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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 the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

— H. L. Mencken

People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.

— John Harrigan

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.

— Ferdinand Foch

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.

— Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

— Henry Drummond

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

— Plato

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.

— George Eliot

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

— Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is metaphysical gravity.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.

— John Ciardi

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

— William Congreve

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

— Anais Nin

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

— Sarah Bernhardt

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love. I'd stepped in it a few times.

— Rita Rudner

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.

— Emmet Fox

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

— James A. Baldwin

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.

— Judith Viorst

Love is what you've been through with somebody.

— James Thurber

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

— David Byrne

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

— W. Somerset Maugham

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

— Lao Tzu

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

— A. A. Milne

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love is my religion - I could die for it.

— John Keats

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

— Andre Breton

Sometimes it's hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.

— Tammy Wynette

There is a woman at the begining of all great things.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

We loved with a love that was more than love.

— Edgar Allan Poe

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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