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  • Loving each other is half of wisdom.
  • Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
  • The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.
  • Hunger allows no choice
    To the citizen or the police;
    We must love one another or die.
  • As for the other losses, the poet's relation doth well figure them: that he that preferred Helena, quitted the gifts of Juno and Pallas. For whosoever esteemeth too much of amorous affection, quitteth both riches and wisdom.
  • The stage is more beholding to love, than the life of man. For as to the stage, love is ever matter of comedies, and now and then of tragedies; but in life it doth much mischief; sometimes like a siren, sometimes like a fury.
  • There is in man's nature, a secret inclination and motion, towards love of others, which if it be not spent upon some one or a few, doth naturally spread itself towards many, and maketh men become humane and charitable; as it is seen sometime in friars.
  • There was never proud man thought so absurdly well of himself, as the lover doth of the person loved; and therefore it was well said, That it is impossible to love, and to be wise.
  • I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
  • Life is never perfect, and love is never what you want it to be. I don't know where we will end up, but I do know that we share a love. As we enter this new phase in our relationship, I feel a chance to begin again. Everyone knows how pearls are made, sand in an oysters mouth... Well our love has encountered and will continue to encounter "sand" and other trouble... But as we work the best we can, we can make our own pearls. Someday when we are old and grey, we both will stand hand in hand on a beach of pearls and watch the waves come in, and know that our love has conquered all that has attempted to shatter it, and together we will be victorious.
  • Sometimes you have to find yourself. And when you do you realize that you may have lost what you wanted in the first place. And you find your self missing something, like a kiss or a word and you hate yourself for not being more forgiving. By then you realize that the one you hurt will never want you. And you know that when you face the uncertain horizon you do so with love that will never fade, but will always grace the intended from afar.
  • The gift is what you get by giving more than you receive and you're learning fast that maybe this is how you'll be happy. Because in taking everything you lost the air you need to breathe but in giving it away you find the precious thing you seek.
  • The only victory over love is flight.
  • All I have is my love of love and love is not loving.
  • Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
  • Happiness comes more from loving then being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life.
  • Do you know what it means to come home at night to a man who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.
  • You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
  • "To be in love is to love an ideal within yourself. To love is to love no ideal but love within itself."
  • Your heart is my school, so learn me the alphabet of love.
  • A great love is a lot like a good memory. When it's there, and you know it's there, but it's just outta your reach, it can be all that you think about. And you can focus on it and try to force it, but the more you do, the more you seem to push it away. But if you're patient, and you hold still, well maybe, just maybe, it'll come to you.
  • Love is like a spice. It can sweeten your life – however, it can spoil it, too.
  • Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead; It is a flame which sinks for lack of fuel.
  • Love is a sickness.. a disease.. it is the breakdown of one's mind.. it is the sudden rush that occurs in your heart that leads to unusual behavior and irrational actions. It also decreases your reaction time and lowers your pace in a certain amount of degree. If this happens to you, then you've fallen for it, you're in love.
  • unlove's the heavenless hell and homeless home... lovers alone wear sunlight.
  • Love does not fail for you when you are rejected or betrayed or apparently not loved. Love fails for you when you reject, betray, and do not love.
  • It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
  • Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
  • Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
  • "For love all love of other sights controls and makes one little room an everywhere"-
  • "There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio: What is sacred? Of what is spirit made? What is worth living for? What is worth dying for? The answer to each is only love."
  • Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
  • A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.
  • Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.
  • [Alternatively phrased as:] Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
  • Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
  • Love ain't nothing but sex misspelled.
  • A mind might ponder its thought for an epoch, and not gain so much self-knowledge as the passion of love shall teach in a day.
  • He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
  • "It is complicated, stunning, it turns you upside down, but to find the person who completes you is the best sensation that someone may feel one day. It is like it was an encounter with your own, and as such, of course, it scares, it makes you think all your life over again; and you find out, at the end, that you were nothing before knowing the true love, and that, after it, you are past, you are annihilated if you don't have, even if it is for one single day, your special soul by your side."
  • If you have the courage to love then you should have the courage to suffer too.
  • You've got to be a gentleman in the parlour... But an animal in the bedroom!
  • It isn’t possible to love and to 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 from experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.
  • Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.
  • "I want you, and I know//That I can never take you in my arms;//You are like that clear, bright sky,//And I am a captive bird in this cage."
  • For every lover is, in his head, a madman and in his heart a minstrel.
  • A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
  • "There is love, there is love
    To be found
    With the Gods all gone
    And the souls making sounds
    In the worst way, in the worst way
    In the worst way"
  • And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.
  • Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love.
  • And think not you can direct the course of love; for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
  • We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
  • Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
  • Love gives us in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil.
  • Das ist die wahre Liebe, die immer und immer sich gleich bleibt; wenn man ihr alles gewährt, wenn man ihr alles versagt.
    • True love is love that stays constant for ever, whatever it's fortune; whether requited or scored, filled or sent empty away.
    • Goethe
  • To love and lost and love again, takes more than just the desire, but also the courage to take the first step again.
  • Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
  • The bottom line is that love, like everything else in life that really matters, requires genuine effort. Cuddles and kisses go a long way towards making love last, but they aren't enough by themselves.
  • 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.
  • Some one once said that the opposite of love is not hate, but rather selfishness.
    • Jasmine Rose Hill
  • Love is giving someone the power to hurt you but trusting him/her not to.
  • Real love is always fated. It has been arranged before time. It is the most meticulously prepared of coincidences. And fate, of course, is simply a secular term for the will of God, and coincidence for His grace.
  • There cannot be love without suffering in one form or another.
    • Ema Hathaway
  • If you fall in love the right way, you'll never have to hit the ground.
    • Ema Hathaway
  • Love and absence are like a gust of wind and fire. The breeze will extinguish a match but inflame a bonfire.
    • Emanuel "E-Man" Hathaway
  • 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.
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace.
  • Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.
  • The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
  • Love partakes of the soul itself. It is of the same nature. Like the soul, it is a divine spark; it is incorruptible, indivisible, imperishable. It is a point of fire within us, which is immortal and infinite, which nothing can limit and nothing can extinguish. We feel it burning even in the marrow of our bones, and we see it radiate even to the depths of the sky.
  • To love or to have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life. To love is a consummation.
  • When two people are at one in their inmost hearts, they shatter even the strength of iron or bronze; and when two people understand each other in their inmost hearts, their words are sweet and strong like the fragrance of orchids.
  • Love is the most admired & emotional feeling present in & around the planet.
    • Ishan Arora
  • Love resides in everybody's heart.
    • Ishan Arora
  • Love is the best and the worst feeling in the world. The best thing about love is knowing there is someone out there that makes you smile just by seeing them. The worst thing about love is knowing one day they will be gone from your life.
  • If I was to make a list of everything I love about you, that list would never end because at the rate it takes to name them all I find even more.
  • Love hurts when you don't know how to handle it. Cuts like a blade, burns like a flame, and curses like death.
    • Kenn R.C. Jimena
  • Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
  • Time will come that all that we love, we will eventually lose, and all that we hate we will eventually face.
  • The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
  • Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
  • The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of the soul that reveals the secrets of darkness.
  • My mind has been the most discontented and restless one that ever was put into a body too small for it. I never felt my mind repose upon anything with complete and undistracted enjoyment- upon no person but you. When you are in the room my thoughts never fly out the window: you always concentrate my whole senses.
  • People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
  • Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and verb agree to serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.
  • Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
  • I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame that heals our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other.
  • We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
  • Love means having to say You're sorry every five Minutes
  • Everything is clearer when you're in love.
  • Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
  • Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
  • Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
  • A man has only one escape from his old self — to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
  • Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
  • If you really love a person, then nature will bound to give your love but the main thing is just keep patience and belief in God. So keep always positive thinking.
    • By Queen
  • Love depends on good behaviours; When you behave nicely everyone can fall in love with you.
    • By Syeda
  • Love is like an iceberg; ten per cent is on the surface, the other ninety is found deeper down.
  • What can be received
    But never stolen?
    Can be sought
    But never sold?
    Can be learnt
    But never taught?
    Can be felt
    But never touched?
    Love
    • Conor Macfarlane
  • Now all we can see of God is like a cloudy picture in a mirror.Later we will see him face to face.We don’t know everything, but then we will, just as God completely understands us.For now there are Faith, Hope, and Love. Of these three, the greatest is Love. But Hope and Faith are still pretty hot.
  • He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.
  • It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
  • And remember, my sentimental friend, that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.
  • Love is not an attraction and its even not a kiss, it is the pain you get when someone you really miss.
  • We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person
  • We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
  • Love is a thing that words themselves cannot express.
  • This world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, and if we did our duty, it might be as full of love.
  • I've found that falling doesn't always leave you fallen for.
  • The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
  • Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.
  • When someone hurts you, cry a river, Build a bridge and get over it!.
  • And if I loved you Wednesday,
    Well, what is that to you?
    I do not love you Thursday -
    So much is true.
  • The heart that has truly loved never forgets
    But as truly loves on to the close.
  • Love has a hem to her garment that reaches to the very dust. It sweeps the stains from the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must.
  • Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
  • I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
  • It's not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
  • We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
  • The success of love is in the loving- it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.
  • True love is not measured in hugs and kisses, but in struggles and fears, and those who can work though those...they possess true love.
  • What is love but that which poisons the body, clouds the mind, yet envigorates the soul.
  • Love is a journey of life.
    • B.S Lim
  • I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightfowardingly, without complexeties or pride. So I love you because I know no other way than this...
  • The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
  • There is always some madness in love. But there is always reason in the madness.
  • "How grateful I was then to be part of the mystery, to love and to be loved. Let's just hope that is enough."
  • To love, for us men, is to clasp one woman with our arms, feeling that she lives and breathes just as we do, suffers as we do, thinks with us, loves with us, and, above all, sins with us.
  • If you deceive someone, you lose one of life's greatest treasures, you lose the capacity to trust. Because without trust, love is not possible.
    • Osho — this may be a paraphrase or misquotation — though this appears on the internet in many places no published source yet located ~ Kalki (talk · contributions) 23:35, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Nobody can teach you love. Love you have to find yourself, within your being, by raising your consciousness to higher levels. And when love comes, there is no question of responsibility. You do things because you enjoy doing them for the person you love. You are not obliging the person, you are not even wanting anything in return, not even gratitude. On the contrary, you are grateful that the person has allowed you to do something for him. It was your joy, sheer joy. Love knows nothing of responsibility. It does many things, it is very creative; it shares all that it has, but it is not a responsibility, remember. Responsibility is an ugly word in comparison to love. Love is natural. Responsibility is created by the cunning priests, politicians who want to dominate you in the name of God, in the name of the nation, in the name of family, in the name of religion -- any fiction will do. But they don't talk about love. On the contrary, they are all against love, because love is unable to be controlled by them. A man of love acts out of his own heart, not according to any moral code. A man of love will not join the army because it is his responsibility to fight for his nation. A man of love will say there are no nations, and there is no question of any fight.
  • "To be loved, love. (Si vis amari, ama.)
  • Love is more than just saying it...you have got to believe it
  • The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.
  • Love is nothing more than instinct; a feeling that some require to live out instinctual urges. A feeling most do not realize is unnessecary. I want it more than anything.
  • "And what would humans be without love?"
    Rare, said Death.
  • At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
  • Love is a four lettered word but has more than one million meanings.
  • Amoris vulnus idem sanat, qui facit.
    • Translation: The wounds of love can only be healed by the one who made them.
    • Syrus Publilius
  • There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness
  • I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
  • It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
  • You can give all the gifts in the world to the one you have chosen, but the everlasting one will always remain the deed of a kind word.
  • That´s love: Two lonely persons keep each other safe and touch each other and talk to each other.
  • True love doesn’t come to you; it has to be inside of you.
  • Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again.
  • I love being married. It's so great to find that special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life
    • Rita Rudner
  • When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
  • Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
  • Love's stranglehold on life is what created it, what formed its faith, and what did not stain its objective.
  • And this one person owns my heart. I look forward to the future cause she's all i can see.
  • Love is a very complicated concept due to the fact that it is always inexplicable. The crazy thing is that we search and search for someone to love never realizing the true concept of the word, but once the search is done, once we find that very person to love that loves us back, the inexplicability of that certain concept can finally be understood and explained and the only true explanation lies in the eyes of the one that you love. But then again love is anything but a simple concept it is a form of free will that we all choose to live by whether we're good or bad, and in the end of times true love is the only thing that will forever last and in this god forsaken world, we will learn to love and love will be all that we will be doing.
  • Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
  • I'm not gonna let you even if you let yourself let the love go away.
  • Love is a gift, a love, a sin, and a brutal weapon. You just have to grab it right.
  • Love is drunk and blind. All it needs is a helping hand.
  • Love is a cage whose key is given to you lover, they can help you or leave you. But the cage will decay over time. And some of your heart decays with it.
  • I feel all tingly inside...I'm in love! No wait it's a stroke. (In the ambulance) No wait! It IS love!
  • True love in this differs from gold and clay, that to divide is not to take away. Love is like understanding, that grows bright, gazing on many truths...
  • We never lose anything when we give. When you give Love, do you find that you have less love in your heart?
  • Love is the beginning and end of spirituality
  • One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life; that word is love.
  • Love is an obsessive Delusion that is cured by Marriage
  • You know you're in love when you can't sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
  • I could give you the stars, I could give you the sea, I could give you whatever you want if you give me a kiss.
  • She asked me what love was, I just simply replied, you and me.
  • Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself – if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself – it is very difficult to take care of another person.
  • The love of my life came not as love unto others is cast; for mine was a secret wound - but the wound grew a pearl, at last.
  • Love is just another chemical imbalance.
  • A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
  • Love is a madness; if thwarted it develops fast.
  • True love is the only heart disease that is best left to run on.
  • When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
  • Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths.
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.
  • Love is the best feeling in the world, but when it ends...it's the worst!
  • If you are in here tonight and you have never contemplated suicide, then you have never truly been in love.
  • If you are in here tonight and you've never contemplated murder, then you've never been divorced.
  • Peering beneath the visible spectrum of normality, I found the reality so vividly. Neither speech nor any action can bring an authentic change(betterment) to a person or society except with unconditional love and compassion.
    • (2010) by Lobsang Thinlay.
  • One love, we get to share it, leaves you baby if you don't care for it.
  • True love never can be rent, but only true love can keep beauty innocent. You can run from love, and if it's really love it will find you, catch you by the heel, but you can't be numb for love. How can I hurt when I'm holding you? The soul needs beauty for a soulmate. When the soul wants, the soul waits...for love and sex and faith and fear.
  • The soul wants, the soul waits. And I could never take a chance of losing love to find romance.
  • You say love is a temple, love a higher law. You ask me to enter, then you make me crawl, and I can't keep holding on to what you got, when all you got is hurt.
  • The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
  • Smoking kills, but only love will break your heart.
  • How do I know when it's love? I can't tell you, but it lasts forever.
  • Love is not an emotion, or feeling; it's a possession, and once you have it you are whole.
    • T vendetta
  • To love and be loved, is to feel the Sun from both sides.
  • The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident.
  • There is no formula for generating the authentic warmth of love. It cannot be copied. You cannot talk yourself into it or rouse it by straining at the emotions or by dedicating yourself solemnly to the service of mankind. Everyone has love, but it can only come out when he is convinced of the impossibility and the frustration of trying to love himself. This conviction will not come through condemnations, through hating oneself, through calling self love bad names in the universe. It comes only in the awareness that one has no self to love.
  • Always love your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
  • Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
  • The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
  • To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.
  • Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
  • When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others.
  • There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.
  • A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others
  • True love is the Devil's crowbar.
  • How many loved your moments of glad grace,
    And loved your beauty with love false or true,
    But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
    And loved the sorrows of your changing face.
  • No man has ever lived that had enough
    Of children’s gratitude or woman’s love.
  • There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
  • Love is a strange emotion. When one thinks of it, a conflicting multitude of thoughts arise. Love is pitiful and marvelous, empowering and parasitic. It is hideous; it is beautiful. It is weak and strong at the same time. Love has started wars, ended wars, caused the depression and death of millions, as well as caused uncountable others to be thrown to the heights of ecstasy. So is love truly such a pure, lovely thing? I think it is a mixture of both. Just as nothing is purely good or evil, so is love.
  • Love can be magic. But magic is merely an illusion.
  • It takes a minute to find someone special, an hour to appreciate them and a day to love them, but an entire lifetime to forget them.
  • Love is a sweet tyranny because the lover endures his torments willingly.
  • Love is a riot of color in a dreary gray world
  • In the act of loving someone you arm them against you.
  • The laws of love are written in the heart of every human being by the hand of God.
  • If love can be measured, then math is WRONG.
  • True understanding is deeper in meaning than mere words, and is important for its result, not petty rhetoric. Those who can verbalize their happiness have little happiness to speak of. My love has grown so much that I can't tell even half of it in words.
  • Whenever you give your time, you are making a sacrifice, and sacrifice is the essence of love.
  • True love doesn't have a happy ending: True love doesn't have an ending.
  • You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her.
  • Love isn't blind... It only sees what really matters.
  • Love is the only reason you're not losing your sanity. I lost my love, then I lost my sanity.
  • When you love someone, you took a risk of breaking your heart.
  • Love is like moon. It rotates around the Earth and follows it until the end of time. So does love.
  • Love is the greatest feeling, because it can make you do something that seemed impossible just a minute ago, but it can also make you sit in agony, and you can't stop it; the pain is not physical, it's inside you, eating at you slowly, until you see her again, and do the impossible again.
  • Between heartbreak and breaking every bone in the body... I would choose the obvious.
  • Love is an illusion.
  • Love is giving somebody the power to destroy you but trusting them not to.
  • One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.
  • Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
  • It's not my fault I fell in love with you, you're the one who tripped me.
  • One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.
  • It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.
  • The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.
  • Tears are the words the heart can't express.
  • True love burns the brightest, but the brightest flames leave the deepest scars.
  • To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
  • Love is like a butterfly- if you hold it too tight, you'll crush it. If you hold it too loose, it will fly away.
  • I don't miss you, I miss the person I thought you were.
  • Love isn't about finding someone you can live with: it's about finding someone you can't live without.
  • Love is like sleep. Sometimes it's deep, sometimes it's not. You will go crazy if you don't have it. Everyone needs it. And no matter what, people always fall back into it.
  • It's called 'falling in love' because, inevitably, you crash at the bottom.
  • Love is a strange emotion. When one thinks of it, a conflicting multitude of thoughts arise. Love is pitiful and marvelous, empowering and parasitic. It is hideous; it is beautiful. It is weak and strong at the same time. Love has started wars, ended wars, caused the depression and death of millions, as well as caused uncountable others to be thrown to the heights of ecstasy. So is love truly such a pure, lovely thing? I think it is a mixture of both. Just as nothing is purely good or evil, so is love.
  • I am 99.9% sure he doesn’t like me. But it’s the 0.1% that keeps me going.
  • Love is like war. Easy to start, hard to end, impossible to forget.
  • Love is overrated.
  • Love is the best thing that can keep you together.
  • The highest form of love is bliss that is shared, liberated of the self
  • Love is a risk that one heart makes.
  • If you marry for love and not for money, then you'll have warm nights and cold days.
    Old Indian saying
  • Love is a spontaneous musical number, it's never planned, and the mind doesn't know what tone to sing.
    • Len Marlow, Canadian Theatre Actor
  • When the sea is rough and nothing seems possible; love will find away just like it has done for me.
Planting a garland one day
I came upon Love among the roses.
By the wings I caught him,
In my wine I dunked him,
And gulped him down.
And now, deep within,
His feathers tickle my insides.
The breaths are air and they go to the air!
The tears are water and they go into the sea!
Tell me women: When love gets forgotten?
And do you know where it goes?
O lyric love, half angel
and half bird,
And all a wonder and a
wild desire !
Escape me ?
Never -
Beloved !
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world
contains us both,
Me the loving and you
the loth,
While the one eludes, must
the other persue.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Oh! might I kiss those eyes of fire,
A million scarce would quench desire:
Still would I steep my lips in bliss,
And dwell an age on every kiss;
Nor then my soul should stayed be,
Still would I kiss and cling to thee:
Nought should my kiss from thine dissever;
Still would we kiss, and kiss for ever,
E'en though the numbers did exceed
The yellow harvest's countless seed.
To part would be a vain endeavor:
Could I desist?-- ah! never--never!
There's none she'd rather wed, my woman says,
Than me - not if Jupiter himself should woo her.
Aye, so she says.
But what a woman says to her over-heated lover...
Well, you can write it on the wind,
And in swiftly-flowing water.
I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.
I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out;
I love you
For putting your hand
Into my heaped-up heart
And passing over
All the foolish, weak things
That you can’t help
Dimly seeing there,
And for drawing out
Into the light
All the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked
Quite far enough to find.
I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
Out of the works
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.
I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
Could have done
To make me good
And more than any fate
Could have done
To make me happy.
You have done it
Without a touch,
Without a word,
Without a sign.
You have done it
By being yourself.
Perhaps that is what
Being a friend means,
After all.
Love reckons by itself -- alone --
"As large as I" -- relate the Sun
To One who never felt it blaze --
Itself is all the like it has --
You see through love, and that
deludes your sight,
As what is straight seems
crooked through the water.
Love, O Love, dripping liquid desire
Down upon the eyes, inducing
Sweet pleasure in the objects of your war,
I pray you never come to me
To harm or disconcert.
For no shaft of fire or star
Is like that thrown from
The hand of Love, Zeus' son.
It's all in vain that Greece should
Slaughter its cattle by Alpheus
In Delphi's precincts.
For we dishonor Love,
Mankind's despot,
Who holds the key to Aphrodite's
Conclaves of delight.
For he, when he comes, brings only ruin,
And every species of calamity to man.
When I'm feeling blue
All I have to do
Is take a look at you
And then I'm not so blue
This all exists only because I love you,
the world is here, and it will always be,
the end of everything is only an irony,
as the sun is rising on East,
and it shines for all the ones underneath.
But to me, nothing has to do,
it all exists only because I love you.
I know the meaning of everything because you mean them to me,
being everywhere, or just right here,
there's no place I call home or somewhere to rest my sleep,
the sounds are just noise,
the wind is a hurricane of thorns, and heavy like only the stones can be,
nothing is the same if you are not with me,
it's the only truth,
everything means only because of my love for you.
The way you hear my voice telling you about the tiny subjects,
the way it all comes back in the soft touch of your hand,
and the faithful company that walks along, by my side,
all the way throughout a world of sun that would mean a night everlasting,
of music and images that would turn into empty and nonsense memory...
Without the look of your eyes, without your peace in me,
nothing would have to do...
It all exists only because I love you.
Merry run around
sailing up and down
just looking for a shove
in some direction--
got it from the top
it's nothing you can stop
Lord, you know they
made a fine connection
They love each other
Lord, you can see it's true
From your lips dart loveliness, flowers from your face,
Love fires from both your eyes, your hands shoot music's grace.
With your looks you rob their sight, their ears you stop with song.
Poor men! Pursued from every side, the hunt will not last long.
By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying
Sex is but brief, degrading fun.
And quickly palls when it is done.
So let's not, like livestock filled with carnal greed,
Rush blind and headlong at the deed;
Such love goes stale, the flame is burned.
But thus, with business evermore adjourned,
Let's lie together and just kiss.
There's no toil, no cause for shame in this.
It pleased, it pleases, it long will please;
It ever starts and knows no cease.
Lovers that love each other
can never forget [each other],
Love is the errant dream,
from which we don't want to wake up.
You have the eyes of Hera, Athena's hands,
Aphrodite's tender breasts, Thetis' slender ankles.
Happy he who but looks, thrice-blest who hears your voice,
Near-divine who kisses, all god who has you for his own.
One day I wrote her name upon the strand
But came the waves and washed it away:
Agayne I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tyde, and made my paynes his pray.
"Vayne man," sayd she, "that doest in vaine assay,
A mortall thing so to imortallize,
For I my selve shall lyke to this decay,
And eek my name be wyped out lykewise."
"Not so," quod I, "let baser things devize"
To dy in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens wryte your glorious name.
Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.
I hold it true, whate'er befall
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
Consent in virtue knit your hearts so fast,
That still the knot, in spite of death, does last;
For as your tears, and sorrow-wounded soul,
Prove well that on your part this bond is whole,
So all we know of what they do above,
Is that they happy are, and that they love.
Let dark oblivion, and the hollow grave,
Content themselves our frailer thoughts to have;
Well-chosen love is never taught to die,
But with our nobler part invades the sky.
We two boys together clinging,
One the other never leaving,
Up and down the roads going, North and South excursions making,
Power enjoying, elbows stretching, fingers clutching,
Arm'd and fearless, eating, drinking, sleeping, loving,
No law less than ourselves owning, sailing, soldiering, thieving, threatening,
Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing, water drinking, on the turf or the sea-beach dancing,
Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statues mocking, feebleness chasing,
Fulfilling our foray.

I never fell in love but I stepped in it twice - Brian Funck