Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Quotes from Authors

For Valentine's Day, I thought I'd share a web site called that's packed with words of wisdom, quotes, short stories, and much more. I chose some of my favorite "love quotes" from authors on their "Romantic Love Quotes" page.

"To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." - Mark Twain (1835-1910) [Samuel Clemens] American Author, Humorist

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return." - Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French Aviator, Writer

"I love thee, I love but thee With a love that shall not die Till the sun grows cold And the stars grow old." - William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

"Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it." - Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) English Clergyman, Author

"Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." - Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948) American Writer

"Who, being loved, is poor?" - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish Author, Poet, Wit, Dramatist

"Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope." - Josh Billings (1818-1885) [Henry Wheeler Shaw] American Humorist

"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." - Robert Browning (1812-1889) English Poet

"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." - Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1883) English Poet Laureate

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." - Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) American Clergyman, Writer

"Life is a flower of which love is the honey." - Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Author, Lyric Poet, Dramatist

"To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others." - Francois Mauriac (1885-1970) French Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Playwright

How about you ~ do you have a favorite love quote?

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Thanks for sharing these, Kathleen! I have a love-type quote for my Motivational Monday Quote. Well, at least I used it as one. :) Come check it out, if you'd like.

  2. You're so welcome, Madeline! I do like the quote you posted! Thanks for visiting today :-)

  3. Great quotes. I also very much liked your story over at Twist of Noir

  4. Hi Charles,
    Thanks ~ So glad you visited here & ATON today ~ thanks for taking the time to read my story :-) Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Tennyson´s is my favourite; I have quoted him now and then without knowing where I had it from, but Josh Billings´ is just brilliant.

  6. My 13 year old son loves that one, too, Dorte! I told him about that quote last summer, when he had a crush on a girl he met on a cruise, and was so sad when our trip was over. He hasn't forgotten the quote! Billings' is great, I agree!
    Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day!