Falling in love is only half of what I want.
Staying in love with you till forever is the other.
Love is patient
Love is kind.
It does not envy.
Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;
It is not self-seeking, nor easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongdoing.
It does not delight in evil,
But rejoices in the truth.
It always protects, trusts, hopes, and preserves.
There is nothing love cannot face;
There is no limit to its faith, hope, and endurance.
In a word, there are three things that last forever:
Faith, hope, and love;
But the greatest of them all is love.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
— Thomas Merton
I am coming to terms with the fact that loving someone requires a leap of faith and that a soft landing is never guaranteed.
— Sarah Dessen
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her—when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
— Helen Rowland
Like most teenage girls,
I’ve always wanted an epic kind of love.
The kind of sweeping, forbidden, and everlasting romance
where a gallant swordsman rebels against
the Montagues and the Capulets
and snatches the eager
and willing princesss from her tower.
Unfortunately, I do not live in Shakespeare’s Verona.
I live here, God’s taint.
Fools in love, are there any other kinds of lovers?
Fools in love, is there any other kind of pain?
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you see, everything you know now
Everything you do, you do it for your baby love,
your baby love, your baby love, your baby love
— Fools in Love, Inara George