Quotes and Quotations Index
From Love Quotes to HOME PAGE
Here are The Love Quotes
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
(Aphra Behn : 1640-1689)
Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met -- or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.
Whoever loves, if he do not propose
The right true end of love, he's one that goes
To sea for nothing but to make him sick.
Politicians neither love nor hate.
I don't know how it has happened
But the road seems narrower
And the sea less-dignified.
There are many other sufferings in the world
- besides love.
There are many other pleasures
- besides the pleasure of physical union.
(Faiz Ahmed Faiz : 1911-1984 : Urdu Couplet)
When you fall in love with a person, you should not try to change him. You should be able to accept those you love with their differences. We do have our arguments. I am very neat but if he (husband) is happy to throw things around, one has to accept it.
(Sharmila Tagore Pataudi)
No Romeo-and-Juliet acts, no nonsense about Love with a large L, none of that popular song claptrap with its skies of blue, dreams come true, heaven with you. Just sensuality for its own sake.
(Aldous Huxley : 1894-1963 : After Many a Summer)
She would smile and the birds would feel
that they no longer had to sing or
it may be I failed to hear their song.
Within a crowd, I'd hope her glance might
be for me, but knew that she was
shy and wished to be alone.
I'd pay to sit behind her, blind to what
was on the screen and watch the
image flicker upon her hair.
(Jimmy Carter : Born 1924 : 39th President of USA 1977-81 : Rosalynn)
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever lov'd, that lov'd not at first sight?
(Christopher Marlowe : 1564-1593)
Before her there was nothing. After her there was room for nothing else.
(Jean-Luc Duez : Water Colourist)
When can we meet alone
She couldn't answer
with so many around
but looked at him and
closed the petals of
the lotus in her hands!
(Harsha Dehejia : The flute and The Lotus)
Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough
A flask of wine, a book of verse - and thou
Beside me singing in the wilderness
And wilderness is paradise enow.
(Omar Khayyam : Rubaiyat : translated by Edward Fitzgerald)
Those loves which are for the sake of a colour are not love.
In the end they are a disgrace.
(Jalaluddin Rumi : 1207-1273 : quoted from Tales of Mystic Meaning by Dr. R. A. Nicholson)
Therefore the love which us doth bind,
But fate so enviously debars,
Is the conjunction of the mind,
And opposition of the stars.
Love and a cough cannot be hid.
Love and business teach eloquence.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove,
And men below, and saints above;
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
(Sir Walter Scott)
But love is blind and lovers cannot see
The pretty follies that themselves commit.
(Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice)
... Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove.
O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,
That looks on tempests and is never shaken.
(Shakespeare : Sonnet 116)
. ... . Yet all love is sweet,
Given or returned.
Common as light is love
And its familiar voice wearies not ever....
Familiar acts are beautiful through love.
(Shelley : Prometheus Unbound)
Lovers' quarrels are the renewal of love
(Terence : C.190-150 B.C.)
He who looks at beauty to admire, to adore it and who reads of its wondrous power in novels, in poems or in plays is not unwise. But let no man fall in love, for from that moment he is the baby of a girl.
(Hazlitt : Table Talk)
Faults are thick when love is thin.