Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.
– Leo Tolstoy

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Is it really possible to tell someone else what one feels?
– Leo Tolstoy

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
– Leo Tolstoy

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.
– Leo Tolstoy

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.
– Leo Tolstoy

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
– Leo Tolstoy

Love is felt beyond words and touch. Love is energy.
– Lisa Genova

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
– Madame De Stael

Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
– Mae West

You’re like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.
– Maggie Stiefvater

The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
– Mahatma Gandhi

When we are in love, our love is too vast to be wholly contained within ourselves; it radiates outwards, reaches the resistant surface of the loved one, which reflects it back to its starting-point; and this return of our own tenderness is what we see as the other’s feelings, working their new, enhanced charm on us, because we do not recognize them as having originated in ourselves.
– Marcel Proust

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
– Marilyn Monroe

The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
– Marilyn Monroe

If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.
– Marilyn Monroe

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 don’t deserve me at my best
– Marilyn Monroe

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