Love Does Not Dominate
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
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.
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
– Zelda Fitzgerald