Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.