What is love? What makes it so incredibly beautiful, yet so devastatingly painful? Is love a mysterious, unquantifiable force, or the predictable, measurable effects of complex chemical interactions in our brain? Is there a “formula” for capturing love, or is it merely a role of the dice? Do we each have one true soulmate, or are we drawn to those we love through circumstance and chance?
Perhaps the most well-regarded definition of love is that true love as we know it involves 3 major elements – intimacy, passion, and commitment. Is this true? That’s ultimately up to you to decide.
Here are some inspirational love quotes that delve into the only way love can be truly experienced and by loving and being loved.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
– Mother Teresa
Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself.
– Oprah Winfrey
I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.
– Marilyn Monroe
Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.
– Miss Piggy
Sexiness is a state of mind – a comfortable state of being. It’s about loving yourself in your most unlovable moments.
– Halle Berry
We love the things we love for what they are.
– Robert Frost
Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.
It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
– Marilyn Monroe
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
– Wizard of Oz
It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.
– Tom Hanks, Sleepless In Seattle
Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
– Ali MacGraw, Love Story
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.