The most powerful lesson I've learned in life is to never act like someone you're…
And maybe that was love.
Being so vulnerable and allowing someone else in so far they could hurt you, but they also give you everything.
( Christine Feehan )
Sometimes I feel like I don’t know you anymore.
We are all searching for someone whose demons play well with ours.
To love or have loved, that is enough.
Ask for nothing more.
There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.
Sometimes you have to give up on people.
Not because you don’t care.
But because they don’t.
It’s the craziest thing.
But I can’t stop thinking about you.
( Anna Godbersen )
A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.
She gives most who gives with joy.
( Mother Teresa )
Love is a flower that grows in any soil, works its sweet miracles undaunted by autumn frost or winter snow, blooming fair and fragrant all the year, and blessing those who give and those who receive.
( Louisa May Alcott )
You can’t have real pain without real love.
You can’t feel grief and loss and hurt without real love.
Love is the only way you can ever be really hurt deep down.
( Katherine Applegate )
Even if it is only for a matter of moments, because those moments bring with them a Love so intense that it justifies the rest of our days.
( Paulo Coelho )
Everyone you have ever loved in your life becomes a part of your soul.
They never leave.
They’re always inside you, and you can bring them out whenever you want.
( Nate Kenyon )
Love doesn’t want people to stay ignorant and frightened.
Love doesn’t value obedience over all else.
Love doesn’t judge and find some lives, or loves, more valuable than others.
Love doesn’t use people and throw them away.
Love stays, and makes you stronger, even when the person you love is gone.
( Stacey Jay )
One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow.
But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again.
Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them.
And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.
( Gregory David Roberts )
I don’t understand how some people can wake up one morning and decide someone just isn’t important to them anymore.
Make your decisions mindfully and choose your friends and partners with an open heart.
Don’t choose the better guy, choose the guy who’ll make the girl better.
( Trish, ‘This Means War’ the movie )
You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.
You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you.
You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end.
Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile.
Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.
( Bob Marley )
If you are important to someone, you shouldn’t have to fight for a spot in their life.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
( Stephen Chbosky )
If I lay here, would you lie with me and just forget the world.
The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
( Marilyn Monroe )
It sucks when the only person who can make you feel better is also the reason why you always cry.
You may not be her first, her last, or her only.
She loved before, she may love again.
But if she loves you now, what else matters?
( Bob Marley )
The times we tell ourself we don’t care, are sometimes the times when we really care the most.
You are, and always have been, my dream.
( Nicholas Sparks )
If you are not happy, then let go and walk away.
Not because you want others to realise your worth.
But because you realise your own worth.
I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe.
I want to love, and be loved.
( Shana Abe )
What’s meant to be will always find a way.
( Trisha Yearwood )
You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered.
You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.
( Nicholas Sparks )
Perfect guys don’t exist.
But there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.
( Bob Marley )
I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you.
I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you.
I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.
( Jonathan Safran Foer )
Love recognises no barriers.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
( Maya Angelou )
My wings are broken.
My halo has fallen.
My horns are showing.
The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.
( Bell Hooks )
Love is more than a feeling.
Love is caring, sharing, helping, and sacrificing.
Someone may walk into your life and you will know why it never worked out with anyone else.
One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.
( Lucius Annaeus Seneca )
Kiss me and you will see stars.
Love me and I will give them to you.
Other men said they have seen angels.
But I have seen thee, and thou art enough.
( George Moore )
Hearts that love will find together happiness that lasts forever.
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
( Rupert Brooke )
The warmness of your smile.
All my worries are now in the past.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
( Karen Sunde )
Within you I lose myself.
Without you I find myself wanting to become lost again.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
( Ivan Panin )
Life is a song.
Love is the music.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion.
I have shuddered at it.
I shudder no more.
I could be martyred for my religion.
Love is my religion.
I could die for that.
( John Keats )
You are like energy and sunshine.
A reason to never give up
I have someone I love, will always love and we’re friends, but we’re never going to be together.
I think everybody has that person in their life that they love and think they’re going to be with forever.
Then they realise that’s just not the case.
I’ve learned that you can’t expect the world from one person because they’re never going to give it to you.
If you go into a relationship with an expectation, you’re bound to be disappointed.
You have to love somebody for who they are.
Can you be friends with your ex?
Yeah, I think so, if you have a little bit of time and space to heal.
You can’t just go right from being in a relationship to being friends.
( Rashida Jones )
You have become my every waking thought.
You have given me a reason for living.
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 )
Just because you miss someone, it doesn’t mean you should go back to them.
Sometimes you have to just keep missing them until you wake up one day and realise you really don’t need them in your life anymore.
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 )
When your arms can’t reach those you love, hug them with your prayers.
To love at all is to be vulnerable.
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.
Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries.
Avoid all entanglements.
Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change.
It will not be broken.
It will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
To love is to be vulnerable.
( C.S. Lewis )
You have given me life.
When you look into my eyes, my heart skips a beat.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you.
I could walk through my garden for ever.
( Alfred Tennyson )