These 8 Quotes Explain Love Perfectly
Love is one of the most powerful forces in the world. It’s also one of the most mysterious and confusing forces. From poets to songwriters and even motivational speakers, many have tried to pinpoint what makes us fall in love and how it feels.
We may not know why love works the way it does, but one thing is for sure: these quotes totally describe it perfectly.
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"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get–only with what you are expecting to give–which is everything."
This energetic actress knew that it took hard work to get something you wanted, whether it was a starring role or a healthy romantic relationship.
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"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."
Agatha Christie is mostly known for writing detective novels and murder mysteries. Who knew that she could also perfectly illustrate the peculiarity of love?
Zora Neale Hurston
"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."
After graduating from Howard University in 1920, this Alabama-born author wrote novels, plays, folklore, and much more. With this quote, she accurately describes how love can bring out the best in someone.
"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."
Joan Crawford is one of Hollywood’s most controversial actresses in history. Crawford was right with this analogy: love can be comforting, or totally dangerous.
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
Maya Angelou left behind an undeniably powerful legacy through her poetry and civil rights activism. This quote inspires hope by reminding us that love can conquer all.
"We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
Dr. Seuss is a figure of nostalgia for anyone who loved reading as a child. The author – who wasn’t actually a doctor – was always able to use clever language to illustrate the world. With this quote, the beloved author encapsulates the uniqueness of love.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
Who knew that this actor-slash-martial-artist had such a way with words? We’d totally buy a romance novel written by Bruce Lee.
“Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.”
Dolly Parton knows a thing or two about love. After all, she wrote two of the most popular songs about heartbreak (“Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You”) on the same day. Parton’s country wisdom is captured in this brilliant quote about love.