quotations about love
Love is blindness
I don't want to see
Won't you wrap the night
Oh my heart
Love is blindness
U2, "Love Is Blindness", Achtung Baby
Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
BIBLE, Proverbs 10:12
Love is the key to felicity, nor is there a heaven to any who love not. We enter Paradise through its gates only.
AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT, Table Talk
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
When love is reached through suffering ... it has a power it can never gain through innocence.
ANNE RICE, Memnoch the Devil
Who strikes man with love -- God or the Devil?
LEONID ANDREYEV, He Who Gets Slapped
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
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"
Only love makes fruitful the soul.
JOHN GALSWORTHY, Beyond
Between the horses of love and lust we are trampled underfoot.
U2, "So Cruel", Achtung Baby
Love, like reputation, once fled, never returns more.
APHRA BEHN, The History of the Nun
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
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
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
Strange highs and strange lows
That's how my love goes
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
Love is nothing but lust misspelled.
DAN SIMMONS, Olympos
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
U2, "Do You Feel Loved", Pop
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?"
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
Love could never come to full fruition till it was destroyed.
JOHN GALSWORTHY, Fraternity