Young Love Quotes

The Naive Beauty of Young Love Quotes

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Young love — so naive, so immature, so unsophisticated, yet ever so charming! Every generation warns the next of the heartaches and the heartbreaks that come with this love. Yet, each generation is eager to experience love. Authors have tried to express the happy occurrence we call young love. Here are some such young love quotes.

Oscar Wilde

"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring."

Robert A. Heinlein

"If the universe has any purpose more important than topping a woman you love and making a baby with her, hearty help, I have never heard of it."


"Love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image... otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

Aymes Repplier

"Love is an angel disguised as lust..."

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"When love is not madness, it is not love."

Peter Ustinov

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look, which becomes a habit."

R. Buckminster Fuller

"Love is metaphysical gravity."

V. F. Calverton

"Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky."

Bertrand Russell

"Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives."

Greg Jurkiewicz

"Life without love is meaningless and goodness without love is impossible."

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

"Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are."

Alexander Pope

"Love, free as air at sight of human ties,

Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted."

Ben Hecht

"Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat."


"Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion."


"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."

M. Scott Peck

"Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience. Falling in love is not."

Margaret Atwood

"The young habitually mistake lust for love, they're infested with idealism of all kinds."

Richard Dahm

"Wind power, water power, coal power — How great would it be if you could harness the power of a young man in love?"

Mirella Muffarotto

"She was afraid of giving in to that overwhelming, absolute, unconditional love, a love that had shown her the route to heaven, but which had also taught her how much one could suffer, to the point where even the sound of your own tears became deafening."