LOVE QUOTES VI

quotations about love

Ursula K. Le Guin quote

It's love that makes the world go round!

W. S. GILBERT, Iolanthe

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Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections, as leaves are to the life of trees. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, American Note-Books, Mar. 9, 1853

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Love was the flower of life, and blossomed unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it was found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.

D. H. LAWRENCE, The Rainbow

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Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

BIBLE, Leviticus 19:18

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That feelings of love and hate make rational judgments impossible in public affairs, as in private affairs, we can clearly enough see in others, though not so clearly in ourselves.

HERBERT SPENCER, The Study of Sociology

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Love is the wine of existence. When you have taken that, you have taken the most precious drop that there is in the cluster.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

LILY TOMLIN, attributed, Parted Lips: Lesbian Love Quotes Through the Ages

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A supreme love, a motive that gives a sublime rhythm to a woman's life, and exalts habit into partnership with the soul's highest needs, is not to be had where and how she wills: to know that high initiation, she must often tread where it is hard to tread, and feel the chill air, and watch through darkness. It is not true that love makes things easy: it makes us choose what is difficult.

GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt

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Love, such as it is in society, is only the exchange of two fantasies, and the contact of two bodies.

SEBASTIEN R. N. CHAMFORT, Maximes et pensées

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Do they still call it infatuation? That magic ax that chops away the world in one blow, leaving only the couple standing there trembling? Whatever they call it, it leaps over anything, takes the biggest chair, the largest slice, rules the ground wherever it walks, from a mansion to a swamp, and its selfishness is its beauty.... People with no imagination feed it with sex -- the clown of love. They don't know the real kinds, the better kinds, where losses are cut and everybody benefits. It takes a certain intelligence to love like that -- softly, without props.

TONI MORRISON, Love

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Have you heard the word is love?
It's so fine, it's sunshine.

THE BEATLES, "The Word", Rubber Soul

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Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.

ERICH SEGAL, Love Story

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Love's mysteries in souls do grow,
But yet the body is his book.

JOHN DONNE, The Ecstasy

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True love begins in heaven's bower,
Unfolds on earth a perfect flower.

ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, "Love's Language"

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Love ... like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

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Son, if a maiden love thee, thou shalt appear handsome in her sight; she shall praise thine eyes, and the corners of thy mouth, yea, she shall admire thy hands. Though thou wert even as the orangutan yet shall she paint thee with fancies.

GELETT BURGESS, The Maxims of Methuselah

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A summer breeze can be very refreshing; but if we try to put it in a tin can so we can have it entirely to ourselves, the breeze will die. Our beloved is the same. He is like a breeze, a cloud, a flower. If you imprison him in a tin can, he will die. Yet many people do just that. They rob their loved one of his liberty, until he can no longer be himself. They live to satisfy themselves and use their loved one to help them fulfill that. That is not loving; it is destroying.

THICH NHAT HANH, Teachings on Love

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Love's tendrils round the heart doth twine,
As round the oak doth cling the vine.

ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, "Love's Language"

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To love is to destroy, and ... to be loved is to be the one destroyed.

CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Bones

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You never give away your heart; you lend it from time to time. If it were not so how could we take it back without asking?

JEANETTE WINTERSON, Written on the Body

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