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Quotations by Subject: Love
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Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.
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Alan Watts
Such is the inconsistency of real love, that it is always awake to suspicion, however unreasonable; always requiring new assurances from the object of its interest.
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Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
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Anne-Sophie Swetchine
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
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Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 19
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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Bette Davis (1908 - 1989)
Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.
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Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
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Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
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Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000), Charlie Brown in "Peanuts"
It is the caring and sharing that count—love is not prevented by the things and the time that you haven’t shared.
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Claudia Jewett Jarrett, Adopting the Older Child, 1978
There's an evolutionary imperative why we give a crap about our family and friends. And there's an evolutionary imperative why we don't give a crap about anybody else. If we loved all people indiscriminately, we couldn't function.
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David Foster, House M.D., TB or Not TB, 2005
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
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David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person, 1974
Couples are jigsaw puzzles that hang together by touching in just enough points. They're never total fits or misfits.
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Diane Ackerman, One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, A Marriage, and the Language of Healing, 2011
There's a lot to be said for self-delusionment when it comes to matters of the heart.
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Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
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Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"
One's first love is always perfect until one meets one's second love.
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Elizabeth Aston, The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005
All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004
Love is everything it's cracked up to be…It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
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Erica Jong, O Magazine, February 2004
People are such great mysteries. Just when we think we have understood them, a wonderful new aspect shows in them.
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Eucharista Ward, Match For Mary Bennet, 2009
When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.
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Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC), Medea, 431 B.C.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), "On Reading and Writing"
What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?
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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
They wouldn't call it falling in love if you didn't get hurt sometimes, but you just pick yourself up and move on.
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Gregory Thomas Garcia, Elijah Aron, Jordan Young, Raising Hope, Cheaters, April 2011
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Sometimes when you look back on a situation, you realize it wasn't all you thought it was. A beautiful girl walked into your life. You fell in love. Or did you? Maybe it was only a childish infatuation, or maybe just a brief moment of vanity.
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Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839
Just because you love someone doesn't mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
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Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, February 16, 2004
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
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Ice T, The Ice Opinion
A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary.
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Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982)
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
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Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)
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