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Love Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about love
  1. #1
    “All I cared about was the fact that Sam got really hurt. And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her.”
  2. #2
    “I fell in love with him, and it made no sense for me to fall in love with him. We could not possibly have been more different. But maybe that’s where love grows best—in the deep space that exists between polarities.”
  3. #3
    “If you’re a coward--and let’s just say that you are, for the sake of argument--it means nothing. My Aunt Peg, she’s an alcoholic. She can’t handle drinking. It ruins her life and turns her into a mess--and do you know what that means? It means nothing. Do you think it makes her a bad person? Of course not--it’s just the way she is. Alcoholism just happened to her, Frank. Things happen to people. We are the way we are--there’s nothing to be done for it. My Uncle Billy--he couldn’t keep a promise or stay faithful to a woman. It meant nothing. He was a wonderful person, Frank, and he was completely untrustworthy. It’s just how he was. It didn’t mean anything. We all still loved him.”
  4. #4
    ″‘If you love me, as you say,’ she whispered, ‘do so that I may be at peace.‘”
  5. #5
    “He seemed so devoted—a very slave—and there was a certain latent intensity in that love which had fascinated her.”
  6. #6
    “He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.”
  7. #7
    “He was angry with all of them for their interference just because he felt in his soul that they, all these people, were right. He felt that the love that bound him to Anna was not a momentary impulse, which would pass, as worldly intrigues do pass, leaving no other traces in the life of either but pleasant or unpleasant memories. He felt all the torture of his own and her position, all the difficulty there was for them, conspicuous as they were in the eye of all the world, in concealing their love, in lying and deceiving; and in lying, deceiving, feigning, and continually thinking of others, when the passion that united them was so intense that they were both oblivious of everything else but their love.”
  8. #8
    “I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”
  9. #9
    “Some troubles no one else should have to endure, especially not those you love.”
  10. #10
    “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.”
  11. #11
    “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.”
  12. #12
    “I must, then, repeat continually that we are forever sundered - and yet, while I breathe and think, I must love him.′
  13. #13
    “I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express.”
  14. #14
    “Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.”
  15. #15
    “And the boy loved the tree . . . very much. And the tree was happy.”
  16. #16
    “Not with a club, the Heart is broken
    Nor with a Stone –
    A Whip so small you could not see it
    I’ve known”
  17. #17
    “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
  18. #18
    “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
  19. #19
    Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
    “After all this time?”
    “Always,” said Snape.”
  20. #20
    She had probably alienated love by the helplessness and fretfulness of a fearful temper, or been unreasonable in wanting a larger share than any one among so many could deserve
  21. #21
    “Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. 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 barque,
    Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
    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.
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”
  22. #22
    “Love me or hate me, both are in my favour. If you love me, I’ll always be in your heart... If you hate me, I’ll always be in your mind.”
  23. #23
    “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
  24. #24
    “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  25. #25
    Oh! Love! That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one angel. It is heaven.
  26. #26
    “But we loved with a love that was more than love, I and my Annabel Lee.”
  27. #27
    “You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love.”
  28. #28
    “I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”
  29. #29
    “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.”
  30. #30
    “Beware how you give your heart.”
  31. #31
    “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.”
  32. #32
    “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.”
  33. #33
    “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”
  34. #34
    “Under loves heavy burden do I sink.
  35. #35
    “Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.”
  36. #36
    “Love moderately. Long love doth so.
    Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
  37. #37
    “The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.”
  38. #38
    “I love Sibyl Vane. I want to place her on a pedestal of gold and to see the world worship the woman who is mine. What is marriage? An irrevocable vow. You mock at it for that. Ah! don’t mock. It is an irrevocable vow that I want to take. Her trust makes me faithful, her belief makes me good. When I am with her, I regret all that you have taught me. I become different from what you have known me to be. I am changed, and the mere touch of Sibyl Vane’s hand makes me forget you and all your wrong, fascinating, poisonous, delightful theories.”
  39. #39
    “It was the joy of admiration and of one’s own ability, growing together.”
  40. #40
    “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
  41. #41
    He left her. She was dissatisfied with him. He had preferred to incur her anger rather than cause her pain. He had kept all the pain for himself.
  42. #42
    “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
    “Yes. I want to ruin you.”
    “Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.”
  43. #43
    “Sometimes choosing to walk away, even if it means breaking your own heart, can be the greatest act of self-love you have access to.”
  44. #44
    “I liked the feeling of love,” he confessed. He glanced nervously at the speaker on the wall, reassuring himself that no one was listening. “I wish we still had that,” he whispered. “Of course,” he added quickly, “I do understand that it wouldn’t work very well. And that it’s much better to be organized the way we are now. I can see that it was a dangerous way to live.”
    author
    Lois Lowry
    book
    The Giver
    character
    Jonas
    concept
    Love
  45. #45
    “Scarlett, always save something to fear—even as you save something to love.”
  46. #46
    “Tell me for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”
  47. #47
    “He couldn’t be married. I’m sure. Not my Westley.”
  48. #48
    “There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.”
  49. #49
    “About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him-and I didn’t know how potent that part might be-that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.”
  50. #50
    “You are my life now.”
  51. #51
    “Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me.”
  52. #52
    “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.”
  53. #53
    “Love is a great beautifier.”
  54. #54
    “Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”
  1. #55
    “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.”
  2. #56
    “Nothing will uproot your life more violently than true love—at least as far as I’ve always witnessed.”
  3. #57
    “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.”
  4. #58
    “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
    author
    Jane Austen
    concepts
    LoveHeart
  5. #59
    “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
  6. #60
    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
    Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
    Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears;
    What is it else? A madness most discreet,
    A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
  7. #61
    “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
  8. #62
    “The flower whisperer who made everyone and everything around her bloom. Her light is still with us, growing love across the universe.”
  9. #63
    A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
  10. #64
    “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
  11. #65
    “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”
  12. #66
    “We won’t quarrel, baby. I love you too much. But don’t be a fool.”
  13. #67
    “If you were coming in the fall,
    I’d brush the summer by”
  14. #68
    “Do I want to live? . . . [W]ould you like to live with your soul in the grave?”
  15. #69
    “No, no, reconciliation is impossible. Even if we remain in the same house, we are strangers – strangers forever!” She repeated again with special significance the word so dreadful to her. “And how I loved him! my God, how I loved him!.... How I loved him! And now don’t I love him? Don’t I love him more than before? The most horrible thing is,” she began, but did not finish her thought, because Matrona Philimonovna put her head in at the door.”
  16. #70
    “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
  17. #71
    “When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will Reason stop up her ears.”
  18. #72
    “I think...if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.”
  19. #73
    “But stronger than all was maternal love, wrought into a paroxysm of frenzy by the near approach of a fearful danger. Her boy was old enough to have walked by her side, and, in an indifferent case, she would only have led him by the hand; but now the bare thought of putting him out of her arms made her shudder, and she strained him to her bosom with a convulsive grasp, as she went rapidly forward.”
  20. #74
    “With all the risks they were taking, love was probably the most dangerous choice of all.”
  21. #75
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”
  22. #76
    Suddenly the door of the room flew open and the draught of air caught up the little dancer, she fluttered like a sylph right into the stove by the side of the tin soldier, and was instantly in flames and was gone. . . . [T]he next morning, when the maid servant took the ashes out of the stove, she found him in the shape of a little tin heart.
  23. #77
    “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  24. #78
    Love is like a tree: it shoots of itself; it strikes it’s roots deeply into our whole being, and frequently continues to put forth green leaves over a heart in ruins. And there is this unaccountable circumstance attending it, that the blinder the passion the more tenacious it is. Never is it stronger than when it is most unreasonable.
  25. #79
    Mothers are often fondest of the child which has caused them the greatest pain.
  26. #80
    Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.
  27. #81
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  28. #82
    “I am dying of love.”
  29. #83
    “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.”
  30. #84
    “Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!...Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!...Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!”
  31. #85
    “All I wanted was to be loved for myself.”
  32. #86
    “Love, jealousy, hatred, burst out around us in harrowing cries.”
  33. #87
    “At one and the same time, he had learned what love meant, and hatred. He knew that he loved. He wanted to know whom he hated.”
  34. #88
    “Not that I lov’d Caesar less, but that I lov’d Rome more.”
  35. #89
    “Love is blind.”
  36. #90
    “But love is blind and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit”
  37. #91
    “Marry, peace it bodes, and love, and quiet life,
    An awful rule and right supremacy;
    And, to be short, what not that’s sweet and happy.”
  38. #92
    “Lucentio: I read that I profess, the Art of Love.
    Bianca: And may you prove, sir, master of your art!
    Lucentio: While you, sweet dear, prove mistress of my heart!”
  39. #93
    A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief
  40. #94
    “Love me! Why, it must be requited.”
  41. #95
    “Suffer love,--a good epithet! I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will.”
  42. #96
    “For which of my good parts did you first suffer love for me?”
  43. #97
    “I do love nothing in the world so well as you:
    is not that strange?”
  44. #98
    “They haven’t an idea of what happiness is; they don’t know that without our love, for us there is neither happiness nor unhappiness--no life at all.”
  45. #99
    ″‘You’ve said nothing, of course, and I ask nothing,’ he was saying; ‘but you know that friendship’s not what I want: that there’s only one happiness in life for me, that word that you dislike so ... yes, love!...‘”
  46. #100
    “Love. Why I don’t like the word is that it means too much to me, far more than you can understand,” and she glanced into his face. ‘Au revoir!‘”
  47. #101
    “That is the wife for me,” he thought; “but she is too grand, and lives in a castle, while I have only a box to live in, five-and-twenty of us altogether, that is no place for her. Still I must try and make her acquaintance.”
  48. #102
    “And if thou dost not love me, I love thee enough for both.”
  49. #103
    “I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.”
  50. #104
    “Could I ever have loved you, had I not known you better than you know yourself?”
  51. #105
    She deserves the best and purest love the heart of man can offer.
  52. #106
    My heart is set, as firmly as ever heart of man was set on woman. I have no thought, no view, no hope, in life beyond her; and if you oppose me in this great stake, you take my peace and happiness in your hands, and cast them to the wind.
  53. #107
    It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
  54. #108
    “I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say.”
  1. #109
    “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws? Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’? Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”
  2. #110
    “A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.”
  3. #111
    “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
  4. #112
    “Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!”
  5. #113
    He knew enough of the world to know that there is nothing in it better than the faithful service of the heart.
  6. #114
    For though a very few hours spent in hard labour of incessant talking will dispatch more subjects than can really be in common between any two rational creatures, yet with lovers it is different. Between them no subject is finished, no communication is even made, till it has been made at least twenty times over.
  7. #115
    She understood him. He could not forgive her,-but he could not be unfeeling. Though condemning her for the past, and considering it with high and unjest resentment, though perfectly careless of her, and though becoming attached to another, still he could not see her suffer, without the desire of giving her relief. It was a remainder of former sentiment; it was an impuse of pure, though unacknowledged friendship; it was a proof of his own warm and amiable heart, which she could not contemplate without emotions so compounded of pleasure and pain, that she knew not which prevailed.
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Persuasion
    concept
    Love
  8. #116
    I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago.
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Persuasion
    concept
    Love
  9. #117
    Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death.
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Persuasion
    concept
    Love
  10. #118
    “Yet I can tell you that there was a lonely and untenanted corner of my heart that I’d never known was there—and Frank moved right into it. Holding him in my heart made me feel like I belonged to love itself.”
  11. #119
    “Love is like that is a deep well with steep sides. Once you fall in, that’s it. You will love that person always.”
  12. #120
    “Imagine what our world would be like if everyone loved themselves so much that they weren’t threatened by other people’s opinions or skin colors or sexual preferences or talents or education or possessions or lack of possessions or religious beliefs or customs or their general tendency to just be whoever the hell they are.”
  13. #121
    “You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It’s got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you.”
  14. #123
    “When you love yourself enough to stand in your truth no matter what the cost, everyone benefits.”
  15. #124
    “Their greatest comfort was a simple one: they were no longer alone. To know that you were with the one who cared for you, and who understood every fiber of your being, and who would not abandon you even in the most desperate of circumstances, that was the most precious relationship a person could have, and they both cherished it.”
  16. #125
    “Of course you can fall in love. You just have to let yourself. They don’t call it falling for nothing.”
    author
    Kristin Hannah
    book
    Firefly Lane
    characters
    TullyKate
    concept
    Love
  17. #126
    “I loved you both with all of my damaged heart.”
  18. #127
    “She wanted to say “Don’t leave me”, but she couldn’t do it, not again. She was so tired of begging people to love her.”
  19. #128
    You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
  20. #129
    So I’m all of love that could make it today.
  21. #130
    “Love. It was the beginning and end of everything, the foundation and the ceiling and the air in between.”
  22. #131
    “Some stories don’t have happy endings. Even love stories. Maybe especially love stories.”
  23. #132
    “I always thought it was what I wanted: to be loved and admired. Now I think perhaps I’d like to be known.”
  24. #133
    “But love has to be stronger than hate, or there is no future for us.”
  25. #134
    “Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.”
  26. #135
    “You loved me—then what right had you to leave me?”
  27. #136
    ″‘He’s not a human being,’ she retorted; ‘and he has no claim on my charity. I gave him my heart, and he took and pinched it to death, and flung it back to me. People feel with their hearts, Ellen: and since he has destroyed mine, I have not power to feel for him.‘”
  28. #137
    “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
  29. #138
    “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
  30. #139
    “He was glazed with fatigue. He had been bitten, cut, gone without rest, had assaulted the Cliffs of Insanity, had saved and taken lives. He had risked his world, and now it was walking away from him, hand in hand with a ruffian prince.”
  31. #140
    “You heard him—true love is what he wants to come back for. That’s certainly worthwhile.”
  32. #141
    ″[L]ove is many things, none of them logical.”
  33. #142
    “Her tone was surprisingly tender, and probably she sensed how important he really was to her, because when he did die, two years further on, she went right after, and most of the people who knew her well agreed it was the sudden lack of opposition that undid her.”
  34. #143
    “Perhaps love is best left as a fallow field.”
  35. #144
    “Never underrate
    the heart,
    Capable of deeds
    The mind cannot conceive.
    The heart dictates as well as feels.
    How else can you explain
    The path I have taken,
    That you have taken
    The long way through this pass?”
  36. #145
    “Lot of times love doesn’t work out. Yet even when it fails, it connects you to others and, in the end, that is all you have, the connections.”
  37. #146
    “I must have loved you a lot.”
  38. #147
    “Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.”
  39. #148
    “My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him.”
  40. #149
    “Love, after all, always said more about those who felt it than it did about the ones they loved.”
  41. #150
    “If we’d never met, I think I would have known that my life wasn’t complete. And I would have wandered the world in search of you, even if I didn’t know who I was looking for.”
  42. #151
    “You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lesson my affections for you.”
  43. #152
    “I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space.”
  44. #153
    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.
  45. #154
    “I am so small I can barely be seen.
    How can this great love be inside me?
    Look at your eyes. They are small,
    but they see enormous things.”
  46. #155
    “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
  47. #156
    “You don’t have to pretend you love me.”
    “But I do love you.”
  48. #157
    “I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.”
  49. #158
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
  50. #159
    “It is easy to love your friend, but sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to love your enemy.”
  51. #160
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  52. #161
    “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”
  53. #162
    “You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
    and soar with them above a common bound.”
  1. #163
    “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
  2. #164
    “Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
    O any thing, of nothing first create!
    O heavy lightness, serious vanity,
    Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms,
    Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,
    Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
    This love feel I, that feel no love in this.”
  3. #165
    “If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”
  4. #166
    “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
    O, that I were a glove upon that hand
    That I might touch that cheek!”
  5. #167
    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
  6. #168
    “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!”
  7. #169
    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
  8. #170
    “thus with a kiss I die”
  9. #171
    “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
  10. #172
    “My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite.”
  11. #173
    “Whenever I go upstairs, it’s always so I can see “him.” Now that I have something to look forward to, my life here has improved greatly.”
  12. #174
    “Before she left, she hugged me again. Two in one day! I really do love my sister. Especially when she’s nice.”
  13. #175
    “Love pats are soft punches of encouragement that are administered on the knee, shoulder, and arm.”
  14. #176
    “I moved to the typewriter again, and I wrote something. ‘I love you, too.‘”
  15. #177
    “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
  16. #178
    “Love is holy.”
  17. #179
    “Your face, my thane, is as a book where men
    May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
    Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
    Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under’t.”
  18. #180
    “And therefore, — since I cannot prove a lover,
    To entertain these fair well-spoken days, —
    I am determined to prove a villain,
    And hate the idle pleasures of these days.”
  19. #181
    “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”
  20. #182
    “A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.”
  21. #183
    “I cannot make speeches, Emma...If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lectured you, and you have borne it as no other woman in England would have borne it.”
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Emma
    concept
    Love
  22. #184
    “When I fall in love, it will be forever.”
  23. #185
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
  24. #186
    “If certain, when this life was out,
    That yours and mine should be,
    I ’d toss it yonder like a rind,
    And taste eternity.”
  25. #187
    “I wouldn’t vex our people for anything; I love them, I do.”
  26. #188
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
  27. #189
    “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. #190
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
  29. #191
    “To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.”
  30. #192
    “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. #193
    “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. #194
    “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. #195
    “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. #196
    “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. #197
    “Is not general incivility the very essence of love?”
  36. #198
    “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. #199
    “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. #200
    “Love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
  39. #201
    “Be worthy love, and love will come.”
  40. #202
    “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
  41. #203
    “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”
  42. #204
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  43. #205
    “...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. #206
    “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
  45. #207
    “It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.”
  46. #208
    “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
  47. #209
    “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.
  48. #210
    “I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”
  49. #211
    “You have been the last dream of my soul.”
  50. #212
    “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
  51. #213
    “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
  52. #214
    “Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while.”
  53. #215
    “Be careful any time the only voice of advisement is your own. Your judgment is easily clouded when you’re in love.”
  54. #216
    “He admires as a lover, not as a connoisseur. To satisfy me, those characters must be united. I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own. He must enter into all my feelings; the same books, the same music must charm us both.”
  1. #217
    The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself.
  2. #218
    So all my opinions—I would not say political, but private opinions—are confined to three feelings: I love my father, I respect Monsieur Morrel and I adore Mercédès.
  3. #219
    I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality.
  4. #220
    “I will be waiting here....
    For your silence to break,
    For your soul to shake,
    For your love to wake!”
  5. #221
    “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 . . .”
  6. #222
    “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
  7. #223
    “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
    author
    Paulo Coelho
    book
    The Alchemist
    character
    Fatima
    concept
    Love
  8. #224
    “Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”
  9. #225
    “Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”
  10. #226
    “There is a wisdom of the head, and... there is a wisdom of the heart.”
  11. #227
    “Estella, to the last hour of my life, you cannot choose but remain part of my character, part of the little good in me, part of the evil. But, in this separation I associate you only with the good, and I will faithfully hold you to that always, for you must have done me far more good than harm, let me feel now what sharp distress I may. O God bless you, God forgive you!”
  12. #228
    “You are in every line I have ever read.”
  13. #229
    “I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
    To die upon the hand I love so well.”
  14. #230
    “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.”
  15. #231
    “Ah, when to the heart of man
    Was it ever less than a treason
    To go with the drift of things,
    To yield with a grace to reason,
    And bow and accept the end
    Of a love or a season?”
  16. #232
    “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.”
  17. #233
    Where the heart is really attached, I know very well how little one can be pleased with the attention of any body else.
  18. #234
    Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
  19. #235
    “One half of me is yours, the other half yours,
    Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
    And so all yours.”
  20. #236
    “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.”
  21. #237
    “A girl likes to be crossed a little in love now and then.”
  22. #238
    “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
  23. #239
    “To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”
  24. #240
    “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
  25. #241
    “I love the name of honour more than I fear death.”
  26. #242
    “Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”
  27. #243
    “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.”
  28. #244
    “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.”
  29. #245
    “Are people so unhappy when they love?”
    “Yes, Christine, when they love and are not sure of being loved.”
  30. #246
    “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more…to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”
  31. #247
    “If somebody likes me, I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am. And I don’t want them to carry it around inside. I want them to show me, so I can feel it, too.”
  32. #248
    “You don’t need scores of suitors. You need only one, if he’s the right one.”
  33. #249
    “I love Sam. It’s not a movie kind of love either. I just look at her sometimes, and I think she is the prettiest and nicest person in the world.”
  34. #250
    She got out her curling irons and lighted the gas and went to work repairing the ravages made by generosity added to love. Which is always a tremendous task, dear friends—a mammoth task.
  35. #251
    “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?”
  36. #252
    “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
  37. #253
    “Excellent wretch! Perdition catch my soul But I do love thee! and when I love thee not, Chaos is come again.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    concepts
    LoveSoul
  38. #254
    “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.”
  39. #255
    “Wilbur didn’t want food, he wanted love.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Wilbur
    concept
    Love
  40. #256
    If you know what my love for you is! It is fire; it is molten lead; it is a thousand daggers in my heart.
  41. #257
    “However, my path is not so easy as that. Regardless of whether I can shift my affections to another—and the heart, as you observed, is a notoriously fickle beast—the question remains: should I?”
  42. #258
    “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.”
  43. #259
    “Love can be a terrible curse, Eragon. It can make you overlook even the largest flaws in a person’s behavior.”
  44. #260
    “Of the affairs of love ... my only advice is to be honest. That’s your most powerful tool to unlock a heart or gain forgiveness.”
  45. #261
    “The Mularkeys all saw love as a durable, reliable thing, easy to recognize ... Love could be more fragile than a sparrow’s bone.”
    author
    Kristin Hannah
    book
    Firefly Lane
    character
    Tully
    concept
    Love
  46. #262
    “She knew, too, that love didn’t evaporate. It faded, perhaps, lost its weight like bones left out in the sun, but it didn’t go away.”
    author
    Kristin Hannah
    book
    Firefly Lane
    character
    Tully
    concept
    Love
  47. #263
    “Do you love him?”
    “How would I know?”
    “You’d know.”
    author
    Kristin Hannah
    book
    Firefly Lane
    character
    Tully
    concept
    Love
  48. #264
    “When you get . . . to the end, you see that love and family are all there is. Nothing else matters.”
  49. #265
    “I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.”
  50. #266
    “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.”
  51. #267
    “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect . . . You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
  52. #268
    “I certainly must,′ said she. ‘This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of everything’s being dull and insipid about the house! I must be in love; I should be the oddest creature in the world if I were not.”
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Emma
    character
    Emma Woodhouse
    concept
    Love
  53. #269
    I will not play at tug o’ war.
    I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
    Where everyone hugs
    Instead of tugs,
    Where everyone giggles
    And rolls on the rug,
    Where everyone kisses,
    And everyone grins,
    And everyone cuddles,
    And everyone wins.
  54. #270
    “When someone blushes, doesn’t that mean ‘yes’?”
  1. #271
    “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.”
  2. #272
    “You know that I could as soon forget you as my existence!”
  3. #273
    Toto did not really care whether he was in Kansas or the Land of Oz so long as Dorothy was with him; but he knew the little girl was unhappy, and that made him unhappy too.
  4. #274
    “You teach me now how cruel you’ve been—cruel and false. Why did you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort.”
  5. #275
    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is wing’d Cupid painted blind.”
  6. #276
    “The course of true love never did run smooth.”
  7. #277
    “I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong.”
  8. #278
    “Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! . . . It is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!”
  9. #279
    “Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
  10. #280
    “If she could give love to IT perhaps it would shrivel up and die, for she was sure that IT could not withstand love.”
  11. #281
    “Sonny, don’t you tell me what’s worthwhile—true love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops. Everybody knows that.”
  12. #282
    “It was long past midnight when at last Marguerite retired to rest. As she had feared, sleep sedulously avoided her eyes. Her thoughts were of the blackest during these long, weary hours, whilst that incessant storm raged which was keeping her away from Percy.”
  13. #283
    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!
    author
    Jane Austen
    person
    Women
    book
    Persuasion
    concept
    Love
  14. #284
    “As you wish.”