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400 Inspirational Tough Love Quotes (2023)

1. “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! Shout loud ‘I am lucky to be what I am.’” – Dr. Seuss


2. “I know I’m not easy to love. I’m a chronic over-thinker, I overreact more than I should… And every once in a while, I might be a little insecure. But if I am in love with you, I can promise you wholeheartedly that you will be loved with so much passion and intensity that you’ll forget what life felt like before I came along. You will always be cared for and you will always have someone in your corner. Maybe I’m not the best at being loved – but I like to think I’m pretty good at loving.” – Chelsea Carroll


3. “This is trouble with you. You think you want, you don't think you want–always back and forth. Me, when I want, it is with whole heart. I look at wanted thing with eyes straight on. But you! Neither here nor there. Your looking always crooked, from side of eye. It has no power to hold. So wanted thing, it slip away from you.”


4. “And I said to my body, ‘I want to be your friend.’ It took a long breath. And replied, ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this.” – Nayyirah Waheed


5. “Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.” – Robert Sexton. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart.” – Robert Sexton


6. “In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still gonna think the sun shines out of your ass.” – Diablo Cody. The right person is still gonna think the sun shines out of your ass.” – Diablo Cody


7. “Even in its first faint traces, love could alter a landscape. It wrote unimagined stories and made the most beautiful, forbidding places.”


8. “You’re the best thing I never knew I needed. So now it’s so clear I need you here always.” – Ne-Yo, “Never Knew I Needed” lyrics. So now it’s so clear I need you here always.” – Ne-Yo, “Never Knew I Needed” lyrics


9. “Stop begging God to increase your territory when you can't even maintain the territory you already have. Work with what you got first.”


10. “To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don’t wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen. If you love, you live now.” – Alan Cohen


11. “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.”


12. “It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire


13. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” —Maya Angelou. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” —Maya Angelou


14. “Physical chemistry is not physical at all. Anybody can be attracted to another person, but when bodies move like they've known one another forever and eyes lock like you weren't strangers just a little while ago and lips meet like they were built for one another, it is a manifestation of something deeper. Your bodies are responding to what your hearts already know and your minds will discover over time. There's a difference between attraction and connection, and it's the closest thing we have to salvation. ”


15. “We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” – William E. Gladstone. Gladstone


16. “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.”


17. “Life is your biggest treasure. Enjoy it. If you forget to, it will soon be gone, never to return.”. If you forget to, it will soon be gone, never to return.”


18. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis


19. “I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.” —Honoré de Balzac. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.” —Honoré de Balzac


20. “Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.”


21. “I would teach my body to regrow my heart each time I gave it to him, over and over and over again. Heart after heart after heart—every one of them his.”


22. “I learned that we may meet a true love and that our lives may be transformed by such an encounter even when it does not lead to sexual pleasure, committed bonding, or even sustained contact. The myth of true love-that fairy-tale vision of two souls who meet, join, and live happily ever thereafter-is the stuff of childhood fantasy. Yet many of us, female and male, carry these fantasies into adulthood and are unable to cope with the reality of what it means to either have an intense life-altering connection that will not lead to an ongoing relationship or to be in a relationship. True love does not always lead to happily ever after, and even when it does sustaining love still takes work.”


23. “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.”


24. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn


25. “What’s the importance of family, my love?” Mother stroked my hair as I was curled up in her lap. It was late out, the fireplace keeping us warm as an unremarkable movie played in front of us. Dad had just left us a couple of months ago.


26. “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”


27. “Everyone one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales


28. “True love will triumph in the end—which may or may not be a lie. But if it is a lie, it’s the most beautiful lie we have.” – John Green


29. “Yes, I’m hard to love. I am headstrong. I’ll throw a tantrum and I’ll remain stubborn. I have self respect and I’ll strive hard to keep my pride intact. Yes, I’m hard to love. But I’m worth it. Because at the end of the day, I’ll be here waiting for you. Because at the end of the day, I’ll hold you up when you fall. Because at the end of the day, I’ll be rooting for you, when the world turns its back. Yes, I’m hard to love, but I’m worth it.” – Lali


30. “When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits – anything that kept me small. My judgment called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”


31. “True love isn’t without problems; it has many obstacles. True love is working through all of them and coming out happy with that someone on the other side.” – Unknown


32. “Sharing the same passionate love with another person gives a feeling of being alive! The experience of something real is unforgettable.” —Ellen J. Barrier. Barrier


33. “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


34. “I found in my research that the biggest reason people aren't more self-compassionate is that they are afraid they'll become self-indulgent. They believe self-criticism is what keeps them in line. Most people have gotten it wrong because our culture says being hard on yourself is the way to be.”


35. “I cannot just give you my heart. You can never insure love; once I give it to you, it is yours forever. And if you choose to break it, it will be broken forever.” – Unknown. And if you choose to break it, it will be broken forever.” – Unknown


36. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche


37. “I’m often difficult to love. I go through dark periods like the moon and I hide from myself. But I promise I will kiss your wounds when they’re hurting. Even if they’re in your soul, I can find them with the light in my fingertips. I will lead you to the river so you can remember how beautiful it feels to be moved by something that is out of your control. And when our dark periods match, we can breathe with the grass and look at the night sky. The stars will remind us of the beauty in our struggles and we won’t feel lost anymore.” – Emery Allen


38. “During the day I miss your laughter and your wit and your smiles and the sharpness of your mind. In the evenings I think more of your kisses, sighs, and understanding ways. Then some nights I lie awake consumed with thoughts of the day I can love you in every way. On nights like this, my hunger for you overwhelms me. I can dwell for hours on the taste of your mouth and the scent of your hair and the touch of your skin.”


39. “Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.” — Sarah Bernhardt. You are everything to me.” — Sarah Bernhardt


40. “I know it’s cliche to say, ‘When you do something you love you never work a day in your life.’ But it is true: When you do something you love, life gets to be a little bit easier and enjoyable. So I just want people to follow their dreams.”. So I just want people to follow their dreams.”


41. “You never know how deep love grows till you lose it. And you never, never, never realize it’s true for you until it’s gone.” ― Isaac Hayes. And you never, never, never realize it’s true for you until it’s gone.” ― Isaac Hayes


42. “Other people’s opinion of you, whether it’s good or bad, should not be grounds in which you base your self worth. Your value is inherent within you. What matters the most is whether you know you are worthy.” – Ash Alves


43. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.”


44. “The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said to have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” – George Moore


45. “If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” — Miles Davis


46. “You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing.” —E.E. Cummings, “I Carry Your Heart with Me”. Cummings, “I Carry Your Heart with Me”


47. “If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there's salvation in life. Even if you can't get together with that person.”


48. “Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.” – Leo Buscaglia


49. “A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise.”


50. “Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.”— Audre Lorde


51. “I say if you love something, set it in a small cage and pester and smother it with love until it either loves you back or dies.” — Mindy Kaling


52. “Even before we met and long after we’re both gone, my heart lives inside of yours. I’m forever and ever in love with you.” – Crystal Woods. I’m forever and ever in love with you.” – Crystal Woods


53. “The way our fingers intertwine feels so natural and right; as if our hands hold memories of meeting in a thousand other lifetimes.” ― John Mark Green


54. “I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find, and impossible to forget.” – Erin Van Vuren


55. “We lie in each other’s arms eyes shut and fingers open and all the colors of the world pass through our bodies like strings of fire.” —Marge Piercy


56. “Once we recognize what we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.” ― Audre Lorde


57. “The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh


58. “True love, to me, is when she's the first thought that goes through your head when you wake up and the last thought that goes through your head before you go to sleep.” – Justin Timberlake


59. “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


60. “I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words’ meanings.” – Open 365 on Tumblr


61. “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” —Rita Rudner. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” —Rita Rudner


62. “Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” – E. E. Cummings. Cummings


63. “Don’t compare your life to others, there’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, they both shine when it’s their time.” – Unknown


64. “Listen, I love you. I know sometimes I’m a little bit of disappointment. I rarely know what I want or think before I act. Still, I want to know that in a lifetime of rushed decisions, wrong turns and spectacular messes, you’re the first thing that’s felt right.” – Beau Taplin


65. “[B]y not standing firm and by not exercising tough love, we often cause the figurative “death” of others and sometimes ourselves, our goals, our destiny.”


66. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” ― John Joseph Powell


67. “It was the intimacy of shared secrets. The comfort of unconditional acceptance. It was a confidence in knowing no matter what happened that person would always be there for you.”


68. “Confidence isn’t thinking you are better than anyone else; it’s realizing that you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else.” –Maryam Hasnaa


69. “Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself; I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. Ican choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”


70. “It may be an old cliche, but I think true love will last; it has no end. But finding the right person is a very difficult thing.” – Bruce Forsyth


71. “You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense. This girl you met? She isn’t perfect either. The question is whether you’re perfect together.”—Good Will Hunting. The question is whether you’re perfect together.”—Good Will Hunting


72. “Appreciate every little beautiful moment in every day of your life. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.”. Give it a try and you’ll see the world from another perspective.”


73. “No one can rescue me. I know because I’ve already tried to get them to do it. It doesn’t work. This is all on me.” – Michelle D’Avella


74. “We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal.” – Don Miguel Ruiz


75. “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


76. “I still haven’t figured out how to sit across from you, and not be madly in love with everything you do.” — William C. Hannan. Hannan


77. “Either they like you or they don’t. Never try to convince somebody of your worth. If a person doesn’t appreciate you, they don’t deserve you. Respect yourself and be with people who truly value ‘you.’” – Brigitte Nicole


78. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen


79. “I didn't just love him…I needed him. Not in some desperate "you complete me" sort of way. No, Vincent didn’t make me whole. He improved me. Something about him—something I didn't understand—had a way of amplifying the good in my nature while muting the bad. He was a catalyst for my soul.”


80. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” – Charles Dickens


81. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”― C.S. Lewis. Lewis


82. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning


83. “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.” – Honore de Balzac


84. “True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together.” – Ricardo Montalban


85. “I thought, this is the most incredible thing I have ever seen, and I had better keep it a safe distance away from me. I thought, if someone like that ever loved me, it would set me on fire. And then I was a careless fool, and I fell in love with you anyway.”


86. “I tend to say faith is believing in life, and as I love life, I try to do the best with it, make it as serene and joyous as possible.”


87. “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.”


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


89. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda


90. “Your absence has not taught me how to be alone; it has merely shown me that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” – Doug Fetherling


91. “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.” — Will Ferrell


92. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” —Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” —Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever


93. “Love as a power can go anywhere. It isn’t sentimental. It doesn’t have to be pretty, yet it doesn’t deny pain.” – Sharon Salzberg. It doesn’t have to be pretty, yet it doesn’t deny pain.” – Sharon Salzberg


94. “Close your eyes for a while. The image that conjures is your soulmate. Don’t pause, rush and say what you feel. After all time and tide for none wait.” – Neelam Saxena Chandra. After all time and tide for none wait.” – Neelam Saxena Chandra


95. “The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched. They must be felt with the heart.”. They must be felt with the heart.”


96. “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


97. The couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart, and come out even stronger.


98. “I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.”


99. “So when I said that I’d always be your friend, I meant that… I always want to be there for you, no matter what. No matter which way. And if you don’t feel the same way, that’s okay. I understand. I’ll just… keep on loving you. All those other ways.”


100. “I am here, and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.” – Stephen Chbosky. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.” – Stephen Chbosky


101. “Kaderin didn't believe, as a whole, the nymphs were more beautiful than the Valkyrie, but everything about them screamed, "Easy lay! When you don't want to work for it!" And curiously, many males found that more appealing than the Valkyrie's "Do it and die, simian".”


102. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering to carry out the trash.”


103. “I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” —James Dashner, The Scorch Trials. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” —James Dashner, The Scorch Trials


104. “It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”


105. “It’s butterflies and haziness and heart eyes, but underneath all that, there’s this bass line of I can’t believe this. I can’t believe this is me. I can’t quite articulate the sweetness of that feeling. It’s finding out the door you were banging on is finally unlocked. Maybe it was unlocked the whole time.”


106. “When you love yourself, there’s no such thing as low self esteem. Establish true self esteem to experience the best kind of love with yourself.” – Anonymous


107. “Love isn’t about rules. It’s a feeling. You know when it’s there and when it’s not, and it can be brought on by different things for different people. That, that’s truth. One’s truth leads to God. Some people see it in kindness, others in tough love, like you’re showing me. Someone’s truth is in what they love.”


108. “This is my life… my story… my book. I will no longer let anyone else write it; nor will I apologize for the edits I make.” – Steve Maraboli


109. “As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drewn me down and away from myself.” – Charlie Chaplin


110. “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. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland


111. “If you learn to take your time, you will find that jumping into a relationship is not the answer to your happiness. You will constantly fall out of love every single time.” – Unknown. You will constantly fall out of love every single time.” – Unknown


112. “You can get a lot of things back, but you can’t get time back. You can’t get back life. Time is priceless. Don’t waste it. Make it count.”. Make it count.”


113. “Someone who truly loves you, sees what a mess you can be, how moody can you get, and how hard you can be to handle, but still wants you.”


114. “A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.” — Leo F. Buscaglia


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


116. “After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul’s indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.” — William R. Alger. Alger


117. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”


118. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything.” — Katharine Hepburn


119. “There’s beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that’s harder than others.”. Some days, that’s harder than others.”


120. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Inconnu. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Inconnu


121. “All the filth in your mind that tells you that you aren’t worthy or good enough is the reason why you’re not experiencing self love in a healthy sense.” – Anonymous


122. “True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, but it also holds you to a standard of accountability.” – Monica Johnson


123. “Stop waiting for your prince in a white horse. Go and find him. The poor bastard might be lost, stuck in an island or something.” – Unknown


124. “Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


125. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou


126. “You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you.” — Bob Marley


127. “Mal dragged the last few inches of the sword free of his flesh, wincing at the raw pain. She's stabbed him. She'd f**king pinned him to the wall like a bug. She'd fed from him and used his own blood and power against him. He hadn't seen that coming. He was both affronted by - and admiring of - her resourcefulness.”


128. “It was almost as if she had willed him into existence, into standing before her at the precise moment she was willing to accommodate him, arriving not a minute too early or too late.” — Roy L. Pickering Jr


129. “Love feels no burden, regards not labors, strives toward more than it attains, argues not of impossibility since it believes that it may and can do all things.” – Thomas a Kempis


130. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”― Nicole Krauss


131. “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”


132. “If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”


133. “A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.” — Cher


134. “I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”


135. “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”


136. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Nora Ephron


137. “I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.” – John Legend. I want you, and only you.” – John Legend


138. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde


139. “Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.” – Wilfred Peterson


140. “We lie in each other’s arms eyes shut and fingers open and all the colors of the world pass through our bodies like strings of fire.” —Marge Piercy


141. “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. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” —Bruce Lee


142. “You’re everything. You’re… You’re chaos and order and everything between. Like sunshine kept back by clouds. Like the entire world’s imploded inside you, but all I see are the stars are sewn into your skin. You’re filled with soft, dark music. I hear it all the time. Your music.”


143. “The real difficulty in self love is combating the inner critic who goes against our own wishes by challenging our own beliefs. You know you’re worthy of love, but the critic keeps reminding you of the past pain that you can’t let go of.” – Anonymous


144. “I realized love was this.” His put his hand on his chest. “This deep, intense caring about someone’s well-being. About wanting that person to be okay no matter what happens to yourself.”


145. “...they grab you off the street without warning, sack over your head and into the back of a van. Variation on tough love, but incredible success rate...”


146. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives? When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see in truth that you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”


147. “The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.” – Charles de Leusse. And it is you who are my sun.” – Charles de Leusse


148. “It is the highest form of self respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.” – Dale Turner


149. “Penny thought of this Korean saying for when you really, really liked something. You’d say it ‘fit your heart exactly.’ Sam fit her heart exactly.”


150. “Being with someone you no longer love and still doing all acts of love is like being a zombie that says I love you on command.” – Unknown


151. “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald. Scott Fitzgerald


152. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”


153. “The self-love needed for self-care [is] missing. Academicians use terms like self-esteem, self-worth, self-support, self-care, but rarely self-love. That is left to the spiritual community. People don’t realize that taking care of their own needs; eating, drinking, brushing their teeth, showering, wearing clean clothes, going to work are all acts of self-love.” – Angela C. Santomero


154. “I see these lights, every time I look into your eyes. It crosses my heart, and make me feel in love.” – Jayson Engay. It crosses my heart, and make me feel in love.” – Jayson Engay


155. “As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know this is ‘authenticity.’” – Charlie Chaplin


156. “Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.” – Barbara De Angelis


157. “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


158. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations


159. “I'm all out of midnight phone calls and flowers sent to your door. I'm out of throwing letters off fire escapes and drawing a cathedral in the sand. I'm out of spray-painting your name on freeway overpasses. I'm low on cute names given between blankets at 9am. I've got no dramatic displays of public affection left. And now everyone else I ever love is going to think me boring. Because I used it all up on you. ”


160. “It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.” – Bertrand Russell. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.” – Bertrand Russell


161. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”


162. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — The Notebook. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — The Notebook


163. “But in a solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. such a constellation was he to me.” – Madeline Miller. such a constellation was he to me.” – Madeline Miller


164. “Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can’t change. Life is too short to be anything but happy.”. Life is too short to be anything but happy.”


165. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”


166. “Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”


167. “Any fool can love somebody who’s perfect, somebody who does everything right. But that doesn’t stretch your soul. Your soul only gets stretched when you can still love somebody after they’ve hurt you.”


168. “I’m constantly amazed by how easily we love ourselves above all others, yet we put more stock in the opinions of others than in our own estimation of self. . . . How much credence we give to the opinions our peers have of us and how little to our very own!” – Marcus Aurelius


169. “If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust, if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” —Miles Davis


170. “I have moments where I miss my old self. But I think anyone can get caught up in what we used to have. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.”. But at the same time, we can choose to focus on the beauty of now.”


171. I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves. — Steve Maraboli


172. “Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.” – William Arthur Ward


173. “I went to sleep last night with a smile because I knew I’d be dreaming of you… but I woke up this morning with a smile because you weren’t a dream.” – Unknown


174. “I wanted to tell them that he had changed my life and that I would never be the same, not ever. And that somehow it felt like it was Dante who had saved my life and not the other way around.”


175. “True love – that is, deep, abiding love that is impervious to emotional whims or fancy – is a choice. It's a constant commitment to a person regardless of the present circumstances.” – Mark Manson


176. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius


177. “I will love you as a thief loves a gallery and as a crow loves a murder, as a cloud loves bats and as a range loves braes. I will love you as misfortune loves orphans, as fire loves innocence and as justice loves to sit and watch while everything goes wrong.”


178. “Yeah, well, love is a fickle thing, isn't it? One minute you have it, the next it's gone... or someone is trying to say you can't be together because you live in different zip codes.”


179. “If my love were an ocean, there would be no more land. If my love were a desert, you would see only sand. If my love were a star–late at night, only light. And if my love could grow wings, I’d be soaring in flight.”


180. “Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen


181. “I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to deserve that you should.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


182. “Giving someone a piece of your soul is better than giving a piece of your heart. Because souls are eternal.” – Helen Boswell. Because souls are eternal.” – Helen Boswell


183. “It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.”


184. “In the entire universe, you play such a huge role. The self esteem and love you have for yourself is the only gift you need to give. It isn’t a selfish act to love yourself hard. Only you can love yourself to the fullest because you understand why every aspect of your life has happened. A self love deficit isn’t what will bring you joy. The wrong mental attitude can be devastating in the world. If you have true self esteem and high self love you can share that love with the world around you. To love oneself is to love the world and a person learns that only when they show themselves the kindness they deserve.” – Anonymous


185. “Some people don’t understand the importance of solitude. I don’t always want to be stimulated. I don’t always want noise. In fact, when I find my alone time, that’s when I find myself. Alone time helps me put myself first. It helps me reset life.” – S. McNutt


186. “Nothing else falls into line when you’re cold to your own person. Everything else falls into line when you open your heart to yourself and stay true to your own person.” – Anonymous


187. “Not all loves are meant to last forever. Some burn like fire until there is nothing left but ash and black ink on skin. Others, like the love I feel for Rishi, stay close.”


188. “When you make loving others the story of your life, there's never a final chapter, because the legacy continues. You lend your light to one person, and he or she shines it on another and another and another. And I know for sure that in the final analysis of our lives- when the to-do lists are no more, when the frenzy is finished, when our e-mail inboxes are empty- the only thing that will have any lasting value is whether we've loved others and whether they've loved us.”


189. “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” —John Keats


190. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”― Dalai Lama. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”― Dalai Lama


191. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde


192. “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won’t accept.” – Anna Taylor


193. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights


194. “I’m hard to love, but I love hard, like my heart is the sun yearning to tan your naked body. I promise I won’t burn you.” – Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale


195. “I believe in love. I think it just hits you and pulls the rug out from underneath you and, like a baby, demands your attention every minute of the day.” — Jodi Picoult. I think it just hits you and pulls the rug out from underneath you and, like a baby, demands your attention every minute of the day.” — Jodi Picoult


196. “I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” — Julia Roberts


197. “Appreciate life as it happens. Moments will soon pass and you will wish you had treasured them more.”. Moments will soon pass and you will wish you had treasured them more.”


198. “Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”


199. “In my life, I’ve lived, I’ve loved, I’ve lost, I’ve missed, I’ve hurt, I’ve trusted, I’ve made mistakes, but most of all, I’ve learned.”


200. “I want to emphasize how important it is to maintain a collaborative relationship even when you’re setting boundaries. Your response must always be expressed in the form of strong, yet empathic, limit-setting boundaries—that is, tough love.”


201. “I can’t control your behavior, nor do I want that burden… but I will not apologize for refusing to be disrespected, to be lied to, or to be mistreated, I have standards, step up or step out.” – Steve Maraboli


202. “When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.”


203. “Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to love life completely.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.. Jackson Brown, Jr.


204. “I want this more than I’ve ever wanted anything. I want everything with you,” he said. “I want all of it with you. I want you. I want this forever.”


205. “A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers.” – Leo Buscaglia


206. “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 is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” – James Baldwin


207. “Sometimes you will need people to support you and they won’t be available, not because they don’t care but because they’re the main character of their own life, not just the supporting character in yours.” – kesiawrites


208. “Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.” —Sarah Bernhardt. You are everything to me.” —Sarah Bernhardt


209. “Falling in love is a death wish. By falling in love, you have given him the power to take your heart and keep it in his hands until he gets tired of it and throws it out of nowhere.” – Unknown. By falling in love, you have given him the power to take your heart and keep it in his hands until he gets tired of it and throws it out of nowhere.” – Unknown


210. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” —Katharine Hepburn


211. “The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.” — Halle Berry


212. “I’m not trying to be self-righteous about that, but I am literally the best friend a person could ask for and I am a good listener and anybody who doesn’t want to be my friend should take a long, hard look at him/herself and whisper, What is wrong with me? Why was I born without the capacity to love?” – Katie Heaney


213. “Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” – Bob Marley. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” – Bob Marley


214. “True self-care is not bath salts and chocolate cake, it’s making the choice to build a life you don’t need to escape from.” – Brianna Wiest


215. “Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” — Rainer Maria Rilke


216. “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”


217. “Falling in love, we said; I fell for him. We were falling women. We believed in it, this downward motion: so lovely, like flying, and yet at the same time so dire, so extreme, so unlikely. God is love, they once said, but we reversed that, and love, like heaven, was always just around the corner. The more difficult it was to love the particular man beside us, the more we believed in Love, abstract and total. We were waiting, always, for the incarnation. That word, made flesh. And sometimes it happened, for a time. That kind of love comes and goes and is hard to remember afterwards, like pain. You would look at the man one day and you would think, I loved you, and the tense would be past, and you would be filled with a sense of wonder, because it was such an amazing and precarious and dumb thing to have done; and you would know too why your friends had been evasive about it, at the time. There is a good deal of comfort, now, in remembering this.” – Margaret Atwood


218. “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”


219. “Falling in love is like holding a candle. Initially it lightens up the world around you. Then it starts melting and hurts you. Finally it goes off and everything is darker than ever and all you are left with is the…BURN!”


220. “The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. I didn’t want to destroy anything or anybody. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.” – Elizabeth Gilbert. I just wanted to slip quietly out the back door, without causing any fuss or consequences, and then not stop running until I reached Greenland.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


221. “You reminded me what it feels like to love. You made me fall in love and, heck, I don’t want to lose you.”—Nyare Dawn. You made me fall in love and, heck, I don’t want to lose you.”—Nyare Dawn


222. “Real love is looking at someone and knowing that you wouldn’t mind waking up to their bad breath for the next century, and you are fine with them seeing you before you brush your hair and fix your face for the day.”


223. “The beauty of self-compassion is that instead of replacing negative feelings with positive ones, new positive emotions are generated by embracing the negative ones.”


224. “Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.” – Mortimer Adler


225. “When your world moves too fast and you lose yourself in the chaos, introduce yourself to each color of the sunset. Reacquaint yourself with the earth beneath your feet. Thank the air that surrounds you with every breath you take. Find yourself in the appreciation of life.” – Christy Ann Martine


226. “Western culture places great emphasis on being kind to our friends, family, and neighbors who are struggling. Not so when it comes to ourselves.”


227. “I am sorry they mistook your kindness for weakness, Don’t they know? It takes a strong heart to pump all this blood, all this trying, all this willingness to be open when everyone around is trying to force you closed. You warrior with a purple heart. You lover with a Grand Canyon of possibility. There is so much space in you. That’s a good thing. That’s beautiful.”


228. “Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.”


229. It's not about finding someone who won't fight with you or make you sad. It is about finding the person who will still be standing there wiping the tears away, holding you in their arms after a fight. The one who will never leave, no matter how hard things get.


230. “Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.” – Sarah Dessen. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.” – Sarah Dessen


231. “He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven.” —Oscar Wilde. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven.” —Oscar Wilde


232. “No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.” — Diana Peterfreund. You are my compass star.” — Diana Peterfreund


233. “By all means marry; If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” —Socrates. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” —Socrates


234. “I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” – Silver Linings Playbook. I just got stuck.” – Silver Linings Playbook


235. “When you find somebody you love, all the way through, and she loves you—even with your weaknesses, your flaws, everything starts to click into place. And if you can talk to her, and she listens, if she makes you laugh, and makes you think, makes you want, makes you see who you really are, and who you are is better, just better with her, you’d be crazy not to want to spend the rest of your life with her.”


236. “Not having to pretend simplifies our life. On the other hand, pretending day after day to be someone you are not, requires enormous effort.” – Piero Ferrucci


237. “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


238. “Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath.” —Eve Glicksman


239. “Maybe the only vow we ever need to offer the one we love is this: I will never, not for a sliver of a second, make you feel alone.” — Tyler Knott Gregson


240. “When you find that one that’s right for you, you feel like they were put there for you, you never want to be apart.” — Joe Manganiello


241. “You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”― Oscar Wilde. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”― Oscar Wilde


242. “You entered the picture and lit my world with laughter and light and wonder. Welcome and warm. You ran by me, a dart of the eyes, a quick glance, flicking of sweat off your fingertips, and I wanted to take a shower, wash off Dad, and bathe in you.


243. “I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.”


244. “It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.” — Hermann Hesse


245. “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”― Joan Crawford. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”― Joan Crawford


246. “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.”


247. “The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


248. “You deserve to heal and grow, too. You deserve to have someone to talk to about your problem; you deserve unconditional support; you deserve care and safety and all the things you need to thrive. Just because you may not have them doesn’t mean you don’t deserve them.”


249. “An acquaintance merely enjoys your company, a fair-weather companion flatters when all is well, a true friend has your best interests at heart and the pluck to tell you what you need to hear.”


250. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”


251. “Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.”


252. “I’ve never loved the wrong person, but I have loved the right people at the wrong time. The wrong life. The wrong moment.” ― Dominic Riccitello. The wrong moment.” ― Dominic Riccitello


253. “To fall in love is very easy, staying in love is a challenge, letting go is the hardest part, and moving on is a damn suicide.” —Nishan Panwar


254. “Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving


255. “I love you. You’re mine. I’ll kill any bastard who tries to take you from me.”― Samantha Young. I’ll kill any bastard who tries to take you from me.”― Samantha Young


256. “Healthy self love means being gentle with the soul within you. To love oneself is the purest, bravest thing. Anybody in the entire world can experience self love. Just do the simple acts of love for yourself, and then your authentic self begins.” – Anonymous


257. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”— Erich Segal. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”— Erich Segal


258. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”— Lucille Ball. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”— Lucille Ball


259. “I love you, Flora. Yes, sometimes you make me crazy, and we’re definitely going to have to talk about the whole high-handed thing, but . . . it’s worth it. You’re worth it.”


260. “I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.”. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.”


261. “The people who trigger us to feel negative emotion are messengers. They are messengers for the unhealed parts of our being.” – Teal Swan


262. “If you love ’em in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love ’em at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” – Miles Davis


263. “I know that I’m hard to love. Some days I’m all smiles and affection and then other days there’s nothing I want more than to be quiet and lie in bed. Sometimes I get angry about stupid things and won’t want to talk to you. Other days I’ll think that you’re the most perfect person in the world. Please don’t give up on me. I know it’s not easy but I’ll always come back to you.”


264. “They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”


265. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” —When Harry Met Sally…


266. “It took me a long time to love myself, years actually. With that being said, you either like me or you don’t. I have no time to try and convince anyone to value all that I am.” – Daniel Franzese


267. “Why do we breathe air? Because we love air? Because we don’t want to suffocate. Why do we eat? Because we don’t want to starve. How do I know I love her? Because I can sleep after I talk to her.”


268. “It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” —E.M. Forster, A Room with a View. Forster, A Room with a View


269. “Gods don’t die, and yet, at times, when I’ve sat next to you I thought I’d die, this pain in my chest that I can hardly understand except it’s you, caught there.”


270. “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.”― Gordon B. Hinckley. Hinckley


271. “Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.” —D.H. Lawrence. Lawrence


272. “Love is supposed to change you, and it will. This is how we determine the quality of a relationship: by the person we become when we're in it. People always say the opposite – that you should never change for someone else – but with the right person, you will evolve rapidly. The right person will show you the very best parts of you, and you'll want to be your best self for them.


273. “Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn’t show on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” – George Burns. It doesn’t show on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” – George Burns


274. “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.”


275. “I know there are times when I’m actually hard to be with. You fall in love with someone who has so many problems and I just want to say thank you for being there for me despite that reasons not to. I have a lot of flaws that could have pushed you away, but you’re still there, trying to keep me.”


276. “The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change so that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger but in wisdom, understanding and love.”


277. “Love should always be reciprocal. Once the other one remiss of his obligations, it is time to rescind.” – Unknown. Once the other one remiss of his obligations, it is time to rescind.” – Unknown


278. “Love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice, or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation. Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack the courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life. We have to take love where we find it, even if that means hours, days, weeks of disappointment and sadness.The moment we begin to seek love, love begins to seek us. And to save us.””


279. “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”


280. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


281. “If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.” – Led Zeppelin. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.” – Led Zeppelin


282. “Remember how I said the timing makes no sense? But you’re here. Like you’d finally shown up and I didn’t realize I was looking for you.”


283. “It is only when you have mastered the art of loving yourself that you can truly love others. It is only when you have opened your own heart that you can touch the heart of others.” – Robin Sharma


284. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” —Angelita Lim. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” —Angelita Lim


285. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho


286. “I am very indecisive and always have trouble picking my favorite anything. But, without a doubt, you are my favorite everything.” – Unknown


287. “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.”― Françoise Sagan


288. “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” – Boris Pasternak


289. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.”. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.”


290. “If you keep falling in and out of love with the same person, congratulations, you might just have found the one person who you can spend your life falling in and out of love with over and over again.” – Unknown


291. “A view of the ocean, mountains and the sunset. But yet, he was still looking at me.” — Aly Aubrey. But yet, he was still looking at me.” — Aly Aubrey


292. “I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.” ― Theodore Dreiser. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.” ― Theodore Dreiser


293. “I love true love, and I’m a woman who wants to be married for a lifetime. That traditional life is something that I want.” – Ali Larter


294. “The older I get, the more I realize I just need the simple things in life: a comfy home, good food on the table and to be surrounded by the people I love.”


295. “Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball


296. “The moment you came barreling into my life I was lost. I’m afraid to tell you what I wish for, for fear you’ll… oh, I don’t know, throw me into the fire. Or more likely, refuse me. Or worst of all, despise me. I love you. You’re more dear to my heart than I ever knew anyone could be. And I’ve made you cry; and there I’ll stop.”


297. “Kiss with your soul, where lips can never reach. Touch with your eyes, penetrate deep. Love every part, fully complete.” ― Melody Lee. Love every part, fully complete.” ― Melody Lee


298. “Fall in love with someone who sees the wars within you and not only chooses to stay, but chooses to stand by your side and help you fight them. Strive to find someone who cradles your dark, who embraces your light, someone who always wants to be your best when you yourself are not your best; someone who reminds you of every strong thing you are whenever you feel feeble.”


299. “Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” ― Ranata Suzuki. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.” ― Ranata Suzuki


300. “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it—I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you, too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”


301. “It’s okay to be scared. But you have to get out there, open up, love, make mistakes, learn, be stronger. And start all over again.”. And start all over again.”


302. “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya


303. “Love doesn’t need a reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.” — Deepak Chopra. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.” — Deepak Chopra


304. “Who made this boy think I had time for him? Got me out here wasting all my good words. But then he smiles. Dimples popping out on both cheeks like billboards for joy and I stumble over my own feet.”


305. “The thing is, you don’t forfeit your whole world to prove your feelings to someone. You bring your worlds together. You get more world, not less.”


306. “The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.” Viktor E. Frankl


307. “The beautiful thing about love is that you just need to plant it once and nurture it and it shall bloom into blossoms that would cover the valleys.” – Hermann J. Steinherr. Steinherr


308. “Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly, and it is the lover’s privilege.” — J.M. Barrie, The Little Minister. Barrie, The Little Minister


309. “Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”– Sylvester Stallone. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.”– Sylvester Stallone


310. “When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.” – Jean Shinoda Bolen


311. “I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees, but to be quite upfront and completely truthful you make my body forget it has knees at all.” —Tyler Knott Gregson


312. “Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” – Elbert Hubbard. The only way to retain love is to give it away.” – Elbert Hubbard


313. “Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.” —Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.” —Colleen Houck, Tiger’s Curse


314. “Shout out to all the people who haven’t felt okay recently, but are getting up every day and refusing to quit. Stay strong.” – Unknown


315. “I know I’ve broken all the rules of all the games, that all the great players and best love calculators recommend that you play, if you want to make someone like you a lot. But that’s okay, because I give up. I’ve got my coffee sitting in my San Francisco cup, I’ve got Kona island and a working beating heart that’s not cold, hard, or numb – very workable and capable of loving, breaking, mending and repeating. So that’s just what I’ll do. Because I’m too tired. Too tired uping all nighting wasting my precious timing wishing it was your heart pumping, wanting me – like I used to want you.” – Coco J. Ginger


316. “I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.” — Shirley MacLaine


317. “Love isn’t something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” — Eric Fromm. It isn’t a feeling, it is a practice.” — Eric Fromm


318. “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 withering, of tarnishing.”


319. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz


320. “The greatest happiness of life is the deep feelings that we are being loved; loved for being ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo


321. “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope … I have loved none but you.” —Jane Austen, Persuasion. I am half agony, half hope … I have loved none but you.” —Jane Austen, Persuasion


322. “They say if the love is true, then it’s easy. But that’s false. Love is complicated. It’s sticky. It’s bliss and it’s a mix of emotions. It’s not easy.”


323. “I’m hard to love, yes. And that’s because I don’t want to be someone’s easy weekend gateway. I want to be someone’s dream holiday that lasts for a lifetime. So, you can’t book me over few easy clicks and expensive card swipes. You got to earn me.”


324. “I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”


325. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”


326. “True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.” – Ellen G. White


327. “Truth—something between fact and faith—leads to God. ‘Love isn’t about rules. It’s a feeling. You know when it’s there and when it’s not, and it can be brought on by different things for different people. That, that’s truth. One’s truth leads to God. Some people see it in kindness, others in tough love, like you’re showing me. Someone’s truth is in what they love.’”


328. “As we enter into exquisite awareness of the life that want to live as us, we learn to love deeply. – We claim our passion.” — Gunilla Brodde Norris. – We claim our passion.” — Gunilla Brodde Norris


329. “I know heroes exist because I’m my little brother’s hero. It isn’t easy, it’s not always fun, it’s full of hard choices, and sometimes you have to put yourself second to help the people you love. But being a hero is a choice.” – Chris Colfer


330. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – Harry Burns


331. “In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.”. The process never ends until we die.”


332. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – Jane Austen. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – Jane Austen


333. “I’ve learned that if someone threatens my peace of mind, self-respect, or self-worth… I must walk away. I owe it to myself… I owe it to my future.” – Steve Maraboli


334. “For some people, ‘the point of no return’ begins at the very moment their souls become aware of each others’ existence.” – C. JoyBell C.. JoyBell C.


335. “Honestly, I’m difficult to love. I am hollow and hard around the edges. And on those rare occasions when somebody is brave enough to take the leap I’ll give it all up before anything can begin. But somehow, I know you’re different. You could actually break through. And that terrifies me.” – Beau Taplin


336. “I’m hard to love, some say I’m hard to like, but I been through a lot of things and I’m scarred for life. I got bruises on my spirit, dents in my chin. And I’m never letting anybody get me again.”


337. “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”― Gayle Forman. Love can make you immortal”― Gayle Forman


338. “Don’t sell yourself short. If it is not working anymore, it will never work. Your temporary happiness will never be enough to assure you a long and lasting love.” – Unknown. Your temporary happiness will never be enough to assure you a long and lasting love.” – Unknown


339. “True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.”


340. “When you adopt the view that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world.” – Harry Palmer


341. “Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” – Madame de Stael


342. “A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.”