People over the ages have had a lot to say on this, the most treasured and possibly painful human emotion.
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"I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left. I lived a few weeks while you loved me."
"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."
"Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead."
"The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists."
"The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable."
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails."
"Marriage is not a ritual or an end. it is a long, intricate, intimate dance together, and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner."
"The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep."
"Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
"Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one."
"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small, yet enkindles the great."
"To the world you are someone, but to someone you are the world."
"Love is a feeling you feel when you feel you are about to feel a feeling you never felt before."
"If I could be anything in the world, I would want to be a tear so I could be born in your eyes, live on your cheeks, and die on your lips."
"I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."
"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her."
"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
"Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret."
"The only reward for love is the experience of loving."
"The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident."
"To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god."
"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give -- which is everything."
"To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."
"Love is not finding someone to go to bed with, but finding someone you want to wake up next to in the morning. Love is not finding the perfect person, but finding the imperfect person perfect."
"A lover without indescretion is no lover at all."
"Love and a cough cannot be hid."
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
"At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."
"The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life."
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
"Love is just friendship set to music."
"Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction."
"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known."
"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value."
"Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."