Phrases about what it means to love: the 100 deepest

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A beautiful collection of phrases about what it means to love and be loved.

What does it mean to love? It is not easy to explain, and for this reason we have relied on the phrases that we have found and that, in our opinion, best express the concept of love.

Childhood love follows the principle: "I love because I am loved."
Mature love follows the principle: "I am loved because I love."
Immature love says, "I love you because I need you."
Mature love says, "I need you because I love you."




Erich Fromm

Each quote contains different nuances of the true meaning of love, so let yourself go and be carried away by the colorful ideas and vision of these great poets, writers and famous people.

Phrases, Quotations and Aphorisms about what it means to love

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Phrases about what it means to love: from 1 to 20

Love is not looking at each other, but looking together in the same direction. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Love is always new. It does not matter that we love once, twice, ten times in life: we always find ourselves before a situation that we do not know. ~ Paulo Coelho

That love is everything is all we know about love. ~ Emily Dickinson

Love is made up of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~ Aristotle



I don't know where my path goes, but I walk better when my hand holds yours. ~ Alfred de Musset


To love is to obey an appointment that was made to us a thousand years ago. ~ frank ermine

True love should always hurt. It must be painful to love someone, painful to leave someone behind. Only then does one truly love. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

This is what true love is all about: letting a person be who they really are. Most people love you for who they say you are. ~ Jim Morrison

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect each other, touch each other, greet each other. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

In true love it is the soul that embraces the body. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

We were born of love; Love is our mother. ~ Rumi

Love is knowing everything about someone, and wanting to still be with them more than anyone else. ~ Albert Einstein

Love is when someone else's happiness is more important than your own. ~ H. jackson brown

We love each other more or less every day. Love does not admit dead ends, if it does not grow it changes direction. ~ Elie Wiesel


I can't explain love to you. I know that inside there is a lot of forgiveness, a lot of care, vast colors, a bit of chemistry, a bit of intertwining and a bit of destiny, chills, whims and laughter and the desire to venture together in the enchanted curls of time. ~ fabrizio caramagna


Loving means knowing how to recognize a tear before it falls and a smile before it is born. ~ Nicodei Thoughts, Twitter


True love is when you get as much pleasure out of giving pleasure as you get out of receiving it. ~ Paul Auster

Love is that thing where you're on one side, he's on the other and strangers realize they love each other. ~ ValeSantaSubito, Twitter

Loving and being loved is like feeling the sun on both sides. ~ Iris Murdock

Love is the confidence to tell him everything about oneself, even things that might make us feel ashamed. Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but even more is feeling that your legs buckle when that someone walks into a room and smiles at you. ~ Albert Einstein

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Phrases about the meaning of Love: from 21 to 40

Love is like the moon, if it doesn't grow, it sets. ~ Arabic proverb


Love is when you can't sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~ Dr. Seuss

Love returns to us twice what we did not possess. ~ fabrizio caramagna

Love is a privilege, a stroke of luck, like health and beauty, which only a few enjoy. ~ Vicente Blasco Ibáñez


Love is when you're not there for anyone else. Not even for you, especially for you. ~ mheathcliff, Twitter

Love: a suspension of time, a revolution. Feeling that time as you have known it no longer exists. ~ Jonas Hassen Khemiri


In love we are the ones that things happen to us. ~ fabrizio caramagna

Love is the wing that helps us fly towards infinity. ~ Romano Battaglia

Love is a game with strange rules. You can lose more than you should and love more than you would have thought. ~ fabrizio caramagna

Love is a word of light, written by a hand of light, on a page of light. ~ Khalil Gibran

Love is the wisest of madness. A bitterness capable of suffocating, a sweetness capable of healing… ~ William Shakespeare

Love is rain and wind, it is sun and star. I admit it, I have an excessive and excessive character. I don't know how to contain myself, every time I love I get tangled up to the hair. ~ Anna Magnani

Love is a stubborn feeling. ~ Authorless

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life alone. We found him along with someone else. ~ Thomas Merton

Love is something that can turn history upside down, can condemn a soul or make it go up to heaven: it's a matter of luck. ~ Alda Merini

Love is that thing where you are on one side and she is on the other and yet you overlap so perfectly that you are one and not two. One like the feet, the eyes, the hands, like the times of the heartbeat and the forms of breathing. And whoever looks from one side to the other, looking for the two and not the one, is amazed, because even far away your space and your soul cannot be divided with anything. ~ fabrizio caramagna

Love is living two thousand dreams until the sublime kiss. ~ Alda Merini

Love is blind and lovers cannot see the pleasurable follies they commit. ~ William Shakespeare

Love does not obey our expectations, it is pure and simple mystery... ~ From the movie The Bridges of Madison County

Love is not a passion. Love is not an emotion. Love is a deep understanding that the other person completes you in some way. Someone makes you a perfect circle; the presence of the other reinforces your presence. ~ Osho

Quotes about what it means to love: from 41 to 60

True love is not physical or romantic. True love is the acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be. ~ Khalil Gibran

For me, love is someone who takes better care of me than I do. ~ Emilia974, Twitter

True love is like a lighted window on a dark night. True love is an enlightened stillness. ~ Giuseppe Ungaretti

Love is like oxygen! Love is a wonderful thing, it lifts us up to heaven! All we need is Love! ~ From the movie Moulin Rouge

Love is like a perfume, like a stream, like rain. ~ Frida Kahlo

Love is when you go crazy with someone, not with someone. ~ CannovaV, Twitter

Love is always a debt, that's why it's red. ~ Alessandro D'Avenia

I once read in a book that love does not exist to make us happy, but to show us how strong our ability to withstand pain is. ~ Alessandro D'Avenia

Love is the surprise of discovering you, of discovering the sweetness of a caress, the joy of being close to you. ~ alan douar

Those who love you know the pages of the books you've pointed to, the way you giggle, the songs you'd like to slow dance to in the rain. Those who love you take your hand and lead you into the darkest corners of yourself and show you that there is nothing to fear. ~ fabrizio caramagna

Love is the only flower that can bloom without the help of the seasons. ~ Khalil Gibran

Love is passion, obsession. Someone you don't live without. ~ Anthony Hopkins

Let it be true love. Which is identical to desire, equal to trembling, similar to the impossible. ~ fabrizio caramagna

True love thinks in the moment and eternity, never in duration. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

But love, true love, all love, wants one thing and the other; he wants the perfect fusion of sensuality and tenderness: that's why he's also weird. ~ Umberto Saba

Love is a ladder by which the gods descend towards us and we rise towards them. ~ Chinese proverb

Love is a wild force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us lost and confused. ~ Paulo Coelho

Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex can raise some interesting questions. ~ Woody Allen

Love is that which begins with A... and then more ~ alinacappa, Twitter

Love is like measles, we all have to go through it. And, again like measles, we only take it once. ~ Jerome Flap Jerome

If the phrases about what it means to love that we have compiled are not enough for you, we suggest you see our Love Phrases

Aphorisms about what it means to love: from 61 to 80

Love: A form of amnesia that affects a person, making them forget that there are seven billion other people in the world. ~ Authorless

True love is rare, two or three times in a century or so. For the rest, vanity or boredom. ~ Albert Camus

There is a particular zone of space-time where the laws of physics are no longer valid, Einstein's general relativity equations fail, the passage of time changes direction and you think you are infinite even though you know you are nothing. It's call love. ~ fabrizio caramagna

When love is not crazy, it is not love. ~ Pedro Calderon of the boat

Love is contagious, you fall in love with one person and they fall in love with another. ~ Samanthifera, Twitter

Love is a fire. But you can never know if it will warm your heart or burn down your house. ~ Joan Crawford

Love is the beauty of the soul. ~ St. Augustine

Love is a goal that can be reached in two, as long as you have found the way alone. ~ Massimo Gramellini

The love is pain. Who does not suffer for the other, does not love the other. ~ Vasily Vasilevich Rozanov

Love is the only disease that is transmitted with the look. ~ Patricia Holečková

Love is sublime and miserable, heroic and stupid, never fair. ~ Francesco alberoni

Love is looking him in the eye and understanding that he is telling you something even though he has not actually said a word ~ From the movie The Words I Didn't Say

Love is the unique opportunity to mature, to take shape, to become a world in itself. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is the desire to win the friendship of a person who attracts us for their beauty. ~ Cicero

Love is the fact that you are for me the knife with which I search inside myself. ~ Franz Kafka

Love is for the brave. Everything else is even. ~ Barbara Alberti

Love is the source of spiritual affinity and if this affinity does not arise instantly, it cannot develop over the years or even generations. ~ Khalil Gibran

Oh love, it's being two and being one. A man and a woman who merge into an angel. it's heaven~ Victor Hugo

Love is a leap into the void. You can get hurt, but it's the only way to learn to fly. ~ francesco coratti

True love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because many people are strategists. ~ Anita brookner

Phrases about what it means to love: from 81 to 100

Love is harmony. And happiness, harmony and well-being flourish only from love. Learn to love. ~ Osho

Love is the ability to laugh together. ~ Françoise Sagan

Love does not possess nor would it like to be possessed because love is enough for love. ~ Khalil Gibran

Love is an inexperienced surgeon: forget the butterflies in your stomach, put your heart in your throat, move your head through the clouds. ~ ComeprĂ­ncipe, Twitter

Friendship is knowing how to manage affinities; to love is to know how to reconcile differences. ~ Authorless

Love is like lightning: no one knows where it falls until it falls. ~ Henri-Dominique Lacordaire

Love is like air conditioning, you know it hurts but you always turn it on full blast~ rosafantasĂ­a, Twitter

Love is when the desire to be loved makes you feel so bad that you feel like you might die. ~ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Love is a form of prejudice. We love what we need, what makes us feel good, what suits us. How do you say you love someone when there are thousands of people in the world you could love more if you met them? The fact is you don't know them. ~ Charles Bukowski

Love is the name of something that has thousands of names. They call it presence, passion, affinity, madness, fire, insomnia, melancholy, happiness and many other names, impossible to express them all, a lifetime would not be enough. For some it is a rose, for others a nightingale, for others a number, two. They invented a name like this, love, to go faster, a name to express all names, a name to express something that is everywhere, in the eyes, in the heart, in the skin, in the sunset and in the expectations, in the visible and in the invisible. Sometimes it is even where you would not expect it: in logic, in absence, in hate. Because love is like a wave that constantly changes shape and gives light to the sky, while we, experienced or inexperienced sailors, try to catch its wake. ~ fabrizio caramagna

True love is like ghosts: everyone talks about them, but few have seen them. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

Love is a matter of chemistry. He knows chemistry. ~ sonopazzaio, Twitter

Love is a mystery. Everything in it is one of the most inexplicable phenomena; everything in it is illogical, everything in it is vague and absurd. ~ Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

Love is the expansion of two natures so that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other. ~ Felix adler

Love is buying your wife's favorite flavor of ice cream. Even when she's not there. ~ nicolabrunialti, Twitter

Love is by definition an undeserved gift; in fact, being loved without merit is proof of true love. ~ Milan Kundera

Love is about letting those we love be perfectly themselves and not wanting to force them to fit our own image. ~ Thomas Merton

Love is like luck: it doesn't like to be chased. ~ Théophile Gautier

Life is the flower, love is the honey. ~ Victor Hugo

Love is space and time measured by the heart. ~ Marcel Proust

The phrases do not end there, if you want more phrases about what it means to love someone, read our Love Phrases for Him and Love Phrases for Her

Phrases about what it means to love: from 101 to 120

Love, both in painful anguish and in happy desire, is desire for a whole. It is not born, it does not exist if at least one part remains to be conquered. You only love what you do not have in its entirety. ~ Marcel Proust

Love is the magician who pulls a man out of his own hat. ~ Ben hecht

What is love? It is the morning and evening star. ~ Sinclair Lewis

Love is that moment that doesn't wait for a second, that chases the minute, up to 60 times, until it's time to see you~ From the movie Il principe abusivo

Love is concrete, it is more in deeds than in words. It is not love just to say: “I love you, I love all people. ~ Francisco

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~ Martin Luther King

Love is the greatest gift that God has given us. It's free. ~ Taraji P. Henson

Love is the only answer to loneliness. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

To love is to abandon oneself without ever feeling abandoned. ~ cannovaV, Twitter

Love is everything that increases, widens, enriches our life, towards all heights and all depths. Love is not a problem, nor is it a vehicle; only the driver, the passengers and the road are problematic. ~ Franz Kafka

Love is just a scream in the dark. ~ From the movie Starfall

Love is, by definition, an exaggeration, an excess. ~ Francesco alberoni

Love is the key that opens the doors of happiness. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Love is perennial possession of good. ~ Plato

Love is when you meet someone who tells you about yourself. ~ André Breton

Love is like an open fire. It can be put on quickly, and when turned on it gives off a lot of heat, but it wears out quickly. In order for it to provide long-lasting and stable heat (with delightful bursts of intense heat from time to time), the fire needs to be cared for carefully. ~ molle Matsumura

Love is a divine child that hates shame. ~ Giacomo Casanova

Love is a hidden fire, a pleasant plague, a tasty poison, a sweet bitterness, a delicious pain, a joyful torment, a sweet and proud wound, a soft death. ~ Ferdinand Rojas

Love is free, it is never subject to fate. ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

Love is the ability to feel the similar in the different. ~ Theodor Adorno

Phrases about what it means to love: from 121 to 140

Love is like a tree: it germinates on its own, takes deep root throughout our lives, and often continues to bud over a broken heart. ~ Victor Hugo

You know what love is only when it's taken away from you. Love is lack. ~ Nicholas Ammaniti

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not just a feeling, it is the truth, it is the joy that is the source of all creation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Love is perhaps the most beautiful form of dialogue that man has invented to respond to himself. ~ Romain Gary

Love is a mortal fragment of immortality. ~ Fernando Pessoa,

Love is giving what you don't have to someone who doesn't want it. ~ Jacques Lacan

Love is the most beautiful of oxymorons. You love to death only those who make you feel alive. ~ eloisa_pi, Twitter

Love is like a fever. It is born and goes out without the will having the least part of it. ~ Stendhal

Love is just a friendship complicated by sex. ~ Gino Paoli

Love is friendship with more sex and less reason. ~ mason cooley

Love is a capricious creature that wants everything, but then settles for almost nothing. ~ Madeleine de Scudery

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the madness of the wise. ~ Samuel Johnson

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~ HL Mencken

Love is an effort that a man makes to be satisfied with only one woman. ~ paul geraldy

Love is a whole story in the life of a woman; it is only an episode in that of man. ~ Madame de Stael

Love is a punishment. He punishes us for not being able to stay alone. ~ Marguerite yourcenar

Love is infinity within the reach of poodles. ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Love is the sexual excitement of the young, the habit of the adults, and the mutual addiction of the old. ~ John ciardi

Love is like those furnished hotels where all the luxury is in the lobby. ~ Paul-Jean Toulet

Love is that which leaves marks on you, takes away your sleep and whispers its thoughts in your ear. Love is a mosquito. ~ p_bishop, Twitter

What does it mean to love? The phrases do not end there, if you want other quotes, read the phrases of Mother Teresa of Calcutta about Love

Phrases about what it means to love: from 141 to 160

Love is not the dying wail of a distant violin, but the triumphant creak of bed springs. ~ Sidney Joseph Perelman

What is love? A fit of fever ending with a yawn. ~ Oscar Wilde

Every love story is a ghost story. ~ David Foster Wallace

Love is the fusion and reconciliation of two mutually satisfying egoisms. ~ Iginio Ugo Tarchetti

Love is the son of illusion and the father of disappointment. ~ miguel de unamuno

Love is a curse that falls on you and is impossible to resist. ~ Dino Buzzati

Love is an inexhaustible source of reflections: as deep as eternity, as high as the sky and as big as the universe. ~ Alfred de vigny

Love is the only sensible and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~ Erich Fromm

Love is the exaltation of the present time. ~ Milan Kundera

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares. ~ Aman Jassal

Love is a madman who wants to feed on laughter and games; a different food makes him die of consumption. ~ Giacomo Casanova

An old love is like a grain of sand in an eye that always haunts us. ~ Voltaire

Love is like flax: the sweeter, the more often you change. ~ Phineas Fletcher

Love is a tyrant that spares no one. ~ Pierre Corneille

Love is a relationship between a slave and a tyrant. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is like making mayonnaise: when it goes crazy, you have to throw it out and make it again~ Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Love is the noblest weakness of the spirit~ John Dryden

Love is a rebellious disease, which has its own cure in itself, in which those who are sick do not want to be cured and those who are sick do not want to be cured. ~ Ibn Hazm

Love is blind, but marriage restores sight. ~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Love is an absurdity that does not exist in nature. ~ Thomas Bernhard

Phrases about what it means to love: from 161 to 180

Love is an unpredictable feeling, you can be next to a person for years without realizing it and in an instant it can become the center of your existence. ~ From the movie Manual of love

Love is always patient and kind, never jealous... Love is never conceited or conceited, never rude or selfish, does not take offense and does not hold grudges. Love is not satisfied with the sins of others, but delights in the truth. He is always ready to apologize, to trust, to wait and to weather any storm. ~ From the movie The Steps of Love.

Love is eternal while it lasts. ~ Henri de Regnier

If love is blind, all the better it fits with the night. ~ William Shakespeare

All love is made of hidden sacrifices, gestures that the other does not know immediately, and that sometimes he will never know directly. ~ Jonah Lynch

Love has to do with positions. Because we're a bit like Tetris bricks, we just need to figure out the perfect fit. And if we then find a way to adapt to each other's edges and accept them, then it's perfect... it's forever! ~ From the movie Poles Opposites

Love is suffering: sweetened with imagination, salted with tears, seasoned with doubt, flavored with novelty, and swallowed with eyes closed." ~ Helen rowland

Love is the god of feelings more than the god of feelings. ~ Enclosure Ninon

Love is the only possibility to lose yourself totally. ~ Osho

Love is bond. And not research. ~ Marina Tsvetaeva

I still think that love is all you need. I know of no better message than this. ~ Paul McCartney

Love is not love if it changes when it discovers a change or tends to fade when the other moves away. Oh no! Love is a beacon, always fixed, that looms over the storm and never wavers. Love does not change in a few hours or weeks, but fearlessly withstand the last day of judgment ~ William Shakespeare

The crush comes when you think he's sexy like Robert Redford, smart like Henry Kissinger, noble like Ralph Nader, funny like Woody Allen, and athletic like Jimmy Connors. Love is when you realize he's sexy like Woody Allen, smart like Jimmy Connors, funny like Ralph Nader, athletic like Henry Kissinger, and nothing like Robert Redford, but you keep him anyway. ~ Judith Viorst

Love is a state of mind that has nothing to do with the mind. ~ Bob Phillips

Love is like coal: it is hot when it burns and dirty when it is cold. ~ Wassily Grossman

Love is the only wealth that grows prodigally. The more he gives, the more he stays. ~ Katherine Pancol

Love is the closest thing to psychosis. love is crazy~ Sigmund Freud

Love is an extensible concept that goes from heaven to hell, brings together good and evil, the sublime and the infinite. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

Love is everything that is before and what is after. Perhaps we should take more into account the during. ~ Massimo Troisi

Love is an experiment carried out by a superior entity. Call it God or whatever you want... he's still working on it for me, he's not finished. ~ J

Phrases about what it means to love: from 181 to 200

Love is the state in which man sees things more different than they are. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is the origin, cause and end of everything great, noble and beautiful ~ Alphonse Karr

The less we have, the more we give. It seems absurd, but this is the logic of love. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Love does not live on words, nor can it be explained with words. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

But love is blind and lovers cannot see the pleasant follies they commit. ~ William Shakespeare

Love does not look with the eyes but with the soul. ~ William Shakespeare

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Love is not a passion. Love is not an emotion. Love is a deep understanding that the other person completes you in some way. Someone makes you a perfect circle; the presence of the other reinforces your presence. ~ Osho

It is a mistake to think that love is the result of a long relationship and a tenacious courtship. Love is the source of spiritual affinity and if this affinity does not arise instantly, it cannot develop over the years or even generations. ~ Khalil Gibran

Love is a form of prejudice. We love what we need, what makes us feel good, what suits us. How do you say you love someone when there are thousands of people in the world you could love more if you met them? The fact is you don't know them. ~ Charles Bukowski

Love is not in the other, but in ourselves. We are the ones who woke him up. But, for this to happen, we need the other. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our emotions with. ~ Paulo Coelho

There is always a bit of madness in love, just as there is always a bit of logic in madness. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

As love grows within you, beauty also grows. Because love is the beauty of the soul. ~ St. Augustine

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us. It is not just a feeling, it is the truth, it is the joy that is the source of all creation. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Love is the closest step to psychosis. ~ Sigmund Freud

Happiness is love, nothing more. Blessed is he who knows how to love. Love is every movement of our soul in which its own life is felt and perceived. Happy is then someone who is capable of loving a lot. But love and desire are not the same. Love is desire that has become wisdom; love does not want to possess; he just wants to love. ~ Hermann Hesse

It is true that in the world of men nothing is necessary but love. ~ Goethe

The measure of love is to love without measure. ~ St. Augustine

This is love: flying to a secret sky, dropping a hundred veils at any moment. First let yourself be carried away by life. Finally, take a step without using your feet. ~ Rumi

The most modest phrase I've ever heard: "In true love it is the soul that embraces the body." ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Phrases about what it means to love: from 201 to 220

The best moments of love are those of a calm and sweet melancholy, where you cry and you don't know what, and you almost calmly resign yourself to a misfortune and you don't know what. ~ Giacomo Leopardi

Love gives nothing but itself, captures nothing but itself. Love does not possess, nor would it want to be possessed, since love is sufficient for love. ~ Khalil Gibran

Love makes you revel, revolutionary. Love gives you wings to fly high in the sky. ~ Osho

Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex can raise some interesting questions. ~ Woody Allen

Loving is giving all of oneself without asking for anything, loving is never saying... you owe me. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is like Russian roulette to me. Nobody loves who I really am, everyone is in love with my celebrity. ~ Freddie Mercury

You must learn that life, like love, is the only business whose budget must end in the red: we must give everything without calculating what we are paid. What we give to others is ours forever, while what we keep for ourselves is lost forever. ~ Paolo Crepet

If you look at the sky and see a star, if you feel chills under your skin, don't cover yourself, don't look for heat, it's not cold but love. ~ Khalil Gibran

Fell in love! If you don't fall in love, everything is dead! You have to fall in love, and everything comes to life. To be happy you have to suffer, feel bad, suffer. Do not be afraid to suffer: the whole world suffers. ~ Roberto Benigni - Attilio De Giovanni

To love means above all to listen in silence. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love and desire are two different things: you don't want everything you love, and you don't love everything you want. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Love, like death, changes everything. ~ Khalil Gibran

Love is a relationship between a slave and a tyrant. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Love is wanting to be close when you are far away, and closer when you are close. ~ Vinicius de Moraes

Love is a dirty word. ~ Charles Bukowski

Who loves you takes your soul by the hand, nothing more. ~ Massimo Bisotti

Healthy love cannot be asked for or taken for granted. It can only be a continual exchange and dialogue of give and take between two independent people who share many values ​​and responsibilities and yet feel a childlike magic for each other. ~ Denis Waitley

Love, which learns from the meek heart, took it from the beautiful person who was taken from me; and the road still offends me. Love, which forgives no one loved for loving, took away a pleasure so strong that, as you see, it still hasn't left me. ~ Dante Alighieri

True love is involuntary. True love exists, and is sustained, when it overcomes the mutual disappointment that results from understanding that the symbiotic, easy, spontaneous union does not exist. ~ Constance Miriam

Love is the desire to win the friendship of a person who attracts us for their beauty. ~ Cicero

Loving also means showing your love physically, not just through phrases and words. Find all our tips in the Love and Relationships section

Phrases about what it means to love: from 221 to 240

Sex, pain and love are experiences at the limit of man. And only those who know these borders know life; the rest is just a waste of time; repeating the same things, growing old and dying without really knowing what we are doing here. ~ Paulo Coelho

Love is not the dying wail of a distant violin, but the triumphant creak of bed springs. ~ SJ Perelman

The man in his essence must not be a slave, neither of himself nor of others, but a lover. The sole purpose of it is love. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Love builds a bridge between two shores. The distance remains. ~ Heinrich Wiesner

Isn't asociality the very essence of love? ~ Jane Austen

Love gives the freedom to be oneself, it is not possessiveness. ~ Osho

I felt hurt when I lost the men I fell in love with. Today I am convinced that no one is lost since no one is possessed. This is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world, without owning it. ~ Paulo Coelho

Love is like the wave of the sea that can break before its time, but even if the wind disperses its foam, it will not be lost because inside it will have a wave that will reach the shore. ~ Romano Battaglia

Loving does not mean looking each other in the eye, but looking together towards the same goal. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love is the strongest of all passions because it attacks the head, the heart and the body at the same time. ~ Voltaire

Love, I knew too well, feeds on morsels thrown away when you least expect it, it's the nostalgia under your teeth that makes you resist. ~ Margarita Mazzantini

Loving yourself is built. But love is true, no. You feel love immediately, it has no time. It means "I hear you". A skin contact, a hug, a kiss. Hold, my favorite verb, hold hands. It may be enough for your whole life, one moment, one encounter. Giving up is crazy, always and in any case.Erri De Luca

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to a certain extent, protects you from age. ~ Jeanne Moreau

If they tell you that love is a dream, go ahead, dream but don't be surprised if you wake up crying. ~ Jim Morrison

One word frees us from all the weight and pain of life: that word is love. ~ Sofocle

Loving or having loved is enough: don't ask for anything afterwards. It is not possible to find other pearls in the dark folds of life: to love is to be complete. ~ Victor Hugo

Maybe love is the process by which I gently bring you back to yourself. Not what I want you to be, but what you are. ~ Leo Buscaglia

No barrier can resist love. Love dares all it can. ~ William Shakespeare

Love and gentle heart are one thing. ~ Dante Alighieri

If there is no love, not only the life of the people dries up, but also that of the cities. ~ Elena Ferrante

In addition to phrases about what it means to love, we also have many questions about the meaning of love.

Phrases about what it means to love: from 241 to 260

Only those who ask for the details have tried to feel what your heart feels. The details. The details: a way of truly loving. ~ Alessandro D'Avenia

The only alchemist capable of turning everything into gold is love. The only spell against death, old age, life of habit, is love. ~ AnaĂŻs Nin

Love is like the waves: you can't stop them from coming towards you, but you can choose which one to ride. ~ antonia gravina

Love is an ever-steady post that hangs over the storm and never sways. ~ William Shakespeare

Love does not exist to make us happy, but to show us how strong our ability to withstand pain is. ~ Hermann Hesse

Conclusions

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