“Love simply is.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello “Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” ― Warren W. Wiersbe “…the opposite of love is not hate — it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn. If somebody hates me, they must “feel” something … or they couldn’t possibly hate. Therefore, there’s some way in which I can get to them.” ― Leo Buscaglia “Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.” ― Roger de Rabutin de Bussy “Can’t you just like a girl who likes you back?’ ‘None of them likes me back. I may as well like the one I really want.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park “All the problem of women, starts with men. All the problem of men, ends with women.” ― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday “Love is not blind; that is the last thing that it is. Love is bound; and the more it is bound the less it is blind.” ― G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” ― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin “I had to touch you with my hands, I had to taste you with my tongue; one can’t love and do nothing.” ― Graham Greene, The End of the Affair “No, this trick won’t work… How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? ” ― Albert Einstein “What’s your heart telling you to do? I don’t know.’ Maybe, you’re trying too hard to hear it.” ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember “But, my God, it’s so beautiful when the boy smiles” ― Anna Nalick “She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day.” ― Jerry Spinelli, Stargirl “I close my eyes, thinking that there is nothing like an embrace after an absence, nothing like fitting my face into the curve of his shoulder and filling my lungs with the scent of him.” ― Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith “I never lie,” I said offhand. “At least not to those I don’t love.” ― Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat “In fairy tales, the princesses kiss the frogs, and the frogs become princes. In real life, the pricesses kiss princes, and the princes turn into frogs.” ― Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept “It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.” ― Nick Hornby, How to Be Good “Sonnet 130 My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips’ red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask’d, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare.” ― William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets “Why is the measure of love loss?” ― Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? “Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.” ― Bob Dylan “I love you, Marks. My heart is completely and utterly yours. And unfortunately for you, the rest of me comes with it.” ― Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning “There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one’s self, the very meaning of one’s soul.” ― Edith Wharton “الحب هو ارتباك الأدوار بين الآخذ و المعطي” ― مريد البرغوثي “But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in it. You have ot believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever after. That’s why I write these songs. Because I think love is FEARLESS.” ― Taylor Swift “When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me-it still sometimes happens-and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again. Carl faced his death with unflagging courage and never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that we knew we would never see each other again. I don’t ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thing is that when we were together, for nearly twenty years, we lived with a vivid appreciation of how brief and precious life is. We never trivialized the meaning of death by pretending it was anything other than a final parting. Every single moment that we were alive and we were together was miraculous-not miraculous in the sense of inexplicable or supernatural. We knew we were beneficiaries of chance. . . . That pure chance could be so generous and so kind. . . . That we could find each other, as Carl wrote so beautifully in Cosmos, you know, in the vastness of space and the immensity of time. . . . That we could be together for twenty years. That is something which sustains me and it’s much more meaningful. . . . The way he treated me and the way I treated him, the way we took care of each other and our family, while he lived. That is so much more important than the idea I will see him someday. I don’t think I’ll ever see Carl again. But I saw him. We saw each other. We found each other in the cosmos, and that was wonderful.” ― Ann Druyan “But why, why, why can’t people just say what they mean?” ― Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project “Nothing else wounds so deeply and irreparably. Nothing else robs us of hope so much as being unloved by one we love” ― Clive Barker “Our love was a two-person game. At least until one of us died, and the other became a murderer. ” ― Dark Jar Tin Zoo, Love Quotes for the Ages. Specifically Ages 19-91. “I’m a fake fact factory. The things I make are the things I make up. Also, as a side business, I make love. Actually, I just made that up.” ― Dora J. Arod, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.