Love is blind; Friendship closes its eyes.
Anger is the fluid love bleeds when cut.
Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
There's the people you've known forever. Who like...know you...in this way. That other people can't. Because they've seen you change. They've let you change.
Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow.
The key is to get to know people and trust them to be who they are. Instead, we trust people to be who we want them to be - and when they're not, we cry.
Your approval is neither required nor desired. But I will take your acceptance.
'Tis better to have loved and lost,
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
No one worth possessing
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
No one needs love more than someone who doesn't deserve it.
No one can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of a friend until he is unhappy.
It is so rare...to find a complete person, with a soul, a heart and an imagination; so rare for characters as ardent and restless as ours to meet and to be matched together, that I hardly know how to tell you what happiness it gives me to know you.
Friendship involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self and appreciating what is noble and loving in another.
We have something special that no one, no distance, no time can take away...we have each other.
The reward for love is the experience of loving.
The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Love is what still goes on when you're not horny.
Love does not die easily. It is a living thing. It thrives in the face of all of life's hazards, save one - neglect.
These violent delights have violent ends.
I love a hand that meets my own with a grasp that causes some sensation.
It bears all things, believes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
So, lively brisk old fellow, don't let age get you down.
Experience is in the fingers and the head. The heart is inexperienced.
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Friendship is love minus sex and plus reason. Love is friendship plus sex and minus reason.
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.
Of my friends, I am the only one I have left.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
You cannot be friends upon any other terms than upon the terms of equality.
A friend is one before whom I may think aloud.
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
If we were all given by magic the power to read each other's thoughts, I suppose the first effect would be to dissolve all friendships.
But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little Boy and his Bear will always be playing.
There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first...when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
We love without reason, and without reason we hate.
Hell, madame, is to love no longer.
Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over, trapping you underneath. At night, the ice-weasels come.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Hate is not the opposite of love: apathy is.
Anyone can hate. It costs to love.
Never let a fool kiss you or a kiss fool you.
Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
'Tis not love's going hurts my days,
Immature love says 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Where there is love, there is pain.
There is so little difference between husbands that you might as well keep the first.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
I no longer cared about survival: only to be merely loved.
The heart that has truly loved never forgets
Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
In the act of loving someone you arm them against you.
If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.
Love cannot accept what it is. Everywhere on earth it cries out against kindness, compassion, intelligence, everything that leads to compromise. Love demands the impossible, the absolute, the sky on fire, inexhaustible springtime, life after death, and death itself transfigured into eternal life.
Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.
Follow your heart, and you perish.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
You can lead a heart to love, but you can't make it fall.
Love is the fire of life; it either consumes or purifies.
We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.
But it was all about him. His beliefs, his thoughts, aches and loves, his fucking *soul* permeated every thought she made, conscious or unconscious. Bound together by some exquisitely torturous connection, neither had ever been able to walk away when the pain got too strong.
Two things a man cannot hide: that he is drunk, and that he is in love.
Angel, saint, Devil's spawn, good or evil, you've got me pinned to the wall and labeled as yours until the day I die. And if you die first, then it won't be long before I follow.
It is impossible to love and be wise.
The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
The way to love anything is to realize it may be lost.
We never touch but at points.
There isn't a particle of you that I don't know, remember, and want.
I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, then it can't be helped.
Among those I like or admire I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love I can: all of them make me laugh.
I'll tell you...what real love is. It is blind devoition, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
That love is all there is--is all we know of love.
You cannot slay yourself in me,
Love that is cleansed by tears will remain eternally pure and beautiful.
It is the true season of love, when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
They love least that let men know their loves.
So when I'm destitute in some forsaken land, dressed in rags and penniless exactly as I've planned,
Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.
People change and forget to tell each other.
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees.
She loved with so much the more passion as she loved with ignorance. She did not know whether it was good or evil, beneficient or dangerous, necessary or accidental, eternal or transitory, permitted or prohibited: she loved.
Life is one fool thing after another, whereas love is two fool things after each other.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
You soothe my soul. You fill it with so tender a sentiment that it is sweet to live during the time that I see you.
I do believe I know most of the best people in the world and you've all made my life livable.
My mind is full of secrets I'm too afraid to tell.
It's so much more friendly with two.
Love and dignity cannot share the same abode.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.
People come in and out of our lives to teach us. And we teach other people. It's part of the process. They come in and they go out. Some stay for longer than others.
Love is made in heaven and consummated on earth.
I've loved you all my life, even before we met; even when it was just the promise of you. You've kept your promise. How could you lose me?
Promise you won't forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave.
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
Love just makes you so damn optimistic.
Love demands all, and has a right to all.
There are people who take the heart out of you, and there are people who put it back.
Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket of your selfishness. But in that casket - safe, dark, motionless, airless - it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetratable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
The heart is the most resilient muscle. It is also the stupidest.
Friendship is a miracle by which a person consents to view from a certain distance, without coming any nearer, the very being who is as necessary to him as food.
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.
If I never knew you, I'd be safe, but half as real.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the whole structure. It is too pliable, too yielding.
We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people's lives.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Doubt that the stars are fire
To others we are not ourselves but a performer in their lives cast for a part we do not even know that we are playing.
I guess when your heart gets broken, you sort of start to see cracks in everything. I'm convinced that tragedy wants to harden us, and our mission is never to let it.
Love just seems to make life not just livable, but a gallant, gallant event.
I could do without many things with no hardship - you are not one of them.
If you love large, you've got to hurt large. If you've got a lot of light, you've probably got an equal amount of darkness.
I'm off to find my world, my dreams,
Love seeketh not itself to please,
But love me for love's sake, that evermore
I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.
No one needs love more than someone who doesn't deserve it.
Someone like you
That's your job in this hard world, to keep your love alive and see that you get on, no matter what. Pull your act together and just go on.
Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread.
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrad through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
...that was the first thing I had to learn about her, and maybe the hardest I've ever learned about anything - that she is her own, and what she gives me is of her choosing, and the more precious because of it. Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm, but if you close your hand, one way or the other, it - and its choice to be there - are gone.
We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives.