Love quotes

  • Love is not 'blind' but visionary: It sees into the very heart of its object And sees the 'real self' behind and in the midst Of the frailties and shortcomings of the person.
    -- Andras Angyal

    #Love #Real #Heart

  • Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love #Inspiring #Marriage

  • All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love #Heart #Names

  • It is the whole modern concept of love which should be re-examined, such as is commonly but transparently expressed in phrases like 'love at first sight' and 'honeymoon'. All this shoddy terminology is on top of that tainted with the most reactionary irony.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love #Sight #Firsts

  • If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love #Affair #Desperate

  • My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Love #Pregnancy #Wish

  • In love, no question is ever preposterous.
    -- André Brink


  • It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Love #Inspirational #Life

  • Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Love #Cute #Beautiful

  • I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Love #Flower #Hands

  • Yet I'm sure there's something more to be read in a man. People dare not -- they dare not turn the page. The laws of mimicry -- I call them the laws of fear. People are afraid to find themselves alone, and don't find themselves at all. I hate this moral agoraphobia -- it's the worst kind of cowardice. You can't create something without being alone. But who's trying to create here? What seems different in yourself: that's the one rare thing you possess, the one thing which gives each of us his worth; and that's just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Love #Hate #Men

  • A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Love #Happiness #Anniversary

  • A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Love #Success #Anniversary

  • In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Love #Literature #Chosen

  • We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Love #Happiness #Two

  • Love born of anxiety resembles a thorn shaped so that efforts to pull it out of one's flesh merely cause it to penetrate more deeply therein.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Love #Anxiety #Effort

  • The longer the road to love, the keener is the pleasure.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Love #Pleasure

  • But then why, when talking on the phone, did they quarrel, on average at least once every four sentences? Maybe, though the inspector, it was an effect of the distance between them becoming less and less tolerable with each passing day, since as we grow old - for every now and then one must, yes, look reality in the eye and call things by their proper names - we feel more keenly the need to have the person we love beside us.
    -- Andrea Camilleri

    #Love #Distance #Eye

  • Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes -love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself -and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others -should we call it joy?
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Love #Running #Art

  • Romantic love, in ***** as in life, is the mythic celebration of female negation. For a woman, love is defined as her willingness to submit to her own annihilation. The proof of love is that she is willing to be destroyed by the one whom she loves, for his sake. For the woman, love is always self-sacrifice, the sacrifice of identity, will, and bodily integrity, in order to fulfill and redeem the masculinity of her lover.
    -- Andrea Dworkin

    #Love #Integrity #Sacrifice

  • From an endless dream we have come. In an endless dream we are living. To an endless dream we shall return.
    -- Andrea Kushi

    #Love #Life #Dream

  • With every fragment of rock that fall from me, I can hear the voice of Marianne Engle. I love you. Aishiteru. Ego amo te. Ti amo. Eg elska pig. Ich liebe dich. It is moving across time, coming to me in every language of the world, and it sounds like pure love.
    -- Andrew Davidson

    #Love #Moving #Fall

  • As lines, so loves oblique, may well Themselves in every angle greet; But ours, so truly parallel, Though infinite, can never meet.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Love #Lines #May

  • My love is of a birth as rare As 'tis, for object, strange and high; It was begotten by Despair Upon Impossibility.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Love #Despair #Strange

  • Therefore the love which us doth bind, But fate so enviously debars, Is the conjunction of the mind, And opposition of the stars.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Love #Stars #Fate

  • Love is acceptance. When you love someone . . . you take them into your heart, and that is surely why it hurts so much when we lose someone we love, because we lose a part of ourselves.
    -- Andrew the Apostle

    #Love #Hurt #Heart

  • I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
    -- Andrew Wiles

    #Love #Childhood #England

  • I think one's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Love #Art #Thinking

  • I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature - the very thought of it drives me mad.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Love #Color #Mad

  • If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Love #Happiness #Smile

  • People should fall in love with their eyes closed.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Love #Fall #Eye

  • Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Love #Reality #Opposites

  • Memories are meant to fade, Lenny. They're designed that way for a reason.
    -- Angela Bassett

    #Love #Dream #Memories

  • First love is an astounding experience and if the object happens to be totally unworthy and love not really love at all, it makes little difference to the intensity of the pain.
    -- Angela Thirkell

    #Love #Pain #Differences

  • I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Love #Life #Sex

  • The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Love #Life #Freedom

  • Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Love #Music #Piano

  • i fight with love and i laugh with gotta live light enough to see the humor, and long enough to see some change...
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Love #Life #Fighting

  • You are wrong if you think you cannot live without love. I cannot live without it. I do not mean that I go into a decline, develop odd symptoms, became a caricature. I mean that I cannot live well without it. I cannot think or act or speak or write or even dream with any kind of energy in the absence of love. I feel excluded from the living world. I become cold, fish-like, immobile. I implode.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Love #Dream #Writing

  • Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Love #Friendship #Accountability

  • The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Love #Happiness #Sadness

  • A man can go from being a lover to being a stranger in three moves flat but a woman under the guise of friendship will engage in acts of duplicity which come to light very much later. There are different species of self-justification.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Love #Moving #Men

  • One of my great secrets was knowing I had the power to make her smile.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Love #Knowing #Secret

  • Love is never as ferocious as when you think it's going to leave you.
    -- Anita Shreve

    #Love #Love Is #Thinking

  • She wanted him to see all of her and also none of her. She wanted him to be dazzled by the bits and blinded by the whole. She wanted him to see her whole and not in pieces. She had hopes that were hard to satisfy.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Love #Pieces #Wanted

  • Liberals become indignant when you question their patriotism, but simultaneously work overtime to give terrorists a cushion for the next attack and laugh at dumb Americans who love their country and hate the enemy.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Love #Country #Hate

  • Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Love #Loyalty #Fire

  • All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Love #Inspirational #Relationship

  • Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Love #Wedding #Sunset

  • There was such an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal-to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second. Rightfully, the world should be a whirlpool of kissing into which we sank and never found the strength to rise up again.
    -- Ann Patchett

    #Love #Kissing #Two

  • 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.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Love #Real #Interest

  • At that time a lot of young men didn't want to go to the war and kill. This guy that I fell in love with was one of those so he escaped to Canada and I followed him.
    -- Ann Wilson

    #Love #War #Men

  • There is a sacred, secret line in loving which attraction and even passion cannot cross.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Love #Passion #Secret

  • Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords-philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather.
    -- Anna Brownell Jameson

    #Love #Art #Philosophy

  • Fond as we are of our loved ones, there comes at times during their absence an unexplained peace.
    -- Anna Howard Shaw

    #Love #Peace #Absence

  • Sometimes a savage beauty lured me into the sun and I would start to love the danger a little. On these occasions I felt the reluctant love drained painfully from me as blood drains from a deep wound. The tigers lapped my love's blood and remained enemies. The inhabitants of the day laughed at the gift I wanted to bring them, and I shut myself in my inner room to escape the betrayal of their arrogant mouths.
    -- Anna Kavan

    #Love #Betrayal #Blood

  • We can only love what we know.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld


  • Of her scorn the maid repented, And the shepherd - of his love.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Love #Shepherds #Maids

  • The world has little to bestow Where two fond hearts in equal love are joined.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Love #Heart #Two

  • To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
    -- Anna Louise Strong

    #Love #Dream #Missing Someone

  • Great passions, my dear, don't exist: they're liars fantasies. What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.
    -- Anna Magnani

    #Love #Liars #Lying

  • When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
    -- Anna Pavlova

    #Love #Children #Butterfly

  • If ever two were one, then surely we. If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Love #Men #Two

  • Flesh of my flesh, bone of my bone, I here, though there, yet both but one.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Love #Flesh #Bones

  • If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Love #Son #Hands

  • Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
    -- Anne Campbell

    #Love #Mean #Romance

  • Pleasure and pain at once register upon the lover, inasmuch as the desirability of the love object derives, in part, from its lack. To whom is it lacking? To the lover. If we follow the trajectory of eros we consistently find it tracing out this same route: it moves out from the lover toward the beloved, then ricochets back to the lover himself and the hole in him, unnoticed before. Who is the subject of most love poems? Not the beloved. It is that hole.
    -- Anne Carson

    #Love #Pain #Moving

  • I did not know my soul until I saw it's reflection in your eyes.
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Love #Eye #Reflection

  • Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
    -- Anne Frank

    #Love #Inspirational #Motivational

  • Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
    -- Anne Grant

    #Love #Pain #Grief

  • A good marriage is where both people feel like they're getting the better end of the deal.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Love #Marriage #People

  • Love makes you see a place differently, just as you hold differently an object that belongs to someone you love. If you know one landscape well, you will look at all other landscapes differently. And if you learn to love one place, sometimes you can also learn to love another.
    -- Anne Michaels

    #Love #Looks #Landscape

  • I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #Inspirational #Motivational

  • Him that I love, I wish to be free -- even from me.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #Inspirational #Dream

  • Love is a force. . . . It is not a result; it is a cause. It is not a product. It is a power, like money, or steam or electricity. It is valueless unless you can give something else by means of it.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #Mean #Giving

  • Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #Stills

  • ...the only continuity possible in life, as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom. The only real security is... living in the present and accepting it as it is now.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #Real #Growth

  • When you love someone . . .
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #When You Love Someone #One Love

  • People talk about love as if it were something you could give, like an armful of flowers.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Love #Flower #People

  • To take for granted one's blessings is a damage to the soul, and in time one will lose them, simply from lack of care. One should never tire of nourishing and treasuring all that is lovely.
    -- Anne Perry

    #Love #Blessing #Soul

  • I felt ravaged, and with both hands in a fantasy I reached out for her figure as we ran together through the meadow which belonged only to us and to which these others could never be admitted."Oh, inocent love," she said even as she drank from me, "oh, innocent innocent love."
    -- Anne Rice

    #Love #Hands #Age

  • I love the one who punishes me well.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Love #Wells

  • A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears.
    -- Anne Roiphe

    #Love #Smile #Beauty

  • Watch out for intellect, because it knows so much it knows nothing and leaves you hanging upside down, mouthing knowledge as your heart falls out of your mouth.
    -- Anne Sexton

    #Love #Fall #Heart

  • You'd be better served ifyou gave me a moment to regain my self-control and let me remove my boots. It's the least agentleman can do.""And you're such a gentleman.""Not with you, love. But I'm trying.
    -- Anne Stuart

    #Love #Self #Gentleman

  • Obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Love #Children #Mind

  • You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything. Without love you would not be happy or want to play.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Love #Rain #Flower

  • The dedicated life is worth living. You must give with your whole heart.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Love #Life #Romantic

  • As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Love #Beauty #Religion

  • The cultural transformation from the love of power to the power of love is the drama of our time.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Love #Drama #Transformation

  • Truth without compassion is Cruelty.
    -- Antero Alli

    #Love #Compassion #Cruelty

  • Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Love #Life #Relationship

  • Kindness and love open the doors to one's soul.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Love #Kindness #Doors

  • Love has the power to change everything.
    -- Anthony D. Williams


  • Love is the language all animals understand.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Love #Animal #Love Is

  • "What is love?"; "The total absence of fear," said the Master; "What is it we fear?"; "Love," said the Master.
    -- Anthony de Mello

    #Love #Absence #Masters

  • Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.
    -- Anthony Holden

    #Love #Baseball #Running

  • I love life because what more is there?
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Love #Life #Insperational

  • Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Love #Hurt #Pain

  • All the world loves a lover, and a lover loves all the world.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Love #Life #World