Love is everything it’s cracked up to be… It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
– Erica Jong
No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
– Francois Mauriac
Little privations are easily endured when the heart is better treated than the body.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life.
– Albert Camus
‘Tis not love’s going hurts my days, but that it went in little ways.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Definition of a bridegroom: A man who is amazed at the outcome of what he thought was a harmless little flirtation.
The most wonderful of all things in life is the discovery of another human being with whom one’s relationship has a growing depth, beauty and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all things in life.
– Sir Hugh Walpole
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Love doesn’t grow on the trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make and you must use your imagination to make it too, just like anything else. It’s all work, work, work.
– Joyce Carey
Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.
– Louis Ginsberg
A lady of forty-seven who has been married twenty-seven years and has six children knows what love really is and once described it for me like this: ‘Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.’
– James Thurber
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
When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
– Lois McMaster Bujold
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
– Victor Hugo
From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you.
– Sam Goldwyn