30 Love Quotes To Light Your Flame

30 Love Quotes

If I were to ask you what’s most important in your life, I’m sure you’d say your relationships.

The people you love. Your friends and family. I know this is true for me. My relationships are everything.

The desire to connect and share love is so basic to the human experience that we literally can’t survive without it. The irony is that loves requires us to be vulnerable and open. It sets us up for the possibility of pain and heartache, something we go to great lengths to avoid in other situations.

Quite often it’s those we love the most and who love us that wound us deeply. On the other side of love is the fear of being unloved, and it can cause us to say and do unloving things.

But in order to experience the joys and depths of love, in a romantic partner, a friendship, or with family, we must expose our soft underbellies and be willing to return to the table of love over and over again — even when we experience pain, betrayal, or conflict.

I believe it is through the experiences of loving, receiving love, and suffering through love that we are transformed into more refined and empathic individuals. With every experience of loving deeply and even through losing love, we become more fully ourselves and capable of great change and inner growth.

This week with Valentine’s Day, we are reminded of the power of love (thanks to the power of Hallmark). Take a moment to think of the people in your life whom you love. Your spouse. Your children. Your parents. Your friends. Your extended family. Think of each person, one-by-one, and contemplate all the ways they expand love in your life.

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Reflect on everything you love about this person, and on how you can reach out to them this week to let them know how much you love them. Perhaps you can share one of these 30 inspiring quotes on love with the important people in your life — or simply enjoy them yourself!

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” ~Pablo Neruda

 

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’”~Erich Fromm

 

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” Thich Nhat Hanh

 

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ~Anaïs Nin

 

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~Dr. Seuss

 

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ~Victor Hugo

 

“Once you truly believe you’re worthy of love, you will never settle for anyone’s second best treatment.”  ~Charles J. Orlando

 

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”~Oprah Winfrey

 

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

 

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu

 

“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” ~Oscar Wilde

 

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” ~Bruce Lee

 

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” ~Mother Teresa

 

“Do all things with love.” ~Og Mandino

 

“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt

 

“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.” ~Leo Buscaglia

 

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” ~Audrey Hepburn

 

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” ~Oscar Wilde

 

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” ~Victor Hugo

 

“They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” ~C. Joybell C.

 

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ~Elie Wiesel

 

“We’re 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

 

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ~Marilyn Monroe

 

“To love another person is to love the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.” ~Thomas Chambers

 

“When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.” ~Kahlil Gibran

 

“You’ve got to dance like there’s nobody watching. Love like you’ll never be hurt. Sing like there’s nobody listening. And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~William W. Purkey

 

“Don’t choose the one who is beautiful in the world. But, rather, choose the one who makes your world beautiful.” ~Alice Sebold

 

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” ~Tom Robbins

 

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ~Robert A. Heinlein

 

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” ~Robert Fulghum


Do you have any favorite short love quotes that inspire you? Please share them with everyone here in the comments below.

Comments

  1. thank you for this collection of love quotes

  2. Ah, you can never go wrong with Pablo Neruda.

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