21 Scary-Accurate Love Quotes That Define Love Perfectly

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What is love?

Love is a tricky thing. The word itself inspires so many different emotions, different memories, and different definitions for everyone.

Have I ever been in love? I might have said it to one person, I might have said it to five — but how many times did I really mean it? I might have meant it all the times I’ve said it, but looking back, each ‘love’ felt different.

Maybe you've never said the ‘L’ word. Does that mean you've never experienced it? How would you know? There are so many different questions.


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You can look towards rom coms or Nicholas Sparks books for examples of love, but in reality, they're still all so different. No one can tell you that your definition of love is wrong, but no one can tell you it’s right either.

There is no set number of times you have to be in love, and there is no limit to how many times you can experience it. But maybe there are some things you think are love that just aren’t. Maybe to an extent, sometimes we are way off with our own definition.

Love is not always true love, and you may not always end up with your true love. That is something I do believe.

Love is painful, but love is also happy and full of joy.

Love is both giving and taking, not one or the other.

I can’t tell you what the correct definition of love is, but I can help you build your own.

These 21 quotes cover the ups and downs and the good and bad of love and may make you think twice about what love really is.

Love someone who treats you right.
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“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

What's your love story?

“True love stories never have endings.” -Richard Bach

John Green love quotes are spot on.
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“It hurt because it mattered.” -John Green

Love yourself.

“You’re allowed to love yourself first, you’re allowed to put yourself first.” -Zendaya

Choose love wisely.
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"You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, but you do have some say in who hurts you.” -John Green

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This is what love feels like.

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” -John Green

Wait for real love.
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“I’ll take waiting over settling any day of the week.”

Falling in love can go two ways.

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.” ―Joan Crawford

If it's not okay, it's not the end.
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“Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be ok.”

Love is crazy.
Don't give up.
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“Have enough courage to trust love one more time.”

Love isn't always easy.

“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” ―Melissa Marr

Don't rush it.
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“You can’t rush something you want to last forever.”

It's just how it is.

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”  ―William Shakespeare

It is a risk to love.
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“It is a risk to love. What if it doesn’t work out? Ah, but what if it does.” -Peter McWilliams

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Love freely.

“Anyone who loves in the expectation of being loved in return is wasting their time.”  ―Paulo Coelho

You deserve the best.
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“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

There's a difference between "love" and "like."

“There's a difference between "love" and "like". If you like a flower you will pick it, but if you love a flower, you will water it everyday.”

Love happens more than once.
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“Fall in love with as many things as possible.”

It's simple.

“All you need is love. Love is all you need.” -John Lennon

Each love is different.
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“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

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