Favorite Quotations ~  Love, 10 Conversations with God

"One does not fall in love; one grows into love, and love grows in him." ~ Karl A. Menninger

Asheville sunrise, 8/29/15

I love you. You are closest to my heart, closer than any other human being. You are my extension. You are my prayer. You are my belief in God. For better or worse you inherit me. ~ Anne Sexton, Searching For Mercy Street, 1994

Just for the hell of it, try to love someone as unlike you as possible. ~ William T. Vollmann, Take My Advice

Love is proud of itself. It leaks out of us even with the tightest security. ~ Merrit Malloy, Things I Meant to Say to You When We Were Old

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. ~Victor Hugo

Let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth. ~ JOHN 3:18

I don't think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you don't discourage something that may be rather nice. ~ Linda Ronstadt

I can't even believe it--with you it's like having every dream I ever wanted come true. ~ Marty Balin

When love kicks you in the teeth, it is telling you to grow up and to get rid of the small pitiful parts of yourself that belittle and betray you. It is reminding you not to settle for the abusive, the superficial, or the trivial in yourself or in your relationship. ~ Adele Britton, From Pain to Passion: Building A Truly Great Relationship

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ~ Franklin P. Jones

Girl trouble, for me, is when you fall in love. ~ Colin Farrell

For love is but the heart's immortal thirst to be completely known and all forgiven. ~ Henry van Dyke

You know very well that love is, above all, the gift of oneself! ~ Jean Anouilh

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, love your suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else. ~ Hermann Hesse

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arm scan only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip. ~ Jonathan Carroll

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