Maeve Binchy On Love

Maeve Binchy Snell (28 May 1939[1] – 30 July 2012) We're nothing if we're not loved. When you meet somebody who is more important to you than yourself, that has to be the most important thing in life, really. And I think we are all striving for it in different ways.

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein On Love

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (February 23, 1950 -) A person whom one has loved seems altogether too significant a thing to simply vanish altogether from the world. A person whom one loves is a world, just as one knows oneself to be a world. How can worlds like these simply cease altogether?

Rainer Maria Rilke On Transformation And Love

Rainer Maria Rilke (December 04, 1875 – December 29, 1926) Self-transformation is precisely what life is, and human relationships, which are an extract of life, are the most changeable of all, rising and falling from minute to minute, and lovers are those in whose relationship and contact no one moment resembles another.

Erich Fromm On Love

Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.

Jami Attenberg On Love

Jami Attenberg (1971 -) For me, the best way to get to know a city is the same as with a human being: learn both the flaws and the charms. I cannot fully love something until I know both.

Stendhal On Love

Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) (January 23, 1783 – March 23, 1842) Indeed, half — the most beautiful half — of life is hidden from one who has not loved passionately.

Kahlil Gibran On Love

Kahlil Gibran (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931)  Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. Love possesses not nor would it be possessed: for love is sufficient unto love…Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.