Shed Those Nagging Fears About 'Does He Love Me?'

Romantic and Practical Advice About Love

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New love is beautiful. You can't help feeling swept away. There is a tingling sensation of excitement, fear, happiness, and nervousness when you are around that special someone. You are in love, but you are not sure whether your love is reciprocated with the same intensity.

As Jane Austen wrote in "Pride and Prejudice," "We are all fools in love." Romanticism is fun, but it should not create a false web of dreams. If you let your expectations go too high, chances are that you will be highly disappointed. Be practical and accept reality. It is the only way you can be happy and in love.

These "love me" quotes build the magic of romance and add practical advice. Use them to charm your sweetheart and help make him or her fall in love with you:

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Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember: From his novel and film about teens in love

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Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.

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Friedrich Nietzsche: German philosopher and cultural critic

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

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Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer: From her novel about a family in crisis

And I’ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn’t all we need, love is all there is.

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Khalil Gibran: Lebanese-American writer and poet, from his poem "The Prophet"

And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

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Mother Teresa: Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

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Cassandra Clare, City of Glass: From her fantasy novel

There is no pretending. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.

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C.J. Redwine, Defiance: From her young-adult novel

No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.

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Beverly Clark, Shall We Dance?: From her romance novel, later a movie

We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You're saying 'Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness.'

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Marilyn Monroe: Actress

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 hell don't deserve me at my best.

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Mark Twain: Author and humorist, from his "Notebook"

 When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.