Love Quotes

One of these days you're going to fall in love, son. Don't settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn't come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never.

- Jamie McGuire, Walking Disaster

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.

- Lauren Oliver, Delirium

There are a hundred trillion cells in the human body, and every single one of the cells of my body loves you. We shed cells, and grow new ones, and my new cells love you more than the old ones, which is why I love you more every day than I did the day before. It’s science. And when I die and they burn my body and I become ashes that mix with the air, and part of the ground and the trees and the stars, everyone who breathes that air or sees the flowers that grow out of the ground or looks up at the stars will remember you and love you, because I love you that much.

- Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

If you truly love someone, you will cherish what they despise most about themselves.

- Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life

Real, sane, mature love - the kind that pays the mortgage year after year and picks up the kids after school - is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed

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

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.

- Albert Einstein

Every woman wants a man who'll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.

- Rainbow Rowell, Attachments

In the end you can't always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.

- Ally Condie, Crossed

True love is boundless like the ocean and, swelling within one, spreads itself out and, crossing all boundaries and frontiers, envelops the whole world.

- Mahatma Gandhi

You can't force love. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.

- Richelle Mead, Frostbite

Love is rarely flawless. Humans delude themselves by thinking it has to be. It is the imperfection that makes love perfect.

- Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

Love can be a terrible curse. It can make you overlook even the largest flaws in a person's behavior.

- Christopher Paolini, Brisingr

Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.

- Veronica Rossi, Through the Ever Night

Whether love of friend, love of country, love of God, or even love of enemy - love reveals to us the truly miraculous nature of the human spirit.

- Ruta Sepetys, Between Shades of Gray

Love is doing a kindness for someone else, not expecting to receive anything in return.

- Sylvain Reynard, Gabriel's Rapture

Love makes you want to be a better man. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.

- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don’t waste your time on anything else.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

There are so many torturous things in this life. Don't let a man who doesn't love you be one of them.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

Love is the feeling we have for those we care deeply about and hold in high regard. It can be light as the hug we give a friend or heavy as the sacrifices we make for our children. It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor, and loaded with promises and commitments that we may or may not want or keep.

- Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things

True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.

- Kiera Cass, The Selection

Love is as much fate as it is planning, as much a beauty as it is a disaster.

- Kiera Cass, The Crown

Do not pity the dead. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.

- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Love's bigger than rule books.

- M. L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

Love is a delicate thing that needs to be cosseted and protected. Love is not robust and love is not unyielding. Love can crumble under a few harsh words, or be tossed away with a handful of careless actions. Love isn't a steadfast dog at all; love is more like a pygmy mouse lemur.

- Andrew Davidson, The Gargoyle

To love someone is like moving into a house. At first you fall in love with all the new things, amazed every morning that all this belongs to you, as if fearing that someone would suddenly come rushing in through the door to explain that a terrible mistake had been made, you weren't actually supposed to live in a wonderful place like this. Then over the years the walls become weathered, the wood splinters here and there, and you start to love that house not so much because of its perfection, but rather for its imperfections. You get to know all the nooks and crannies. How to avoid getting the key caught in the lock when it's cold outside. When of the floorboards flex slightly when one steps on them or exactly how to open the wardrobe doors without them creaking. These are the little secrets that make it your home.

- Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

It's difficult to know when love blooms; suddenly one day you wake up and it's in full flower. It works the same way when it wilts - one day it is just too late.

- Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here

Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.

- Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Love is no game! It is no flowery softness! It is hard work - a quest that never ends. It demands everything from you - especially the truth. Only then does it yield rewards.

- Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

Nothing is more tragic than loving someone to the depths of your soul and knowing they cannot and will not ever love you back.

- Rick Riordan, The Hidden Oracle

Love is not the absence of logic but logic examined and recalculated heated and curved to fit inside the contours of the heart

- Tammara Webber, Breakable

When you find love, you take it. You grab it with both hands and you do everything in your power not to let it go. You can't just walk away from it and expect it to linger until you're ready for it.

- Colleen Hoover, November 9

People don't get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with.

- Colleen Hoover, Maybe Someday

Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.

- David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary

In the beginning, love is mostly about lying to each other. It's like that in the end, too.

- Brian K. Vaughan, Saga