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loving Quotes

51 of the best book quotes about loving
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“I fell in love on the beach,” said Rosemary. “Who with?” “First with a whole lot of people who looked nice. Then with one man”
F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Tender Is the Night
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Rosemary
Dick Diver
Elsie
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superficial
falling in love
loving
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“All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm’s way.”
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“I his book Peck rightly emphasizes that most of us ‘confuse cathecting with loving.’ We all know how often individuals of cathecting insist that they love the other person even if they are hurting of neglecting them. Since their feeling is that of cathexis, they insist that what they feel is love.”
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“We reached for each other and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake in this room loving him in silence.”
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“Children need to be raised in loving environments. Whenever domination is present love is lacking. Loving parents, be they single or coupled, gay or straight, headed by females or males, are more likely to raise healthy, happy children with sound self-esteem. ”
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“Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.”
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“We reached for each other, and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake loving him in silence.”
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″What would our lives be like if our days were studded by tiny, completely unproductive, silly, nonstrategic, wild and beautiful five-minute breaks,reminders that our days are for loving and learning and laughing, not for pushing and planning, reminders that it’s all about the heart, not about the hustle?″
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“I want the loved person to grow and unfold for his own sake, and in his own ways, and not for the purpose of serving me.”
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“We are all vulnerable in love. We are more emotionally naked with those we love and sometimes, inevitably, we hurt each other with careless words or actions.”
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“Forever and ever, kid, until you’re sick and tired of seeing me.”
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“We do not believe that we ‘grow’ our lives - we believe that we ‘make’ them. Just listen to how we use the word in everyday speech: we make time, make friends, make meaning, make money, make a living, make love.”
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“Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”
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“To forgive is merely to remember only the loving thoughts you gave in the past, and those that were given you.”
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“If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him.”
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“Attempting the mastery of fear is useless. In fact, it asserts the power of fear by the very assumption that it need be mastered. The true resolution rests entirely on mastery through love.”
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“The heart never forgets, never gives up, the territory marked off for those who came before.”
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“You fell in love with a storm. Did you really think you would get out unscathed?”
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“Some people are going to love you like you are a pond, and others are going to love you like you are a river, but you are an ocean, and you should never settle for anyone who loves you for anything less than that.”
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“We do not have to love. We choose to love. No matter how much we may think we are loving, if we are in fact not loving, it is because we have chosen not to love and therefore do not love despite our good intentions.”
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“When I find myself filling with rage over the loss of a beloved, I try as soon as possible to remember that my concerns and questions should be focused on what I learned or what I have yet to learn from my departed love. What legacy was left which can help me in the art of living a good life? Did I learn to be kinder, To be more patient, And more generous, More loving, More ready to laugh, And more easy to accept honest tears? If I accept those legacies of my departed beloveds, I am able to say, Thank You to them for their love and Thank You to God for their lives.”
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“He said “Love...as I have loved you.” We cannot love too much.”
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“You want to know how I got these scars? I ripped every last piece of you out of my smile.”
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“I love you in a language that I don’t fully understand. In words that I haven’t found enough courage to forklift out of my chest.”
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“Loving you was the last thing I felt really good at.”
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“you wouldn’t let me love both of us at the same time”
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“I bet if we dusted her heart for fingerprints, we’d only find yours.”
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“I swear that when our lips touch, I can taste the next 60 years of my life.”
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“I loved you the same way that I learned how to ride a bike: Scared… but reckless.”
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“Loving the wrong person is self-harm”
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“It was a once in a lifetime thing. ...
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″ You could be doing everything right; working, cooking, cleaning, great sex...everything. But if it’s for the wrong man, that still won’t be enough to keep him.”
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“I had a dream about you. We were fishing in the Utah desert. You caught a dinosaur, but due to Federal regulations, we had to release the bones so Ted Kennedy could drive back to the cemetery, drunk.
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“Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.”
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“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”
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“I’m afraid to love, because I don’t want to get hurt.”
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“You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”
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“The higher you build walls around your heart, the harder you fall when someone tears them down.”
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“I’m so afraid of losing something I love, that I refuse to love anything.”
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“It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
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“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how to say that in English, but you just feel it.”
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“Fear is the great enemy of intimacy. Fear makes us run away from each other or cling to each other but does not create true intimacy.”
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“I’m afraid to love, because I don’t want to get hurt.”
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“This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot.”
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“I want love to conquer all. But love can’t conquer anything. It can’t do anything on it’s own. It relies on us to do the conquering on its behalf.”
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“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.”
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“The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations - all of them rearranging themselves so this precise, remarkable intersection could happen.”
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“She is so lost in her sadness that she has no idea how visible it is.”
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“There’s too much risk in loving,’ the young boy said, ‘no,’ said the old man, ‘there’s too much risk in not.”
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Each story speaks wholeness and healing and wonder to the soul. I needed several tissues in each story to wipe away the tears: whether it was over Griffin’s misunderstanding that his baby sister had gone away because he didn’t love her enough or Perry’s mute solitude as he strives to understand why his mother would leave him in a suitcase stolen from a thrift shop and go to heaven without him.
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″‘I’m killing him in my mind. Once you stop loving somebody, one day they will die from your heart.”

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