Four years ago, I created a homemade book for my wife with all these quotes about Love from our favorite TV Shows and movies and books and then I added to it great quotes about love from history or just great quotes about love from anyone. For the past three years, I’ve shared a few from the book around the holidays.
Part 1 is here.
Part 2 is here.
Part 3 is here.
Part 4 is here.
Part 5 is here.
Part 6 is here.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
And when one of them meets with his other half,
The actual half of himself,
Whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort,
The pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy.
Plato, The Symposium
A great marriage is not when the “perfect couple” comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.
There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
People call these things imperfections, but they’re not. That’s the good stuff. Then we get to chose who we let into our weird little worlds… but the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other. That’s the whole deal. That’s what intimacy is about.
Good Will Hunting
You don’t get to choose. You just fall in love. And you get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. And you know you love them so much except sometimes they just drive you completely insane and no one can explain it. And the reason it’s so confusing is because it’s love. But if love didn’t have any challenges, what would be the point?
Party of Five
Relationships don’t work the way they do on television and in the movies:
Will they, won’t they, and then they finally do and they’re happy forever – gimme a break.
Nine out of ten of them end because they weren’t right for each other to begin with, and half the ones that get married get divorced, anyway. And I’m telling you right now, through all this stuff, I have not become a cynic, I haven’t.
Yes, I do happen to believe that love is mainly about pushing chocolate-covered candies and, you know, in some cultures, a chicken. You can call me a sucker, I don’t care, ‘cause I do… believe in it.
Bottom line… is the couples that are truly right for each other wade through the same crap as everybody else, but, the big difference is, they don’t let it take ‘em down.
Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.
We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other one wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 earthly reason for my existence.
I love you very much.
I am longing to be with you, and by the sea where we can talk together freely and build our castles in the air.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Don’t you understand? You mean more to me than anything in this whole world.
Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.
Squeeze those you love tight this weekend (and on every other day as well)!
And if you play Dungeons and Dragons 5e, make sure to check out our Zine focusing on all things Love and Loss currently on Kickstarter!
John McGuire is the writer of the sci-fi novel: The Echo Effect.
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