A relationship is like a rose,
How long it lasts, no one knows;
Love can erase an awful past,
Love can be yours, you’ll see at last;
To feel that love, it makes you sigh,
To have it leave, you’d rather die;
You hope you’ve found that special rose,
‘Cause you love and care for the one you chose.
- Rob Cella
Sex and Love are two different things You dont always have to
have sex, to Love someone and be there for them.
- Karen Magee
Love is all you need.
- John Lennon
If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain,
if you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain, if you like
making love at midnight on the dunes of the cape, I’m the love
that you’ve looked for. Write to me and escape.
- Rupert Holmes (The Pina Colada Song (Escape))
The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
- G. K. Chesterton
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the
- Jules Renard
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have
you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for
telling you lies.
- Pietro Aretino
Love is not an alarm clock. You can not have it sound at a
time that you think is convenient and appropriate. It can not
be contained between people until you think it should be
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world
will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix
The only reason I live is to love you.
- Sweet November(movie)
Just the thought of being with you tomorrow is enough to get
me through today.
It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any
logic or reasons can be found. I’m only here tonight because
of you. You are the reason I am. You are all my reasons.
- John Nash, to his wife, “A Beautiful Mind”
I love you for the man you are, I love you for the things
you do, I love you for the things you say. But most of all I
love you because you love me for the woman I am for the
things I do and for the things I say. I love you.
The more you love
the more you’ll find
that life is good
and friends are kind
and only what we give away
enriches us from day to day.
- Helen Steiner Rice
Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables.
I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I
am with you.
- Roy Croft
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
- Thomas Mann
If you deceive someone, you lose one of life’s greatest
treasures, you lose the capacity to trust. Because without
trust, love is not possible.
Love is my religion — I could die for it.
- John Keats
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold.
Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will
know, never winter’s frost and chill, summer’s warmth is in
- Leo Buscaglia (1925-1998)
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
- Voltaire (1694-1778)
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
Never love unless you can bear with all the faults of man.
Don’t tell me you love me; show me that you do.
- Omage Jossy
Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made,
like bread, remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. LeGuin
In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the
greatest distance can be bridged.
- Hans Nouwens
A bell is not a bell until you ring it;
A song is not a song until you sing it.
Love in your heart is not put there to stay;
Love is not love until you give it away.
- Oscar Hammerstein II
You’re my blue sky,
You’re my sunny day.
Lord, you know it makes me high
When you turn your love my way.
- The Allman Brothers
Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke
People in love, it is well known, suffer extreme conceptual
delusions, the most common of these being that other people
find your condition as thrilling and eye-watering as you
- Julian Barnes
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned
- Marianne Williamson
We take a risk when we open our hearts because the truth
is, if we open our hearts, we will get hurt. You can’t open
your heart and not have some hurt because you’re in a human
experience. Even if it’s the love of your life and you have
many wonderful, deepening, growing, powerful years together,
it’s a human experience, and that person will pass over.
Love takes courage. Be courageous.
- Mary Manin Morrissey
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give
love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be
empty, our loss greater.
Love has its own time, its own season, and its own reasons
from coming and going. You cannot bribe it or coerce it or
reason it into staying. You can only embrace it when it
arrives and give it away when it comes to you.
- Kent Nerburn
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive?
Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people
are so cynical about it … It really is worth fighting
for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble
is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
- Lee Iacocca
Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy,
but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
- Anita Brookner
This world is full of beauty, as other worlds above, and if we
did our duty, it might be as full of love.
- Gerald Massey
To love and be loved, is to feel the Sun from both sides.
- David Viscott
It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody
at whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier
Forget love…I’d rather fall in chocolate!
Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
- Nelson Rockefeller
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I’ve ever known.
- Walt Disney
When one loves somebody, everything is clear - where to go,
what to do - it all takes care of itself and one doesn’t
have to ask anybody about anything.
- Maxim Gorky
Story writers say that love is concerned only with young
people, and the excitement and glamour of romance end at the
altar. How blind they are. The best romance is inside marriage;
the finest love stories come after the wedding, not before.
- Irving Stone
Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
- Pietro Aretino (1492-1556)
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
- H.L. Mencken
If you don’t pay attention to what you love, you could overlook
your greatest gifts! That love is the surefire indicator
of hidden gifts, and it is the only way to find them. Gifts often
don’t have the chance to be developed and because of that we’re
fooled into thinking that they don’t exist.
- Barbara Sher
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful
girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
- John Barrymore
I hate and I love: why I do so you may well ask. I do not know,
But I feel it happen and am in agony.
Where love reigns there is no will to power; and where the will to
power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow
of the other.
- Carl Gustav Jung
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and
know we cannot live within.
- James Baldwin
Love is not something you feel. It’s something you do.
- David Wilkerson
When you’re in the grip of frustration, love can seem pretty much
out of the question. Care is going to be a stretch. But
appreciation is easy—even if it starts out kind of snide like,
“I appreciate the fact I haven’t fallen flat on my face …
yet.” After a couple of stabs at it, you’re going to stumble
across one that sincerely touches you. Maybe it’s your friends,
your partner, your loved ones. One strong dose of appreciation
can turn your perceptions around 180 degrees.
- Doc Childre and Howard Martin
There is no disguise, which can hide love for long where it exists,
or simulate it where it does not.
- La Rochefoucauld
True love doesn’t have a happy ending: True love doesn’t HAVE
If you have it [love], you don’t need to have anything else, and if
you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you have.
- Sir James M. Barrie
Love is being stupid together.
- Paul Valery
Love: Two minds without a single thought.
- Philip Barry
If love is pleasing, Lady, yield yourself to love.
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence
of the old.
- John Ciardi
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and
soften and purify the heart.
I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you. But you can
stalk them & hope they panic & give in.
- Brandon Tikalsky
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart
will certainly be wrung and probably be broken. If you want
to make sure of keeping intact, you must give your heart to
no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully around with hobbies
and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safely
in the casket of your selfishness. But in that casket —
safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not
be broken; it will become impenetrable,
irredeemable … The only place outside heaven where you
can be perfectly safe from all the dangers of love, is hell.
- C.S. Lewis
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
We will only be at peace when the power of love conquers
the love of power.
- Jimmi Hendrix
Lots of people are willing to die for the person they love,
which is a pity, for it is a much grander thing to live
for that person.
- Jason Hurst
During my youth, Love will be my teacher; in middle age,
my help; and in old age, my delight.
- Kahlil Gibran
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything,
and two minus one equals nothing.
- Mignon McLaughlin
Love doesn’t cause pain - people do.
Love is the emblem of eternity: it confounds all notion
of time: effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of
- Germaine De Stael
There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio.
What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth
living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each
is the same: only love.
- Don Juan (Johnny Depp), Don Juan de Marco
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones
who receive it.
- Dr. Karl Menninger
One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering
to get to it, like any knight of the grail, and the journey
is always towards the other soul, not away from it… To
love you have to learn to understand the other, more than
she understands herself, and to submit to her
of you. It is damnably difficult and painful, but it is the
only thing which endures.
-D. H. Lawrence
After the verb ‘to love’, ‘to help’ is the most beautiful
verb in the world.
- Bertha Von Suttner
Love is the flower, you’ve got to let grow.
- John Lennon
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long
after your gold and good health have vanished.
- Og Mandino
To live is like to love — all reason is against it, and all
healthy instinct for it.
- Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902) English novelist, scholar
To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone
deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu
In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
- Janos Arnay
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who
- Dr. Karl Menninger
A single rose can be my garden … a single friend, my world.
- Leo Buscaglia
We’ve got to learn there are going to be hard things in our
lifetime, but it’s love that gives you the strength. It’s being
nice to people and having a lot of fun and laughing harder
than anything, hopefully every single day of your life.
- Drew Barrymore
Take time to work, it is the price of success.
Take time to think, it is the source of power.
Take time to play, it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to read, it is the foundation of wisdom.
Take time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness.
Take time to dream, it is hitching your wagon to a star.
Take time to love & be loved, it is the privilege of the gods.
Take time to look around, it is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.
- Old English Prayer
Westley: I told you I would always come for you.
Why didn’t you wait for me?
Buttercup: Well…You were dead.
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. The worst
it can do is delay it for a while.
Buttercup: I will never doubt again.
Westley: There will never be a need
- The Princess Bride
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure, But risk must be taken,
Because the greatest hazard in life Is to risk nothing
- Leo Buscaglia
For it was not into my ear you whispered But into my heart;
It was not my lips you kissed, But my soul…
- Judy Garland
It’s not love’s going that hurts my days, But that it went in
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by
We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because
we don’t know how to replenish it’s source. It dies
of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of
illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings,
- Anais Nin (1903-77)
Love is whatever you can still betray … Betrayal can only
happen if you love.
- John LeCarre (1931-)
Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just,
as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
We love because it’s the only true adventure.
- Nikki Giovanni
Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given
never forgotten, never let it disappear.
- John Lennon
No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
A man in love is incomplete until he has married.
Then he’s finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
Time flies, Suns rise and shadows fall. Let time go by. Love is
forever over all.
-From an English Sun Dial
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
- Robert Browning (1812-1889)
Love makes me write what shame forbids me speak.
- Robert Herrick
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind
blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
- Francis Duc de la Rochefoucauld
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited
- Charlie Brown
It’s love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They
like to order those because it’s just like how their hearts are …
- Christine ‘Age 9’
I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard
- Regina ‘Age 10’
Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs…and don’t
worry if their parents are right there.
- Manuel ‘Age 8’
Love is foolish … but I still might try it sometime.
- Floyd ‘Age 9’
Don’t say you love somebody and then change your mind… Love isn’t
like picking what movie you want to watch.
- Natalie ‘Age 7’
Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been
trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep
- Dave ‘Age 8’
I’m in favor of love as long as it doesn’t happen when ‘Dinosaurs’ is
- Jill ‘Age 6’
Ah — love — the walks over soft grass, the smiles over candlelight,
the arguments over just about everything else.
- Max Headroom
Love thine enemies…it really pisses them off.
You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is
beautiful because you love her.
Ah, sweet pity. Where would my love life have been without it?
- Homer Simpson
If the sun always shines, there’s a desert below. It takes a
little rain to make love grow.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell o
thers how much they love them while they’re alive.
- O.A. Battista
My love for you is like a flower. It grows with love and sunshine.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is
essential to your own
- Robert A. Heinlein
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by
learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
He loves but little who can say and count in words, how much he
- Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) “Vita Nuova”
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen
O tell her, brief is life but love is long.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1883)
They do not love that do not show their love.
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
If you do not love me I shall not be loved If I do not love
you I shall not love.
- Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) “Cascando”
Love is the only gold.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1883)
It is possible to give without loving, but it is impossible
to love without giving.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking
creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Love can not grow without passion.
- Greek Proverb
Love does not consist in gazing at each other butin looking outward
together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery
Love doesn’t make the world go ‘round. Love is what makes the ride
- Franklin P. Jones
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes…just be an
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were
always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
- Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet”
Men always want to be a woman’s first love - women like to be a man’s
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.
- Elizabeth Ashley
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance —
the idea that anything is possible.
- Ray Bradbury
Mom, romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by
Hallmark and Disney, homogenized,and sold off piece by piece.
- Lisa Simpson