50 Famous Quotes About Love From Authors, Artists, Movies & More

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From Plato to Picasso, some of the world's greatest thinkers reflect on love.

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet," Plato once said. Don't agree? Luckily, we have real poets (and musicians and artists and philosophers) to put this elusive and complex feeling into words. Which of these quotes about love really speaks to you?

Poets & Authors On Love:

 

1. "Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other." — Rainer Maria Rilke

2. "Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." ― Nicholas Sparks

3. "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Franklin P. Jones

4. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt." — Charles Schulz

5. "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert Heinlein

6. "Love loves to love love." ― James Joyce

7. "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

8. "Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition." ― Alexander Smith

9. "It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all." — William Makepeace Thackeray

10. "Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs." — William Shakespeare

11. "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

12. "We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss

13. "The opposite of love it not hate; it's indifference." — Elie Wiesel

14. "Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby: awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess." — Lemony Snicket

15. "Life is a flower of which love is the honey." — Victor Hugo

16. "Love is quivering happiness." — Kahlil Gibran

Musicians On Love

17. "Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free." — Mumford & Sons

18. "Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you." — Dolly Parton

19. "Passion makes the world go round. Loves just makes it a safer place."  Ice T

20. "Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."  John Lennon

Philosophers On Love:

21. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle

22. "Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses." — Lao Tzu

23. "In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities." — Janos Arnay

24. "There is no remedy for love but to love more." — Thoreau

25. "Love is a serious mental disease." — Plato

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