Loving Quotes


My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Being loved    Courage    Laugh    Love    Loving

There ain't no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie

It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.

Let no one who loves be called altogether unhappy. Even love unreturned has its rainbow.

This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!

Caring    Dancing    Devil    Forgiving    Healing    Helping    Hugging    Inspirational    Laughing    Learning    Life    Loving    Loving choices    Motivational    Sharing    Smiling    Wondering

I guess it's going to have to hurt, I guess I'm going to have to cry, And let go of some things I've loved to get to the other side
I guess it's going to break me down, Like fallin when you try to fly,
Sad but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye

I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)

I've always been a hugger. If we all hugged more, the world would be a better place :)

Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.

Mercy

Jodi Picoult

Mercy

I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes--everywhere. Until it's every breath I breathe. I'm going to go out like a fucking meteor!

Dying    Life    Living    Love    Loving    Motivation    Motivational quote    Work    Working    Writing

What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!


I will be very careful the next time I fall in love
, she told herself. Also, she had made a promise to herself that she intended on keeping. She was never going to go out with another writer: no matter how charming, sensitive, inventive or fun they could be. They weren't worth it in the long run. They were emotionally too expensive and the upkeep was complicated. They were like having a vacuum cleaner around the house that broke all the time and only Einstein could fix it. She wanted her next lover to be a broom.

Sombrero Fallout

Richard Brautigan

Sombrero Fallout

What does one person give to another? He gives of himself, of the most precious he has, he gives of his life. This does not necessarily mean that he sacrifices his life for the other—but that he gives him of that which is alive in him; he gives him of his joy, of his interest, of his understanding, of his knowledge, of his humor, of his sadness—of all expressions and manifestations of that which is alive in him. In thus giving of his life, he enriches the other person, he enhances the other's sense of aliveness by enhancing his own sense of aliveness. He does not give in order to receive; giving is in itself exquisite joy. But in giving he cannot help bringing something to life in the other person, and this which is brought to life reflects back to him.

1956    Giving    Loving

Feel your emotions,
Live true your passions,
Keep still your mind.

Essence    Ineffable    Inspirational    Living    Loving    Passion    Stillness    Tao

She is delightfully chaotic; a beautiful mess. Loving her is a splendid adventure.

The Anatomy of Conflict:
If there is no communication then there is no respect. If there is no respect then there is no caring. If there is no caring then there is no understanding. If there is no understanding then there is no compassion. If there is no compassion then there is no empathy. If there is no empathy then there is no forgiveness. If there is no forgiveness then there is no kindness. If there is no kindness then there is no honesty. If there is no honesty then there is no love. If there is no love then God doesn't reside there. If God doesn't reside there then there is no peace. If there is no peace then there is no happiness. If there is no happiness ----then there IS CONFLICT BECAUSE THERE IS NO COMMUNICATION!

The only whole heart is a broken one because it lets the light in.

Breakup    Light    Loving

Nature is what we know. We do not know the gods of religions. And nature is not kind, or merciful, or loving. If God made me — the fabled God of the three qualities of which I spoke: mercy, kindness, love — He also made the fish I catch and eat. And where do His mercy, kindness, and love for that fish come in? No; nature made us — nature did it all — not the gods of the religions.
[
October 2, 1910, interview in the NY Times Magazine
]

Atheism    Contradiction    Fable    Gods    Loving    Merciful    Nature    Superstition

We can only learn to love by loving.

Learn    Love    Loving

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.

Church    Devil    Ennui    Kindness    Love    Loving    Religion    Satan

I think that if we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does. But if we’re alone, we become even more alone. Life is strange.

I would like to encourage you to stop thinking of what you're doing as ministry. Start realizing that your ministry is how much of a tip you leave when you eat in a restaurant; when you leave a hotel room whether you leave it all messed up or not; whether you flush your own toilet or not. Your ministry is the way that you love people. And you love people when you write something that is encouraging to them, something challenging. You love people when you call your wife and say, 'I'm going to be late for dinner,' instead of letting her burn the meal. You love people when maybe you cook a meal for your wife sometime, because you know she's really tired. Loving people - being respectful toward them - is much more important than writing or doing music.

Don't wait for other people to be loving, giving, compassionate, grateful, forgiving, generous, or friendly... lead the way!

I don't have time, energy, or interest in hating the haters; I'm too busy loving the lovers.

Energy    Haters    Hating    Interest    Lovers    Loving    Time

Loving another person is a wonderful thing, and if that love is sincere, no one ends up tossed into a labyrinth. You have to have more faith in yourself.

Norwegian Wood

Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood
Faith    Loving    Sincerity    Truth

The will of God, to which the law gives expression, is that men should defeat their enemies by loving them.

Enemies    God    Love    Loving    Men    Will    Will of god

He broke away from my mouth and trailed his lips down the front of my throat. I felt his lips close around my scars. He kissed away their ugliness. His lips parted in tingling butterfly kisses that drained the strength from my knees. I realized he was mouthing words against my skin.
Not words. Just one word.
Mine.

The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.

Brave    Daring    Loving    Saying    Tender

Thus is the nature of love: that you must use it! A love unused is not love! If it is something that sits on the shelf that you don't know what to do with, it is not true to the nature of love! Use love!

Love can only be found through the act of loving.

There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.
It is really that simple.
And that hard.

Existing    Happiness    Hard    Life    Living    Love    Loving    Passion    Purpose    Simple    Surviving

Unfortunately, loving someone doesn't obligate them to love you back

History has shown us time and time again that you don't have to know someone to love them with all your heart.

Animals    Children    Christ    Death    God    Grandparents    History    Holy ghost    Homeless    Intuition    Intuitive    Johannas    Lost souls    Loved ones    Loving    Madison    Marine conservation    Mikalia    Never met    Not knowing    Peace    Sisters    Spirit    Stillbirth    Strangers    True love    Twins    Unrequited love

She was strong and stubborn but loving. She was an untouchable angel with a devil’s mark. She was beautiful.

Angel    Beauty    Description    Devil    Loving    Strong    Stubborn

You’re my true north. No compass would point me in any other direction but to you.

How we take it for granted – those trivial conversations; those mundane moments that we think hold no meaning. We never realise how much we rely on the ordinariness of everyday life. When love is gone – when our entire world is gone – only then do we understand those moments are what we live for.

Family    Grief    Life    Living    Loss    Love    Loving    Moments    Ordinary    Relationships    Sorrow

Sometimes there’s no cure for the crazy. Dale sighed, stroking my hair. I think we all just have to keep loving through it. Maybe that’s the cure.

If it was possible for two people to make sparks, simply by connecting at their lips, I would think we would have been a firework display in the dark.

I was never able to accept anyone else’s support but my own –

Accept    Afraid    Alone    Anybody    Anyone    Betray    Betrayal    Cardew    Caring    Else    Everybody    Everyone    Fear    Freya    Goth    Gothic    Gothic romance    I    Lonely    Love    Lovely    Loving    Me    Myself    Mysterious    Mystery    No one    Nobody    Own    Relationship    Relationships    Reliable    Rely    Romance    Romantic    Scared    Support    Supportive    Suspense    Trust    Trustworthy    Understand    Understanding    You    Young adult    Yourself

To be strong, and beautiful, and go round making music all the time. Yes, she could do that, and with a very earnest prayer Polly asked for the strength of an upright soul, the beauty of a tender heart, the power to make her life a sweet and stirring song, helpful while it lasted, remembered when it died.

LOVE is made up of a strong affection and patience whiles LUST is made up of a strong affection and impatience. Affection is common to them, but patience is not common.

There are billions of people in this world that don’t believe or act exactly as we do. It is not our place to reject them, only accept them. Again, we don’t have to agree with everything they believe or do, but we do need to love and accept who they are.

Accept    Acceptance    Accepting    Agree    Agreement    Belief    Beliefs    Believe    Billion    Billions    Exact    Life    Lives    Living    Love    Loving    People    Place    Reject    Rejection    World

Love spills out of these people. That's what I want. Settling for anything less is a lie.

The act of loving is an act of self-evolution even when the purpose of the act is someone else's growth.

Unpopular, lonely and loving, Elinor need not trouble, For if she were not so loving, She would not be so miserable.

Selected Poems

Stevie Smith

Selected Poems
Loneliness    Lonely    Love    Loving    Miserable    Misery    Trouble    Unpopularity    Worry

I have leveled with the girls - from Anchorage to Amarillo.
I tell them that all marriages are happy
It's the living together afterward that's tough.
I tell them that a good marriage is not a gift,
It's an achievement.
that marriage is not for kids It takes guts and maturity.
It separates the men from the boys and the women from the girls.
I tell them that marriage is tested dily by the ability to compromise.
Its survival can depend on being smart enough to know what's worth fighting about.
Or making an issue of or even mentioning.
Marriage is giving - and more important, it's forgiving.
And it is almost always the wife who must do these things.
Then, as if that were not enough, she must be willing to forget what she forgave.
Often that is the hardest part.
Oh, I have leveled all right.
If they don't get my message, Buster,
It's because they don't want to get it.
Rose-colored glasses are never made in bifocals
Because nobody wants to red the small print in dreams.

Achievement    Boys    Compromise    Dreams    Fights    Girls    Good marriage    Guts    Happiness    Happy    Husband    Husbands    Kids    Living    Living together    Love    Loving    Marriage    Maturity    Smart    Survival    Tough    Wife    Wives    Worth

You think he’s perfect and he’s safe and, in your head, he can do anything... but he can’t save you, Sara... and I can’t save you either.

Odd, she thought, how intensely you knew a person, or thought you did, when you were in love - soaked, drenched in love - only to discover later that perhaps you didn't know that person quite as well as you had imagined. Or weren't quite as well known as you had hoped to be. In the beginning, a lover drank in every word and gesture and then tried to hold on to that intensity for as long as possible. But inevitable, if two people were together long enough, that intensity had to wane.

The Pilot's Wife

Anita Shreve

The Pilot's Wife

Few people when meet first time they feel that meeting each other was the purpose of their life.

In love, all kinds of love, we wait. If I can't be your dawn, I will be your sunset!

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