quotations about love
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness -- and call it love -- true love.
ROBERT FULGHUM, True Love
To love and to live well is wished of many, but incident to few.
JOHN LYLY, Euphues and His England
Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
BIBLE, Leviticus 19:18
It is the plain women who know about love; the beautiful women are too busy being fascinating.
KATHARINE HEPBURN, attributed, Evan Esar's 20,000 Quips & Quotes
Love is divine only and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind. It is a learned application without reason or motive except that it is God.
TONI MORRISON, Paradise
Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby -- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
DANIEL HANDLER, as Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
ERICH SEGAL, Love Story
There is a comfort in the strength of love;
'Twill make a thing endurable, which else
Would overset the brain, or break the heart.
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Michael
Love is the key-note of the universe--
The theme, the melody.
HENRY ABBEY, "The Troubadour"
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
ALFRED TENNYSON, "In Memoriam"
Upon Love's bosom Earth floats like an Ark
Safely through all the Deluge of the dark.
GERALD MASSEY, "To My Wife"
Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
APHRA BEHN, The Younger Brother
Why does a man who is truly in love insist that this relationship must continue and be "lifelong"? Because life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic. Who would want to wake up halfway through an operation?
CESARE PAVESE, This Business of Living, Jan. 19, 1938
I measured love by the extent of my jealousy.
GRAHAM GREENE, The End of the Affair
Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says: "I need you because I love you."
ERICH FROMM, The Art of Loving
No distance can keep anxious lovers long asunder.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, Sep. 30, 1779
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.... You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
JOHN LENNON, ATV interview, Dec. 2, 1969
All you need is love.
THE BEATLES, "All You Need Is Love", Magical Mystery Tour
Of all fires
love is the only inexhaustible one.
PABLO NERUDA, O Magazine, Feb. 2007
Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
JEAN ANOUILH, L'homme et la mort dans l'histoire