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  • everything gets less complicated if you think love is just "a hormonal reaction".*

    let's see what notable people said about love:

    theodor seuss geisel:
    you know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

    taylor swift:
    when you are missing someone, time seems to move slower, and when i'm falling in love with someone, time seems to be moving faster.

    kim kardashian:
    i think you have different soul-mates throughout your life, that your soul needs different things at different times. i do believe in love. i will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what i've always thought.

    oprah winfrey:
    lots of people want to ride with you in the limo. but you want someone who'll help you catch the bus.

    william watson purkey:
    you've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
    love like you'll never be hurt,
    sing like there's nobody listening,
    and live like it's heaven on earth.

    elie wiesel:
    the opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. the opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. the opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. and the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.

    william shakespeare:
    love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

    neil gaiman:
    have you ever been in love? horrible isn't it? it makes you so vulnerable. it opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.

    lao tzu:
    being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

    chuck palahniuk:
    the one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.*

    paulo coelho:
    when we love, we always strive to become better than we are. when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

    one is loved because one is loved. no reason is needed for loving.

    mahatma gandhi:
    when i despair, i remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. think of it, always.

    where there is love there is life.

    sarah dessen:
    love is needing someone. love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.

    oscar wilde:
    never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.*

    every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. those who wish to sing always find a song. at the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

    john krasinski:
    when you're lucky enough to meet your one person, then life takes a turn for the best. it can't get better than that.

    katy perry:
    first and foremost, self-love, and then give love away.

    fyodor dostoevsky:
    above all, don't lie to yourself. the man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. and having no respect he ceases to love.

    edgar allen poe:
    we loved with a love that was more than love.

    sigmund freud:
    psychoanalysis is in essence a cure through love.

  • losing someone hurts. envy hurts. everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt.

    (see: mesa selimovic)

  • love is a choice. not a feeling.

  • love can mean so many things. it could mean the little jump in your heart when their name pops up in your notifications. it can mean your willingness and desire to please them in every way possible. it can mean the outpouring of support for that special friend. it can mean the smile that creeps across your face when you think of that one text, moment, conversation. sometimes it can be the way your heart aches because you’re stuck between two. sometimes it can be the wandering imagination of a lonely moment.
    love seems to be the most complicated thing in the universe, and i’ve studied the universe.

  • love is letting someone to hurt you.

  • "i opened the book, picking a passage at random, and came across a tale about alexander the great. the emperor, as the story went, received as a gift some wondrous glass dishes. he liked the gifts very much, but smashed them all nonetheless. "why? are they not beautiful?" he was asked. "precisely because of that," he answered. "they are so beautiful that it would be hard for me to lose them. and with time they would break, one by one. and i would be sorrier than i am now."

    the tale was naive but it still astonished me. its lesson was bitter: one should renounce everything he might ever begin to love, because loss and disappointment are inevitable. we must renounce love in order not to lose it. we must destroy our love so that it will not be destroyed by others. we must renounce every attachment, because of the possibility of regret. this thought is cruelly hopeless. we cannot destroy everything we love; there will always be the possibility that others will destroy it for us."