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Magnolia Fan

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I'm doing an essay and I need a really good quote about the complexity of love. If anyone could share, I'd be much obliged. I don't need to know the page number/publisher or anything... but if you could tell me who said/wrote it, and where it appears that'd be awesome. Thanks


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i love rainer maria rilke for his philosophy in his book.
here are some quotes that i took from his book *letters from a yong poet* and others..:


paulo coelho said in his alchemist book:

i should have some more quotes related to love.
please visit .
my homepage

and go to the element page-->quote.

good luck!

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Temper Tantrum

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Some quotes on love:

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up."
-James Baldwin

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
-James Baldwin

"Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life."
-Smiley Blanton

"The best proof of love is trust."
-Joyce Brothers

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together."
-La Bruyere

"Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain."
-Leo Buscaglia

"Where there is great love, there are always wishes."
-Willa Cather

"A relationship is like a rose, How long it lasts, no one knows; Love can erase an awful past, Love can be yours, you'll see at last; To feel that love, it makes you sigh, To have it leave, you'd rather die; You hope you've found that special rose, 'Cause you love and care for the one you chose."
-Rob Cella

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame."
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
-Charles Caleb Colton

"Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life."
-Joseph Conrad

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
-Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

"Love builds bridges where there are none."
-R. H. Delaney

"We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end."
-Benjamin Disraeli

"Come live with me, and be my love, And we will some new pleasures prove Of golden sands, and crystal brooks, With silken lines, and silver hooks."
-John Donne, "The Bait"

"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
-Henry Drummond

"Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind."
-T. S. Eliot, "Four Quartets"

"The art of love ... is largely the art of persistence."
-Albert Ellis

"All mankind love a lover."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection, and not a fountain; to show them we love them not when we feel like it, but when they do."
-Nan Fairbrother

"In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two."
-Erich Fromm

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'"
-Erich Fromm

"Where there is love there is life."
-Mahatma Gandhi

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
-Judy Garland

"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
-Kahlil Gibran, "The Vision"

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."
-David Grayson

"There is only one terminal dignity -- love."
-Helen Hayes

"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."
-Victor Hugo

"The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved."
-Victor Hugo

"Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes...just be an illusion."

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
-J. Krishnamurti

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage."

"The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
-Lydia Maria Child

"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished."
-Og Mandino

"Do all things with love."
-Og Mandino

"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."
-Anais Nin

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

"We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection."
-Sidney Poitier

"There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not."
-La Rochefoucauld

"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
-Bertrand Russell

"Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are."
-Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve

"I have said nothing because there is nothing I can say that would describe how I feel as perfectly as you deserve it."
-Kyle Schmidt

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
-Erich Segal

"Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, / Romeo? / Deny thy father, and refuse thy name..."
-William Shakespeare

"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."

"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 comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be."
-Anna Louise Strong

Good luck..or love? ;)



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"Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies" - Oscar Wilde...

I'm surprised Allie omitted that one from her present list of quotes, as well as her previous tribute to Wilde... ;)

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Originally posted by Temper Tantrum

"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
-Charles Caleb Colton

someone explain this to me cause I don't understand what this means???



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Originally posted by organik

someone explain this to me cause I don't understand what this means???


you can grow to love a friend but going from lovers to friends is not a demotion most people can deal with.
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The problem with love or any kind of relationship is that two people are involved.

Two people who were raised differently, had different experiences, different backgrounds, different values, different likes and dislikes and differences in everything else. No matter how similar they might be, they are still different. It is both the strength and the weakness in any relationship.

It's also properties of chemistry

From the Ministry of my own theory.

Prime Minister Highsteppa


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"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. "

- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

^^^ so good