Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day: Quotations

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

-Aristotle

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

-Lao Tzu

My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.

-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

-Henry Ward Beecher

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

-Anais Nin

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires;

To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;

And to bleed willingly and joyfully.

-Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

-Helen Keller

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

-Zora Neale Hurston

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.

-Leo Tolstoy

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.

-Dorothy Parker

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.

-Alice Walker

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.

I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;

so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,

so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

-Pablo Neruda, “Love Sonnet XVII”

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