We are a very romantic lot at Pandora Bell, and have put together some of our favourite quotes about love to make life sweeter.
“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
“True love stories never have endings.”
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
“We are all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love. True love.”
Robert Fulghum, True Love
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”
Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley
‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.”
In Memoriam A.H.H by Alfred Lord Tennyson
“You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure and disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me. But if you would return a favourable answer to my offer of myself in marringe, you could draw me to any good – every good – with equal force.”
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
“She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.”
Beloved by Toni Morrison
I think… if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.
Then love knew it was called love.
And when I lifted my eyes to your name,
suddenly your heart showed me my way
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey
“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
If love is strong enough, the expectation becomes happiness
Simone de Beauvoir
Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare