposium

“As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.” 
― Pythagoras

“Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love.” 
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?” 
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“and when love came to us twice 
and lied to us twice 
we decided to never love again 
that was fair 
fair to us 
and fair to love itself. 

― Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

“People always say that, when you love someone, nothing in the world matters. But that's not true, is it? You know, and I know, that when you love someone, everything in the world matters a little bit more.” 
― Jodi Picoult, Handle With Care

“He offered her the world. She said she had her own.” 
― Monique Duval

“For which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?” 
― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” 
― Michel de Montaigne , The Complete Essays

“Love changes what is probable and makes unlikely things possible.” 
― Ally Condie, Crossed

“A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else.” 
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

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“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” ― Paulo Coelho

What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.” 
― Hafiz

“Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart” 
― Tammara Webber, Easy

“The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.” 
― W. Somerset Maugham

“...unrequited love does not die; it's only beaten down to a secret place where it hides, curled and wounded. For some unfortunates, it turns bitter and mean, and those who come after pay the price for the hurt done by the one who came before.” 
― Elle Newmark, The Book of Unholy Mischief

“Woman is sacred; the woman one loves is holy.” 
― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” 
― Andy Warhol

“When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

“Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

“I don't want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally.” 
― Zelda Fitzgerald

“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth... This is the real message of love.” 
― Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings of Love

“I could never pretend something I didn't feel. I could never make love if I didn't love, and if I loved I could no more hide the fact than change the color of my eyes.” 
― Marilyn Monroe, My Story

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves.” 
― Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Love's gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.” 
― Rabindranath Tagore

“Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him..” 
― Stephen King, It

“Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance.” 
― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It's like the tide going out, revealing whatever's been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future. The ruin you've made.” 
― Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

“Love is not finding someone to live with. It's finding someone you can't live without.” 
― Rafael Ortiz

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“I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, 
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” 
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

“You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.” ― Stewart O'Nan, The Odds 

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed:  A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“and he suddenly knew that if she killed herself, he would die. Maybe not immediately, maybe not with the same blinding rush of pain, but it would happen. You couldn't live for very long without a heart.” 
― Jodi Picoult

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

“nothing in this world was more difficult than love.” 
― Gabriel García Márquez

“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.” 
― William S. Burroughs

“She cast her fragrance and her radiance over me. I ought never to have run away from her... I ought to have guessed all the affection that lay behind her poor little stratagems. Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her...” 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince 

“Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan’t make you love me any the more by giving myself away like this.” 
― Vita Sackville-West, The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolfe

“The only obsession everyone wants: 'love.' People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you're whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You're whole, and then you're cracked open. ” 
― Philip Roth, The Dying Animal

“When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can’t just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you’re ready for it.” 
― Colleen Hoover, November 9

“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.” 
― Gabriel García Márquez

“It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love.” 
― Raymond Carver

“Love is—a shade of what I feel.” 
― Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

“I want someone whose heart is big enough to hold me.” 
― Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

“No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? ” 
― Albert Einstein

“You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.” 
― Bob Dylan

“Frustration and Love can’t exist in the same place at the same time, so get real and start doing what you would rather be doing in life. Love your life. All of it. Even the heavy shit that happened to you when you were 8. All of it was and IS perfect.”
― Jason Mraz

“And we all know love is a glass which makes even a monster appear fascinating.”
― Alberto Moravia, The Woman of Rome

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“Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“You can't measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.” ― Milan Kundera

“You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?” 
― Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

“There is always something left to love.” 
― Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of 

“The moment you stop to think about whether you love someone, you've already stopped loving that person forever.” 
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

“His heart danced upon her movements like a cork upon a tide. He heard what her eyes said to him from beneath their cowl and knew that in some dim past, whether in life or revery, he had heard their tale before.” 
― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

“I love you,’ he whispered, and kissed my brow. ‘Thorns and all.” 
 Sarah J. Maas, A Court of  and Roses

“I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?” 
― Jess C. Scott, Wicked Lovely

“You picked a lemon, throw it away lemonade is overrated. Freaks should remain at the circus, not in your apartment. You already have one asshole. You don’t need another. Make a space in your life for the glorious things you deserve. Have faith.” 
― Greg Behrendt , He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

“People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn't. It continues and is ever-changing.” 
― Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun

“Only time can heal your broken heart. Just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” 
― Miss Piggy

“Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?” 
― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

“Hope is not about proving anything. It's about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.” 
Anne Lamott, Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith

“Love makes us such fools.” 
 Leslye Walton, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender

“Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?” 
Che Guevara

“It's so much easier to convince yourself you're madly in love with someone when you know nothing about him.” 
― Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

“Love cannot live where there is no trust.” 
― Edith Hamilton, Mythology

“I haven’t been very impressed lately.
By people,
or places,
or the way someone said he loved me and then slowly changed his mind.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson

“My point is that love is the most powerful motivator in the world. It spurs mortals to greatness. Their noblest, bravest acts are done for love.” 
― Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

“Americans... are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle

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“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.” 
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

“I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. ” 
― Marilyn Monroe

“I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses...the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life...to lie in your arms as I take my last breath.” 
― Lisa Kleypas, Again the Magic

“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” 
― Dalai Lama XIV

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and The Human Experience

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star...” 
E. E. Cummings

“It scares me how hard it is to remember life before you. I can't even make the comparisons anymore, because my memories of that time have all the depth of a photograph. It seems foolish to play games of better and worse. It's simply a matter of is and is no longer.” 
― David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary 

“I drive around the streets
an inch away from weeping,
ashamed of my sentimentality and
possible love.” 
― Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell 

“I'll find you. There is no place in this world you can hide from me. I'm watching.
Love, Dimitri” 
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

“He experienced the singular pleasure of watching people he loved fall in love with other people he loved.” 
― Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

“I knew I loved you before I met you
I think I dreamed you into life
I knew I loved you before I met you
I have been waiting all my life” 
― Savage Garden

“Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” 
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“If love is blind, then maybe a blind person that loves has a greater understanding of it.” 
― Criss Jami, Salome: In Every Inch In Every Mile

“Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can - that is their secret. ” 
― Hermann Hesse

“Never trust people who don't have something in their lives that they love beyond all reason.” 
― Fredrik Backman, Beartown

“Millions of people are suffering: they want to be loved but they don't know how to love. And love cannot exist as a monologue; it is a dialogue, a very harmonious dialogue. ” 
― Osho

“Till I loved I never lived.” 
― Emily Dickinson

“Love is a drama of contradictions.” 
― Franz Kafka

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“If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her---then don't let her go.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” ― José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Fath, Hope and Love 

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it -- to be fed so much love I couldn't take any more. Just once. ” 
― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” 
― Brene Brown  

“In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire.” 
― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra 
I Sat Down and Wept

“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” 
― Marissa Meyer, Cress

“I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating.” 
― Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse

“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” 
― Willa Cather

“That is — your friend?" 
"Philtatos," Achilles replied, sharply. Most beloved.” 
― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

“To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.” 
― Bill Wilson

“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.” 
― Khalil Gibran  

“Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared to love in dreams.” 
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love—then make that day count!” 
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” 
― Warren Wiersbe

“I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don't tell me to leave.” 
― George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

“I have come from the End of the World. From the River of Dreams, through the gauntlet and the Briar and the Deep Wyld, in order to stand before you today. I have but one request—to take my place at your side. To resume my duty as your knight, and to protect you and your kingdom for as long as I draw breath.” 
― Julie Kagawa, The Iron Knight

“A man is lucky if he is the first love of a woman. A woman is lucky if she is the last love of a man.” 
― Charles Dickens

“If love is like a possession, maybe my letters are like my exorcisms” 
― Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before 

“May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Aleph 

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“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.” 
― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby 

“Be with me always - take any form - drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” 
― Albert Einstein

“I told you. You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.” 
― L.J. Smith

“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” 
― John Lennon

“Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.” 
― Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I'm Home 

Each day brings new opportunities, allowing you to constantly live with love—be there for others—bring a little light into someone's day. Be grateful and live each day to the fullest.” 
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light of the Heart

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.” 
― John Keats

“By you, I am forever undone.” 
― Holly Black, The Queen of Nothing 

“If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.” 
― Emmet Fox

“If you love me as you say you do,' she whispered, 'make it so that I am at peace.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can't see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine.” 
― Jack Llawayllynn, Indulgence 

“You know someone's right for you when the things they don't have to say are even more important than the things they do.” 
 Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home 

“I don't remember who said this, but there really are places in the heart you don't even know exist until you love a child.” 
― Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year

“It was brave," countered Issa. "It was rare. It was love, and it was beautiful.” 
― Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight

“When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults.” 
― Hermann Hesse, Wer lieben kann, ist glücklich. Ueber die Liebe 

“Nothing in life is worth,
turning your back on,
if you love it.” 
― Albert Camus

“Thank you...for gracing my life with your lovely presence, for adding the sweet measure of your soul to my existence.” 
― Richard Matheson, What Dreams May Come 

“I am two fools, I know,
For loving, and for saying so.” 
― John Donne, The Complete English Poems 

“Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.” 
― Rabindranath Tagore

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“When love is not madness it is not love.” 
― Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.” ― Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell 

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face - I know it's an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle 

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.” 
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms 

“Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.” 
― Martin Amis, The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11 

“Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...you give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.” 
― Neil Gaiman , The Kindly Ones 

"If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” 
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign 

“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” 
― James V. Hart, Hook

“Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” 
― Khalil Gibran, The Prophet 

“One should always be in love. That's the reason one should never marry.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“A mighty pain to love it is,
And 't is a pain that pain to miss;
But of all pains, the greatest pain
It is to love, but love in vain.” 
― Abraham Cowley, The Poems of Abraham Cowley

“Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.” 
― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus 

“I have always found that actively loving
saves one from a morbid preoccupation
with the shortcomings of society.” 
― Alan Paton

“Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” 
Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two 

“It’s hard to communicate anything exactly and that’s why perfect relationships between people are difficult to find.” 
― Gustave Flaubert, Sentimental Education

“I can do pain. That’s the easy part of life. It’s everything else, happiness, laughter, love, that’s fucking complicated.” 
― Jessica Sorensen, The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden 

“Yearning for love made her feel like a cat that was always twining around ankles, meowing Pet me, pet me, look at me, love me.” 
― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone 

“When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.”
― Jamie Weise

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe.” 
― Anaïs Nin, House of Incest 

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“True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle 

“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.” 
― Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story 

“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist 

“But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. Such a constellation was he to me.” 
― Madeline Miller, Circe 

“When you love someone, you say their name different. Like it's safe inside your mouth.” 
― Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care 

“And all I loved, I loved alone.” 
― Edgar Allen Poe

“No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

“When people fall in love, they burst into flames.” 
― Jandy Nelson, I'll Give You the Sun 

“Forgiveness is the name of love practiced among people who love poorly. The hard truth is that all people love poorly. We need to forgive and be forgiven every day, every hour increasingly. That is the great work of love among the fellowship of the weak that is the human family.” 
― Henri J.M. Nouwen

“Desiring another person is perhaps the most risky endeavor of all. As soon as you want somebody—really want him—it is as though you have taken a surgical needle and sutured your happiness to the skin of that person, so that any separation will now cause a lacerating injury.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage 

“A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence.” 
― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass 

“..."better to have loved and lost" bullshit. Don't show me paradise and then burn it down.” 
― Harlan Coben

“Oh lovers! be careful in those dangerous first days! once you've brought breakfast in bed you'll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal.” 
― Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting 

“Why, darling, I don't live at all when I'm not with you.” 
― Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms 

“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.” 
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly 

“What's a fuck when what I want is love?” 
― Henry Miller

“Let me wake up next to you, have coffee in the morning and wander through the city with your hand in mine, and I'll be happy for the rest of my fucked up little life.” 
― Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: In Search for the Great Perhaps 

“He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina 

“No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment.” 
― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey 

“When I first met you, that's what I remember. I looked up at the sky and thought, I'm going to love this person because even the sky looks different.” 
― Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Chaos 

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“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” 
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” ― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan 

“I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre 

“She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook 

“Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym 

“Love is like a brick. You can build a house, or you can sink a dead body.” 
― Lady Gaga

“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” 
― Dylan Thomas

“Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see ...each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition-- all such distortions within our own egos-- condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That's how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other's naked hearts.” 
― Tennessee Williams

“And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.” 
― Adolf Hitler

“I'm the kind of boy that can fall in love with any girl because I love with the heart, not the eyes.” 
― Niall Horan

“One more secret smile. One more shared laugh. One more electric kiss. Finding him was like finding someone I didn't know I was searching for.” 
― Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush 

“Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.” 
― Paul McCartney

“I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and knows that love is as strong as death, and be on my side forever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me.” 
― Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit 

“I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.” 
― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles 

“There are so many men, all endlessly attempting to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me, lest I fall.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear 

“Those who really love you don't mean to hurt you and if they do, you can't see it in their eyes but it hurts them too.” 
― Holly Black

“Everything I know, I know because of love.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace 

“They said that love was terrifying and tender, wild and sweet, and none of it made any sense.
But now I knew that every mad word was true.” 
― Rosamund Hodge, Cruel Beauty 

“The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” 
― Nat King Cole

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“And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.” 
― Paul McCartney, The Beatles Illustrated Lyrica Sharon Salzberg

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” ― Sharon Salzberg

“I love mankind, he said, "but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.” 
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“I'll fight it. I'll fight it for you. Don't you worry about me, Hazel Grace. I'm okay. I'll find a way to hang around and annoy you for a long time.” 
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars  

“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven't loved enough.” 
― Elif Shafak, The Forty Rules of Love

“After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.” 
― Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello 

“Life is a series of pulls back and forth... A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match...Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins” 
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie 

“They're in love. Fuck the war.” 
― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow 

“You don’t take away my choices. You are my choice.” 
― Colleen Houck

“Love is where you find it. I think it is foolish to go around looking for it, and I think it can be poisonous. I wish that people who are conventionally supposed to love each other would say to each other, when they fight, 'Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency'.” 
Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick, or Lonesome No More!

“I'm not really sure why. But... do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don't think so. That's what makes the betrayal hurt so much - pain, frustration, anger... and I still loved her. I still do.” 
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

“Now I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.” 
― Lauren Oliver, Delirium 

“Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.” 
― David Levithan, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List 

“Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.” 
― Christopher Paolini, Eldest 

“But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow.” 
― Gayle Forman, If I Stay 

“People wait around too long for love. I'm happy with all of my lusts!” 
― C. JoyBell C.

“Lover? I don't know. I don't know if she loves me. I don't know if I love her. All I can say is, she's the one I think about. All the time. She's the voice I want to hear. She's the face I hope to see.” 
― Sophie Kinsella, I've Got Your Number 

“I love you, even if there isn’t any me, or any love, or even any life. I love you.” 
― Zelda Fitzgerald

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” 
― Jim Valvano

“They say: 'If a man knew himself,
he would know all mankind.'
I say: 'If a man loved mankind,
he would know something of himself.” 
― Khalil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran 

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“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” 
― James A. Baldwin

“I'm saying that I'm a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you're okay with that, because it's who I am, and you're what I need.” 
― Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave 

“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.” 
― Rita Mae Brown

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything” 
― Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life 

“He stared at her, knowing with certainty that he was falling in love. He pulled her close and kissed her beneath a blanket of stars, wondering how on earth he'd been lucky enough to find her.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song 

“I met an old lady once, almost a hundred years old, and she told me, 'There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. How much do you love me? And Who's in charge?” 
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia 

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” 
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O no, it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wand'ring bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken."
(Sonnet 116)” 
― William Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Sonnets 

“That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.” 
― Rumi

“Colpo di fulmine. The thunderbolt, as Italians call it. When love strikes someone like lightning, so powerful and intense it can’t be denied. It’s beautiful and messy,
cracking a chest open and spilling their soul out for the world to see. It turns a person inside out, and there’s no going back from it. Once the thunderbolt hits, your life is
irrevocably changed.” 
― J.M. Darhower, Sempre 

“And yet another moral occurs to me now: Make love when you can. It's good for you.” 
― Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night 

“After all, damn it, what does being in love mean if you can't trust a person.” 
― Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies 

“If you love me, Henry, you don’t love me in a way I understand.” 
― Richard Siken, Crush 

“Before I fell
in love with words,
with setting skies 
and singing birds—
it was you I fell
in love with first.” 
― Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure 

“We are not people who touch each other carelessly; every point of contact between us feels important, a rush of energy and relief.” 
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant 

“Love is a possible strength in an actual weakness.” 
― Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd 

“What are you doing?”
“Kneeling before a goddess.”
“I’m not a goddess.”
“You are. A goddess, a princess, a queen. As a soldier, I pledge myself to your service. As a prince, I grant you any boon within my power. As a man, I ask to sit at your feet and worship you. Ask me to do anything for you and I will do it.” 
― Colleen Houck

“I have been loving you a little more every minute since this morning.” 
― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables 

“Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express.” 
― Charlie Chaplin

“No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief.” 
― Faraaz Kazi

“Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!” 
― Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

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“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.” 
― William Shakespeare, Hamlet

“I'm not sentimental--I'm as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
is that the sentimental person thinks things will last--the romantic
person has a desperate confidence that they won't.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

“If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.” 
― Johnny Depp

“It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.” 
― Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

“We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust.” 
David Levithan, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

“I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 
― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Actually that’s my secret — I can’t even talk about you to anybody because I don’t want any more people to know how wonderful you are.” 
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

“For one human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task that has been given to us, the ultimate, the final problem and proof, the work for which all other work is merely preparation.” 
― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

“With you, intimacy colours my voice.
even ‘hello’ sounds like ‘come here'.” 
― Warsan Shire

“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” 
― Charlie Chaplin in a letter to his daughter Geraldine

“O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!
Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of devinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!” 
― William Shakespeare, 
Romeo and Juliet

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too” 
― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of 
Vincent van Gogh

“I am my heart’s undertaker. Daily I go and retrieve its tattered remains, place them delicately into its little coffin, and bury it in the depths of my memory, only to have to do it all again tomorrow.” 
― Emilie Autumn, The 
Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

“Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.” 
― Brian Andreas

“In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.” 
― Simone de Beauvoir

“I would rather a romantic relationship turn into contempt than turn into apathy. The passion in the extremities make it appear as though it once meant something. We grow from hot or cold, but lukewarm is the biggest insult.” 
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Isn't it funny. I'm enjoying my hatred so much more than I ever enjoyed love. Love is temperamental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you, changes its mind. But hatred, now, that's something you can use. Sculpt. Wield. It's hard, or soft, however you need it. Love humiliates you, but Hatred cradles you.” 
― Janet Fitch, White Oleander

“A man in love can do extraordinary things, I don’t care if you’re an angel, you’re my angel, and I won’t let you go.” 
― Alexandra Adornetto, Halo

“Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” 
― Sigmund Freud

“You're my Star, a stargazer too,
and I wish that I were Heaven,
with a billion eyes to look at you!” 
― Plato

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“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” 
― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

“In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glittering kiss and every touch of flesh is another shard of heart you’ll never see again.” 
― Neil Gaiman, 
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” 
― Sharon Salzberg

“I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.” 
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The love that moves the sun and the other stars.” 
― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Love is the strangest, most illogical thing in the world.” 
― Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

“Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure.” 
Hermann Hesse, Wer lieben kann, ist glücklich. Über die Liebe

“Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn't matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal.” 
― George Orwell, 1984

“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” 
― Coco Chanel

“But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually all of the scars will have scars, and that's all I'll be--one big scar of a love gone wrong.” 
― Amanda Grace, But I Love Him

“I realized how truly hard it was, really, to see someone you love change right before your eyes. Not only is it scary, it throws your balance off as well.” 
― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you” 
― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” 
― Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

“A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.” 
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” 
― Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

“sometimes no matter how many eyelashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you tear out and slap on your sleeve, it just ain't gonna happen.” 
― Melissa Jensen, The Fine Art of Truth or Dare

“A profound love between two people involves, after all, the power and chance of doing profound hurt.” 
― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

“It answers the question that was tormenting you: my love, you are not 'one thing in my life' - not even the most important - because my life no longer belongs to me because...you are always me.” 
― Jean-Paul Sartre

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“What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.” 
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” 
― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

“When it's gone, you'll know what a gift love was. You'll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.” 
― Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they're not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or--such is the pleasure they experience--they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” 
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“We never really talked much or even looked at each other, but it didn't matter because we were looking at the same sky together, which is maybe even more intimate than eye contact anyway. I mean, anybody can look at you. It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see.” 
― John Green, Turtles All the Way Down

“Of all our games, love's play is the only one which threatens to unsettle the soul...” 
― Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian

“He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing.” 
― Sherman Alexie, The Toughest Indian in the World

“And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” 
― Christopher Poindexter

“That's how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can't experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.” 
― Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendants

“I was glad I wasn't in love, that I wasn't happy with the world. I like being at odds with everything. People in love often become edgy, dangerous. They lose their sense of perspective. They lose their sense of humor. They become nervous, psychotic bores. They even become killers.” 
― Charles Bukowski, W

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” 
― Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved

“Sometimes I sit alone under the stars and think of the galaxies inside my heart and truly wonder if anyone will ever want to make sense of all that I am” 
― Christopher Poindexter

“When you miss someone....it’s weird…your body doesn’t function normally..as it should. Because I miss you, and my heart…it’s not steady…my soul it sings numb. Fingers are cold…like you…your soul.” 
― Jamie Weise

“I love you, in my mind where my thoughts reside, in my heart where my emotions live, and in my soul where my dreams are born. I love you.” 
― Dee Henderson, The Healer

“Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of happy mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give.” 
― Bertrand Russell

“I would lay down everything I possess, even my soul, for you. If that isn't love, it's the best I have.” 
― Becca Fitzpatrick, Silence

“Nobody knows you.
You don't know yourself.
And I, who am half in love with you,
What am I in love with?
My own imaginings?” 
― D.H. Lawrence, The Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence

“I'm yours for ever--for ever and ever. Here I stand; I'm as firm as a rock. If you'll only trust me, how little you'll be disappointed. Be mine as I am yours.” 
― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

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