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75 Strong Quotes About Love and Life

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List of poignant Quotes about Love

Finding the words to describe the love you feel for your future husband or wife does not always come easily. However, the following quotes, by world-renowned authors, poets and philosophers, prove the most earnest and simplest words are often the most poignant. The following is a comprehensive list of poignant quotes about Love, being in love and meaning of love:

1. “I think when you’re young, you’re hoping that this person will be the right one, the one you’re going to be in love with forever, but sometimes you want that so much you create something that really isn’t there.” – Johnny Depp

2. “Love is the most powerful emotion and that makes it the most dangerous.” – Unknown

3. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C.S. Lewis

4. “But I didn’t understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.” – Haruki Murakami

5. “I still own my heart, which I know because it hurts so much.” – Emilie Autumn

6. “Don’t become who hurt you.” – Unknown

7. “You’ll stop hurting when you stop hoping.” – Guillaume Musso

8. “That is the way it is with a wound. The wound begins to close in on itself, to protect what is hurting so much. And once it is closed, you no longer see what is underneath, what started the pain.” – Amy Tan

9. “When everyone thinks they know you, it’s hard not to be guarded.” – Erica Jong

10. “One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” – John Lennon

11. “I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness. The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

12. “I am an extremely sincere individual. I am sincere, to a fault. One of the many things that I have come to realize, to learn, is that sincerity must be reserved and given only to those who deserve it.” – C. Joybell C.

13. “There is a difference between saying goodbye and letting go. Goodbye is not permanent. You can meet years later as old friends and share what happened in your life. You can smile and laugh about all the nonsense that you both went through. However, letting go is being okay with never seeing this person ever again…being okay with never knowing how their life turned out…being okay with fifty or more years of silence… being okay with running into that person at a grocery store and having them not acknowledge your presence.” – Shannon L. Adler

14. “You try to hide your emotions, so as not to show weaknesses to others.” – Michael Schumacher

15. “Fear and love are the deepest of human emotions.” – Unknown

16. “Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word.” – G.R.R. Martin

17. “To hurt is as human as to breathe.” – J.K. Rowling

18. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” – Beyoncé

19. “Being in love, she concluded, is simply a presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

20. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” – Rumi

21. “She didn’t know who would love or who would stay so she left them all away.” – Unknown

22. “I have love in me which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe. If you cannot satisfy one, I will indulge in the other.” – Mary Shelley

23. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”- Nietzsche

24. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

25. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

26. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

Bruce Lee

27. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

28. “Where there is love there is life.”- Mahatma Gandhi

27. “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

28. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

Lao Tzu

29. “Forgiveness is the final form of love.”- Reinhold Niebuhr

30. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”- Rumi

31. “Selfishness doesn’t consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.” – Aristotle

32. “Love has three kinds of origin, namely: suffering, friendship and love. A human love has a corporal and intellectual origin.” – Boethius

33. “A person has two passions for love and abhorrence. A big disposition to excessiveness has just a love, because it is more ardent and stronger.” – Descartes

34. “Love comes with hunger.” – Diogenes

35. “No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.” – Mignon McLaughlin

36. “I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.” – Henry Ward Beecher

37. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Jean Pierre Claris De Florian

38. “Love won’t be tampered with, love won’t go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.” – Louise Erdrich

39. “There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started out with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet which fails so regularly, as love.” – Erich Fromm

40. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.”- Elbert Hubbard

41. “Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it… It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”- Erica Jong

42. “We are not the same person this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.”

W. Somerset Maugham

43. “Love is a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.” – Ambrose Bierce

44. “Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.”- Thomas Moore

45. “Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.”
– Helen Rowland

46. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.”- Henry David Thoreau

47. “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”- Oscar Wilde

48. “In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”- Janos Arany

49. “Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams.” – Fyodor Dostoevski

50. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life, that word is Love.” – Socrates

51. “Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”- St. Augustine

52. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

53. “The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

54. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

55. “A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

56. “If you want to be loved, be lovable.” – Ovid

57. “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” – Bertrand Russell

58. “All mankind love a lover.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

59. “Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.”

 H. L. Mencken

60. “Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine

61. “The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.” – Jiddu

62. “The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” – George Edward Moore

63. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

64. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”- Khalil Gibran

65. “Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid

66. “Don’t forget to love yourself.”- Soren Kierkegaard

67. “I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.”

Pablo Neruda, Your Feet

68. ”Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” – Joan Crawford

69. ”The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.” – Woody Allen

70. “You deserve love, and you’ll get it.” – Amy Poehler

71. ”Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” – C.S. Lewis

72. ”Give in to love, or live in fear.” – Jonathan Larson

73. ”If you love two people at the same time, choose the second. Because if you really loved the first one, you wouldn’t have fallen for the second.” – Johnny Depp

74. “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.” – Pablo Neruda 

75. ”Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

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