Love quotes

A collection of quotes on the topic of valentine's day, love, making love, partnership.

Best love quotes

Rumi photo

„Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As quoted in Path for Greatness : Spiritualty at Work (2000) by Linda J. Ferguson, p. 51

Hermann Hesse photo

„If I know what love is, it is because of you.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

George Sand photo

„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

William Shakespeare photo

„Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.“

—  William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

Variant: Love all, trust a few.
Source: All's Well That Ends Well

Pablo Neruda photo

„Love is so short and forgetting is so long.“

—  Pablo Neruda, book Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Es tan corto el amor y tan largo el olvido.
"Tonight I Can Write" (Puedo Escribir), XX, p. 51.
Variant: Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Source: Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) (1924)

Paulo Coelho photo

„One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Source: The Alchemist (1988), p. 128

Stephen Chbosky photo

„We accept the love we think we deserve.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Eckhart Tolle photo
Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Marilyn Monroe photo

„If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

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Bob Marley photo

„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Marilyn Monroe photo
Bob Marley photo

„You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Variant: You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect — you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break — her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.

Orson Welles photo
Johnny Depp photo
Ella Fitzgerald photo
Emily Brontë photo

„He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.“

—  Emily Brontë, book Wuthering Heights

Variant: Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same
Source: Wuthering Heights

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62; many statements in this book, or slight variants of them, were also part of his address Where Do We Go From Here?" which has a section below. A common variant appearing at least as early as 1968 has "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence..." An early version of the speech as published in A Martin Luther King Treasury (1964), p. 173, has : "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate..."
1960s
Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
Context: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. … Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo
Oprah Winfrey photo

„Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Variant: Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Marilyn Monroe photo
James Baldwin photo

„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 Baldwin, book Nobody Knows My Name

"In Search of a Majority: An Address" (Feb 1960); reprinted in Baldwin, "Nobody Knows My Name: More Notes of a Native Son" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody_Knows_My_Name (1961)

Citát „When I fall in love, it will be forever.“
Jane Austen photo

„When I fall in love, it will be forever.“

—  Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817

Source: Sense and Sensibility: The Screenplay

Marilyn Monroe photo
Anaïs Nin photo
Gertrude Stein photo

„Whenever you get there, there is no there there.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

Helen Keller photo

„The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Variant: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Dr. Seuss photo

„You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Variant: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Coco Chanel photo

„A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.“

—  Coco Chanel French fashion designer 1883 - 1971

As quoted in The Gospel According to Coco Chanel : Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman (2009) by Karen Karbo

Maya Angelou photo

„At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.“

—  Maya Angelou American author and poet 1928 - 2014

This is a very close paraphrase of a quotation attributed to Carl Buehner in a book published many years earlier - “They may forget what you said — but they will never forget how you made them feel.” quoted in Richard Evans' Quote Book, 1971, Publisher's Press, ASIN: B000TV5WBW, although it is widely (mis)attributed to Angelou in her book Worth Repeating: More Than 5,000 Classic and Contemporary Quotes (2003) by Bob Kelly, p. 263,
Misattributed
Variant: People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

Jimi Hendrix photo

„When the power of love overcomes love of power the world will know peace.“

—  Jimi Hendrix American musician, singer and songwriter 1942 - 1970

This quote has been attributed to Hendrix on the internet, and is flatly denied to have ever been said by him, without presenting any evidence as to why, beyond such unsupported, derisive and denigrative statements such as the author rants about others making in "WHAT HENDRIX NEVER SAID : They Don't Want to Know What He Really Said and Demand a Slacker Fantasy Instead" (22 March 2010) by Michael Fairchild, at rockprophecy.com http://www.rockprophecy.com/hendrix_quotes_hoax.html. Whether or not he ever spoke them, they are very similar to those reportedly of British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, quoted in The Forbes Book of Business Quotations (1997) edited by Edward C. Goodman and Ted Goodman, p. 639: "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace." A similar quotation he provides of Sri Chinmoy predates any currently located source of either the Hendrix or Gladstone attributions, yet he accuses Chinmoy of simple plagiarism of Gladstone (or "Gladwell" at one point). From Chinmoy's book My Heart Shall Give A Oneness-Feast (1993) he quotes: "My books, they all have only one message: the heart's Power Of Love must replace the mind's Love Of Power. If I have the Power Of Love, then I shall claim the whole World as my own … World Peace can be achieved when the Power Of Love replaces the Love Of Power." An even earlier statement of Chinmoy is found in Meditations: Food For The Soul (1970): "When the power of love replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God."
Disputed
Variant: When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

Robert Browning photo

„Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

Suzanne Collins photo

„You love me. Real or not real?
I tell him, Real.“

—  Suzanne Collins, book Mockingjay

Source: Mockingjay

Marilyn Monroe photo

„I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Attributed to Monroe in self-help books and on social media, this quotation is of unknown origin and date.
Misattributed

Alice Walker photo

„I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.“

—  Alice Walker American author and activist 1944

Source: Revolutionary Petunias

Angelina Jolie photo
Pablo Neruda photo

„I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.“

—  Pablo Neruda, book Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Quiero hacer contigo lo que la primavera hace con los cerezos.
"Every Day You Play" (Juegas Todos las Días), XIV, p. 35.
Variant: I want
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.
Source: Veinte Poemas de Amor y una Canción Desesperada (Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair) (1924)

Thomas Aquinas photo

„The things that we love tell us what we are.“

—  Thomas Aquinas Italian Dominican scholastic philosopher of the Roman Catholic Church 1225 - 1274

Thomas Merton photo

„Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.“

—  Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968

Variant: Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone we find it with another.
Source: Love and Living

Jane Austen photo
Robert Fulghum photo

„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 American writer 1937

Variant: You want my opinion? 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.
Source: True Love (1998)

Alfred, Lord Tennyson photo
Sadhguru photo

„Love is not what you do. Love is what you are.“

—  Sadhguru Yogi, mystic, visionary and humanitarian 1957

Will Ferrell photo
Marilyn Monroe photo
George Strait photo

„Life is not breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away.“

—  George Strait American country music singer, actor and music producer 1952

Variant: Life is not the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.

John Lennon photo

„Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

frequently attributed to Lennon, but entirely unsourced
Disputed

Erich Segal photo

„Love means never having to say you're sorry.“

—  Erich Segal, book Love Story

Source: Love Story (also used in the film)

Robert A. Heinlein photo

„Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, book Stranger in a Strange Land

"Jubal Harshaw" in the first edition (1961); the later 1991 "Uncut" edition didn't have this line, because it was one Heinlein had added when he went through and trimmed the originally submitted manuscript on which the "Uncut" edition is based. Heinlein also later used a variant of this in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls where he has Xia quote Harshaw: "Dr. Harshaw says that 'the word "love" designates a subjective condition in which the welfare and happiness of another person are essential to one's own happiness.'"
Source: Stranger in a Strange Land (1961; 1991)

H.L. Mencken photo

„Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.“

—  H.L. Mencken American journalist and writer 1880 - 1956

Source: Heliogabalus

Jean Paul Sartre photo

„You are -- your life, and nothing else.“

—  Jean Paul Sartre, No Exit

Source: No Exit

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart photo

„Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.“

—  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791

True genius without heart is a thing of nought - for not great understanding alone, not intelligence alone, nor both together, make genius. Love! Love! Love! that is the soul of genius. - Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, entry in Mozart's souvenir album (1787-04-11) from Mozart: A Life by Maynard Solomon [Harper-Collins, 1966, ISBN 0-060-92692-9], p. 312.
Misattributed

Billie Holiday photo
Walt Whitman photo

„We were together. I forget the rest.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

Coco Chanel photo

„The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.“

—  Coco Chanel French fashion designer 1883 - 1971

As quoted in Beauty in Bloom : A Collection of Beautiful Inspirations‎ (2009) by Natalie Bloom, p. 23

Coco Chanel photo

„In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.“

—  Coco Chanel French fashion designer 1883 - 1971

As quoted in Coco Chanel : Her Life, Her Secrets (1971) by Marcel Haedrich

Neil Gaiman photo

„Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

The character "Rose Walker" in The Sandman #65
Context: Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.

Kurt Cobain photo
A.A. Milne photo
Theodor Reik photo
William Shakespeare photo

„Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.“

—  William Shakespeare, book Romeo and Juliet

Source: Romeo and Juliet

Nicholas Sparks photo

„You never lose by loving, you lose by holding back.“

—  Barbara De Angelis American psychologist 1951

Variant: You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Source: Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul

William Shakespeare photo

„Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.“

—  William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Variant: Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love
Source: Hamlet

Bette Davis photo

„Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.“

—  Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989

Paulo Coelho photo
Washington Irving photo

„Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.“

—  Washington Irving writer, historian and diplomat from the United States 1783 - 1859

Attributed to Irving as early as 1883. [Hit and miss : a story of real life, Angie Stewart, Manly, Chicago, J.L. Regan, 1883, i, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435018229575?urlappend=%3Bseq=7] However, it does not seem to appear in Irving's known works. Other citations from the same year leave the quotation unattributed. [Henry S. (ed.), Clubb, The Peacemaker and Court of Arbitration, Volume 1, Universal Peace Union, 1883, 125, Philadelphia, https://books.google.com/books?id=Uu84AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA125] [The Australian Women's Magazine and Domestic Journal, Vol. 2 No. 2 (May 1883), 1883, Melbourne, 435, https://books.google.com/books?id=mq0sAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA435]. A similar passage is found in a pseudonymous novel published two years earlier in 1881: "Julia knew that sacrifices to patience are not in vain. Although they often do not produce the happiness for which they are made, they will, always, flow back and soften and purify the heart of the one who makes them". [Illma, Or, Which was Wife?, Miss, M.L.A., Cornwell & Johnson, 1881, 239, New York, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/osu.32435017658592?urlappend=%3Bseq=245]
Disputed

Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo
Cassandra Clare photo

„I am catastrophically in love with you.“

—  Cassandra Clare, book Clockwork Princess

Source: Clockwork Princess

Pablo Neruda photo

„I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.“

—  Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

Variant: I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.
Source: 100 Love Sonnets

Vladimir Nabokov photo
Miguel de Unamuno photo

„It is sad not to be loved, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.“

—  Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936

To a Young Writer

André Breton photo

„My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.“

—  André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966

Source: What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings

Francois Mauriac photo
Charles Bukowski photo
Nicholas Sparks photo

„You are, and always have been, my dream.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, book The Notebook

Source: The Notebook

Elizabeth Gilbert photo

„To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced
life.“

—  Elizabeth Gilbert American writer 1969

Source: Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything

Charlie Kaufman photo
William Shakespeare photo
André Gide photo

„It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.“

—  André Gide French novelist and essayist 1869 - 1951

Frequently misattributed to Marilyn Monroe or Kurt Cobain.
Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=xUtdDnEhkMMC&pg=PT12&lpg=PT12#v=onepage&q&f=false
Source: Autumn Leaves, Philosophical eLibrary, 2012, (Feuillets d'automne, 1941, trans. Jeanine Parisier Plottel)

Judy Garland photo
Robert Frost photo

„Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

As quoted in a review of A Swinger of Birches (1957) by Sydney Cox in Vermont History, Vol. 25 (1957), p. 355
1950s

„We can only learn to love by loving.“

—  Iris Murdoch, book The Bell

The Bell (1958), ch. 19; 2001, p. 219.

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Lenny Bruce photo
Joan Crawford photo

„Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.“

—  Joan Crawford American actress 1904 - 1977

Interview, Hollywood Reporter (1954)

Torquato Tasso photo
Yogi Berra photo

„No matter where you go, there you are“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

Robert Frost photo

„We love the things we love for what they are.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

"Hyla Brook" (1920)
1920s

George Jean Nathan photo
Toni Morrison photo

„Something that is loved is never lost.“

—  Toni Morrison, book Beloved

Source: Beloved

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, (1963)

Helen Keller photo

„Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

"Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy", Joseph P. Lash (1980) http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/04/21/together/

Katharine Hepburn photo

„Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything“

—  Katharine Hepburn film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003

Source: Me: Stories of My Life

Matt Groening photo
Nicholas Sparks photo
Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„I have decided to stick to love… Hate is too great a burden to bear.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Source: A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Jodi Picoult photo

„The love that is not all pain is not all love.“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

El amor que no es todo dolor, no es todo amor.
Voces (1943)

Jon Bon Jovi photo

„Without love, there's nothing without love.“

—  Jon Bon Jovi American singer and musician 1962

Without Love
Music, Slippery When Wet (1986)

Common (rapper) photo

„Granted we known each other for some time
but it don't take a whole day to recognize sunshine“

—  Common (rapper) American rapper, actor and author from Illinois 1972

"The Light" (Track 7)
Albums, Like Water for Chocolate (2000)

„You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

"Wild Geese"
Dream Work (1986)
Context: You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

„The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.“

—  Eden ahbez American songwriter and recording artist 1908 - 1995

"Nature Boy" (1948)
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is to love and be loved, just to love and be loved.
His assertion to Joe Romersa, of how his lyrics should be corrected, saying that "To be loved in return, is too much of a deal, and that has nothing to do with love."
Context: While we spoke of many things
Fools and kings
This he said to me:
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return."

Charles M. Schulz photo
Fyodor Dostoyevsky photo

„Love life more than the meaning of it.“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, book Los hermanos Karamazov

Source: The Brothers Karamazov (Bratři Karamazovi)

Marya Hornbacher photo

„There is, in the end, the letting go.“

—  Marya Hornbacher, book Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Source: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Jodi Picoult photo

„Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.“

—  Jodi Picoult, book Second Glance

Source: Second Glance