At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
—Charles Caleb Colton
Love in the real world means saying you're sorry 10 times a day.
—Kathie Lee Gifford
There is not love where there is no will.
Sometimes you have to try to forget people you love just so you can keep living.
—Jacqueline Woodson in Between Madison and Palmetto
Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.
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.
—Susan Elizabeth Phillips in Hot Shot
Love doesn't let you walk away clean. Love is messy. Love takes a piece of you before it's done.
—R.K. Lilley in Lovely Trigger
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
—Francis of Assisi
When we are in love we often doubt that which we most believe.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I never stopped loving you. I wanted to. It would have been easier. But I can't turn it off with a switch.
—Abbi Glines in Until The End
Love doesn't come along too often. Believe me, I know. When it does, only the foolish let it fade.
—H.M. Ward in Demon Kissed
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
He was the closest thing I'd ever had to something, or someone, that mattered. But in the end, close didn't count. You were either in, or you weren't.
—Sarah Dessen in Along for the Ride
A family's not the people that you were born to. A family's who you choose to love.
—Melanie Shawn in Forever Us