I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
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.
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.
Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Where there is love, there is life.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
I think of lovers as trees, growing to and
from one another, searching for the same light.
If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.
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.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
But now I know the things I know
And do the things I do,
And if you do not like me so,
To hell, my love, with you.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
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.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes, it's a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends - they'll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything - they're your true best friends. Don't let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not.
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
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.
Love is a serious mental disease.
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect, you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.
And when wind and winter harden
All the loveless land,
It will whisper of the garden,
You will understand.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can't wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. .... You open your heart knowing that there's a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that's so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.
There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
A person who irritates you always is the one who loves you but fails to express that.
'Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.'
The more the soul knows, the more she loves, and loving much, she tastes much.
In a true partnership, the kind worth striving for, the kind worth insisting on, and even, frankly, worth divorcing over, both people try to give as much or even a little more than they get. 'Deserves' is not the point. And 'owes' is certainly not the point. The point is to make the other person as happy as we can, because their happiness adds to ours. The point is – in the right hands, everything that you give, you get.
I wish I had done everything on Earth with you.
Whoso loves, believes the impossible.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Be with someone who is proud to have you.
Just in case you have forgotten today: You matter. You are loved. You are worthy. You are magical.
All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire is most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.
Love is a better teacher than duty.
I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each others dreams, we can be together all the time.
Love is like the sun coming out from the clouds and warming your soul.
Givers need to set limits because takers rarely do.
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.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
Falling in love with you was never my intention. but it became my addiction.
Love is the same for a poor man, and a king.
Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better.
Love does not die easily. It is a living thing.
Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
I will be waiting here...
For your silence to break,
For your soul to shake,
For your love to wake!
You call it madness, but I call it love.
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that one is loved; loved for oneself, or better yet, loved despite oneself.
In matters of the heart, nothing is true except the improbable.
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.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever – only, nothing is eternal.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was.
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
All you need is love.
Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
To love is, first of all, to accept ourselves as we actually are.
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
We must love one another or die.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.
You look amazing. I'm so lucky.
But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
Love is the product of how you respond ... Love is showing your partner they're safe, you'll catch them if they fall, and you'll drop everything if they need you. Love is unconditional. Love doesn't keep score.
Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn't sentimental. It doesn't have to be pretty, yet it doesn't deny pain.
I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.
Only one life, that soon is past. Only what's done with love will last.
You are enough.
The minute I heard my first love story – I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere – they're in each other all along.
Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen?
Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.
If you're ever going to love me, love me now, while I can know
All the sweet and tender feelings which from real affection flow.
Love me now, while I am living; do not wait till I am gone
And then chisel it in marble — warm love words on ice-cold stone.
If you've dear, sweet thoughts about me, why not whisper them to me?
Don't you know 'twould make me happy and as glad as glad could be?
If you wait till I am sleeping, ne'er to waken here again,
There'll be walls of earth between us and I couldn't hear you then.
Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.
Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me.
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
In true love, there is no mountain too high to climb. No river too wide to cross. And most of all in true love there is no ends.
We can only learn to love by loving.
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.
He's not perfect. You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn't going to quote poetry, he's not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don't hurt him, don't change him, and don't expect for more than he can give. Don't analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he's not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don't exist, but there's always one guy that is perfect for you.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
He was my North, my South, my East and West.
My working week and my Sunday rest.
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song.
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.
Break my heart and you will find yourself inside.
In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.
We must be our own before we can be another's.
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
'Put your hand on your heart,' the old man said, 'inside you there is a power, there are ideas, thoughts that no one has ever thought of, there is the strength to love, purely and intensely, there is the power to make people happy, to make people laugh - it's full of compliments and the power to change lives and futures. Don't forget that power, and don't every give up on it.'
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.
Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.
Trust your intuition and be guided by love.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
To love unconditionally requires no contracts, bargains, or agreements. Love exists in the moment-to-moment flux of life.
No one is you and that is your super power.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
The Truth hurts only once but a LIE hurts every time you remember it!
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
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.
Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
'Light! Give me light!' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else.
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
In reality, in love there is a permanent suffering which joy neutralizes, renders virtual, delays, but which can at any moment become what it would have become long earlier if one had not obtained what one wanted, atrocious.
To love is to burn, to be on fire.
I know of no greater happiness than to be with you all the time, without interruption, without end.
Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.
If you don't love yourself who will?
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
But love is blind, and lovers cannot see What petty follies they themselves commit.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you ... I could walk through my garden forever.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
I Know Im Not Perfect, But There Is No Defect In My Love
Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.
I wrote your name in the sky, but the wind blew it away. I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. I wrote your name in my heart, and forever will it stay.
A source of trouble is our unruly minds. We can counter that by developing a warm heart. We need to effect an inner transformation, to understand that love and affection are a real source of joy.
The first duty of love is to listen.
If I am not worth the wooing, I am surely not worth the winning.
I was dead, then alive.
Weeping, then laughing.
The power of love came into me,
and I became fierce like a lion,
then tender like the evening star.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
Love is often the fruit of marriage.
We need not think alike to love alike.
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.
The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
You make me want to be a better man.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
We love because it's the only true adventure.
An Eye with Dust n A Heart with Trust Always Cries!
Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!
Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.
Every thing that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.
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.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love.
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
Life can give us lots of beautiful persons, But only one person is enough for a beautiful life.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
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