LOVE QUOTES IX

quotations about love

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Love is the impulse which directs the world,
And all things know it and obey its power.
Man, in the maelstrom of his passions whirled;
The bee that takes the pollen to the flower;
The earth, uplifting her bare, pulsing breast
To fervent kisses of the amorous sun;--
Each but obeys creative Love's behest,
Which everywhere instinctively is done.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "What Love Is"

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How does Love speak?
In the faint flush upon the telltale cheek,
And in the pallor that succeeds it; by
The quivering lid of an averted eye--
The smile that proves the parent to a sigh
Thus doth Love speak.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "Love's Language"

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Love is the centre and circumference;
The cause and aim of all things--'tis the key
To joy and sorrow, and the recompense
For all the ills that have been, or may be.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "What Love Is"

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Love is the only thing that pays for birth,
Or makes death welcome. Oh, dear God above
This beautiful but sad, perplexing earth,
Pity the hearts that know--or know not--Love!

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "What Love Is"

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Love is a very ancient force, which served its purpose in its day but no longer is essential for the survival of the species.

FRANK HERBERT, Heretics of Dune

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When love is reached through suffering ... it has a power it can never gain through innocence.

ANNE RICE, Memnoch the Devil

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Who strikes man with love -- God or the Devil?

LEONID ANDREYEV, He Who Gets Slapped

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Love is free: to promise for ever to love the same woman, is not less absurd than to promise to believe the same creed: such a vow in both cases, excludes us from all enquiry.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, notes, Queen Mab

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You ought to love all mankind; nay, every individual of mankind. You ought not to love the individuals of your domestic circles less, but to love those who exist beyond it more.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, "Essay on Christianity"

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Only love makes fruitful the soul.

JOHN GALSWORTHY, Beyond

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Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled underfoot.

U2, "So Cruel", Achtung Baby

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All love is sweet,
Given or returned. Common as light is love,
And its familiar voice wearies not ever.
Like the wide heaven, the all-sustaining air,
It makes the reptile equal to the God;
They who inspire it most are fortunate,
As I am now; but those who feel it most
Are happier still.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, Prometheus Unbound

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Love, like reputation, once fled, never returns more.

APHRA BEHN, The History of the Nun

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Like thunder needs rain
Like a preacher needs pain
Like tongues of flame
Like a sweet stain
Need your love
I need your love

U2, "Hawkmoon 269", Rattle and Hum

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Love's very pain is sweet,
But its reward is in the world divine
Which, if not here, it builds beyond the grave.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, Epipsychidion

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You say love is a temple, love a higher law
Love is a temple, love the higher law.
You ask me to enter, but then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on to what you got, when all you got is hurt.

U2, "One", Achtung Baby

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Strangelove
Strange highs and strange lows
Strangelove
That's how my love goes
Strangelove
Will you give it to me
Will you take the pain
I will give to you
Again and again
And will you return it

DEPECHE MODE, "Strangelove", Music for the Masses

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Love's a bully, pushing and shoving
In the belly of a woman.
Heavy rhythm taking over
To stick together a man and a woman
Stick together man and a woman
Stick together.

U2, "Do You Feel Loved", Pop

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Love is the desire to give, not to receive, something. Love is the art of producing something with the other's talents.

BERTOLT BRECHT, "Love of Whom?"

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I've read more than a hundred books
Seeing love mentioned many thousand times
But despite all the places I've looked
It's still no clearer
I'm still no nearer
The meaning of love

DEPECHE MODE, "The Meaning of Love", A Broken Frame

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