Love



  • Love is a many splendid thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!
    ~ from the movie Moulin Rouge ~
  • Other men said they have seen angels,
    But I have seen thee
    And thou art enough.
    ~ by G. Moore ~
  • I would fly you to the moon and back if you’ll be . . . if you’ll be my baby.
    ~ From a song by Savage Garden ~
  • I love you – those three words have my life in them.
    ~ by Alexandrea to Nicholas III ~
  • What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
    ~ by Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
  • I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion -
    I have shudder’d at it.
    I shudder no more.
    I could be martyr’d for my religion
    Love is my religion
    And I could die for that.
    I could die for you.
    ~ by John Keats ~
  • I’d like to run away
    From you,
    But if you didn’t come
    And find me …
    I would die.
    ~ by Shirley Bassey ~
  • A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
    Ingrid Bergman
  • A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
    Rupert Brooke
  • A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
    Thomas Carlyle
  • A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.
    Boethius
  • Love is the beauty of the soul.
    Saint Augustine
  • Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
    Miguel de Unamuno
  • Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
    H. L. Mencken
  • Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
    John Lennon
  • Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
    Ben Hecht
  • Love is the poetry of the senses.
    Honore de Balzac
  • Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify the trouble we take to have sex.
    Daniel S. Greenberg
  • Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
    H. L. Mencken
  • Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
    John Ciardi
  • Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
    James Thurber
  • Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
    Zora Neale Hurston
  • Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
    Erich Segal
  • Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
    James A. Baldwin
  • Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
    Thomas Aquinas
  • Love that is not madness is not love.
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  • Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.
    Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
    John Donne
  • Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
    Zelda Fitzgerald
  • Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
    Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
    William Congreve
  • 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
  • A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
    Stendhal
  • A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
    Honore de Balzac
  • Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
    Julie Andrews
  • All mankind love a lover.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
    William Shakespeare
  • At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
    Plato
  • Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.
    Rita Rudner
  • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
    Lao Tzu
  • Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
    Richard Bach
  • Do all things with love.
    Og Mandino
  • First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
    George Bernard Shaw
  • For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
    Judy Garland
  • Fortune and love favor the brave.
    Ovid
  • Friendship is Love without his wings!
    Lord Byron
  • Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
    Charles Caleb Colton
  • Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
    Albert Einstein
  • How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
    Barbara Pym
  • I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
    Judy Garland
  • I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
    Daphne Rae
  • I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
    George Eliot
  • I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
    J. D. Salinger
  • If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
    A. A. Milne
  • If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
    Michel de Montaigne
  • If you want to be loved, be lovable.
    Ovid
  • Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
    Erich Fromm
  • In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
    Erich Fromm
  • It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
    Miguel de Unamuno
  • Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
    Victor Hugo
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
    Khalil Gibran
  • Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
    David Grayson
  • Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.
    Javan
  • Love conquers all.
    Virgil
  • Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
    Rainer Maria Rilke
  • All mankind love a lover.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • All men, even the most surly are influenced by affection.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • All you need is love.
    John Lennon & Paul McCartney
  • All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
    Leo Tolstoy
  • Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
    Rose Franken
  • At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
    Plato