Love Quotes

Love is one of the strongest and most complex human emotions. Love is the focus of many songs, poems and novels. Here are some interesting quotes about love from writers, poets and other notables.

"The enemy of a love is never outside, it's not a man or woman, it's what we lack in ourselves." - A Spy in the House of Love - Anais Nin


"You have my whole heart. You always did." - The Road - Cormac McCarthy


"Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better." - Twelfth Night - William Shakespeare


"This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something." - Eat, Pray, Love - Elizabeth Gilbert


"You're so brutal to those who love you, Scarlett. You take their love and hold it over their heads like a whip" - Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell


"Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong." - Hephastus, The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan


"I do not need the kind of love that is draining i want someone who energizes me." - The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur




"Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world." - The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne


"A man always finds it hard to realize that he may have finally lost a woman's love, however badly he may have treated her." - The Musgrave Ritual - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


"The blood of love welled up in my heart with a slow pain." - The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath - Sylvia Plath


"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. " - The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks


"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." - The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks


"Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches." - The Princess Bride - William Goldman


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


"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved." - George Sand


"He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man." - The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald


"I fell in love the way you fall asleep. Slowly, and then all at once." - The Fault in Our Stars - John Green


"I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.." - Great Expectations - Charles Dickens


"As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners. And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous." - Wizard and Glass - Stephen King


"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." - Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein


"And remember, the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God." - Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


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