Inspirational Love Quotes

Insights into the rewards of love.

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What is it about love that inspires music, art, culture? The same feeling that gives life to a symphony or a magnificent painting can also be felt by those with a less lyrical bent. Between two people, the feeling of love elevates the senses and intensifies the emotions of individuals who are fortunate enough to be struck by it.

How do you know what love feels like? Some say when it happens, you'll simply know. These writers and seers share their opinions and definitions of romantic, inspirational love in the following quotes. Whether you are currently in love or just hoping to feel its thunderbolt, consider the following:

"I am in love - and, my God, it is the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love. If you have not done so already, you are wasting your life." - D. H. Lawrence

"For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." - Ivan Panin

"To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten." - Anonymous

"To laugh often and love much... to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self... this is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors and dreams." — Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Garden

"The more I give to thee, the more I have.'' - William Shakespeare

"What will survive of us is love.'' - Philip Larkin

"The mind determines what is possible. The heart surpasses it.'' - Pilar Colinta

"Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.'' - Mother Teresa

"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go." - Louise Driscoll

"The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed." - Chamfort

"Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it." - Robert Mitchum

"Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." — Zora Neale Hurston

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” — Albert Ellis

"At last you kissed me, I could die in waves again, and one good lick of quicksand took..." — Heather McHugh

“One word frees us of the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” — Sophocles

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” — Morrie Schwartz

"Where love is, no room is too small." — Talmud

"Speak to him, for there is none born wise." — Ptahhotpe

"We can only learn to love by loving." — Iris Murdoch

"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." — anonymous

"With love one can live even without happiness." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” ― J.K. Rowling

"There are all kinds of love in this world, but never the same love twice." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”​ — Leo Buscaglia

"Follow your bliss." — Joseph Campbell

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