Romantic Love Quotes

Quotes tagged as "romantic-love" (showing 1-30 of 78)
Robert A. Johnson
“Though no one notices at the time, in-loveness obliterates the humanity of the beloved. One does a curious kind of insult to another by falling in love with him, for we are really looking at our own projection of God, not at the other person. If two people are in love, they tread on star dust for a time and live happily ever after—that is so long as this experience of divinity has obliterated time for them. Only when they come down to earth do they have to look at each other realistically and only then does the possibility of mature love exist. If one person is in love and the other not, the cooler one is likely to say, "We would have something better between us if you would look at me rather than at your image of me.”
Robert A. Johnson, Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche

Ella Dominguez
“Just because you’re my Princess doesn’t mean I won’t fuck you like a slut.”
Ella Dominguez, Continental Life

C. Nzingha Smith
“True love doesn't grow on you, feed on you, drain you and spoil your heart. It nourishes, waters the soul and intensifies in absenses long and short.”
C. Nzingha Smith, Lust Have Recipes, Aphrodisiac Cookbook

Erin Watt
“I wasn’t seeking a place, but a person. I’d come home.”
Erin Watt, Cracked Kingdom

Christine Feehan
“Then you're mine," she said in desperation. "Then you belong to me."

"With everything I am”
Christine Feehan, Turbulent Sea

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Like the moon shining bright
Up high with all its grace,
I can only show you at night
And hide half of my face.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Abhijit Naskar
“Beauty is an illusion, created by Mother Nature to drive the human species in the path of reproduction. In reality, beauty is irrelevant to human life, especially in a relationship. What you today perceive as beautiful and special, over time, becomes not so special. That’s how the human brain works. It is not beauty that keeps a relationship alive, it is attachment. Without attachment, a naked body is merely a lifeless sex toy.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Bengal Tigress: A Treatise on Gender Equality

“You realized you were surrounded by love, that you were held by love, and that you’d had too small an imagination about that word, that thing. Romantic love, absolutely. Our notion of love— it just seems a very unevolved and very unenlightened notion. That it’s this one person who you will meet. Eve Ensler”
Krista Tippett, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Abhijit Naskar
“Beauty is irrelevant to human life, especially in a relationship. What you today perceive as beautiful and special, over time, becomes not so special. That’s how the human brain works. It is not beauty that keeps a relationship alive, it is attachment. Without attachment, a naked body is merely a lifeless sex toy.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Bengal Tigress: A Treatise on Gender Equality

Ann Marie Aguilar
“Romantic love is over-rated but that's what we want in life, someone who love us in a romantic way.”
Ann Marie Aguilar

“Even if the romantic concept of love loses its splendor and meaning, I’ll continue to love by engaging in a Sisyphean task of finding its sublime beauty from interminable meaninglessness, madness, and misery of loving.”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Summer Hines
“Sometime during high school he’d gotten . . . kind of . . . beautiful, and Harper found it easier to not look directly at him. When she did, it did strange things to her, making her voice high and her cheeks burn. So she only ever really looked at him out of the corner of her eyes, like one would look at a solar eclipse.”
Summer Hines, Some Things Stay With You: A Windswept Wyoming Romance

“We cannot anticipate in advance how anyone will respond when they first rub elbows with Eros’ malady of passion and madness. Eros arrives on a wing of a devious angel to take control of our body, encapsulate our mind, and seize command over the quality of our life. In its purest manifestation, romantic love guarantees to rip us asunder, because we are unwittingly dispossessed of our precious sense of self-control.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Lisel Mueller
Heartland
Now that we’ve given our hearts away
With the bric-a-brac, we want them back.
Now we look for them secondhand,
Someone else’s, in the old songs,
The slowly unfolding novels
We never had time for. Hearts
That taught themselves to fly;
…overstuffed hearts, still leaking
Downy secrets like feathers.

We want someone to say,
‘I give you my heart’, meaning,
‘Summer and winter’, meaning
‘All my time in the this world’…”
Lisel Mueller, Alive Together

R.B. O'Brien
“Romance and romantic are different. Death, itself, can be romantic. Nature and a destructive snowstorm can be romantic. Lovers in love but giving that up can also be romantic. There is something aesthetically romantic in beauty itself. And beauty can even be pain. Therefore, pain is romantic, especially when the sufferer does so for love.”
R.B. O'Brien

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Give a man a finger, he’ll put a wedding ring on it!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

I remember the strength of her body writhing inside the velvet. And, suddenly, the velvet
“I remember the strength of her body writhing inside the velvet. And, suddenly, the velvet was gone as though my greedy hands had worn it away and she stood flushed and trembling before me. I forgave every complaint I had leveled against God at the sight of her tremulous beauty—wisps of curls like trickles of burgundy trailing over breasts as plump and round as a pair of bandy hens fattened up for Sunday dinner. I could scarcely touch her. My fingertips traveled over her roundness. In rashness I gathered her to me, pressed against her ... lay her down. I was inside her before her back touched the sheets. Her sighs could give birth to new stars.”
Kathleen Valentine, The Old Mermaid's Tale: A Novel of the Great Lakes

Mark Epstein
“Just as mind rises up and rebels at un unskillful attempt to subdue it in meditation, a relationship will fall apart if the partners are not respectful of each other's differences. <...> Separateness and connection make each other possible; they are not mutually exclusive.”
Mark Epstein, Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness

Summer Hines
“I’m not good at saying what I’m feeling. I’m just not built that way. But, I want you to let me spend my whole life showing you how much I love you.”
Summer Hines, Some Things Stay With You: A Windswept Wyoming Romance

“Love is a form of energy, and similar to all forms of energy, it is both essential for life and dangerous. Love can enrich a person’s life or destroy a person’s world. Love is a catalytic agent of change because it makes us dare to become the best person that we can be. Falling in love for the first time drives a person to the cusp of madness, while the bitter aftermath of a love lost irrevocably alters the positive and negative aspects of a person’s character. Withstanding rejection by a lover, we discover within us those ingredients that we will need in order to find our life mate and complete ourselves as man and woman.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Alain de Botton
“A person cannot be at once a libertine and a married Romantic, however compelling both paradigms might be.”
Alain de Botton, The Course of Love

Summer Hines
“. . . there was a softness to Cash’s gaze that made her want to lean into it. It felt like being stroked with a paintbrush, all the way down her body, leaving everything tingling in its wake.”
Summer Hines, Some Things Stay With You: A Windswept Wyoming Romance

Balroop Singh
“Romantic love morphs into a loving and eternal relationship if we understand what is love; why passion is such a sweet word.”
Balroop Singh

Milan Kundera
“I believe that in matters of the heart there is no such thing as compromise. Love means that you give each other everything.”
Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere

Lillian Faderman
“... it is in our century that love has come to be perceived as a refinement of the sexual impulse, but in many other centuries romantic love and sexual impulse were often considered unrelated.”
Lillian Faderman, Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present

Jojo Moyes
“You are pretty much the only thing that wants me to walk up in the morning.”
Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Merle Shain
“Romantic love has highs and lows and lots of rare emotions and dangerous sensations but it bores easily and has no friendship in it, and often when it's over, it is as if a tornado passed. It's a very expensive form of recreation, a theatre play with daydreams, a frolic of your own in which you are the main event.

Human love is based in every day, not fantasies or illusions. It acknowledges the other person as a separate person and even loves them for their imperfections, for their vulnerabilities and their incompleteness, and allows them to change and to grow. It seeks to honour, not to use, to empower, not to overpower, and when it fails, it just gets cranky, it does not blow a fuse.”
Merle Shain, Courage My Love

Madeleine L'Engle
“I have been wondering this summer why our love has seemed deeper, tenderer than ever before. It's taken us twenty-five years, almost, but perhaps at last we are willing to let each other be; as we are; two diametrically opposite human beings in many ways, which has often led to storminess. But I think we are both learning not to chafe at the other's particular isness.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

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