Valentine's Day Approaches. Author Quotes on the subject of Love.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.- Aristotle

 

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.- Lao Tzu

 

My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

 

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.- Henry Ward Beecher

 

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.- Anais Nin

 

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction.- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires; To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.-Helen Keller

 

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

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

 

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.- Leo Tolstoy

 

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.- Dorothy Parker

 

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.- Alice Walker

 

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.- Pablo Neruda, “Love Sonnet XVII”