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"Once you have learned to love, you have learned to live."

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
-- St. Augustine

"I rather have one touch of her hand, one smell of her hair, one kiss of her lips, than an eternity without it."
-- Nicholas Cage in the movie:  City of Angels

"Your heart is free.  Have the courage to follow it."
-- William Wallace' father in the movie:  BraveHeart

"Men always want to be a woman's first love; women have a more subtle instinct:  what they like is to be a man's last romance."

"The heart sometimes finds out things that reason cannot."

"We risked, we loved, we lost.  And sooner or later, we'll do it all over again."

"Feeling unloved is the worst poverty in the world."
-- Mother Theresa

"Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode of a man's."

"Nothing that the heart gives away is lost... it is always kept in the hearts of others."

"I don't even have a picture of him... but only in my memory..."
-- Rose in the movie:  Titanic

"I have spent my whole life looking for the perfect woman, and now I've found her.  Too bad she's looking for the perfect man."
-- Robert Scharm

"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge;  no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble; how hopeless the outlook; how muddled the tangle; how great the mistake.  A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.  If only you could love enough you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world."

"You're here.  There's nothing I fear.  And I  know that my heart will go on.  We'll stay forever this way.  You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on."
-- A cut from the lyrics of:  My Heart Will Go On

"Love not only gives... it also forgives."

"No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever."

"A thankful heart enjoys blessings twice - when they are received and when they are remembered."

"The secret of life is not just to live but to have someone worthwhile to live for."

"There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting someone up."

"He's got you on a pedestal, but he's got me --- in his arms."
-- Cameron Diaz in the movie:  My Bestfriend's Wedding

"Without forgiveness, love has no meaning.  It has no fullness or maturity.  Only when two people have shown each other the worst of our natures are we truly ready for the task of love.  Then we are truly ready to begin.  How tragic it is that so often we stop everythig just as we reach the starting line."

"It is the meaning that we attach to the events in our lives - not the events themselves - that 
determine our feelings about them."

"The first duty of love is to listen."

"Love is not blind.  It sees more and not not less... but because it sees more, it is willing to see less."

"They do not truly love who do not show their love."
-- William Shakespear

"Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it."

"Love creates an "us" without destroying the "me"."

"Life has taught us that love does not consists in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction."

"Do everything.  Love as much as you can.  It may hurt but it helps us grom.  Give all you have... you may be poor but you will be content.  Always forgive... your heart cannot afford not to.  Teach what you know and learn what you don't.  Stay open to all you can, but most importantly, dream your dream and then capture it..."

"It;s not the great things you do that matter, but the small things you do with great heart."
-- Mother Theresa

"To love another person is to see the face of God."
-- Les Miserables

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her."

"The best way to love is to love like you have never been hurt."

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart."
-- Helen Keller

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life... that word is love."
-- Sophocles

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so."
-- David Grayson

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
-- G.K. Chesterton

"Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"To love someone deeply gives you strength.  Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."
-- Lao Tzu

"It is better to love and live with the pains even once in your life rather than not learning how to love until you die..."

"When someone we love goes away, a part of us goes with him/her too."

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or more correctly, being loved spite of yourself."

"If you love a person, give him a space to grow.  For him to be able to be the person he's meant to be."

"Where we love is home... Home that our feet may leave, but not our heart."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without."
-- James Baldwin

"The mind has a thousand eyes and the heart but one, yet the light of a whole life dies when love is gone."

"Immature love says: "I love you because I need you."  Mature love says:  "I need you because I love you"."
-- Erich Fromm

"I guarantee that there will be tough times.  I guarantee that there will come a time when one or both of us will want to get out.  But I also guarantee that if I didn't ask you to be mine today, I'll regret it for the rest of my life.  Because in my heart I know that there's only you for me..."
-- From the movie:  Runaway Bride

"The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart."

"I know it's a cornball thing, but love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without.  If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with?  I say fall head over heels.  Find someone you love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back.  And how do you find him?  Forget your head and listen to your heart... run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back.  Because the truth is, there is not sense living your life without this.  To make the journey and not fall deeply in lofe --- well, you haven't lived a life at all.  You have to try.  Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived... stay open.  Who knows?  Lightning could strike."
-- From the movie:  Meet Joe Black

"It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other."
-- From the movie:  Goodwill Hunting

"Love's weakest when there's  more doubt than trust between two hearts.  But it's stronger when there's more doubts but we learn to trust in spite of the doubts."

"Sometimes you wonder why you stay in a position that hurts you so much... you know you could do without the pain that you realize you love that person too much to go."

"What will he say today, I wonder.  I turn on my computer, I wait impatiently as it boots up.  I go online and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words:  You've got mail.  I hear nothing, not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beat of my own heart.  I have mail... from you."
-- From the movie:  You've Got Mail

"There are things we don't want to happen but we have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn and people whom we can't live without but have to let go."

"To real test true love is having all the things go wrong but still having special way to love in spite of all that wrong things may happen."

"Never say goodbye when you still want to try; never give up when you still feel you can take it; never say you don't love that person anymore when you can't let go."

"To love is like playing the piano.  First, you must learn to play by the rules then you must forget the rules and play from the heart."

"When you're in love, don't get too high because it's not the fall that hurts... it's the sudden stop."

"Goodbyes make you think:  they make you realize of what you've had, what you've lost and what you've taken for granted."

"Time doesn't heal the wound in your hearts.  It only makes the heart a little number so that the next time it gets wounded, it wouldn't hurt as much as it did during the first time."

"On the course of love, people must teach their hearts to be brave --- brave enough to hold on when things go wrong and brave enough to let go when they realize that things are not meant to be after all."

"The best part of loving is not hoping that a person loves you so much as you do but in knowing that you love her far more than you can."

"I asked for a rose, HE gave me a bouquet.  I asked for a day, HE gave me a lifetime.  I asked for someone I love, HE gave me an angel... HE gave me you."

"Deep inside, I was not sorry he came into my life, I was sorry he had to leave... I realized that God never took him away from me.  He never even gave him to me in the first place... The tears will still fall once in awhile.  I know I will still think about him, but this time, not with anger or hatred, but with precious thoughts of the things we shared.  And the pace and the love that I feel, these are the things that no one can ever measure."

"A woman was created from the ribs of a man.  Not from his head to be above him.  Not from his side to be equal.  Not from his feet to wak upon.  But under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be loved."

"We only realize how important someone is to us when she's gone."

"A Great Love?  It is when you shed tears and still you care for him/her.  It is when he/she ignores you and still you long for him/her.  It is when he/she begins to love another... and yet you still smile and say, "I'm happy for you"."

"There comes a time when we have to stop loving someone not because that person has stopped loving us but because we have found out that they'd be happier if we let go."

"Sometimes the one you love turns out to be the one whoe hurts you the most, and sometimes the friends who takes you into his arms and cries wnen you cry turns out to be the love you never knew you wanted."

"Sometimes I ask myself, what would make me happy?  To think that I have everything else, I get what I want.  Then I realized it was you, too bad because it's you that I can't have."

"Love doesn't have to have a happy ending, because love doesn't have to end at all."

"A man realized he wanted his love back not wanting to be hurt again.  The girl said "No".  The man cried our to God, "If it was meant to be, why did I lose her?"  God replies, "You didn't lose her... you let her go!"."

"When you love, you must not accept anything in return, for if you do, you're not loving but investing.  If you love, you must prepare to accept pain, for if you expect happiness, you're not loving but using."

"Never be afraid to fall in love.  It may hurt a lot, it may give you aches and pains, but if you don't follow your heart, in the end you will cry even more for not giving love a chance."

"I'm sorry if you can't love me the way you loved the one before me, so I'll let you go to find/him her and hope someday you'll see that the one true love you're looking for was the one who set you free."

"Ain't it funny we're trying to catch the attendtion of the one we think we love?  We hardly notcie the one we're really looking for was just there.  You don't notice them 'till they are in the arms of someone else."

"Love is like standing on wet cement, the longer you stay the harder it is to leave... and you can never go without leaving your prints behind."

"It's better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than lose that someone you love with your useless pride."

"The best lovers are those who are capable of loving from a distance far enough to allow the other person to grow, but never too far to feel the love deep within your being."

"The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand."

"To let go of someone doesn't mean you have to stop loving, it only means that you allow that person to find his own happiness without expecting him to come back.  Letting go is not just setting the other person free, but it is also setting yourself free from all bitterness, hatred, and anger that you keep in your heart."

"Sometimes love is a feeling that we wish should never dawned on us.  There are times when we regreg having entertained thoughts of becoming so close to someone.  When this deep affection and caring settles in, it hardens like cement that it becomes difficult to ignore and too stubborn to take away from our system."

"The seas shall run dry, and the rocks melt into sands; Then shall I love you still, my dear, when all these things are done."
-- Anonymous, The Young Man's Farewell To His Love

"Love comfortheth like sunshine after the rain."
-- William Shakespear, Venus and Adonis

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart."

"One of the most difficult moments that can dawn on a man is the time when he has to choose between the women he loves."

"Love makes a sour heart sweet, a sad heart merry, a poor heart rich, a dull heart wise, a timid heart bold, a weak heart strong, a blind heart seeing, a cold heart burning."
-- Beruriah

"Time and distance cannot separate us; absence of emotions does."

"In love, some people think that it's holding on that makes us strong; but sometimes it's letting go.  Goodbye may seem a lot more Hello's... and so we have to let go and we should know when to finally end up a chapter in our life to be able to give way for a new one."

"Love has it's own time, it's own seasons, and it's own reason for coming and going."

"Being truly loved can change the way we look at ourselves, and the world around us."
 -- Graham Ledger

"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."

"We never say goodbye to someone we love because no matter how hard we try, that love will always find its way back to us.  Say goodbye to the past, but don't be afraid to look back when you have to --- for there are so many beautiful memories with which you can draw your strength and inspiration from."

"Cry if you have to and let the tears wash away the bitterness that you feel.  Look back and smile
for somewhere in the past, love has found a home in your heart.  Life doesn't end where our heartaches begin.  It only ends when we give up on ourselves and the love that we have in our hearts."

"When there is understanding there is accpetance and when there is accpetance, there is always hope in finding love again -- and a chance for a new beginning."

"A heart truly in loev never loses hope but always believes in the promise of love, no matter how long the time and how far the distance."

"People say that when love comes knocking through the door, let it in.  Sometimes it comes through the back door and by thime you notice it, it's on it's way out."

"Love is not about trying to find out a person's past for it did not incude it.  It's all about how you take it in the  present time for it is the one you are currently into."

"Time can mend a broken heart and time can break a waiting heart."

"Relationships are like glass.  Sometime's it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself by putting it back together, or worse, have nothing stronng to bind it."

"Sometimes we take for granted those we love thinking they will always be around.   But time will come when they will give up and you have no chance but to let go."

"Heartbreaks could last as long as you let, it would tear us deep as you allow it to.  But the test is not how soon you forget but how you were able to heal and at the same time learn."

"Ironies of LOVE:  It is hard to find, but easy to lose;  Makes you feel good, but hurts you so badd;
Open your eyes, but makes you blind;  Fills up your heart then tears it apart."

"Sometimes love can be yours when you want it.  Sometimes you don't want it when it comes.  But when the time comes you want it and it  is ther for you to keep, I hope you won't let it go."

"Some people never say the words 'I love you'... it's not their style to be so bold.  Some people never say the words 'I love you'...  but like a child are longing to be told."

"Look not for beauty nor whiteness of skin but look for the heart that is loyal within.  Beauty may fade and skin grows old but the heart that is loyal will never grow old."

"Before saying the words 'I'll love you forever', ask first yourself if you are ready because most of us are ready to face love but not everyone is ready to face forever."

"If you love someone, you say it.  You say it right then out loud... or the moment just
passes you by."
-- From the movie:  My BestFriend's Wedding

 "When you love someone and you love them with your heart, it never disappears when you're
apart.  And when you love someone and you've done all you can do, you set them free.   And if that love was true, when you love someone, it will all come back to you."
-- From the movie:   Forget Paris

"The only wrong thing would be to deny what your heart truly feels."
-- From the movie:  The Mask of Zorro

"You will see a lot of things.  But they will mean nothing to you if you lose sight of the thing you love."
-- From the movie:  At First Sight

 "There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy... her heart."
-- From the movie:  Milk Money

 "I love you without knowing how, why or even from where."
-- Robin Williams in:  Patch Adams

"It's amazing how you fall in love with someone who simply smiles, talks or stares at you.  The only thing left to do is made that person fall for you too."

"Love is a gift.  If you are given this gift, try to appreciate it.  If you haven't received it yet, don't be in a hurry.  God is still wrapping it for you."

"I used to think that the world's unfair, that it gave me so many reasons to hate it.  But now, how can I hate such a wonderful world that gave me to you?"

"Two teardrops were floating down the river.  One drop said to the other, "I am the teardrop of the girl who loved a man and lost him.   Who are you?"  "Well, I am the teardrop of the man who regret letting a girl go."

"How do I say goodbye to someone I never had?  Why do tears fall for someone who was never mine?  Why is it that I miss someone I was never with?  I'll ask... why do I love someone whose love was never mine?"

"You have come in my life through a door.  I was afraid it would never be open again for many have slammed it on their way out.   Feel free to stay but if the time comes that you should leave, please close the door gently as you go."

"If you cannot keep him in your arms, keep him in your heart."

"Never leave things unsaid with the one you love, because you'll never know if you have another 
chance to say them again."

"Words and hearts should be handled with care for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair."

"If you have reasons why you love a person, then you're using your mind.  If you love a person for no reason at all, then you're using your heart."

"Reality bites!  More often than not, you fall in love with a person you can't have, while the one who truly loves you remains either a friend or a stranger."

"The day you broke my heart, I dropped a tear in the ocean.  When they find it, that's the time I will stop loving you."

"Love is like the air, you'll never know it's there till you feel it.  You'll never know it's gone till you need it."

"It's friends that becomes the deepest lovers, it's like one day, someone flicks the switch and you wake up and your best friends becomes the person you can never live without."

"Love has its time, season and own reasons! You can't ask it to stay, you can only embrace it as it comes and be glad that for a moment in your life it was yours!"

"It is better not to have the persons you love right now, but have them later than be with them now but lose them forever."

"There is no remedy for love but to love more."
-- Thoreau

"If you love someone, let him go.  If he return to you, it was meant to be.  If he don't, his love was never yours to begin with..."

"Hell is an empty heart."

"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."

"Love is indescribable and unconditional.  I could tell you a thousand things that it is not,
 but not one that it is."
-- Duke Ellington

"Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love."

"Love is the key to life, and its influences are those that move the world."
-- Ralph Waldo Trine

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it."

"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.  I love you not only for what you made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.  I love you for the part of me that you bring out"
-- Roy Croft

"Love... one word... many definitions."
-- Joshua Harris

"If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile."
-- Lynda Barry

"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
-- Vincent Van Gogh 

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."
-- Robert Heinlein

"Take hold gently; let go gently.  This is the greatest secret to happiness in love."

"Where there is love, there is life."
-- Mahatma Gandhi

"No surprise can produce such a magical effect as being loved."
-- Charles Morgan

"Sometimes it's not the time nor distance that spells the fate of our affinity with someone.  It is the test of  faith and commitment that we fail to uphold and soon, we lose our stable ground and fall off into the abyss of uncertainty."

"If tears could build a stairway, and memories were a lane,  I would walk right up to heaven to bring you home again.  No farewell words were spoken no time to say goodbye you were gone before I knew it, and only God knows why.  My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow, what it meant to lose you, no one will ever know.
-- Anonymous

"Love isn't like a reservoir.  You'll never drain it dry.  It's much more like a natural spring.  The longer and the farther it flows, the stronger and the deeper and the clearer it becomes."
-- Eddie Cantor

"When we love someone so intensely we can go over our own needs and just unconditionally give all of ourselves to that person.  We survive each day because of love even if the other person doesn't seem to take notice of it.  We just give and sacrifice  without expecting anything in return.  But, just like a plant that will only survive for days without water and stand the harsh heat, love, no matter how true and strong it may be, will be short-lived if not nurtured with the same care."

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