|Quotes of Love
you, sir knight, perchance, in love?" inquired the Knight of the Wood.
"To my woe, I am," answered Don Quixote, "though the sorrows arising from
well-placed affections should be accounted blessings rather than calamities."
- Cervantes, Don Quixote, Part 2, Chap. XII
I'm beginning to think it's not just how much you love someone - maybe what matters is
who you are when you're with them.
- Macon Leary (The Accidental Tourist)
Heart that makes you bypass every
I will live in thy heart
Smile that keeps you grinning at the madness of this world
die in thy lap
and be buried in thy eyes
Dear Lord, give me chastity and self-restraint...but not yet O Lord, not yet!
- St. Augustine (before he reformed)
If music be the food of love, play on!
- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
"Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, wisdom is not truth, truth
is not beauty, beauty is not love"
"I always knew I'd look back at the tears and laugh, but I never
thought that I'd look back at the laughs and cry."
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints - I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
"Sonnets from the Portuguese"
"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth, or burn
down your house, you can never tell."
"The most beautiful discovery that true friends can make is that they
can grow separately without growing apart."
"We are each of us angels
with one wing. And we fly only
by embracing each other." -- Luciano de Crescenzo
"When your heart speaks, take good notes."
"Love isn't love until you cry."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or
even touched. They must be felt." - unknown
"When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When
you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."
- Albert Einstein
"The heart has its reasons that reason does not know" - Pascal
"Loving can cost you a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to
I've often find that want of love
is an emptiness that robs the joy from life."
"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human
loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard
quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily
the person one desires to be."
-Anna Louise Strong
"A life without love in it is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth, with
the fire dead, the laughter stilled and the light extinguished.
- Frank Tebbetts
"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. - Voltaire
No one in love is free, or wants to be.
The heart that loves is always young.
He who tries to forget a woman, never loved her.
A woman who pretends to laugh at love is like a child who sings at night when he is
The secret of love is seeking variety in your life together, and never letting routine
chords dull the melody of your romance.
"Take away love, and our life is a tomb." -Robert Browning
"In the race for love, I was scratched." -Joan Davis
"Love is a perky little elf dancing a merry little jib and then suddenly he turns
on you with a miniature machine gun." -Matt Groening
Love does not just site there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, and remade
all the time, made new." -Ursula Le Guin
"Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays.
Clutch it, and it darts away." -Dorothy Parker
"Do I have to tell the story of the 1000 rainy days since we first met?"
"How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye
"Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you
then your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."
"Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I
may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend."
"A friend is someone who reaches out for your hand...and touches your
"I don't remember how we happened to meet each other. I don't remember
who got along with whom first. All I can remember is all of us
"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves."
"To dislike yourself is to insult your friends."
"Religion is about love but there sure is a lot of hatred and resentment
involved if people don't agree on what they believe. It seems to be just
human politics with a mask."
"The road to a friend's house is never long." - Danish proverb
From Ivan Turgenev's 'First Love':
|"I seized the opportunity when she was
looking down and fell to watching her, at first stealthily, then more and more boldly. Her
face struck me as even more charming than on the previous evening; everything in it was so
delicate, clever, and sweet. She was sitting with her back to a window covered with a
white blind, the sunshine, streaming in through the blind, shed a soft light over her
fluffy golden curls, her innocent neck, her sloping shoulders, and tender untroubled
bosom. I gazed at her, and how dear and near she was already to me! It seemed to me I had
known her a long while and had never known anything nor lived at all till I met her. . . .
She was wearing a dark and rather shabby dress and an apron; I would gladly, I felt have
kissed every fold of that dress and apron. The tips of her little shoes peeped out from
under her skirt; I could have bowed down in adoration to those shoes. . . . 'And here I am
sitting before her,' I thought; 'I have made acquaintance with her . . . what happiness,
my God!' I could hardly keep from jumping up from my chair in ecstasy, but I only swung my
legs a little, like a small child who has been given sweetmeats."
"I have studied many times the marble which was chiseled for me. A boat
with a furled sail at rest in a harbor. In truth it pictures not my
destination, but my life. For love was offered me and I shrank from its
disillusionment, sorrow knocked on my door, but I was afraid, ambition
called to me, but I dreaded the chances, yet all the while I hungered for
meaning in my life. And now I know that we must lift the sail and catch
the winds of destiny wherever they drive the boat. To put meaning in one's
life may end in madness, but life without meaning is the torture of
restlessness and vague desire. It is a boat longing for the sea and yet
afraid." Edgar Lee Masters