Perhaps love is like a resting place
A shelter from the storm
It exists to give you comfort
It is there to keep you warm
And in those times of trouble
When you are most alone
The memory of love
Will bring you home.
– John Denver
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.
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia: To mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
– H.L. Mencken
Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar,
but never doubt thy love.
– Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
Once the realization that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see each other whole against the sky.
-Rainer Maria Milke
A man who marries a woman to educate her falls a victim to the same fallacy as a woman who marries a man to reform him.
Life is the flower of life and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Give her two red roses, each with a note. The first note says “For the woman I love” and the second, “For my best friend”.
We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.
Marriage has many pains but celibacy has no pleasures.
A beauty if a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.
By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher.
We had a lot in common. I loved him and he loved him.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wingèd Cupid painted blind.
-Shakespeare “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Act I, Sc 1
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.
We seek the comfort of another. Someone to share and share the life we choose. Someone to help us through the never-ending attempt to understand ourselves. And in the end, someone to comfort us along the way.
-Marlin Finch Lupus
The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life’s major mysteries.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists…in the loved one, perfection.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one yet remain two.
I don’t love you because I need you. I need you because I love you.
One is easily fooled by that which one loves.
– Moliere, “Tartuffe”
You have to love your children unselfishly. That is hard. But it is the only way.
– Barbara Bush
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
– Mignon McLaughlin
The world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
– Mark Van Doren
Kindness and intelligence don’t always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
– Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
A path with heart will include our unique gifts and creativity. The outer expression of our heart may be to write books, to build buildings, to create ways for people to serve one another. It may be to teach or to garden, to serve food or play music. Whatever we choose, the creations of our life must be grounded in our hearts. Our love is the source of all energy to create and connect. If we act without a connection to the heart, even the greatest things in our life can become dried up, meaningless or barren.
– Jack Kornfield
Fear? What is there to fear in love? Love is the very reason we live. To fear love is to lose all sense of living, and if we cannot love, then why have we been put here? Fearing love is like being afraid of breathing. It’s not something to be scared of. It’s something so natural that no one can resist.
– “A Heartbeat Away”
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it. Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.
– Katherine Anne Porter, “The Marriage Affair”
In romance, as in life, you only learn when you’re losing. When you’re winning, you just sit there and grin like an idiot.
– Garrison Keillor
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
My ex-boyfriend is half-black, half-white, and he got a Spanish name, so you know he was gettin’ all kinds of questions. The blacks say: you must be Puerto Rican with that Spanish name; the Puerto Ricans say: what’s a brotha doin’ with a Spanish name; oh, and the whites, well, poor souls don’t know what to say. LOL. To himself, he’s just another light-skinded black dude. 🙂
I often marvel how it is that though each man loves himself beyond all else, he should yet value his own opinion of himself less than that of others.
– Marcus Aurelius
Love is like longing, and energy. It’s like magnetism, it’s like gravity. And at its highest it’s about spiritual salvation.
– Pete Townshend