Quotations About / On: LOVE

  • 21.
    For what is love itself, for the one we love best?—an enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 8, ch. 69 (1876).)
  • 22.
    Love, that is all I asked, a little love, daily, twice daily, fifty years of twice daily love like a Paris horse-butcher's regular, what normal woman wants affection?
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First edition, 1958. Mrs. Rooney, in "All That Fall," reprinted in Krapp's Last Tape, p. 37, Grove Press (1960).)
  • 23.
    I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Letter, April 24, 1852, to Louise Colet, trans. by Stratton Buck (1966). Correspondance, II, p. 395, Conard (1926-1933).)
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  • 24.
    One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love—any love—reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
    (Cesare Pavese (1908-1950), Italian poet, novelist, translator. The Burning Brand: Diaries 1935-1950, entry for March 25, 1950 (1952, trans. 1961). See also Pavese's comment under "suicide.")
    More quotations from: Cesare Pavese, love, woman
  • 25.
    To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable: to love all is glorious.
    (Thomas Traherne (1636-1674), British clergyman, poet, mystic. (First published 1908). "Fourth Century," no. 69, Centuries (written c. 1672).)
    More quotations from: Thomas Traherne, love
  • 26.
    Love, and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Compensation," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
    More quotations from: Ralph Waldo Emerson, love
  • 27.
    It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
    (William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), British author. Pendennis, ch. 6 (1848-1850).)
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  • 28.
    Our generation delimited the definition & horizon of Love in a box that mainly refers to love between a boy & a girl. Love has a broader & profound meaning beyond this box. Surely, the highest state of love is Love of God, a love between creations & the Creator.
    (Love)
    More quotations from: Abu Sufian
  • 29.
    God loves me, loves you too.
    (The love of God)
    More quotations from: Bijay Kant Dubey
  • 30.
    Love me, I shall love you.
    (Exchange of sympathies)
    More quotations from: Bijay Kant Dubey
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