Quotations about Love 2

It would be impossible to "love" anyone or anything one knew completely.  Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object.  ~Paul Valéry, Tel quel, 1943

The love game is never called off on account of darkness.  ~Tom Masson

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above.  ~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow  (Thanks, Katherine!)

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.  ~David Byrne

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.  ~Robert Frost

You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.  ~Dr. Seuss

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.  ~Zora Neale Hurston

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.  ~Emily Brontë

The excesses of love soon pass, but its insufficiencies torment us forever.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

An old man in love is like a flower in winter.  ~Portuguese Proverb

Will you love me in December as you do in May,
Will you love me in the good old fashioned way?
When my hair has all turned gray,
Will you kiss me then and say,
That you love me in December as you do in May?
~James J. Walker

I don't think you can keep someone you truly love at arm's length on purpose, they'll always end up in your arms.  ~Holly Nichole Miller

Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Great love affairs start with Champagne and end with tisane.  ~Honoré de Balzac

Love withers under constraints: its very essence is liberty: it is compatible neither with obedience, jealousy, nor fear: it is there most pure, perfect, and unlimited where its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve.  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love is the poetry of the senses.  ~Honoré de Balzac

Love is a game that two can play and both win.  ~Eva Gabor

Without love, the rich and poor live in the same house.  ~Author Unknown

The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters.  It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.  ~Francis Quarles, Emblems

Love is like those second-rate hotels where all the luxury is in the lobby.  ~Paul-Jean Toulet

We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.  ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism

We picture love as heart-shaped because we do not know the shape of the soul.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.  ~François, duc de La Rochefoucauld

Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can't.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

Love, and a cough, cannot be hid.  ~George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum, 1651

Desire creates havoc when it is the only thing between two people, or when it is what's missing.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.  ~Christopher Paul Rubero

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.  ~Latin Proverb

The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate

Be everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.  ~Amrit Desai

I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day's great sun.
~Charles Hanson Towne

A lover is a man who tries to be more amiable than it is possible for him to be. ~Nicholas de Chamfort

Love is not consolation. It is light. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. ~Erich Segal

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~Charles Dickens

Love is the greatest touch-up artist of all. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams. ~Fyodor Dostoevski

[T]here is no hope for us in this painful, mysterious world save in giving ourselves to love. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ~Elinor Glyn

True love, to whom my heart is prey,
How dost thou hold me in thy sway,
That in each day I find no fault
But daily wait for love's assault.
~Pernette du Guillet

A good speech has a beginning, a middle and an end, the best example being, "I love you."  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self.  ~William Butler Yeats

Mumps, measles, and puppy love are terrible after twenty.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

Smiles escape from clouds above and angels ring a chorus of your love.  ~Daniel, @blindedpoet

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.  ~Author Unknown

Love is what you've been through with somebody.  ~James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960

Love is being stupid together.  ~Paul Valery

In this horror of solitude, this need to lose his ego in exterior flesh, which man calls grandly the need for love.  ~Charles Baudelaire

Open your heart and take us in,
Love - love and me.
~W.E. Henley

On a cloudy night, when nothing seems above, still, there is love.  Always love.  For something, from someone.  It's never done.  Never.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.  I'd stepped in it a few times.  ~Rita Rudner

Fall not in love therefore; it will stick to your face.  ~Tony Hendra, "Deteriorata"

Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so.  ~Charles du Bos

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.  ~D.H. Lawrence

What an infinity of bliss the possession of your love seemed to me — the future so full of passionate sweet life that my spirit shrank blinded from trying to explore it; I stopped content with the delicious sense of that moment alone. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch.  ~Cathy Carlyle

I love you like crazy, baby
'Cuz I'd go crazy without you.
~Pixie Foudre

What "love" is I don't know if it's not the response of our deepest natures to one another.  ~William Carlos Williams

I learned the real meaning of love.  Love is absolute loyalty.  People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades.  You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them.  And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting.  ~Sylvester Stallone

Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee,
It passed into thy lifelong regency.
~Gilbert Parker

The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.  ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.  ~Plato

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.  ~William Shakespeare


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