This Is Love
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be.
This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.
Tell me who admires and loves you, And I will tell you who you are.
– Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
– George Sand
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
– Mother Teresa
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
– Henry David Thoreau
Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.
– James Thurber and E.B. White
Love is only half the illusion; the lover, but not his love, is deceived.
– George Santayana
Where there is love, there is pain.
– Spanish proverb
I love thee, I love but thee With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold, And the stars grow old…
– Bayard Taylor
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.
– William Shakespeare
Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
– Han Suyin
If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
– Lily Tomlin
Indifference is the strongest force in the universe. It makes everything it touches meaningless. Love and hate don’t stand a chance against it.
– Joan D. Vinge
When I say I love Eastland, it sounds preposterous — a man who brutalizes people. But you love him or you wouldn’t be here. You’re going to Mississippi to create social change — and you love Eastland in your desire to create conditions which will redeem his children. Loving your enemy is manifest in putting your arms not around the man but around the social situation, to take power from those who misuse it — at which point they can become human too.
– Bayard Rustin
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