Quotations on the Meaning of Love

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Do you find yourself thinking about a special person all the time? Are you always anxious to spend time with that special someone, night and day? Do you feel secure, happy, and at peace when you are with your one and only? Congratulations, you are in love!

The heady rush of falling in love is intoxicating and refreshing at the same time. Notice the change in your behavior. Do you catch yourself grinning absentmindedly from time to time? Do you longingly look at the phone, when at work or at school, waiting to hear from your beloved? Do you find the company of your friends dull? Are you dying to get back into the arms of your sweetheart?

How do you know whether you are infatuated or truly in love? You may adore, admire, and worship your beloved, but that does not necessarily translate into love. Likewise, you may not have a sizzling hot relationship with your lover, but if you truly love each other, these things won't matter. The initial phase of love is romantic; the middle phase goes through a period of adjustment. But as love matures, couples get into a comfort zone with each other.

When you are in love, the world seems like a great place to be in. Love has that effect on. Life seems worthy of living, and fate seems more giving. Being in love is, therefore, one of the most enriching and precious experiences of one's life. The following "in love" quotes discuss what it is like to be enriched by love.

William Blake

"Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a heaven in hell's despair."

Don Byas

"You call it madness, but I call it love."

Zelda Fitzgerald

"Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold."

Robert Frost

"Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar."

Vincent van Gogh

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."

Friedrich Halm

"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one."

Victor Hugo

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."

Douglas C. Means

"A life's worth, the end isn't measured in hours or dollars. It's measured by the amount of love exchanged along the way."

Karl Menninger

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

"Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical."

Mary Parrish

"Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity; eternity can be the tick of a clock."

Jodi Picoult

"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."

Rainer Maria Rilke

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

"When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe."

Dr. Seuss

"You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

Dinah Shore

"Trouble is part of your life: if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough."

Madame de Stael

"We cease loving ourselves if no one loves us."

Jonathan Swift

"I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing."

Jaesse Tyler

"I'm so in love, every time I look at you my soul gets dizzy."


"Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love."

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