LOVE QUOTES IX

quotations about love

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O love is the crooked thing,
There is nobody wise enough
To find out all that is in it,
For he would be thinking of love
Till the stars had run away
And the shadows eaten the moon.

W. B. YEATS, "Brown Penny"

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Love is never free ... It is the most expensive emotion we have.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Burnt Offerings

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Love made you vulnerable; if you gave your heart to another, they could leave you or die.

JOHN TWELVE HAWKS, The Traveler

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Love is always right.

RICHARD LAYMON, The Stake

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If you love someone, then your freedom is curtailed. If you love someone, you give up much of your privacy. If you love someone, then you are no longer merely one person but half of a couple. To think or behave any other way is to risk losing that love.

LAURELL K. HAMILTON, Obsidian Butterfly

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Love, however doomed, had the capacity to attach buoys to the soul.

ARIANA FRANKLIN, Mistress of the Art of Death

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For misdirected love, the attainment of its object is, indeed, the best cure; but it cures as the guillotine cures headache.

IVAN PANIN, Thoughts

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A man in love is incomplete until he has married--then he's finished.

ZSA ZSA GABOR, Newsweek, Mar. 28, 1960

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Love, by reason of its passion, destroys the in-between which relates us to and separates us from others. As long as its spell lasts, the only in-between which can insert itself between two lovers is the child, love's own product. The child, this in-between, to which the lovers now are related and which they hold in common, is representative of the world in that it also separates them; it is an indication that they will insert a new world into the existing world. Through the child, it is as though the lovers return to the world from which their love had expelled them. But this new worldliness, the possible result and the only possibly happy ending of a love affair, is, in a sense, the end of love, which must either overcome the partners anew or be transformed into another mode of belonging together.

HANNAH ARENDT, The Human Condition

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Love is the medicine of all moral evil. By it the world is to be cured of sin.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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It is much easier to tell a woman you love her when you do not than when you do.

CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM, The Maxims of Marmaduke

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LOVE.--A sentiment we all entertain for ourselves, and occasionally imagine others entertain for us.

CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM, The Maxims of Marmaduke

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Love is ownership. We own whom we love. The universe is God's because he loves.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Life Thoughts

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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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All love that has not friendship for its base,
Is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Though brave its walls as any in the land,
And its tall turrets lift their heads in grace;
Though skilful and accomplished artists trace
Most beautiful designs on every hand,
And gleaming statues in dim niches stand,
And fountains play in some flow'r-hidden place:
Yet, when from the frowning east a sudden gust
Of adverst fate is blown, or sad rains fall
Day in, day out, against its yielding wall,
Lo! the fair structure crumbles to the dust.
Love, to endure life's sorrow and earth's woe,
Needs friendship's solid masonwork below.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "Upon the Sand"

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Love, unconquerable,
Waster of rich men, keeper
Of warm lights and all-night vigil
In the soft face of a girl:
Sea-wanderer, forest-visitor!
Even the pure immortals cannot escape you,
And mortal man, in his one day's dusk,
Trembles before your glory.

SOPHOCLES, Antigone

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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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I love Love -- though he has wings,
And like light can flee.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY, "Rarely, Rarely, Comest Thou"

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