First Love Quotations

Quotes on the meaning and emotions of a first love.

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    "How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? ”  — Albert Einstein

    "First romance, first love, is something so special to all of us, both emotionally and physically, that it touches our lives and enriches them forever." - Rosemary Rogers

    "The first stab of love is like a sunset, a blaze of color -- oranges, pearly pinks, vibrant purples...” 
    ― Anna Godbersen 

    "First love is a little foolish and a lot of curiosity."- George Bernard Shaw

    "The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can never end." - Benjamin Disraeli

    "We never forget those who make us blush." - Jean-François De La Harpe

    “There's no love like the first.” — Nicholas Sparks

    "Young love is from the earth, and late love is from heaven." - Turkish Proverb

    "You were my first love and you will be my last” — Bob Dylan

    "First love is dangerous only when it is also the last." - Branislav Nusic

    “The words ‘I love you’ are worthless when you don’t know who the 'I' is in that statement.” — Jaime Reed

    “And then his lips were on mine and we were in it, pulling away from the past and rushing fast into the future.” — Renee Carlino

    “First loves were supposed to be flimsy and temperamental. They were supposed to burn bright and fade fast. They weren't supposed to stick. They weren't supposed to eat away at a man's heart, his capacity for life.” Alessandra Torre

    "Sex is something I really don't understand too hot. You never know where the hell you are. I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away." - Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

    “One's first love is always perfect until one meets one's second love.” — Elizabeth Aston

    “Something about first love defies duplication. Before it, your heart is blank. Unwritten. After, the walls are left inscribed and graffitied. When it ends, no amount of scrubbing will purge the scrawled oaths and sketched images, but sooner or later, you find that there’s space for someone else, between the words and in the margins.” — Tammara Webber

    “I am glad it cannot happen twice, the fever of first love. For it is a fever, and a burden, too, whatever the poets may say.” — Daphne du Maurier

    “The first kiss can be as terrifying as the last.” — Daina Chaviano

    “Love, like fortune, favors the bold.” — E.A. Bucchianeri

    “The first love disappears, but never goes. That ache becomes reconciliation.” — James Baldwin

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