"Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky."--Hafiz
"I used to be a hopeless romantic. I am still a hopeless romantic. I used to believe that love was the highest value. I still believe that love is the highest value. I don’t expect to be happy. I don’t imagine that I will find love, whatever that means, or that if I do find it, it will make me happy. I don’t think of love as the answer or the solution. I think of love as a force of nature—as strong as the sun, as necessary, as impersonal, as gigantic, as impossible, as scorching as it is warming, as drought-making as it is life-giving. And when it burns out the world dies."
--Jeanette Winterson, 'Light Housekeeping'
"By about 4 A.M. he had decided he was in love with me. Which, though a little strange, since I'd barely spoken, was fine with me. It's always nice when someone's in love with you. Gives you leverage."
--Marya Hornbacher, 'Wasted'
You are what you love, not what loves you.
"Sometimes I feel there's a hole inside of me. An emptiness that at times seems to burn. I have this dream of being whole. Not going to bed each night wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me and I want to be seen."
"Three words, eight letters. Say it, and I'm yours."
--Blair Waldorf, 'Gossip Girl'