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Famous Quotes and Sayings

Famous Quotes and Sayings by people around the world about Life, Success, Friends and Love

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

— Voltaire

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.

— Loretta Young

Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.

— Tammy Wynette

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.

— Tom Robbins

A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.

— Cyrano de Bergerac

Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.

— Samuel Lover

If you want to be loved, be lovable.

— Ovid

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

— Eva Gabor

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.

— Jose Ortega y Gasset

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

— Zora Neale Hurston

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is no limit to the power of loving.

— John Morton

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

— Pearl Bailey

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.

— Rupert Brooke

Do all things with love.

— Og Mandino

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you'.

— Erich Fromm

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.

— George Bernard Shaw

Love is the beauty of the soul.

— Saint Augustine

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.

— Erich Segal

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

— James A. Baldwin

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

— Robert Browning

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God's finger on man's shoulder.

— Charles Morgan

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

— Emily Bronte

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

— Thomas Carlyle

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.

— George Bernard Shaw

In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.

— Erich Fromm

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

— William Shakespeare

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.

— Miguel de Unamuno

Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers

— George Orwell

Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top

— William Butler Yeats

I'm not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers

— Robert Wyatt

I wanted to be successful, not famous

— George Harrison

I think it better that in times like these a poets mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right

— William Butler Yeats

I have no interest in Shakespeare and all that British nonsense... I just wanted to get famous and all the rest is hogwash

— Anthony Hopkins

Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech

— Henry David Thoreau

Frost is the most sophisticated of poets

— Peter Davison

Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil

— Henry Miller

As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum

— Jean Giraudoux

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival

— Al Purdy

People love the beads. Everyone really loves to catch them

— Jerry Maher

People happy in love have an air of intensity

— Stendhal

There is, in lovers, a certain infatuation of egotism they will have a witness of their happiness, cost that witness what it may

— Charlotte Bronte

Love is done when Love's begun,
Sages say,
But have Sages known?
Truth adjourn your Boon
Without Day.

— Emily Dickinson

Woman like silent men, they think they are listening.

— Marcel Achard

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