Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

Love is not self-sacrifice, but the most profound assertion of your own needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love, and that is the greatest compliment, the greatest tribute you can pay to that person.

- Ayn Rand


Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe - the open sesame to every soul.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton


We can perhaps learn to prepare for love. We can welcome its coming, we can learn to treasure and cherish it when it comes, but we cannot make it happen.

- Irene Claremont de Castillejo


Work is what gives us our bread and butter, stability and place in the world, but love keeps us human.

- Barbara Holland


It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them.

- Agatha Christie


Love knows no honor; people in love do things that they never thought they'd do and that they've always despised other people for doing. They violate not only their own scruples but their own style.

- Pauline Kael


If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you.

- Marianne Williamson


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


In love there are two things: bodies and words.

- Joyce Carol Oates


When one is in love one begins by deceiving oneself. And one ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance.

- Oscar Wilde

Love is the affection of a mind that has nothing better to engage it.

- Theophrastus


Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.

- Helen Rowland

Love is what happens to a man and women who don't know each other.

- W. Somerset Maugham

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species.

- W. Somerset Maugham

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.

- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


Love makes fools, marriage cuckolds, and patriotism malevolent imbeciles.

- Paul Leautaud

If two people love each other, there can be no happy end to it.

- Ernest Hemingway


He who cannot love must learn to flatter.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is an ideal thing, marriage is a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.

- Zsa Zsa Gabor


Love - a temporary insanity curable by marriage or the removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disease ... it is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.

- Ambrose Bierce

What is irritating about love is that it is a crime that requires an accomplice.

- Charles Baudelaire


The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.

- Honore De Balzac

Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy - and that is life.

- Jean Anouilh


Love, in the present day society, is just the exchange of two momentary desires and the contact of two skins.

- Nicolas Chamfort

The magic of our first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.

- Benjamin Disraeli

The course of true love never did run smooth.

- William Shakespeare