Love has been the prevailing subject of poems, ballads and stories since the beginning of time. Sometimes, we feel lost and alone and need some inspiration and advice from some of these greats, who in their words, seem to have figured it all out about the key to love and happiness. A few love quotes and sayings from some of those greats can really help you, as you embark on your adventure to finding true love.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration by David Herbert Lawrence
Just like the flower, love cannot be forced. Love is found and so very often, unexpectedly so. One of the biggest pitfalls to be aware of is that you cannot force love. You can’t allow the fear of being alone, or the pressure from friends and family, who are always asking you why you aren’t married or in a relationship, to prompt you to try to force love.
Subconsciously, we will take a person that we may have a few things in common with and build them up in our mind to be more than they really are. We also, tend to think that the relationship has a deeper significance than it truly does. You may end up settling for less than you deserve and in the process, miss out on the love of your life. You will never know what all of these poets, singers and writers are talking about if this should befall you.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired by Robert Frost
Though Robert Frost would never steer you wrong, be sure that it is real. Irresistible desire should be based on a deep connection. Simple lust can disguise itself as this desire, but lust is not a firm basis for true love. This desire springs from someone who is into everything about you and you must be into the heart, mind and soul of your partner, as well.
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives by C. S. Lewis
In our journey to find love, one of the things that we very often overlook, is the importance of real affection. The kindness that we give to neighbors and sometimes, even the random stranger that we meet on occasion, who is in need of some assistance, is the type of kindness we must give to our partner. Always do kind deeds for the joy that you will give your partner and don’t keep score. Profound affection is absolutely necessary for love to endure the test of time and the trials and difficulties of life. Lust is exciting, wonderful and important for a healthy sex life, however, it is fleeting.
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him by Brendan Francis
Any woman is already halfway in love with any man who listens to her, as well. Most of us never intend to be self-absorbed, but,unfortunately, way too often, we are. A great line from Pulp Fiction is: “Do you listen or just wait to talk?” So often, we are just waiting until we get our say. The art of careful listening needs to be resurrected, in order to truly connect with your partner. Listen to him or her and actually hear what it being said and then, gear your remarks to what your partner is saying. You don’t want to change the subject or turn the essence of the conversation back to yourself. Listen and let your partner have your complete attention. You will get your turn.
How can you go wrong reading these quotes from the greats. These writers have spent their lives unraveling the mystery of love. Take these quotes and apply them to your life and love and you too can experience happily ever after.
Love is energy of life by Robert Browning