My last blog asked the question, “What is love?” I shared my thoughts but I wanted to find out what others thought about love. Upon research, I discovered that each of us has our own unique perspective on love. Maybe it’s based on our life experiences or what we have been taught by others, but love is both a personal and shared experience. Below is a list of love quotes that I think really reflect the nuance of love.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
George Jean Nathan
Love is blind.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Love is a lot like a faucet; it turns on and off.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Follow love and it will flee; flee love and it will follow thee.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere
The way to know life is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be themselves, and not twist them with our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Love is like a child that longs for everything it can come by.
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to one man.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
A powerful pair of spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
I’ve always known that my search for love would be accompanied by pain.
Do you have to have a reason for loving?
Love is a battlefield.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can love drown it.
Song of Solomon 8:7
My List of Love
Love is a warm blanket on a cold winter night.
Love is like a rainbow. It makes us we run toward it. But just when we think it is within our grasp, it disappears only to pop up in another place in our lives.
Love is spring, a new beginning
Love is summer, warm and inviting
Love is fall, colorful and bright
Love is winter, blowing in like the north wind to sweep you away.
Love is not supposed to hurt!
Love is what you make it. Make it a part of who you are!
What are your favorite love quotes? If you could create your own mission statement about love, what would it say?
Until next time…Keep lovin’!