Novels, stories, poetry, or just sayings are written about love. We all basically know what love is, but the feeling and experience is experienced by everyone in their own unique way.
What follows is a descriptive explanation and then a selection of inspiring quotes about love that are my favorites.
What is love?
According to Wikipedia, the term Love is »encompasses a range of strong and positive emotional and mental states, from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure. Most commonly, love refers to a feeling of strong attraction and emotional attachment.«
Amazing quotes about love
What is love? What is the feeling of love? How does it feel to love and be loved? Most people have already experienced this feeling, and many have written about it as well, and I made the selection of quotes. Below are 35 inspirational quotes about love that are among my favorites.
Inspirational Quotes About Love
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
“Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love – now you are love.”
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
“Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.”
“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession.”
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”
“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.”
“Loving someone is giving them the power to break your heart, but trusting them not to.”
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“We love the things we love for what they are.”
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
“Where there is love there is life.”
“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
Edgar Allen Poe
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.”
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.”
Sarah Orne Jewett
“Perhaps people like us cannot love. Ordinary people can – that is their secret. ”
“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”
“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
“People should fall in love with their eyes closed.”
“Him that I love, I wish to be free — even from me.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
In this selection of inspirational quotes about love, famous people described in their own words what love is. And if I add in my own words – unconditional love is to love everything and everyone exactly as they are, without conditioning, limiting and defining.
Have you ever written anything about love? Do you have any unique explanation of what love is and what it means to be in love? I will be happy if you share your thoughts with me in the comments. You can also tell which one is your favorite quote from the ones listed, or add one that isn’t in this post.
All the best,