Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love Does Not Dominate

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
– Stendhal

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
– Sarah Bernhardt

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
– Andre Breton

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
– Theodore Dreiser

There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A kiss that is never tasted, is forever and ever wasted.
– Billie Holiday

The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love’. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
– Lydia M. Child

True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
– Bryant H. McGill

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
– Theodor Adorno

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

I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
– Leslie Fiedler

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
– Carl Sandburg

We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack.
– Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
– Joseph Conrad

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
– Helen Rowland

The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity – love. And the story of a love is not important – what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
– Helen Hayes

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.
– Rita Rudner

Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
– Khalil Gibran

Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.
– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
– George Bernard Shaw

Love is metaphysical gravity.
– R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good.
– Petrarch

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
– Zelda Fitzgerald