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Love Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about love
  1. #1
    “Love moderately. Long love doth so.
    Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.”
  2. #2
    “The love that follows us sometime is our trouble, which still we thank as love.”
  3. #3
    “He seemed so devoted—a very slave—and there was a certain latent intensity in that love which had fascinated her.”
  4. #4
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “It was the joy of admiration and of one’s own ability, growing together.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  7. #7
    “Welcome Christmas while we stand
    Heart to heart and hand in hand.”
  8. #8
    “Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.”
  9. #9
    The most loving women are the women who will test you the most.
  10. #10
    “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.”
  11. #11
    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
  12. #12
    I had brains, and a heart also; so, having tried them both, I should much rather have a heart.
  13. #13
    “Marveling at his own boldness, he said softly, “I would enter your sleep if I could, and guard you there, and slay the thing that hounds you, as I would if it had the courage to face me in fair daylight. But I cannot come in unless you dream of me.”
  14. #14
    “And the boy loved the tree . . . very much. And the tree was happy.”
  15. #15
    “You’re still alive. And that means you’ll love and be loved...and in the end, nothing else really matters.”
  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
    “But we loved with a love that was more than love, I and my Annabel Lee.”
  18. #18
    “Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.”
  19. #19
    “Oh, you want too much!” she cried to Gatsby. “I love you now—isn’t that enough? I can’t help what’s past.” She began to sob helplessly. “I did love him once—but I loved you too.”
  20. #20
    “Then must you speak
    Of one that loved not wisely but too well.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    character
    Othello
    concept
    Love
  21. #21
    I feel the need to reaffirm all of it, the whole unhappy territory and all the things loved and unloveable in it, for it is all part of me.
  22. #22
    And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.
  23. #23
    “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.”
  24. #24
    In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him.
  25. #25
    “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.”
  26. #26
    It’s not love or anything, but I think I like you, too.
  27. #27
    “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
  28. #28
    “He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.”
  29. #29
    “I was born to join in love, not hate - that is my nature.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Antigone
    concepts
    HateLove
  30. #30
    “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  31. #31
    “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.”
  32. #32
    “You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love.”
  33. #33
    “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
  34. #34
    “I am very interested and fascinated by how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”
  35. #35
    “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change.”
  36. #36
    “Under loves heavy burden do I sink.
  37. #37
    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.
  38. #38
    “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.”
  39. #39
    Oh! Love! That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one angel. It is heaven.
  40. #40
    “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.”
  41. #41
    “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.”
  42. #42
    There were no embraces, because where there is great love there is often little display of it.
  43. #43
    In response to your fearless consciousness, she will drench your world in love and light.
  44. #44
    “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
  45. #45
    “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.”
  46. #46
    “There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.”
  47. #47
    “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
  48. #48
    “Scarlett, always save something to fear—even as you save something to love.”
  49. #49
    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.”
  50. #50
    Detaching does not mean we don’t care. It means we learn to love, care, and be involved without going crazy.
  51. #51
    “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.”
  52. #52
    “He couldn’t be married. I’m sure. Not my Westley.”
  53. #53
    “Beware how you give your heart.”
  54. #54
    “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.”
  55. #55
    “You are my life now.”
  56. #56
    This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
  57. #57
    “Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.”
  58. #58
    “Tell me for which of my bad parts didst thou first fall in love with me?”
  59. #59
    “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.”
  1. #60
    “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.”
  2. #61
    ″‘If you love me, as you say,’ she whispered, ‘do so that I may be at peace.‘”
  3. #62
    “I must, then, repeat continually that we are forever sundered - and yet, while I breathe and think, I must love him.′
  4. #63
    “I loved him very much - more than I could trust myself to say - more than words had power to express.”
  5. #64
    “Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.”
  6. #65
    “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.”
  7. #66
    “Some troubles no one else should have to endure, especially not those you love.”
  8. #67
    “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.”
  9. #68
    “We won’t quarrel, baby. I love you too much. But don’t be a fool.”
  10. #69
    “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.”
  11. #70
    For hope is always born at the same time as love.
  12. #71
    “She loved me for the dangers I had passed,
    And I loved her that she did pity them.”
    author
    Shakespeare
    book
    Othello
    characters
    DesdemonaOthello
    concept
    Love
  13. #72
    “With all the risks they were taking, love was probably the most dangerous choice of all.”
  14. #73
    Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain.
    author
    Alan Moore
    book
    V for Vendetta
    character
    V
    concepts
    FoolishnessLove
  15. #74
    “Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”
  16. #75
    “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
  17. #76
    “The flower whisperer who made everyone and everything around her bloom. Her light is still with us, growing love across the universe.”
  18. #77
    “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.”
  19. #78
    “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.”
  20. #79
    “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”
  21. #80
    “When the bird of the heart begins to sing, too often will Reason stop up her ears.”
  22. #81
    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. #82
    “Nothing will uproot your life more violently than true love—at least as far as I’ve always witnessed.”
  24. #83
    “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.”
  25. #84
    “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
  26. #85
    In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
  27. #86
    “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”
    author
    Jane Austen
    concepts
    LoveHeart
  28. #87
    “Aunt Helen was the only one who hugged me.”
  29. #88
    “I love whom I love,” Prince Lir repeated firmly. “You have no power over anything that matters.”
  30. #89
    “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
  31. #90
    “I think love is stronger than habits or circumstances. I think it is possible to keep yourself for someone for a long time and still remember why you were waiting when she comes at last.”
  32. #91
    “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.”
  33. #92
    A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.
  34. #93
    “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.”
  35. #94
    “The sweetest honey is loathsome in its own deliciousness. And in the taste destroys the appetite. Therefore, love moderately.”
  36. #95
    “Do I want to live? . . . [W]ould you like to live with your soul in the grave?”
  37. #96
    “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.”
  38. #97
    There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.
    author
    Homer
    book
    The Iliad
    character
    Aphrodite
    concept
    Love
  39. #98
    “Love is a great beautifier.”
  40. #99
    She grew Scarlet Carsons for me in our window box, and our place always smelled of roses. Those were there best years of my life.
    author
    Alan Moore
    book
    V for Vendetta
    character
    Valerie
    concept
    Love
  41. #100
    “If you were coming in the fall,
    I’d brush the summer by”
  42. #101
    “Do not pity the dead, Harry, pity the living, and above all those who live without love.”
  43. #102
    “Love is blind.”
  44. #103
    “And when I saw that, I realized that selling was the greatest career a man could want. ’Cause what could be more satisfying than to be able to go, at the age of eighty-four, into twenty or thirty different cities, and pick up a phone, and be remembered and loved and helped by so many different people?”
  45. #104
    “Go then if you must, but remember, no matter how foolish your deeds, those who love you will love you still.”
    author
    Sophocles
    book
    Antigone
    character
    Ismene
    concept
    Love
  46. #105
    But what I hope most of all is that you understand what I mean when I tell you that even though I do not know you, and even though I may never meet you, laugh with you, cry with you, or kiss you. I love you. With all my heart, I love you.
    author
    Alan Moore
    book
    V for Vendetta
    character
    Valerie
    concept
    Love
  47. #106
    I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love.
  48. #107
    There is one place where her absence comes locally home to me, and it is a place I can’t avoid. I mean my own body. It had such a different importance while it was the body of H.‘s lover. Now it’s like an empty house.
  49. #108
    Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.
  50. #109
    And medecine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love: these are what we stay alive for.
  51. #110
    You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.
  52. #111
    “What of a love unspoken
    no one ever knows
    But this is a love that lasts
    and in secrecy it grows”
  53. #112
    “What of a love unspoken? Is it weaker without a name?
    Does this love deserve 2 exist without a title”
  54. #113
    We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for love. That is our great glory, and our great tragedy.
  55. #114
    The things we love destroy us every time, lad. Remember that.
  56. #115
    “Love is Love no matter old you are, and I knew if I gave you enough time, you’d come back to me.”
  57. #116
    “And suddenly she knew exactly why Catherine had fallen in love with him. It wasn’t that he was unusually attractive, or ambitious, or even charming. He was partly those things, but more important, he seemed to live life on his own terms.”
  58. #117
    “Ricky was ‘L’ but he’s home with the flu,
    Lizzie, our ‘O,’ had some homework to do,
    Mitchell, ‘E’ prob’ly got lost on the way,
    So I’m all of the love that could make it today.”
  59. #118
    “So I’m all of love that could make it today.”
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  1. #119
    “Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face - I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.”
  2. #120
    “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.”
  3. #121
    “Ah, love may be strong, but a habit is stronger,
    And I knew when I loved by the way I behaved.”
  4. #122
    “I am no king, and I am no lord,
    And I am no soldier at-arms,” said he.
    “I’m none but a harper, and a very poor harper,
    That am come hither to wed with ye.”
    “If you were a lord, you should be my lord,
    And the same if you were a thief,” said she.
    “And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper,
    For it makes no matter to me, to me,
    For it makes no matter to me.”
    “But what if it prove that I am no harper?
    That I lied for your love most monstrously?”
    “Why, then I’ll teach you to play and sing,
    For I dearly love a good harp,” said she.”
  5. #123
    “Were all first loves like that? Somehow she doubted it; even now it struck her as being more real than anything she’d ever known. Sometimes it saddened her to think that she’d never experience that kind of feeling again, but then life had a way of stamping out that intensity of passion; she’d learned all too well that love wasn’t always enough.”
  6. #124
    “She understood then, with the distance that maturity brings, how much he’d loved her back then. And still did, something whispered inside her, and all at once she had the strange impression that everything they’d shared in the past had been the opening chapters in a book with a conclusion that had yet to be written.”
  7. #125
    Perhaps everyone loved someone; I didn’t now, I couldn’t give much thought to love.
  8. #126
    Nothing, say you? Perhaps so; nothing but a charming woman, who, strange as it may appear, made him the happiest of men!
  9. #127
    “I’m yours for ever -- for ever and ever. Here I stand; I’m as firm as a rock. If you’ll only trust me, how little you’ll be disappointed. Be mine as I am yours.”
  10. #128
    “Meanwhile my business is not to bother, but simply to be thankful for life and love.”
  11. #129
    “‘It has made me better loving you,’ he said on another occasion; ‘it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter.‘”
  12. #130
    “Love should be allowed. I’m all for it. Now that I’ve got a pretty good idea what it is.”
  13. #131
    “You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
  14. #132
    “I told you: you can make yourself love anybody.”
  15. #133
    “Who had very properly taught him equally to love and fear him.”
  16. #134
    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.
  17. #135
    Mothers are often fondest of the child which has caused them the greatest pain.
  18. #136
    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.
  19. #137
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  20. #138
    “I am dying of love.”
  21. #139
    “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.”
  22. #140
    “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!”
  23. #141
    “All I wanted was to be loved for myself.”
  24. #142
    “Love, jealousy, hatred, burst out around us in harrowing cries.”
  25. #143
    “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.”
  26. #144
    “Not that I lov’d Caesar less, but that I lov’d Rome more.”
  27. #145
    “But love is blind and lovers cannot see
    The pretty follies that themselves commit”
  28. #146
    “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.”
  29. #147
    “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!”
  30. #148
    A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief
  31. #149
    “Love me! Why, it must be requited.”
  32. #150
    “Suffer love,--a good epithet! I do suffer love indeed, for I love thee against my will.”
  33. #151
    “For which of my good parts did you first suffer love for me?”
  34. #152
    “I do love nothing in the world so well as you:
    is not that strange?”
  35. #153
    “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.”
  36. #154
    ″‘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!...‘”
  37. #155
    “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!‘”
  38. #156
    “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.”
  39. #157
    “And if thou dost not love me, I love thee enough for both.”
  40. #158
    “I loved you when I saw you today and I loved you always but I never saw you before.”
  41. #159
    “Could I ever have loved you, had I not known you better than you know yourself?”
  42. #160
    She deserves the best and purest love the heart of man can offer.
  43. #161
    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.
  44. #162
    It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.
  45. #163
    “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.”
  46. #164
    “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.”
  47. #165
    “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.”
  48. #166
    “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.
  49. #167
    “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!”
  50. #168
    He knew enough of the world to know that there is nothing in it better than the faithful service of the heart.
  51. #169
    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.
  52. #170
    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
  53. #171
    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
  54. #172
    Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death.
    author
    Jane Austen
    book
    Persuasion
    concept
    Love
  55. #173
    “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.”
  56. #174
    “Love is like that is a deep well with steep sides. Once you fall in, that’s it. You will love that person always.”
  57. #175
    “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.”
  58. #176
    “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.”
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  1. #178
    “When you love yourself enough to stand in your truth no matter what the cost, everyone benefits.”
  2. #179
    “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.”
  3. #180
    “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
  4. #181
    “I loved you both with all of my damaged heart.”
  5. #182
    “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.”
  6. #183
    You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
  7. #184
    “Love. It was the beginning and end of everything, the foundation and the ceiling and the air in between.”
  8. #185
    “Some stories don’t have happy endings. Even love stories. Maybe especially love stories.”
  9. #186
    “I always thought it was what I wanted: to be loved and admired. Now I think perhaps I’d like to be known.”
  10. #187
    “But love has to be stronger than hate, or there is no future for us.”
  11. #188
    “Wounds heal. Love lasts. We remain.”
  12. #189
    “You loved me—then what right had you to leave me?”
  13. #190
    ″‘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.‘”
  14. #191
    “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
  15. #192
    “Surely it was a good way to die, in the place of someone else, someone I loved.”
  16. #193
    “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.”
  17. #194
    “You heard him—true love is what he wants to come back for. That’s certainly worthwhile.”
  18. #195
    ″[L]ove is many things, none of them logical.”
  19. #196
    “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.”
  20. #197
    “Perhaps love is best left as a fallow field.”
  21. #198
    “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?”
  22. #199
    “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.”
  23. #200
    “I must have loved you a lot.”
  24. #201
    “Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.”
  25. #202
    “My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him.”
  26. #203
    “Love, after all, always said more about those who felt it than it did about the ones they loved.”
  27. #204
    “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.”
  28. #205
    “You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lesson my affections for you.”
  29. #206
    “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.”
  30. #207
    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.
  31. #208
    “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.”
  32. #209
    “When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.”
  33. #210
    “You don’t have to pretend you love me.”
    “But I do love you.”
  34. #211
    “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.”
  35. #212
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
  36. #213
    “It is easy to love your friend, but sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to love your enemy.”
  37. #214
    “...Who could refrain,
    That had a heart to love, and in that heart
    Courage to make love known?”
  38. #215
    “If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear!”
  39. #216
    “You are a lover. Borrow Cupid’s wings
    and soar with them above a common bound.”
  40. #217
    “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
  41. #218
    “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.”
  42. #219
    “If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down.”
  43. #220
    “See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
    O, that I were a glove upon that hand
    That I might touch that cheek!”
  44. #221
    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.”
  45. #222
    “Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is!”
  46. #223
    “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
  47. #224
    “thus with a kiss I die”
  48. #225
    “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
  49. #226
    “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.”
  50. #227
    “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.”
  51. #228
    “Before she left, she hugged me again. Two in one day! I really do love my sister. Especially when she’s nice.”
  52. #229
    “Love pats are soft punches of encouragement that are administered on the knee, shoulder, and arm.”
  53. #230
    “I moved to the typewriter again, and I wrote something. ‘I love you, too.‘”
  54. #231
    “I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”
  55. #232
    “Love is holy.”
  56. #233
    “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.”
  57. #234
    “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.”
  58. #235
    “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.”
  59. #236
    “A man does not recover from such devotion of the heart to such a woman! He ought not; he does not.”
  1. #237
    “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
  2. #238
    “When I fall in love, it will be forever.”
  3. #239
    “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.”
  4. #240
    “If certain, when this life was out,
    That yours and mine should be,
    I ’d toss it yonder like a rind,
    And taste eternity.”
  5. #241
    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.
  6. #242
    “I wouldn’t vex our people for anything; I love them, I do.”
  7. #243
    “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”
  8. #244
    “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.”
  9. #245
    “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
  10. #246
    “To love ourselves and support each other in the process of becoming real is perhaps the greatest single act of daring greatly.”
  11. #247
    “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.”
  12. #248
    “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.”
  13. #249
    “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.”
  14. #250
    “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.”
  15. #251
    “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.”
  16. #252
    “We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.”
  17. #253
    “Is not general incivility the very essence of love?”
  18. #254
    “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”
  19. #255
    “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.”
  20. #256
    “Love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride.”
  21. #257
    “Be worthy love, and love will come.”
  22. #258
    “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
  23. #259
    “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”
  24. #260
    “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  25. #261
    “...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”
  26. #262
    “I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.”
  27. #263
    “It is because I think so much of warm and sensitive hearts, that I would spare them from being wounded.”
  28. #264
    “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
  29. #265
    “The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.
  30. #266
    “I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”
  31. #267
    “You have been the last dream of my soul.”
  32. #268
    “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
  33. #269
    “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
  34. #270
    “Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while.”
  35. #271
    “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.”
  36. #272
    “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Love
  37. #273
    Where people are really attached, poverty itself is wealth.
  38. #274
    “One half of me is yours, the other half yours,
    Mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours,
    And so all yours.”
  39. #275
    “Be careful any time the only voice of advisement is your own. Your judgment is easily clouded when you’re in love.”
  40. #276
    “I love the name of honour more than I fear death.”
  41. #277
    The supreme happiness in life is the assurance of being loved; of being loved for oneself, even in spite of oneself.
  42. #278
    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.
  43. #279
    “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.”
  44. #280
    “I will be waiting here....
    For your silence to break,
    For your soul to shake,
    For your love to wake!”
  45. #281
    “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 . . .”
  46. #282
    “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
  47. #283
    “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
    author
    Paulo Coelho
    book
    The Alchemist
    character
    Fatima
    concept
    Love
  48. #284
    “Because when we love, we always strive to become better than we are.”