Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone – but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Charles M. Schulz
It is the caring and sharing that count—love is not prevented by the things and the time that you haven’t shared.
Claudia Jewett Jarrett
There’s an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there’s an evolutionary imperative why we don’t give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn’t function.
Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They’re never total fits or misfits.
There’s a lot to be said for self-delusionment when it comes to matters of the heart.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
People are such great mysteries. Just when we think we have understood them, a wonderful new aspect shows in them.
When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken
Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn’t all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary.
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
We can only learn to love by loving.
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love.
J. K. Rowling
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman’s feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
I pay very little regard…to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.
The enthusiasm of a woman’s love is even beyond the biographer’s.
The more I know of the world, the more am I convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!
We certainly do not forget you as soon as you forget us. It is, perhaps, our fate rather than our merit. We cannot help ourselves. We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings prey upon us. You are forced on exertion. You have always a profession, pursuits, business of some sort or other, to take you back into the world immediately, and continual occupation and change soon weaken impressions. All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it), is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone.
Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her? If I felt that way then, how come I don’t feel anything now?
What is it about possessing things? Why do we feel the need to own what we love, and why do we become jerks when we do? We’ve all been there– you want something, to possess it. By possessing something you lose it. You finally win the girl of your dreams, the first thing you do is change her. The little things she does with her hair, the way she wears her clothes or the way she chews her gum. Pretty soon what you like, what you changed, what you don’t like, blends together like a watercolor in the rain.
True love brings up everything – you’re allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily.
‘Light fuse and get away’ may work for a Roman candle, but not so much for the wrath of a woman scorned.
A good relationship is like fireworks: loud, explosive, and liable to maim you if you hold on too long.
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
John Barrymore (1882 – 1942)
Breaking up isn’t something that gets done to you; it’s something that happens with you.
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.
That’s who you really like. The people you can think out loud in front of.
The best way to get people to like you is not to like them too much.
‘Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.
Gravity. It keeps you rooted to the ground. In space, there’s not any gravity. You just kind of leave your feet and go floating around. Is that what being in love is like?
Josh Brand and John Falsey
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Passion is seldom the end of any story, for it cannot long endure if it is not soon supplemented with true affection and mutual respect.
Kathryn L. Nelson
There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them, is there? And it’s so hard to keep from loving things, isn’t it?
L. M. Montgomery
When people mean to be good to you, you don’t mind very much when they’re not quite—always.
L. M. Montgomery
Our hearts can deceive us. Our hearts cannot reason. They cannot judge a man’s character. All they can do is see a man and think, ‘There is a fine specimen. He is handsome and attentive. He will father healthy children.’ It is only our mind that we can trust. Our mind can catch him in lies. Our mind can fathom his honesty and honor.
Honesty is the only way with anyone, when you’ll be so close as to be living inside each other’s skins.
Lois McMaster Bujold
When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
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.
Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
Think about a woman. Doesn’t know you’re thinking about her. Doesn’t care you’re thinking about her. Makes you think about her even more.
Martin Sage and Sybil Adelman
Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
I always like a good math solution to any love problem.
Michael Patrick King
The perversity of the human spirit is such that when a young lady longs for one specific partner, every other partner counts for nothing.
When a person is uncertain in love, there is nothing easier than for him to put one and one together and to make three out of them.
Fall not in love, therefore; it will stick to your face.
She hadn’t chosen him over all the others. The truth was that she hadn’t even thought about anyone else.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
Rabbi Julius Gordon
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Could you imagine how horrible things would be if we always told others how we felt? Life would be intolerably bearable.
Randy K. Milholland
You make me understand how wonderful it is for little lizards when they find that one special rock that’s perfect for sunning themselves on. You make me lizard-happy.
Randy K. Milholland
Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love, though I’d stepped in it a few times.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith.
Saint Francis of Assisi
In the end, I decide that the mark we’ve left on each other is the color and shape of love. That the unfinished business between us. Because love, love is never finished. It circles and circles, the memories out of order and not always complete.
Maybe kissing is sort of like nature’s coffee.
The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.
We don’t always get to choose what we love.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.
Some relationships start with fights… But, usually only in romantic comedies. Life’s not the movies.
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
A woman can forgive a man for the harm he does her…but she can never forgive him for the sacrifices he makes on her account.
W. Somerset Maugham
Women are often under the impression that men are much more madly in love with them than they really are.
W. Somerset Maugham
Against love’s fire fear’s frost hath dissolution.
Alas, their love may be call’d appetite. No motion of the liver, but the palate.
All fancy-sick she is and pale of cheer, with sighs of love, that costs the fresh blood dear.
And ruin’d love when it is built anew,
Grows fairer than at first, more strong, far greater.
Belike you thought our love would last too long, if it were chain’d together.
But miserable most, to love unloved? This you should pity rather than despise.
Love’s best habit is a soothing tongue.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
Love’s reason’s without reason.
My love admits no qualifying dross.
My love is strengthen’d, though more weak in seeming;
I love not less, though less the show appear:
That love is merchandised whose rich esteeming
The owner’s tongue doth publish every where.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips’ red…
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound.
Now my love is thaw’d; which, like a waxen image ‘gainst a fire, bears no impression of the thing it was.