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10 Great Quotes from Writers about Love

Ten of the most profound and witty quotes from writers on the subject of love

‘All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase – “I love you.”’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘Self-love seems so often unrequited.’ – Anthony Powell

‘You cannot save people, you can only love them.’ – Anaïs Nin

Quotes about Love‘The Bible tells us to love our neighbours, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.’ – G. K. Chesterton

‘Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.’ – Henry Fielding

‘Of course it’s possible to love a human being – if you don’t know them too well.’ – Charles Bukowski

‘To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.’ – Jane Austen

‘There are all kinds of love in the world, but never the same love twice.’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald

‘Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.’ – Jerome K. Jerome

‘If you wish women to love you be original; I know a man who used to wear felt boots summer and winter & women fell in love with him.’ – Anton Chekhov

Image: ‘Love’ by Usbkabel (2014), Wikimedia Commons, share-alike licence.

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Posted on February 9, 2015, in Literature and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. What I clever idea for a post. I love reading quotes and really enjoyed reading this. Thank you!

    • Bookshop Hemingways of Hermanus

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  2. F. Scott Fitzgerald has never lied to me before.

  3. Love the F. Scott Fitzgerald quotes! Which novels are they in?

  4. Oh Chesterton, you get it right so often.

  5. Reblogged this on ashnicole018 and commented:
    intresting

  6. Reblogged this on ending indifference about education and commented:
    Could be used as a good lesson plan starter for this Valentine’s season.

  7. These are great I love them.

  8. “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.’ – Jane Austen

    This resonated. Love is a lot like dancing :)

    The second one by S.Fitzgerald is quite scary. Never the same kind twice?

  9. Chekhov and Chesterson – perfection. Makes me want to break out my Chekhov short stories and read them this weekend.

  10. Reblogged this on FlimsyJournal and commented:
    Chekhov & Chesterton – You can’t go wrong.

  11. I love quotes! Many great quotes you got there! :)

  12. Reblogged this on daisythoughts06 and commented:
    sweet.

  13. This was really helpful… Thank you

  14. I shall be trying these out on my good lady at the weekend. Well… some of them anyway ;)

  15. Reblogged this on brendaaddie and commented:
    Lovely to know Anton Chekhov is included among writers on love. Happy St V’s Day!

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