"You know you are in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
No source available, widely attributed to the author.
"When I saw you I was afraid to meet you. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you."
"I get the best feeling in the world when you say hi or even smile at me because I know, even if its just for a second, that I've crossed your mind."
"Don't say you love me unless you really mean it, because I might do something crazy like believe it."
"For, you see, each day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be."
"True love stories never have endings."
"Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it."
Albert Einstein: The Human Side (1979) pg. 56
This was jotted in German on the margins of a letter that was written to Einstein, in 1933. A widely used variant of this quote is, "You can't blame gravity for falling in love."
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
"If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever."
"Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all."
"Love conquers all; let us surrender to Love."
"What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven."
As a French Romantic writer, love is a topic Hugo visited often, although no source for this quote could be found.
"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
Stranger in a Strange Land (1961)
The character Jubal Harshaw says this line in Stranger. Interestingly, in the "Uncut" version of the book, the character does not speak this line. Many argue that Harshaw is the true main character of the book, as he consistently proffers the philosophies another character must deal with.
"If you have [love], you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have."
James M. Barrie
What Every Woman Knows, Act I (1908)
This quote comes from the author of the play Peter Pan, and continues, "Some women, the few, have charm for all; and most have charm for one. But some have charm for none."
"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever."
Alfred Lord Tennyson
As quoted in Before the Wedding: Fun and Provocative Questions to Prepare You for Married Life (2000), pg. 125
No context is available, beyond the fact that it is widely attributed to Tennyson.
"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The Wisdom of the Sands (1950)
The French writer wrote short stories, almost as parables, and it is in one of these parables that this quote is found. These parables were collected and published posthumously.
"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
Little is known about the author of this quote or its origination. It is often attributed to others, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, but no source can be found.
"Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness."
Oliver Wendall Holmes
The works of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1892) pg. 246
Thought by a doctor in Holmes's A Moral Antipathy, the character was speaking about how love can conquer fear, fear of women, specifically.
"My boyfriend used to ask his mother, 'How can I find the right woman for me?' and she would answer, Don't worry about finding the right woman- concentrate on becoming the right man."
"So dear I love him that with him, All deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life."
The poetical works of John Milton (1801) pg. 207
Taken from an epic poem wherein Satan and his brothers fall, and Man ultimately rises.
Irish Wedding Toasts
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