Her cheeks burned; a strange new life was in all her veins. ~Amelia E. Huddleston Barr, A Rose of a Hundred Leaves: A Love Story, 1891
[M]y inexperienced heart was stormed. I... for a week or so lived on thought and tea. But who has not fasted thus long when first absorbed by the universal passion! ~"Diary of a Surgeon," in The Library of Fiction, or Family Story-Teller; consisting of Original Tales, Essays, and Sketches of Character, Vol. I, 1836
Wind power, water power, coal power — How great would it be if you could harness the power of a young man in love? ~Richard Dahm, The Middle, "A Tough Pill To Swallow" [S8, E2, 2016, Frankie narrating]
Helen Barnet knew all about love. Had she not lisped its praises in odes to the moon in her high-school days? It had to do with flowers and music and angels. ~Eleanor H. Porter, "Frosted Cakes and Shotguns," The Road to Understanding, 1917
He that is in love desires it to be known. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, 1882
Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. ~David Byrne
Love is a game that two can play and both win. ~Eva Gabor
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of. ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670
I'm so in love, every time I look at you my soul gets dizzy. ~Terri Guillemets
We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness — and call it love — true love. ~Robert Fulghum, True Love
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart. ~Kay Knudsen
You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. ~Author Unknown
True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall — but you are there to catch them. ~Author Unknown
You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well. ~Author Unknown
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown
I climbed up the door and opened the stairs,
Said my pajamas and put on my prayers,
Then I turned off the bed and crawled into the light
All because you kissed me goodnight!
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold. ~Zelda Fitzgerald
If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Adrienne Grandi
Are we not like two volumes of one book? ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn, Forever, © Flavia.com
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. ~Mark Overby
Love — a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. ~Author Unknown
Aside from communication and honesty, which are the must-haves, two words to describe the type of relationship I'd want: adventurous, and raw. Where we just love everything about each other, the good and the bad. It's the one person you feel like you are the most comfortable being your true self around. ~Nick Viall, to Danielle Lombard, on The Bachelor, season 21, episode 7, 2017
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. ~Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. ~Author Unknown
For you see, each day I love you more
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown
Out of all the people I've ever met, you're the one who makes me draw those silly little hearts on my papers. ~Author Unknown
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~Laurence Marks, M*A*S*H, "Love Story," 1973 [S1, E14, Hawkeye]
The hours I spend with you I look upon as a sort of perfumed garden.... Other men it is said have seen angels but I have seen thee and thou art enough. A light, a beauty, a grace — how often I have used these words. Divine vision, if not divine to all men divine at least to me... ~George Moore, letter to Maud Cunard
Thou perchance art thinking now
As I think of thee,
And our thoughts in heaven above
~J.J. Britton (1832–1913), "To C.E.S.: A Thought"
When you really love someone, you can't be with anyone else. ~Stacy A. Littlejohn & K.J. Steinberg, Mistresses, "Love Is an Open Door" [S3, E6, 2015, Joss]
But we loved with a love that was more than love... ~Edgar Allan Poe, "Annabel Lee," 1849
The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands. ~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~Jean Anouilh
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat. ~Ben Hecht
Too Slow for those who Wait,
Too Swift for those who Fear,
Too Long for those who Grieve,
Too Short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is not.
~Henry Van Dyke, "Katrina's Sun-Dial," Music and Other Poems, 1904
Even at midnight the sun was still bright,
All because you kissed me goodnight!
When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. ~Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972), translated from French by Anna Livia
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. ~John Bulwer
A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.
~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"
Love is not singular except in syllable. ~Marvin Taylor
My heart beat so hard when I was near him, I feared he could hear my secret longing for him. ~Terri Guillemets, journal, 1988
Ah me! why may not love and life be one? ~Henry Timrod
Take away love, and our earth is a tomb! ~Robert Browning, "Fra Lippo Lippi," Men and Women, 1855
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy
Love me and the world is mine. ~David Reed
The love game is never called off on account of darkness. ~Tom Masson
They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there's moonlight all about and there's no moon above. ~E.Y. "Yip" Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song "Old Devil Moon" in the musical Finian's Rainbow (Thanks, Katherine!)
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston
Love is the poetry of the senses. ~Honoré de Balzac
Love and a cough cannot be hid. ~Jacula Prudentum, George Herbert, 1640
The arms of love encompass you with your present, your past, your future, the arms of love gather you together. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Southern Mail, 1929, translated from French by Curtis Cate
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day's great sun.
~Charles Hanson Towne
Love is what you've been through with somebody. ~James Thurber, quoted in Life magazine, 1960
What "love" is I don't know if it's not the response of our deepest natures to one another. ~William Carlos Williams
Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee,
It passed into thy lifelong regency.
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato
Didst thou but know the inly touch of love,
Thou wouldst as soon go kindle fire with snow
As seek to quench the fire of love with words.
~William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1594 [II, 7, Julia]
True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach
'Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul
Love is the greatest refreshment in life. ~Pablo Picasso
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. ~Author Unknown
A kiss, when all is said, what is it?
A rosy dot placed on the "i" in loving;
'Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. ~Author Unknown
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. ~Michel de Montaigne
What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. ~Author Unknown