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Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter. (Edward Abbey)

An artist should not fall in love with another artist. (Marina Abramovic)

Sometimes I find myself making love to my own misfortune. (Norma O. Abrego)

The heart is a museum, filled with the exhibits of a lifetime's loves. (Diane Ackerman)

...whether you have training or not, the way to make your look make sense is to surround yourself with the things you love. (Jonathan Adler)

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar. (Theodor W. Adorno)

To be free of fear is to be full of Love. (Adyashanti)

Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true. (Adyashanti)

Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love. (James Allen)

Maybe the poets are right. Maybe love is the only answer. (Woody Allen)

I am a lover and have not found my thing to love. (Sherwood Anderson)

The honorary duty of a human being is to love. (Maya Angelou)

Love comes quietly... / but you know when it is there... (Joan Walsh Anglund)

Love who you are - and who you are not. (Anonymous)

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. (Jean Anouilh)

Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

The things that we love tell us what we are. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. (Diane Arbus)

-Thirteen Reasons Why...
If my love were an ocean, / there would be no more land. / If my love were a desert, / you would only see sand. (Jay Asher)

Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. (W. H. Auden)

Love nothing but that which comes to you woven in the pattern of your destiny. For what could more aptly fit your needs? (Marcus Aurelius)

Because there is a fear of sentimentality, love is not very often addressed – and it is really the one motivation in all of our lives. (Helene Aylon)

Let love flow so that it cleanses the world. (Sathya Sai Baba)

Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. (Sathya Sai Baba)

Love is a bridge over the sea of change. Do not build a house on it. (Sathya Sai Baba)

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. (Pearl Bailey)

Respect is what we owe; love, what we give. (Philip James Bailey)

I think we need a huge dose of love. (Ala Bashir)

I love the clouds... the clouds that pass by... over there... over there... those lovely clouds! (Charles Baudelaire)

The lover of life makes the whole world into his family, just as the lover of the fair sex creates his from all the lovely women he has found, from those that could be found, and those who are impossible to find. (Charles Baudelaire)

Do we mean love, when we say love? (Samuel Beckett)

I believe that the reason why I love painting so much is that it forces one to be objective. There is nothing I hate more than sentimentality. (Max Beckmann)

My thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved. I can only live wholly with you or not at all - Be calm my life, my all. Only by calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together. Oh continue to love me, never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Yours (Ludwig van Beethoven)

A man is only as good as what he loves. (Saul Bellow)

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love. (Hector Berlioz)

Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery. (Wendell Berry)

Love without hope will not survive. Love without faith changes nothing. Love gives power to hope and faith. (Toba Beta)

This celebration of light upon the physical and the ethereal creates a love affair, not only between these, but also for the viewer. (Betty Jean Billups)

If a thing loves, it is infinite. (William Blake)

-The Wilder Shores of Love, 1954
She was an Amazon. Her whole life was spent riding at breakneck speed towards the wilder shores of love. (Lesley Blanch)

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life. (Smiley Blanton)

The beginning of love is a horror of emptiness. (Robert Bly)

We're fed by love. The multiplicity of our lives is, in the long run, going to enrich our work. (Pamela Tanner Boll)

Our first and last love is self-love. (Christian Nestell Bovee)

The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. (David Bowie)

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for. (Ray Bradbury)

Despite humans being so horrible to each other, whether it be through war, hate crimes, fear, jealousy or sadness, almost everyone believes in love. We are all the proof. (Peter Bray)

If I place love above everything, it is because for me it is the most desperate, the most despairing state of affairs imaginable. (Andre Breton)

I'd rather have a heart than a mind. I'd rather expose too much than too little... I'd rather have something to love than a way to impress you. (Po Bronson)

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? (Emily Bronte)

If you don't fill your days with love, you are wasting your life. (James Broughton)

Love is energy of life. (Robert Browning)

Take away love and our earth is a tomb. (Robert Browning)

Love alone could waken love. (Pearl S. Buck)

Find what you love and let it kill you. (Charles Bukowski)

I cannot love as I have loved, / And yet I know not why; / It is the one great woe of life / To feel all feeling die. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

I love to sing, and I love to drink Scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink Scotch. (George Burns)

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun. (Robert Burton)

Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lies man's only promise. (Leo Buscaglia)

Love is always changing and, unless we stay aware and change with it, it eludes us. (Leo Buscaglia)

-The Way of All Flesh, 1903...
'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all. (Samuel Butler, novelist)

Make a written list of everything you love. (Rhonda Byrne)

I remember loving sound before I ever took a music lesson. And so we make our lives by what we love. (John Cage)

Love is essential, gregariousness is optional. (Susan Cain)

I conceived at least one great love in my life, of which I was always the object. (Albert Camus)

People love as self-recognition what they hate as an accusation. (Elias Canetti)

Love is a broad word that could indicate either love for the self or for humanity. (Vittorio Canta)

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life. (Truman Capote)

Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith. (Thomas Carlyle)

It's hard for anybody who's been with me not to feel starved for affection when I'm making love to my ideas. (Jim Carrey)

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you. (George Washington Carver)

Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination, too. (Joyce Cary)

Where there is great love there are always miracles. (Willa Cather)

Love not what you are, but what you may become. (Miguel de Cervantes)

Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches. (Miguel de Cervantes)

In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love. (Marc Chagall)

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. (Marc Chagall)

Great loves too must be endured. (Coco Chanel)

Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis. (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)

Love is blind. (Geoffrey Chaucer)

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. (G. K. Chesterton)

The point is not that this world is too sad to love or too glad not to love; the point is that when you do love a thing, its gladness is a reason for loving it, and its sadness a reason for loving it more. (G. K. Chesterton)

But just because you love something, I added to myself, doesn't mean you'll ever be great. Not if you don't work. Most people stink at the things they love. (Amy Chua)

It's all about loving. Day to day, there is so much to enjoy and be grateful for. (Melanie Circle)

Painting is like making love. You cannot ask, 'How do you do it?' But, hopefully, it is beautiful. (Francesco Clemente)

Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. (Paulo Coelho)

We are so lightly here. It is in love that we are made. In love we disappear. (Leonard Cohen)

Well, you know that I love to live with you, / But you make me forget so very much / I forget to pray for the angel / And then the angels forget to pray for us. (Leonard Cohen)

-The Smokey Life...
Remember when the scenery started fading; I held you till you learned to walk on air. So don't look down, the ground is gone. There's no one waiting anyway... (Leonard Cohen)

All thoughts, all passions, all delights / Whatever stirs this mortal frame / All are but ministers of Love / And feed His sacred flame. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

I want nothing from love, in short, but love. (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. (Kitty O'Neill Collins)

Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, / Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd. (William Congreve)

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing. (Bart Conner)

There is a subtle and unmistakable touch of love and pride, beyond mere skill, almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art - which is art. (Joseph Conrad)

Love is a friendship set to music. (E. Joseph Cossman)

To love another person you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny. (Quentin Crisp)

Love is the source of every virtue in you and of every deed which deserves punishment. (Dante)

I am inclined to think that nothing could matter more than what people love. At any rate, I can think of no value that I would place higher. I would not want to live in a world without love. (Daniel Dennett)

Free love is too expensive. (Bernadette Devlin)

Love is a flower of life - sometimes half open, one has to receive it with both hands. Nurture it, so it may open to its full bloom - you will be rewarded with its blessful frangrance. You may be intoxicated for life. If you let it drop on the ground, you have missed the most valuable gift of life. (Avtarjeet Dhanjal)

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts. (Charles Dickens)

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. (Walt Disney)

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

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. (Dogen)

Only our love hath no decay; this, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday, running it never runs from us away, but truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day. (John Donne)

When it aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all. (Mark van Doren)

Love all God's creation, the whole of it and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you Love everything you will perceive the divine mystery in things, and once you have perceived it, you will begin to comprehend it ceaselessly more and more every day. (Fyodor Dostoevski)

And love's the noblest frailty of the mind. (John Dryden)

Yes, you really do need to love your job. (Faith Duck)

The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife. (Will Durant)

The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time. (Lawrence Durrell)

Love what you do. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life. (Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Pity is love in undress. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

The human race survives thanks to love. Love is the main force of any creative or business impulse. (Cecilia Echeverria)

Love inspires illumines, designates, and leads the way. (Mary Baker Eddy)

Love is what makes you smile when you're tired. (Eight-year-old)

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. (George Eliot)

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. (George Eliot)

For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, / But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. (T. S. Eliot)

The art of love... is largely the art of persistence. (Albert Ellis)

All mankind loves a lover. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Most beautiful is the sight of those near and dear to us when our original kinship makes us of one mind. (Epicurus)

I was in love with the whole world and all that lived in its rainy arms. (Louise Erdrich)

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. (Euripides)

If you love what you are doing, you don't need patience. (Sally De Fazio)

Love art. Of all lies, it is the least untrue. (Gustave Flaubert)

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. (Gustave Flaubert)

You can transmute love, muddle it, ignore it... but you can never pull it out of you... (E. M. Forster)

Paired with a love of painting is an incessant desire to express myself. My works represent the culmination of this combined love and internal stirring. (Tom Francesconi)

A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life, I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth - that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. (Viktor Frankl)

When the brushstroke flirts with life... when art offers joy... / In a world filled with tensions, violence... / In a fragmented world hungry for harmony and beauty... / To re-inhabit words that have lost their innocence... / Through art and love... (West Fraser)

All that matters is love and work. (Sigmund Freud)

Love is the active concern for the life and the growth of that which we love. (Erich Fromm)

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. (Erich Fromm)

Love is metaphysical gravity. (Buckminster Fuller)

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. (Solomon Ibn Gabirol)

Where there is love there is life. (Mahatma Gandhi)

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten. (Arne Garborg)

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. (Judy Garland)

'I am sitting in the trenches between love and desire.' - ART like LOVE is rarely understood. (Laurence Gartel)

I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace. (Jean Paul Gaultier)

I love Madonna. She is the only woman I have asked to marry me. She refused, of course. (Jean Paul Gaultier)

A list of your own making is the most powerful list of all... The good stuff can be 'love at first sight' - in need of study, courting and claiming. And like a love note, it's nice to have things in writing. (Robert Genn)

Hate is a dead thing. Who of you would be a tomb? (Kahlil Gibran)

He alone is great who turns the voice of the wind into a song made sweeter by his own loving. (Kahlil Gibran)

When it's for love, you will always do it anyhow. (Elizabeth Gilbert)

We love because it's the only true adventure. (Nikki Giovanni)

Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations. (Nikki Giovanni)

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. The great majority love in others only what they lend him, for their own selves, their version of him. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

It was Richepin who said somewhere, 'The love of art means loss of real love'... True, but on the other hand, real love makes you disgusted with art. (Vincent van Gogh)

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. (Vincent van Gogh)

If Love Were Oil, / I'd Be About a Quart Low. (Lewis Grizzard)

The difference between my husband, the painter Richard Schmid, and myself is that he loves what he paints and I paint what I love. (Nancy Guzik)

Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me? (Oscar Hammerstein)

-interview by Gina Mazza...
Love is a way of being in the world. It's being considerate of others. That's all, just considerate, patient and kind. (David R. Hawkins)

Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves. (William Hazlitt)

-Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 7)
With the rose the butterfly's deep in love, / A thousand times hovering round; / But round himself, all tender like gold, / The sun's sweet ray is hovering found. (Heinrich Heine)

There are pictures that manifest education and there are pictures that manifest love. (Robert Henri)

Renoir had not only a great interest in human character, in human feeling, but had also a great love for the people he painted. (Robert Henri)

Oh, love isn't there to make us happy. I believe it exists to show us how much we can endure. (Hermann Hesse)

For where there is love of man, there is also love of the art. (Hippocrates)

It's such a crass idea - you're either in love or out of love. (Damien Hirst)

I love art. It is uplifting. (Damien Hirst)

I love California; everything is so artificial. (David Hockney)

The love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep. (Elbert Hubbard)

The love you liberate in your work is the only love you keep. (Elbert Hubbard)

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. (Washington Irving)

When we choose only love as the director of our mind we can experience the power and miracle of love. (Gerald G. Jampolsky)

Love is the total absence of fear. Love asks no questions. Its natural state is one of extension and expansion, not comparison and measurement. (Gerald G. Jampolsky)

Does it matter whether you hate yourself? / At least Love your eyes that can see, your mind that can / Hear the music, the thunder of the wings. Love the wild swan. (Robinson Jeffers)

Learning to share and learning critically to discriminate may well end in learning to love. (Edward Alden Jewell)

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. (Steve Jobs)

If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time. (Billy Joel)

The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking. (Samuel Johnson)

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise. (Samuel Johnson)

We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. (Angelina Jolie)

Just like a lover, a painting looks different in the morning. (Brian Lee Jones)

Some artists have seen deeply into the experience of love. Their works are not just alluring or provocative, but profound. Who are these artists? (Jonathan Jones)

Love like you've never been hurt. (Joseph Joubert)

When you can see the beauty of a tree, then you will know what love is. (Miranda July)

The creative mind plays with the objects it loves. (Carl Gustav Jung)

Love comes in three principal octaves of expression, and each octave has importance and relevance to an artist - physical love, aesthetic love, and divine love. (Alar Jurma)

Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. (Franz Kafka)

I love the sea. (Abdul Kalam)

Maybe everything we've ever done has been for love. (Byron Katie)

Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever. (Danny Kaye)

Love is my religion – I could die for that. (John Keats)

Love longs to be free, a stranger to every worldly desire, lest its inner vision become dimmed, and lest worldly self-interest hinder it or ill-fortune cast it down. (Thomas a Kempis)

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries. (Corita Kent)

Be in love with your life, every detail of it. (Jack Kerouac)

People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense. (Ken Kesey)

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror. (Ken S. Keyes Jr.)

Don't forget to love yourself. (Soren Kierkegaard)

So will the world end, I think, a victim of love rather than hate. For love's ever been the more destructive weapon. (Stephen King)

Love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

Love weighs nothing. (Barbara Kingsolver)

Forget about being an expert or a professional, and wear your amateurism (your heart, your love) on your sleeve. Share what you love, and the people who love the same things will find you. (Austin Kleon)

I love music so much I love what I do. I work very hard at being the best musician I can be because I love it. (Diana Krall)

Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace. (Karl Kraus)

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

There's a moment of recognition. It's that white-light kind of stuff that just 'works.' I love that. And you know it when it happens, whether it's a movie, music, a building, a book. (Barbara Kruger)

The love of art in its many forms lives on and enables us to enjoy the past, the present, and look with confidence to the future. (John Kurtz)

I would like to try harder to establish my thought and philosophy strongly and to go back to the universe with my love. (Yayoi Kusama)

If you don't love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others. (Dalai Lama)

-The Little Book of Buddhism, 2000
If there is love, there is hope... If the love within your mind is lost and you see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education or material comfort you have, only suffering and confusion will ensue. (Dalai Lama)

If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don't have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it's not enough. (Ann Landers)

What will survive of us is love. (Philip Larkin)

To be successful, the first thing you must do is fall in love with your work. (Sister Mary Lauretta)

You must always be a-waggle with LOVE. (D. H. Lawrence)

You cannot simplify love by cutting away all but its essence. (Rico Lebrun)

Being in love with art is the best kept secret for a fulfilling life. (Antoinette Ledzian)

Above all, it is a matter of loving art, not understanding it. (Fernand Leger)

Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. (Ursula K. LeGuin)

All You Need Is Love. (John Lennon)

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. (John Lennon)

Love is not what we become but who we already are. (Stephen Levine)

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. (C. S. Lewis)

Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other. (Walter Lippmann)

There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender. (Emil Ludwig)

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. (Hamilton Wright Mabie)

Do what you love, love what you do, deliver more than your promise. (Harvey Mackay)

Universal love is the standard-sized socket that everyone can plug into. No adapting mechanism required. (Alison Mackie)

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. (Maurice Maeterlinck)

Love your art. (Eric Maisel)

Do all things with love. (Og Mandino)

It is love, nothing less, that moves the painter's eye, mind and hand. (Bonnie Mandoe)

-Life of Pi...
A realization that the founding principle of existence is what we call love, which works itself out sometimes not clearly, not cleanly, not immediately, nonetheless ineluctably. (Yann Martel)

You can always get someone to love you - even if you have to do it yourself. (Thomas L. Masson)

Hatred is a parasite that devours all. One doesn't build upon hatred, but upon love. (Henri Matisse)

Love wants to rise, not to be held down by anything base... He who loves flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back. Derive happiness from yourself, from a good day's work, from the clearing that it makes in the fog that surrounds us. (Henri Matisse)

Love is the grounding of our existence as humans and is the basic emotioning in our systemic identity as human beings. (Humberto R. Maturana)

My mind is lovely as a spruce, and I and those that love me make it mine. (Michael McClure)

Where is the love in this? That is the most important question about any activity or relationship. Ask it when things get sticky. It's usually the thing that is out of whack. So how do I get my whack back? Pray, meditate, go to the deeper places within. That's always a good start. Love is a slow, sweet thing. When we get going too fast we can leave it behind. Stop. Let love catch up to you. Go back and get it. Carry it. It only slows you down if you are going in the wrong direction. (John McEnulty)

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. (Mignon McLaughlin)

Send the light of your own loving ahead of you. When you get there, the loving will have prepared a place for you. Be kind, gentle, and enjoy the journey. (Peter McWilliams)

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. (H. L. Mencken)

The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. (George Meredith)

Love is an intensification of life. (Thomas Merton)

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. (Thomas Merton)

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink / Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain; / Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink. / 'Love Is Not All' (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

To paint is to love again, and to love is to live life to the fullest. (Henry Miller)

Help and love yourself first, so you can then help and love others fully. (Minna)

Throughout the time I am working on a canvas I can feel how I am beginning to love it, and with that love, which is born of slow comprehension... one of the great, concentrated wealth of shades that the earth offers. (Joan Miro)

Poetry and painting are done in the same way you make love; it's an exchange of blood, a total embrace - without caution, without any thought of protecting yourself. (Joan Miro)

All I really, really want our love to do is to bring out the best in me and in you too. (Joni Mitchell)

Love something? Serve it. (Roshni Mitra)

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved; it is God's finger on man's shoulder. (Charles Langbridge Morgan)

In love, there's sentiment and passion; I know only sentiment through myself, passion through others. I hear certain voices I know say: sentiment=love of the intellect; I can answer: passion=the love of the body. (Berthe Morisot)

-misattributed, quote by Joseph von Jacquin Nikolaus...
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius. (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Quench love, and what is left of a man's life but the folding of a few jointed bones and square inches of flesh? Who would call that life? (John Muir)

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. (Iris Murdoch)

One must not trifle with love. (Alfred de Musset)

Let us forget with generosity those who cannot love us. (Pablo Neruda)

Love is not consolation. It is light. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Love is the axis and breath of my life. The art I produce is a byproduct, an excrescence of love, the song I sing, the joy which must explode, the overabundance - that is all! (Anais Nin)

But for failing love on our part, therefore is all our travail. (Julian of Norwich)

The fragrance of the heart is made up of the qualities and virtues of our spirit. Most of us have learned how to keep our heart closed in a world that would trample all over us if we let it. Being open hearted today seems to require tremendous courage. (Osho)

All love is vanquished by a succeeding love. (Ovid)

Love is a feeling, the deepest and sweetest of all. It's incredibly strong and amazingly gentle at the very same time. (Douglas Pagels)

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience. (M. Scott Peck)

Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of things of the mind does not make us soft. (Pericles)

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. (Plato)

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the gods. (Plato)

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection. (Sidney Poitier)

I ask the Lord in Heaven above / What is this thing called Love? (Cole Porter)

To labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution. (Steven Pressfield)

The heart that loves is forever young. (Greek proverb)

When One made love to Zero, spheres embraced their arches and prime numbers caught their breath. (Raymond Queneau)

To good and true love, fear is forever affixed. (Francois Rabelais)

I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity. (Gilda Radner)

It is one's own personal, selfish happiness that one seeks, earns, and derives from love. (Ayn Rand)

Having love in your heart doesn't count for much if what comes out of your mouth is ugly and bigoted. (Brett Ratner)

Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness. (Wilhelm Reich)

You may be only one person to the world, but to one person you may be their world. (Laura Audrey Rhodezz)

What is happening on your innermost self is worthy of your entire love. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Works of art are of an infinite solitude, and no means of approach is so useless as criticism. Only love can touch and hold them and be fair to them. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Perhaps the same bird echoed through both of us yesterday, separate, in the evening. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Love must have wings to fly away from love, and to fly back again. (Edwin Arlington Robinson)

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

Love is not love until love's vulnerable. (Theodore Roethke)

Love cannot be lazy. (Richard Rolle)

What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do. (Sanaya Roman)

I've learned... that when you're in love, it shows. (Andy Rooney)

Choose love not in the shallows / but in the deep. (Christina Rossetti)

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. (Helen Rowland)

People are starving for love, not knowing their heart is a magical kitchen. Open your heart... In your heart is all the love you need. Your heart can create any amount of love, not just for yourself, but for the whole world. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet. (Rumi)

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. (Rumi)

Your art is to be the praise of something that you love. It may only be the praise of a shell or a stone. (John Ruskin)

Yes, we do it out of love. The love that comes from the depths that speaks without the need for reason. It is pure and directs the drive and act of making art. (Linda Saccoccio)

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

True love obligates only one's self. (Larry E. Santucci)

It is other life; it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. (Mitsugi Saotome)

Love is only known by him who hopelessly persists in love. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. (Charles Schulz)

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. (Charles Schulz)

Love... Force it and it disappears. You cannot will love, nor even control it. You can only guide its expression. (David Seabury)

-When You Are Engulfed in Flames...
Most people would have found it grotesque, but when you're in love nothing is so abstract or horrible that it can't be thought of as cute. (David Sedaris)

I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. (Maurice Sendak)

Love in its essence is spiritual fire. (Seneca)

Every man loves what he is good at. (Thomas Shadwell)

Love is the only doorway from the prison of ourselves. (Peter Shaffer)

To business that we love, we rise betime and go to't with delight. (William Shakespeare)

If music be the food of love, play on. (William Shakespeare)

Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. (William Shakespeare)

You have to really, really love the subject and the idea that you have. I mean really love it a lot. (Doreen Shann)

I was taught when I was young that if people would only love one another, all would be well with the world. I found when I tried to put that into practice, not only were other people seldom lovable but I wasn't very lovable myself. (George Bernard Shaw)

Love is the most important ingredient in art. (Glenda Shomaly)

We are here to contribute love to the planet - each of us in our own way. (Bernie S. Siegal)

Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love... (Alfred Sisley)

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. (Alexander Smith)

I told the students [at Yale] we were going to talk about love - I meant love in the sense of devotions to one's work - and about half the students got really pissed off. (Kiki Smith)

Life is love, love is life. Look at these two, they're inseparable. (William Carmen Soyak III)

The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is. (Baruch Spinoza)

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. (Madame de Stael)

'It's love,' they say. You touch the right one and a whole half of the universe wakes up, a new half. (William Stafford)

-Seven Years...
You are what you love, not who loves you... a person who loves has always won, no matter whether or not the love is fulfilled. (Peter Stamm)

Love is the vital essence that pervades and permeates, from the center to the circumference, the graduating circles of all thought and action. Love is the talisman of human weal and woe - the open sesame to every soul. (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

Some men hunger so much for love that they lose everything that is loveable about them. (John Steinbeck)

Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else. (Rudolf Steiner)

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things. (Stendhal)

The pleasures of love are always in proportion to our fears. (Stendhal)

It is by love alone that we understand anything. (James Stephens, author)

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all. (Wallace Stevens)

All the things I love is what my business is all about. (Martha Stewart)

Why must we love where the lightning strikes, and not where we choose? (Theodore Sturgeon)

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others. (Anne-Sophie Swetchine)

To have loved, to have been made happy thus, / What better fate has life in store for us? (Arthur Symons)

The love of color is a fundamental part of the nature of every human being. (Zoltan Szabo)

Knowledge is gained by learning; trust by doubt; skill by practice; and love by love. (Thomas Szasz)

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate: he who loves finds the gate open. (Rabindranath Tagore)

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. (Rabindranath Tagore)

Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed. (John Tarrant)

-from Melody Interrupted...
I dedicate this romance to you who have always known that life's melody and harmony orchestrate from love played by the human heart. (J. R. Teasdale)

Life has loveliness to sell, / Music like a curve of gold, / Scent of pine trees in the rain, / Eyes that love you, arms that hold, / And for your spirit's still delight, / Holy thoughts that star the night. (Sara Teasdale)

I hold it true, whate'er befall; / I feel it, when I sorrow most; / 'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. (Mother Teresa)

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

A lover is never a completely self-reliant person viewing the world through his own eyes, but a hostage to a certain delusion. (Alexander Theroux)

There must be the... generating force of Love behind every effort destined to be successful. (Henry David Thoreau)

Love asks nothing in return. (W. Larry Tinch)

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. (Leo Tolstoy)

If it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts. (Leo Tolstoy)

I think love is the greatest force in the universe. It's shapeless like water. It only takes the shape of things it becomes. (Guillermo del Toro)

With love I draw what I hate. (Harold Town)

Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. (Brian Tracy)

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. (Mark Twain)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. (Lao Tzu)

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart, and they both take practice. (Author unknown)

How does love come? / It comes unsought - unsent. / How does love go? / It was not love that went. (Author unknown)

Love is like a puzzle. When you're in love, all the pieces fit. But when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together. (Author unknown)

Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever. (Author unknown)

We are most alive when we're in love. (John Updike)

For in truth great love is born of great knowledge of the thing loved. (Leonardo da Vinci)

Love conquers all things: let us too give in to Love. (Virgil)

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. (Voltaire)

It is not love that should be depicted as blind, but self-love. (Voltaire)

Make love when you can. It's good for you. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

If I had love and money I would not go anywhere from Belgrade. I would hang around, have a next burger with fries and beer, relax and just paint. (Milos Vujasinovic)

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. (Denis Waitley)

Love. It isn't very popular in technical circles to say a lot of mushy stuff about love, but frankly it's a very very important part of what holds our project together. (Jimmy Wales)

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions... Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money. (Andy Warhol)

I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. (Andy Warhol)

Love is one of those experiences that is utterly exciting and yet at times most bewildering; certainly not too different from our own personal experience of art, as it is created, observed and contemplated. (Kirk Wassell)

There is no 'effortless ease, carefreeness, harmony and love' in nature - love is a human emotion. (Coulter Watt)

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command. (Alan Watts)

If I am in a state of heart and mind whereby I see more clearly and love more deeply, then by means of painting I rescue those fleeting moments, making them permanent. (Frank Webb)

When I talk about love, I'm talking about something that's great... something that will sustain you. (Cornel West)

Is love like art - something always ahead, never quite attained? (Edward Weston)

All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world. (E. B. White)

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. (Oscar Wilde)

It is difficult not to be unjust to what one loves. (Oscar Wilde)

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. (Oscar Wilde)

Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value. (Thornton Wilder)

If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you. (Marianne Williamson)

All you need in the world is love and laughter. That's all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other. (August Wilson)

When you love what you do, then you're talking to one of the luckiest guys on the face of the earth. (Henry Winkler)

Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live. (Tom Wolfe)

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. (Tom Wolfe)

Love, relationships, romance – it fuels me... that unfolding of information about them that I get attached to. It becomes a very important element in my life and work. (Madeleine Wood)

Love betters what is best. (William Wordsworth)

One's art goes as far and as deep as one's love goes. (Andrew Wyeth)

Everything that man esteems / Endures a moment or a day. / Love's pleasure drives his love away, / The painter's brush consumes his dreams. (William Butler Yeats)

Love is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations. (Paramahansa Yogananda)

Allow your love to nourish yourself as well as others. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

Love opens all doors, no matter how closed they may be, no matter how rusty from lack of use. Your work is to bring unity and harmony, to open all doors which have been closed for a long time. Have patience and tolerance. Open your heart all the time. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

When we truly love what we do, we do it whole-souled and become professionals... Art is to love. (Mona Youssef)

Love is the universe / The web is pulsing vein / That's where we meet and touch / That's where our Juices flow. (Zoltan Zelan)

Creativity is a celebration of life... I am here! I love life! I love me! I can be anything! I can do anything! (Joseph Zinker)