20 Quotes That Help You See the Telltale Signs of Falling in Love

Read the First Signs of Love and Know What Makes You Feel That Way

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I have come across many a friend, who looked at me with dreamy eyes, while she said, "I have fallen in love." Frankly it is amusing to observe the behavior of a hopelessly lovesick friend. The first blush of love can be quite charming. Many friends who have fallen in love display the common symptoms: absentmindedness, lack of appetite, spurts of euphoria, and of course the compulsive need to hug a pillow.

Edmund Spenser
All for love and nothing for reward.
Mignon McLaughlin
successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Charles Hanson Towne
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, after the day's great sun.
Jorge Luis Borges
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Connie BrockwayThe Bridal Season
No one ever fell in love gracefully.
Richard Bach
If you love something, set it free; if it comes back it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was.

Why Do We Fall in Love? A Scientific Perspective to the Mysteries of the Heart

Love is a potent emotion. It affects the physical and mental state of wellbeing. The phrase "smitten by love" accurately describes those who have fallen in love. If you were to clinically examine the root cause of falling in love, it would filter down to one basic fact: preservation of human species. Love is nothing but your happy hormones going on overdrive when you find someone attractive.

The attraction could be based on physical attributes, personality, or sexual tension. It could even be your current emotional state that makes you drawn towards another person. Rebound love relationships are an example of emotional distress causing love affairs. Sometimes, environmental conditions could trigger a feeling of falling in love. Watching a romantic movie with a person, being in close proximity with another for prolonged periods, or being with a person in a desolate location could trigger feelings of love.

Scientific explanations notwithstanding, love is the glue that holds this world together. As Sean Connery said, "Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile."

Leo Buscaglia
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
E. A. BucchianeriBrushstrokes of a Gadfly
Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty  in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.
Anouk Aimee
Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry.
Sigmund Romberg
A love song is just a caress set to  music.
Peace Pilgrim
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
Alicia Barnhart
True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
Eric Fromm
To love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person.
Helen Rowland
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Elbert Hubbard
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
William Shakespeare
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

Elvis Presley put it best in this classic love song, "Wise men say, only fools rush in. But I can't help falling in love with you." It is true that while we can choose those whom we talk to and whom we like, we cannot choose those whom who we love. Here are a few quotes about falling in love.

Sara Paddison
You’ll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening.
Isaac Bashevis
Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
D. H. Lawrence
I am in love - and, my God, it's the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love, if you haven't done so already. You are wasting your life.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made - like bread, remade all the time, made new.