In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to end the week with a collection of my favorite quotes on love.
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment
The love we give away is the only love we keep
Who so loves, believes the impossible
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
Love must be as much a light as it is a flame….
-Henry David Thoreau
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each others dreams, we can be together all the time
-Hobbes (of Calvin and Hobbes)
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age
Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving
Love cures people — both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.
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 richness to life that nothing else can bring.
You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.
-Saint Francis de Sales
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupery