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77 of the best book quotes about love
  1. #1
    “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.”
  2. #2
    “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.”
  3. #3
    “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
  4. #4
    “There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.”
  5. #5
    “But we loved with a love that was more than love, I and my Annabel Lee.”
  6. #6
    “Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.”
  7. #7
    “If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Love
  8. #8
    “I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express.”
  9. #9
    “I must, then, repeat continually that we are forever sundered - and yet, while I breathe and think, I must love him.′
  10. #10
    “I am not deceitful: if I were, I should say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you: I dislike you the worst of anybody in the world.”
  11. #11
    “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.”
  12. #12
    “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  13. #13
    “Not with a club, the Heart is broken
    Nor with a Stone –
    A Whip so small you could not see it
    I’ve known”
  14. #14
    “He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.”
  15. #15
    “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.”
  16. #16
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”
  17. #17
    “If you were coming in the fall,
    I’d brush the summer by”
  18. #18
    “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
  19. #19
    “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.”
    author
    Roald Dahl
    book
    The Witches
    concept
    Love
  20. #20
    “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”
  21. #21
    “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
  22. #22
    “Love is a great beautifier.”
  23. #23
    “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
  24. #24
    “You have been the last dream of my soul.”
  25. #25
    “If certain, when this life was out,
    That yours and mine should be,
    I ’d toss it yonder like a rind,
    And taste eternity.”
  26. #26
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
  27. #27
    “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.”
  28. #28
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
  29. #29
    “To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.”
  30. #30
    “To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.”
  31. #31
    “We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.
    Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.
    Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.”
  32. #32
    “Most of us are showing up to ensure that people’s basic needs are met and their civil rights are upheld. But we’re also working to make sure that everyone gets to experience what brings meaning to life: love, belonging, and joy. These are essential, irreducible needs for all of us. And we can’t give people what we don’t have. We can’t fight for what’s not in our hearts.”
  33. #33
    “Our work is to get to the place where we like ourselves and are concerned when we judge ourselves too harshly or allow others to silence us. The wilderness demands this level of self-love and self-respect.”
  34. #34
    “I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
  35. #35
    “Is not general incivility the very essence of love?”
  36. #36
    “But our love it was stronger by far than the love
    Of those who were older than we—
    Of many far wiser than we—
    And neither the angels in Heaven above
    Nor the demons down under the sea
    Can ever dissever my soul from the soul”
  37. #37
    “A man always finds it hard to realize that he may have finally lost a woman’s love, however badly he may have treated her.”
  38. #38
    “Love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
  39. #39
    “Be worthy love, and love will come.”
  40. #40
    “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
  41. #41
    “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”
  42. #42
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  43. #43
    “...and for a moment I thought I loved her. But I am slow-thinking and full of interior rules that act as brakes on my desires”
  44. #44
    “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
  45. #45
    “It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.”
  46. #46
    “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
  47. #47
    “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.
  48. #48
    “I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”
  49. #49
    “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
  50. #50
    “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
  51. #51
    “Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while.”
  52. #52
    “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  53. #53
    “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.”
  54. #54
    “People are hard to hate close-up. Move in.
    Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
    Hold hands. With strangers.
    Strong back, soft front, wild heart.”
  55. #55
    “There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”
  56. #56
    “You are in every line I have ever read.”
  57. #57
    “It does good to no woman to be flattered [by a man] who does not intend to marry her; and it is madness in all women to let a secret love kindle within them, which, if unreturned and unknown, must devour the life that feeds it; and, if discovered and responded to, must lead, ignis-fatuus-like, into miry wilds whence there is no extrication.”
  58. #58
    “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
  59. #59
    “Then her conscience reproached her, and she yearned to say something kind and loving; but she judged that this would be construed into a confession that she had been in the wrong, and discipline forbade that. So she kept silence, and went about her affairs with a troubled heart.”
  60. #60
    “When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean ‘yes’?”
  61. #61
    “But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.”
  62. #62
    “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
  63. #63
    “And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.”
  64. #64
    “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
  65. #65
    “A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then.”
  66. #66
    “You don’t need scores of suitors. You need only one, if he’s the right one.”
  67. #67
    “You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?”
  68. #68
    “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”
  69. #69
    “Jo had learned that hearts, like flowers, cannot be rudely handled, but must open naturally.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Love
  70. #70
    “Wilbur never forgot Charlotte. Although he loved her children and grandchildren dearly, none of the new spiders ever quite took her place in his heart.”
  71. #71
    “Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Wilbur
    concept
    Love
  72. #72
    “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  73. #73
    “If you love a flower which happens to be on a star, it is sweet at night to gaze at the sky. All the stars are a riot of flowers.”
  74. #74
    “And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.”
  75. #75
    “We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”
  76. #76
    “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”
  77. #77
    “The love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”
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