Wisdom in quotes from literacy
30 love quotes by famous authors and poets
From classic love stories and writers
1. “I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.” - Theodore Dreiser
2. “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” - Orson Welles
3. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” - Victor Hugo
4. “True love, like any other strong and addicting drug, is boring—once the tale of encounter and discovery is told, kisses quickly grow stale and caresses tiresome…except, of course, to those who share the kisses, who give and take the caresses while every sound and color of the world seems to deepen and brighten around them. As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners. And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous.” - Stephen King, Wizard and Glass
5. “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” - e.e. Cummings
6. “Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.” - Ray Bradbury
7. “Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” - Madame De Stael
8. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..” ― Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook
9. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”― Pablo Neruda, “100 Love Sonnets”
10. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”― Nicole Krauss,The History of Love
11. “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.”
― William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”
12. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” ― Adam Bede, George Eliot
13. “And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy.” – The Symposium, Plato
14. “He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
15. “It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.” –The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
16. “Lying under such a myriad of stars. The sea’s black horizon. He rose and walked out and stood barefoot in the sand and watched the pale surf appear all down the shore and roll and crash and darken again. When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different.” –The Road, Cormac McCarthy
17. “I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat was threadbare – there were holes at his elbows; the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.” –Les Miserables, Victor Hugo
18. “If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”
–The Evolution of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin
19. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” –Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
20. “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”
– Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
From modern books
21. To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.
–Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
22. The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
–Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
23. We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love – true love.
–Robert Fulghum, True Love
24. This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
–Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
25. I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.
–Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
26. The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you. –Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
27. We are who we are, be¬cause of those we choose to love and be¬cause of those who love us. –Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts
28. Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal. –Gayle Forman, If I Stay
29. One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence. –Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever
30. You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. –Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Love is one expression that every living being, be it animals, angels or human beings share. It is a feeling that has been explained by millions of artists yet still a mystery to everyone. We don’t know what hit us when love does, our actions and emotions that we experience are so cliché yet so unique… I hope these quotes gave you a little insight on love!