We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Many a man who falls in love with a dimple make the mistake of marrying the whole girl.
Love thy neighbour as yourself, but choose your neighbourhood.
Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.
—Pope John Paul II
Is this what it means to become infatuated with someone? A heart becomes a hybrid, half yours, half theirs. Mine beats like this because it wants out. My chest aches to let his heart in.
The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is no reciprocity. Men love women, women love children, children love hamsters.
—Alice Thomas Ellis
No matter how much you love someone—the capacity of that love is meaningless if it outweighs your capacity to forgive.
—Colleen Hoover in All Your Perfects
You remember your first love because they show you, prove to you, that you can love and be loved, that nothing in this world is deserved except for love, that love is both how you become a person, and why.
—John Green in Turtles All the Way Down
Do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don't think so. That's what makes the betrayal hurt so much—pain, frustration, anger…and I still loved her. I still do.
—Brandon Sanderson in The Way of Kings
Loving someone was traumatizing. You never knew what would happen to them out there in the world. Everything precious was also vulnerable.
—Mary H.K. Choi in Emergency Contact