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.comMay 27th 2009 twitter.com/JebDickerson/status/1934660751
I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art. ~Thomas MooreQSO
The music may have stopped but my heart beats to another tune, this rhythm called love. ~A.C. Van Cherub
Romance is dead – it was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, homogenized, and sold off piece by piece. ~Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons
No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN
True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall – but you are there to catch them. ~Author Unknown
In this horror of solitude, this need to lose his ego in exterior flesh, which man calls grandly the need for love. ~Charles BaudelaireCUL
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged. ~Hans Nouwens
Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin TaylorTPVinet
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~Mark Overby
Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that men’s behavior is measured with a feminine ruler. ~Francesca M. Cancian
We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack. ~Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach, Aphorism
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~Laurence Marks, M*A*S*H, "Love Story," original air date 7 January 1973, spoken by the character Hawkeye
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 ShelleyQueen Mab notes, MHC
The excesses of love soon pass, but its insufficiencies torment us forever. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN
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, 1943PMB
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis GalantièreGPA
It is not that love is blind. It is that love sees with a painter’s eye, finding the essence that renders all else background. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost ,in conversationWLBUQ
No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV
When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. ~Natalie Clifford Barney
Before you love, learn to run through the snow leaving no footprint. ~Turkish Proverb
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: –
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes
A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. ~Latin Proverb
I was half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, 1945TPV
The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence. ~Edward Thomas
Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies. ~Swedish Proverb
Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky. ~V.F. CalvertonCUL
[T]here is no hope for us in this painful, mysterious world save in giving ourselves to love. ~Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate StephensTPVgb, Smith b.1849-d.1877, Stephens b.1853-d.1938; Smith was Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Kansas from 1872-1875
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~Pablo PicassoCUL
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip. ~Jonathan Carroll, "Outside the Dog Museum"
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia. ~Judith Viorst, Redbook, 1975
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach (Thanks, Bonnie)
I love quotes because good quotes are vitamins for the brain! ~Patrick Driessen
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 YeatsCUL
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. WalkerQSO
Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN
Love is staying up all night with a sick child – or a healthy adult. ~David Frost
Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart. ~Ken Keyes
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. ~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self
Be it in the garden, the nursery or the bedroom, a loving touch compensates for an unskilled hand. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. ~Lynda Barry1ww
I am so tired – so tired.
I see too many people,
Read too many books.
Do too many things.
I hate the theaters,
I hate my work,
I want you, – only you….
Come to me between the cool sheets
And let me burrow my head in your shoulder….
~Pauline Cohn, "Rest"
A heart that loves is always young. ~Greek Proverb
A man finds love and is satisfied. A woman finds love and insists on turning it into happiness. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Love is the law of life. ~Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. ~Author Unknown
It’s hard to defeat a woman in love. ~Terri Guillemets
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. ~Miguel de Unamuno
Once a man has won a woman’s love, the love is his forever. He can only lose the woman. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
And what’s romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like it, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose, and it’s always daisy-time. ~D.H. Lawrence
The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. ~W. Somerset Maugham
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance. ~Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN
Fall not in love therefore; it will stick to your face. ~Tony Hendra, "Deteriorata"
Be everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way. ~Amrit Desai
The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. ~Margaret AtwoodSD
You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. ~Werner Erhard
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. ~George Jean Nathan
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~Ben Hecht
Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch. ~Cathy Carlyle
Love cures people?both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. ~Karl Menninger
I’m far from perfect, but I’ll be perfect for that imperfect person that’s perfect for me. ~Amanda Bynestwitter.com/amandabynes/status/4565987386
My debt to you, Belovèd,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.
~Jessie B. RittenhouseQSO
Love is my religion – I could die for it. ~John Keats
Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee,
It passed into thy lifelong regency.
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524WLBUQ
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. ~William Shakespeare, “Sonnet CXVI”
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 a game that two can play and both win. ~Eva Gabor
There’s no denying that the only real unhappiness in life is losing a man…. Death isn’t nature’s greatest mistake – falling in love is. If we didn’t do that, all the misery in life would be cut right out of it. Oh my goodness, so would all the fun. So, what are you gonna do about it. ~When Ladies Meet, 1941 movie written by Rachel Crothers, John Meehan, Leon Gordon, S.K. Lauren, and Anita Loos, spoken by the character Bridgie Drake (not sure if this is also in the 1933 movie or 1932 play – anyone know?)TPV
We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. ~Albert Einstein
Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~Robert Heinlein
Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends. ~Author Unknown
If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular? ~Author Unknown
When you’re attracted to someone it just means that your subconscious is attracted to their subconscious, subconsciously, so what we know as fate is two neuroses knowing that they’re a perfect match. ~Jeff Arch, Nora Ephron, and David S. Ward, Sleepless in Seattle
It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken. ~Marguerite de Valoismcto
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!)
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. ~John Bulwer
When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage. ~Bill Balance
Love – a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown
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, 1960CDN