For the True Romantics–Some of My Favorite Quotes

“This is true love–you think this happens every day?” ~Westley, The Princess Bride

“True love always makes a man better, no matter what woman inspires it.”  ~Alexandre Dumas Père

“True Love burns the brightest, But the brightest flames leave the deepest scars.” ~ Unknown

“In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged.”~ Hans Nouwens

“It is impossible to fall out of love. Love is such a powerful emotion, that once it envelops you it does not depart. True love is eternal. If you think that you were once in love, but fell out of it, then it wasn’t love you were in. There are no ‘exit’ signs in love, there is only an ‘on’ ramp.” ~ Unknown

“Mortal love is when sensuality is satisfied. True love is when love is sacrificed.” ~ David K. Leung

Victor Hugo
“The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness, which becomes at times almost insupportable.”

Vincent van Gogh
“Love is eternal. The aspect of it may change, but the essence remains the same.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The only gift is a portion of thyself.”

“To laugh often and love much… to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one’s self… this is to have succeeded.”

Oscar Wilde
“To love yourself is the beginning of a lifelong affair.”

Agnes Repplier
“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.”

Victor Hugo
“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.”

Igor Stravinsky
“What force is more potent than love!”

“Ah me! Love can not be cured by herbs.”

Percy Shelly
“Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.”

John Bulwer
“It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.”

“Meminerunt omnia amantes [Lovers remember everything].”

Eaton Stannard Barret
“Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy; even love unreturned has its rainbow.”

James Thurber and E. B. White
“Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.”

Ramanathan Srinivasan
“The most difficult thing to explain in life is the simplest truth called love.”

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

“True love is friendship–caught on fire.” ~ Gatech Kato

12 responses to “For the True Romantics–Some of My Favorite Quotes

  1. You’ve found some beautiful quotes, Beth. There was one I found years ago. I don’t remember who it was by, but it goes, “Perfect love isn’t achieved until you hold your first grandchild.”


  2. I love these priceless quotes. I like to post them in the signature section of my emails. I am going to have to remember this post.
    I have a favorite author to quote.
    “Do not seek the because – in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions”. ~Anais Nin~



  3. Great quotes, Beth! I especially like the last one. My husband of 30 years truly is my best friend.


  4. I love this. Is it Latin? Thanks for these Beth. Ray, love your contribution.


  5. Love the post! 🙂


  6. Thank You, Beth, I enjoyed reading these!
    Here’s a few of my favs:
    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    8 Love never fails.
    ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8

    All You Need Is Love.
    ~John Lennon

    Since love grows within you,
    so beauty grows.
    For love is the beauty of the soul.
    ~Saint Augustine

    Love recognizes no barriers.
    It jumps hurdles, leaps fences,
    penetrates walls to arrive at its destination.
    ~Maya Angelou


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