Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything.
—D. H. Lawrence
To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
—William Makepeace Thackeray
You never know when love will come along and change everything.
—K. Langston in Because You’re Mine
The things that we love tell us what we are.
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
Love is being stupid together.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.
That’s love. A part of what makes it so awesome is the level of real, true intimacy, and the risk you take by opening yourself up that way to someone who has the power to gut you.
—Lauren Dane in Inside Out
Mom always told me there are two kinds of love in this world: the steady breeze, and the hurricane.
—Melody Grace in Unbroken
Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
—George Jean Nathan
You can’t be responsible for anyone but you. We all make our own decisions, and pay our own consequences. You can love someone, but you can’t fix them.
—Lyla Payne in By Referral Only
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
It’s hard being left behind. It’s hard to be the one who stays.
—Audrey Niffenegger in The Time Traveler’s Wife