Lasting Love Quotes

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Robert Wright
“[L]asting love is something a person has to decide to experience. Lifelong monogamous devotion is just not natural—not for women even, and emphatically not for men. It requires what, for lack of a better term, we can call an act of will. . . . This isn't to say that a young man can't hope to be seized by love. . . . But whether the sheer fury of a man's feelings accurately gauges their likely endurance is another question. The ardor will surely fade, sooner or later, and the marriage will then live or die on respect, practical compatibility, simple affection, and (these days, especially) determination. With the help of these things, something worthy of the label 'love' can last until death. But it will be a different kind of love from the kind that began the marriage. Will it be a richer love, a deeper love, a more spiritual love? Opinions vary. But it's certainly a more impressive love.”
Robert Wright, The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are - The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology

Gabriel García Márquez
“It was the time when they loved each other best, without hurry or excess, when both were most conscious of and grateful for their incredible victories over adversity. Life would still present them with other mortal trails, of course, but that no longer mattered: they were on the other shore. ”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez
“It had to teach her to think of love as a state of grace: not the means to anything but the alpha and omega, an end it itself. ”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Steve Goodier
“As much as I enjoy romance, it’s commitment that I need the most. I need to know a love I can depend on, a love that says, “I will be with you through it all. I love you. And I will love you even when you may not be all that lovable, for sometimes I'm not very lovable either. You can count on me - always.”
Steve Goodier

Guillaume Musso
“As long as you remember the person who loved you, and whom you still love, then you're making love endure.”
Guillaume Musso, Que serais-je sans toi?

Lorrie Moore
“For love to last, you had to have illusions or have no illusions at all. But you had to stick to one or the other. It was the switching back and forth that endangered things.”
Lorrie Moore, Like Life

Elise Valmorbida
“Villanelle for my valentine

Old love, I thought I'd never see the time
because of all we've done and often said
when I'd be yours, my dear, and you'd be mine.

And what relief to soften, and resign
the battle of the heart over the head.
old love, I thought I'd never see the time

when qualms and cold feet that could undermine
all we've held out for, dissipate instead
now that I'm yours, my dear and you are mine.

I'm still amazed how our two lives align
the two of us! A pair! Take it as read,
old love, I thought I'd never see the time

The tangle of our jumpers in the line,
the battle for the blankets in our bed
confirm that I am yours, and you are mine.

So then, this is my pledge, my valentine:
my hand's in yours for all that lies ahead.
Oh love, there's never been a better time
now that I'm yours, and finally, you're mine.”
Elise Valmorbida, The Book of Happy Endings: True Stories about Finding Love

Sherry Thomas
“Dear Bryony,
There are many things I wish I had time to tell you, so I will say just this: These past few days have been some of the best days of my life. Because of you.
My fervent hope is that you are safe and well as you read this letter. That you will have all the happiness I wish I could have shared with you. And that you will remember me not as a failed husband, but one who was still trying, til the very end.
Yours always,
Sherry Thomas, Not Quite a Husband

Shannon L. Alder
“Live is not about constantly fighting to keep someone in your life. It is about constantly fighting for a better life together.”
Shannon L. Alder

David Hoffmeister
“Moment by moment the Holy Spirit will work with your beliefs, taking you step by step as you unwind your mind from the many false concepts that you believe keep you safe and make you happy. Only the release from these false beliefs can bring you true happiness and lasting peace.”
David Hoffmeister, Unwind Your Mind Back to God: Experiencing A Course in Miracles

Loretta Livingstone
“Love must face reality
If it is to survive”
Loretta Livingstone, Jumping in the Puddles of Life

Ernest Hemingway
“What you have with Maria, whether it lasts just through today and a part of tomorrow, or whether it lasts for a long life is the most important thing that can happen to a human being. There will always be people who say it does not exist because they cannot have it. But I tell you it is true and that you have it and that you are lucky even if you die tomorrow.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Love doesn't go away overnight. It sometimes stays for coffee.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Amit Abraham
“The last love is the most lasting of loves”
Amit Abraham

Vironika Tugaleva
“It is only by seeing beauty in everything that we can see it in any one single thing, day after day. Don't run into the arms of obsession, for that quickly fades. Long lasting love comes from an open, loving heart.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Edward Rutherfurd
“And he glanced down at Mercy beside him, and saw in her face such radiant goodness, such a calm certainty, that it seemed to him that if he could only be with her all his life, he should know a love, and happiness, and peace that he had never known before.”
Edward Rutherfurd, New York

Nicole Douglas
“She was like a drug and he was letting her get back in his system just by standing there with her.”
Nicole Douglas, Afraid to Fall

“Miracles have a higher percentage of being permanent than magical solutions.”
Nike Thaddeus

“22 Brutal Dating Truths You Have To Accept If You Want A Shot At Lasting Love”

Linda Berdoll
“Sagacity did not magically arrive with age. As his family grew, so did his affections. The deeper he loved, the more easily he was injured. His heart had not become reinforced. It had softened--and ripened. It was a larger target and far more easily rent.”
Linda Berdoll, The Darcys: New Pleasures

“To know when to go away and when to come closer is the key to any lasting relationship.”
Domenico Cieri Estrada