Words for the Soul: Believe In Love
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Romance is a necessity. Whether you're young or old, married or divorced, heartbroken or cynical, romance is built into the fabric of our design.There is a reason why we love love stories, why we watch the same romantic movies over and over again â they touch at something deep down within us. Even when they are downright corny and unrealistic, we still want to believe that there is a kernel of truth in them. We need to believe there is.
A lot of people say that the books and the movies and the fairytales aren't real. That they give us a false sense of reality. But does real always mean factual? There certainly are some bad quality stories out there, but I would say that those great books and love stories are so moving because they do offer us a taste of truth. That's what gives them their powerful grip on our hearts. They don't take us out of reality, they help us see and live our reality so much more fully.
In a world of unhappy relationships and escalating divorce rates, it is all the more important to believe in the reality of love. The reality of its presence for each of us, but also the reality of its nature. Yes there are those wonderful seasons of butterflies and shooting stars, but there are also those times that will push you to your breaking point. Love demands everything from you or it will have nothing at all. It requires the ultimate sacrifice - yourself. As clay pottery is fired in the kiln, love burns as it makes you strong and beautiful.
So this Valentine's Day, believe in love. If you are in a romantic relationship, squeeze your lover a little tighter. Do not compare your relationship to another's, instead nourish your relationship with words and acts of kindness, belief, and love. If you are single or divorced or widowed, believe in the power that love never fails and it knows no limits. And no matter what your status is this Valentine's Day, every woman deserves to feel lovely and beautiful! Shop our Red Hot Valentine's Day Collection for some gorgeous looks for you: Red Hot Valentine
Here are some of our quotes on love from our favorite writers, thinkers, books, and movies:
Being loved deeply by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
â Lao Tzu
Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than you're own.
â H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You can't blame gravity for falling in love.
â Albert Einstein
It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.
â Good Will Hunting
i carry your heart(I carry it in my heart)
â e. e. cummings
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature loves says: 'I need you because I love you.'
â Erich Fromm
We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.
â Rainer Maria Rilke
It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it. But, it's a party, and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining, and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes... but not because you're possessive, or it's precisely sexual. But, because that is your person in this life. And, it's funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it's this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It's sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don't have the ability to perceive them. That's what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess.
â Frances Ha
It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together...and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home...only to no home I'd ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like...magic.
â Sleepless In Seattle
A strange, terrific force unlike anything I've ever experienced is sprouting in my heart, taking root there, growing. Shut up behind my rib cage, my warm heart expands and contracts independent of my will â over and over.
â Haruki Murakami
I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn't just hold â that's ego. Love liberates. It doesn't bind. Love says, 'I love you... I would like to be near you. I'd like to have your arms around me, I'd like to hear your voice in my ear.'
â Maya Angelou
My bounty is as boundless as the sea
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.
â William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
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