Quotes About Platonic Love

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David Levithan
“But I think we both knew, even then, that what we had was something even more rare, and even more meaningful. I was going to be his friend, and was going to show him possibilities. And he, in turn, would become someone I could trust more than myself.”
David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy

Leo Tolstoy
“And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy. In such love there can be no sort of tragedy.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Oscar Wilde
“Even before I met you I was far from indifferent to you.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Thomas Hardy
“We ought to have lived in mental communion, and no more.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

Edward Carpenter
“That men of this kind despise women, though a not uncommon belief, is one which hardly appears to be justified. Indeed, though naturally not inclined to 'fall in love' in this direction, such men are by their nature drawn rather near to women, and it would seem that they often feel a singular appreciation and understanding of the emotional needs and destinies of the other sex, leading in many cases to a genuine though what is called 'Platonic' friendship. There is little doubt that they are often instinctively sought after by women, who, without suspecting the real cause, are conscious of a sympathetic chord in the homogenic which they miss in the normal man.”
Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

Edmund Spenser
“For love is a celestial harmony
Of likely hearts compos'd of stars' concent,
Which join together in sweet sympathy,
To work each other's joy and true content,
Which they have harbour'd since their first descent
Out of their heavenly bowers, where they did see
And know each other here belov'd to be.”
Edmund Spenser, Fowre Hymnes

Edward Carpenter
“[A]s people are beginning to see that the sexes form in a certain sense a continuous group, so they are beginning to see that Love and Friendship which have been so often set apart from each other as things distinct are in reality closely related and shade imperceptibly into each other. Women are beginning to demand that Marriage shall mean Friendship as well as Passion; that a comrade-like Equality shall be included in the word Love; and it is recognised that from the one extreme of a 'Platonic' friendship (generally between persons of the same sex) up to the other extreme of passionate love (generally between persons of opposite sex) no hard and fast line can at any point be drawn effectively separating the different kinds of attachment. We know, in fact, of Friendships so romantic in sentiment that they verge into love; we know of Loves so intellectual and spiritual that they hardly dwell in the sphere of Passion.”
Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

Harold Brodkey
“In our opposed forms of loneliness and self-recognition and recognition of the other, we touched each other often as we spoke; and on shore in explorations of the past, we strolled with our arms linked...”
Harold Brodkey, Profane Friendship

Lucian of Samosata
“They see nothing indecent in sexual intercourse, whether heterosexual or homosexual, and indulge in it quite openly, in full view of everyone. The only exception was Socrates, who was always swearing that his relations with young men were purely Platonic, but nobody believed him for a moment, and Hyacinthus and Narcissus gave first-hand evidence to the contrary.”
Lucian of Samosata, Satirical Sketches

Edward Carpenter
“It would seem probable that the attachment of such a one is of a tender and profound character; indeed, it is possible that in this class of men we have the love sentiment in one of its most perfect forms—a form in which from the necessities of the situation the sensuous element, though present, is exquisitely subordinated to the spiritual.”
Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

Jasleen Kaur Gumber
“When I said yes,
it implies till death,
and forever thence.

When I said love,
it connotes trust,
allied in situations tough.

And today,
when I hold your hand,
I am prepared to stand,
any trouble,
any avalanche.”
Jasleen Kaur Gumber

“I've been wondering if in fact ideal platonic love isn't just an intensely concentrated form of what inspires the best teachers.”
Edmund Marlowe

“Women: One of the most mysterious forces on the planet have had a very profound impact on men since millennia, for they are gifted with an alchemical agent - Discontinuity ~ Any one who encounters their presence gets disconnected with their past, a very life changing experience.”
Ramana Pemmaraju

“I love you not because you're beautiful, but its through You that I discover more of myself!”
Ramana Pemmaraju

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