“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.”
– Bertrand Russell

To Fear Love Is To Fear Life

“You can’t put a price tag on love. But if you could, I’d wait for it to go on sale.”
– Jarod Kintz

“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”
– Rumi

“True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.”
– Kiera Cass

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”
– Emily Dickinson

“Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”
– William Goldman

“Snape’s patronus was a doe,’ said Harry, ‘the same as my mother’s because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from when they were children.”
– J.K. Rowling

“I wonder if fears ever really go away, or if they just lose their power over us.”
– Veronica Roth

“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”
– Andrew Solomon

“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
– L.M. Montgomery

“One thing I do know about intimacy is that there are certain natural laws which govern the sexual experience of two people, and that these laws cannot be budged any more than gravity can be negotiated with. To feel physically comfortable with someone else’s body is not a decision you can make. It has very little to do with how two people think or act or talk or even look. The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not. When it isn’t there (as I have learned in the past, with heartbreaking clarity) you can no more force it to exist than a surgeon can force a patient’s body to accept a kidney from the wrong donor. My friend Annie says it all comes down to one simple question: “Do you want your belly pressed against this person’s belly forever –or not?”
– Elizabeth Gilbert