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What is love??

When we think of love, it’s easy to think about good feelings. But real love is not dependent on feelings. It is about so much more than how I feel about someone. Whether it is romantic love, a member of my family, a friend, a co-worker, so often love is given and received based on what We ourselves get out of it. Often people easily confused Love with emotional dependency because they both usually come with intense feelings around another person. But in an emotionally dependent relationship, people feel they’re “in love” when really they’re “in need.”Here are the some The best Love quotes which define what exactly love is –

the best Love quotes

I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.-Marilyn Monroe

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.-William W. Purkey

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.Dr. Seuss

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.-Elbert Hubbard

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.-Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

We accept the love we think we deserve.-Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.-Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.-Elie Wiesel

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.Friedrich Nietzsche

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.-Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.-William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.-Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.-Lao Tzu

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.-Alfred Tennyson

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.-Marilyn Monroe

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.-Jess C. Scott, The Intern

I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.

Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)

To die will be an awfully big adventure.-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.-Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.-Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2)

Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.-Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.-Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.-Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight.   But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.

Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.-Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

We love the things we love for what they are.Robert Frost

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

E.E. Cummings

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

Oscar Wilde

You are, and always have been, my dream.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before – bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it – but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

Lady Gaga

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever

Nicholas Sparks

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

John Lennon

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.Plato

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allen Poe

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
“What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.
“What a sick, masochistic lion.

Stephenie Meyer, Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Rumi

I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.

Shana Abe

A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever

Dave Matthews Band

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

What’s meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Tom Bodett

We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted–and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Hearts are made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.

Milan Kundera

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.

Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.”
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she’d ever seen.
“But I don’t want anything else in the world.

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)\

I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.

Jon Katz

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Pablo Neruda, Love

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.

Emily Jane Brontë , Wuthering Heights

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To douchebags!” he said, gesturing to Brad. “And to girls that break your heart,” he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. “And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.

Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.

Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.

Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t coma back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.

Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.

Paul McCartney, The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey

I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.

Maya Angelou

If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not on his mind. If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do same for big things. Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you. Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. If he’s choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn’t respect your feelings and needs. “Busy” is another word for “asshole.” “Asshole” is another word for the guy you’re dating. You deserve a fcking phone call.

Greg Behrendt

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?

Mother Teresa

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.

Kahlil Gibran

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours

Kinky Friedman

You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.

Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.

Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.

Shel Silverstein

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

James A. Baldwin

When love is not madness it is not love.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her—then don’t let her go.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

Vincent Van Gogh

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.

Gillian Anderson

I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.

Nicholas Sparks

True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

I think… if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.

Max Lucado

Do you think I’m pretty?
I think you’re beautiful
Beautiful?
You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.

Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

What’s this?” he demanded, looking from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.
“It’s a girl,” Jace said,recovering his composure. “Surely you’ve seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one.

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it

Lauren Oliver, Delirium (Delirium, #1)

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women

I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.

Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul

Victor Hugo , Les Misérables

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.

C. JoyBell C.

Find what you love and let it kill you.

Charles Bukowski

9The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it’s over.

Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe

One love, one heart, one destiny.

Robert Marley

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley, Guitar Chord Songbook – Bob Marley (Guitar Chord Songbooks)

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled?

Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.

E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.

Stephenie Meyer, The Host (The Host, #1)

Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now

Edna St. Vincent Millay

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

I want To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

Maya Angelou

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

C.S. Lewis

You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.

Taylor Swift

I love you like a fat kid loves cake!

Scott Adams

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.

Margaret Atwood

And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.

J.R. Ward, Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)

He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

Pablo Neruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

Paulo Coelho

You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.

Stewart O’Nan, The Odds: A Love Story

Look after my heart – I’ve left it with you.

Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.

Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.

Milan Kundera

How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh

A.A. Milne

Happiness [is] only real when shared

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them

Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver

And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.

Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. …And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.

Stephenie Meyer, New Moon (Twilight, #2)

Was it hard?” I ask.
Letting go?”

Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn’t real.

Lisa Schroeder

A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

Rumi

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

David Byrne

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.

Murakami, Haruki

Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.

Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.

Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell

One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.

Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever (Fever, #2)

Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.

A.A. Milne

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.

Veronica Roth, Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star.
It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

Sharon Salzberg

I’m saying that I’m a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you’re okay with that, because it’s who I am, and you’re what I need.

Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!-Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

I’m not sentimental–I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
is that the sentimental person thinks things will last–the romantic
person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.

Nicholas Sparks

Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.

Veronica Roth, Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.

Orhan Pamuk, Snow

You could have fooled me. Everytime I called you, Luke said you were sick. I figured you were avoiding me. Again.”
“I wasn’t. I did want to talk to you. I’ve been thinking about you all the time.”
“I’ve been thinking about you, too.”
“I really was sick. I swear. I almost died back there on the ship, you know.”
“I know. Everytime you almost die, I almost die myself.

Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.

Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)

I’m oxygen and he’s dying to breathe.

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you, and when the feelings got too strong, I’d write you another letter. But I never sent them for fear of what I might find. By then, you’d gone on with your life and I didn’t want to think about you loving someone else. I wanted to remember us like we were that summer. I didn’t ever want to lose that.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

Do not fall in love with people like me.
I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.
I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.

Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems (Volume 1)

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.

Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel

It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.

John Updike, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories

I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.

Mitch Albom

Peeta, how come I never know when you’re having a nightmare?” I say.

“I don’t know. I don’t think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.

“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.

“It’s not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I’m okay once I realize you’re here.

Collins, Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

Blaise Pascal

Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.
I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.

jonathan safran foer

Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love, Love will make us.

Julio Cortázar

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

Arrigo Boito

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

E.E. Cummings

What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.

Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…

Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2)

One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.

Sophocles

From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.

Edgar Allan Poe

The more one judges, the less one loves.

Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.

Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up

Lauren Oliver, Delirium (Delirium, #1)

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Rumi

If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.

Johnny Depp

I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.

Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

We’re staying together,” he promised. “You’re not getting away from me. Never again.

Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)

Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.

Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)

Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.

Lauren Conrad

I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

Hafiz

I’ve been fighting to be who I am all my life. What’s the point of being who I am, if I can’t have the person who was worth all the fighting for?

Stephanie Lennox, I Don’t Remember You

If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.

Gayle Forman, If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

Albert Einstein

Being with you never felt wrong. It’s the one thing I did right. You’re the one thing I did right.

Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.-William W. Purkey

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.Dr. Seuss

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.-Elbert Hubbard

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.-Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

We accept the love we think we deserve.-Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.-Andre Gide, Autumn Leaves

As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.-John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.-Elie Wiesel

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.Friedrich Nietzsche

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.-Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.-William Shakespeare, All’s Well That Ends Well

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.-Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.-Lao Tzu

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.-Alfred Tennyson

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.-Marilyn Monroe

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.-C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7)

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.-Jess C. Scott, The Intern

I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.

Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones (The Sandman, #9)

To die will be an awfully big adventure.-J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.-Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.-Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.-Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2)

Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.-Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.-Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.

“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight.   But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.

Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.

Mahatma Gandhi

Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.-Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

We love the things we love for what they are.Robert Frost

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

I would die for you. But I won’t live for you.

Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)

E.E. Cummings

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

Oscar Wilde

You are, and always have been, my dream.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

And now I’m looking at you,” he said, “and you’re asking me if I still want you, as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has. I never dared give much of myself to anyone before – bits of myself to the Lightwoods, to Isabelle and Alec, but it took years to do it – but, Clary, since the first time I saw you, I have belonged to you completely. I still do. If you want me.

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.

Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

Lady Gaga

I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.

Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever

Nicholas Sparks

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

John Lennon

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.Plato

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allen Poe

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…” he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.
“What a stupid lamb,” I sighed.
“What a sick, masochistic lion.

Stephenie Meyer, Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Rumi

I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.

Shana Abe

A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever

Dave Matthews Band

The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

What’s meant to be will always find a way

Trisha Yearwood

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Tom Bodett

We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted–and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Hearts are made to be broken.

Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.

Milan Kundera

I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.

Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, #1)

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.

Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other ever day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.”
She smiled up at him. Filthy as he was, covered in blood and dirt, he was the most beautiful thing she’d ever seen.
“But I don’t want anything else in the world.

Cassandra Clare, City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)\

I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.

Jon Katz

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

Pablo Neruda, Love

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.

Emily Jane Brontë , Wuthering Heights

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

Friedrich Nietzsche

To douchebags!” he said, gesturing to Brad. “And to girls that break your heart,” he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. “And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.

Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)

If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.

Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.

Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

My daddy said, that the first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t coma back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.

Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.

Paul McCartney, The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey

I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.

Maya Angelou

If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not on his mind. If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do same for big things. Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you. Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. If he’s choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn’t respect your feelings and needs. “Busy” is another word for “asshole.” “Asshole” is another word for the guy you’re dating. You deserve a fcking phone call.

Greg Behrendt

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?

Mother Teresa

I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.

Joan Crawford

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.

Kahlil Gibran

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

My dear,
Find what you love and let it kill you.
Let it drain you of your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness.
Let it kill you and let it devour your remains.
For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.
~ Falsely yours

Kinky Friedman

You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.

Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.

Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4)

How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.

Shel Silverstein

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

James A. Baldwin

When love is not madness it is not love.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her—then don’t let her go.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.

Vincent Van Gogh

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.

Gillian Anderson

I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.

Nicholas Sparks

True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

I think… if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.

Max Lucado

Do you think I’m pretty?
I think you’re beautiful
Beautiful?
You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.

Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

What’s this?” he demanded, looking from Clary to his companions, as if they might know what she was doing there.
“It’s a girl,” Jace said,recovering his composure. “Surely you’ve seen girls before, Alec. Your sister Isabelle is one.

Cassandra Clare, City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

I love you. Remember. They cannot take it

Lauren Oliver, Delirium (Delirium, #1)

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women

I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.

Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.

Emily Dickinson

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

Agatha Christie, Agatha Christie: An Autobiography

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Mahatma Gandhi

Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul

Victor Hugo , Les Misérables

We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.

C. JoyBell C.

Find what you love and let it kill you.

Charles Bukowski

The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it’s over.

Nicholas Sparks, Nights in Rodanthe

One love, one heart, one destiny.

Robert Marley

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.

Friedrich Nietzsche

If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley, Guitar Chord Songbook – Bob Marley (Guitar Chord Songbooks)

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled?

Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.

E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.

Charles Dickens

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.

JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5)

It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.

Stephenie Meyer, The Host (The Host, #1)

Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker, Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War

They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think it’s possible for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you right now

Edna St. Vincent Millay

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

I want To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

Maya Angelou

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

C.S. Lewis

You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.

Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

Tom Robbins

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.

Albert Einstein

To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.

Taylor Swift

I love you like a fat kid loves cake!

Scott Adams

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.

Margaret Atwood

And when her lips met mine, I knew that I could live to be a hundred and visit every country in the world, but nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.

J.R. Ward, Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)

He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

As if you were on fire from within.

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

Pablo Neruda

Tonight I can write the saddest lines
I loved her, and sometimes she loved me too.

Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.

Paulo Coelho

You couldn’t relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole–like the world, or the person you loved.

Stewart O’Nan, The Odds: A Love Story

Look after my heart – I’ve left it with you.

Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.

Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

You can’t measure the mutual affection of two human beings by the number of words they exchange.

Milan Kundera

How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh

A.A. Milne

Happiness [is] only real when shared

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them

Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Mary Oliver

And then he gives me a smile that just seems so genuinely sweet with just the right touch of shyness that unexpected warmth rushes through me.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.

Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.

Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. …And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything.

Stephenie Meyer, New Moon (Twilight, #2)

Was it hard?” I ask.
Letting go?”

Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn’t real.

Lisa Schroeder

A DEFINITION NOT FOUND
IN THE DICTIONARY
Not leaving: an act of trust and love,
often deciphered by children

Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

When I am with you, we stay up all night.
When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.
Praise God for those two insomnias!
And the difference between them.

Rumi

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence

David Byrne

I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2)

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

José N. Harris, MI VIDA: A Story of Faith, Hope and Love

Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.

Murakami, Haruki

Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.

Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.

Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell

One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.

Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever (Fever, #2)

Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.

A.A. Milne

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.

Veronica Roth, Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Sometimes when I look at you, I feel I’m gazing at a distant star.
It’s dazzling, but the light is from tens of thousands of years ago.
Maybe the star doesn’t even exist any more. Yet sometimes that light seems more real to me than anything.

Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection

Sharon Salzberg

I’m saying that I’m a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you’re okay with that, because it’s who I am, and you’re what I need.

Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)

Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I can not live without my life! I can not live without my soul!-Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.

Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

I’m not sentimental–I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know,
is that the sentimental person thinks things will last–the romantic
person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.

David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.

Nicholas Sparks

Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default as if there’s no one else available to me. I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.

Veronica Roth, Allegiant (Divergent, #3)

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.

Orhan Pamuk, Snow

You could have fooled me. Everytime I called you, Luke said you were sick. I figured you were avoiding me. Again.”
“I wasn’t. I did want to talk to you. I’ve been thinking about you all the time.”
“I’ve been thinking about you, too.”
“I really was sick. I swear. I almost died back there on the ship, you know.”
“I know. Everytime you almost die, I almost die myself.

Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)

Even if you cannot change all the people around you, you can change the people you choose to be around. Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you. Spend your life with people who make you smile, laugh, and feel loved.

Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.

Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.

C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair (Chronicles of Narnia, #4)

I’m oxygen and he’s dying to breathe.

Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said. “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Who, being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

In time, the hurt began to fade and it was easier to just let it go. At least I thought it was. But in every boy I met in the next few years, I found myself looking for you, and when the feelings got too strong, I’d write you another letter. But I never sent them for fear of what I might find. By then, you’d gone on with your life and I didn’t want to think about you loving someone else. I wanted to remember us like we were that summer. I didn’t ever want to lose that.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

Do not fall in love with people like me.
I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.
I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.

Caitlyn Siehl, Literary Sexts: A Collection of Short & Sexy Love Poems (Volume 1)

Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.

Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.

Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.

Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel

It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.

John Updike, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories

I like flaws. I think they make things interesting.

Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that’s all. You can’t see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.

Mitch Albom

Peeta, how come I never know when you’re having a nightmare?” I say.

“I don’t know. I don’t think I cry out or thrash around or anything. I just come to, paralyzed with terror,” he says.

“You should wake me,” I say, thinking about how I can interrupt his sleep two or three times on a bad night. About how long it can take to calm me down.

“It’s not necessary. My nightmares are usually about losing you,” he says. “I’m okay once I realize you’re here.

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.

Blaise Pascal

Time was passing like a hand waving from a train I wanted to be on.
I hope you never have to think about anything as much as I think about you.

jonathan safran foer

Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love, Love will make us.

Julio Cortázar

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

Arrigo Boito

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart.

Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

E.E. Cummings

What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.

Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)

The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…

Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight (Jeremy Marsh & Lexie Darnell, #2)

One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.

Sophocles

From childhood’s hour I have not been. As others were, I have not seen. As others saw, I could not awaken. My heart to joy at the same tone. And all I loved, I loved alone.

Edgar Allan Poe

The more one judges, the less one loves.

Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive.

Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.

Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.

Lauren Oliver, Delirium (Delirium, #1)

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Rumi

If someone were to harm my family or a friend or somebody I love, I would eat them. I might end up in jail for 500 years, but I would eat them.Johnny Depp

I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.

Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

When someone is in your heart, they’re never truly gone. They can come back to you, even at unlikely times.

Mitch Albom, For One More Day

We’re staying together,” he promised. “You’re not getting away from me. Never again.Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus, #3)

Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighterMelissa Marr, Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2)

Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.

Lauren Conrad

I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, #1)

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,

“You owe me.”

Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.

Hafiz

I’ve been fighting to be who I am all my life. What’s the point of being who I am, if I can’t have the person who was worth all the fighting for?

Stephanie Lennox, I Don’t Remember You

If you stay, I’ll do whatever you want. I’ll quit the band, go with you to New York. But if you need me to go away, I’ll do that, too. I was talking to Liz and she said maybe coming back to your old life would be too painful, that maybe it’d be easier for you to erase us. And that would suck, but I’d do it. I can lose you like that if I don’t lose you today. I’ll let you go. If you stay.

Gayle Forman, If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)

I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

Albert Einstein

Being with you never felt wrong. It’s the one thing I did right. You’re the one thing I did right.

Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.

Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

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