02.14.2009 – Thoughts on Love…

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Anyone who knows me, knows I am a quoteaholic. 🙂 I wanted to share with you some of my favorite quotes on love for this Valentines Day Week!!

“You know, whenever anyone says something really funny and I laugh… I always look around to see if you think it’s funny too.”

“But maybe that’s what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.”

“You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this – is my husband, this – is my wife.”

“Love IS everything it is cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…
It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. and the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.”

“I want to find a guy who calls me beautiful instead of hot, who calls me back when i hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to my heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch me sleep. I will wait for the man who kisses my forehead, who wants to show me off to the world when i am in sweats, who holds my hand when we are in public, who thinks im just as pretty with out makeup. One who is constantly reminding me of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have me. I want the one who turns to his friends and says “that’s her”

“The one God has meant for us is going to be the hardest to get, the hardest to keep, & the hardest to accept because through all that, love will grow stronger, bonds will become thicker, & the future will become more clear. Love wasn’t made to be easy, otherwise we wouldn’t end up w/ the right person — we would end up w/ the first one who comes along. By struggling we single out the wrong ones & realize who really is the one “

“Love is living your own life, but sharing it. Love is forgiveness, its making a million mistakes and turning them into learning experiences. Love is patience, optimism and sometimes it’s a kiss when there is nothing left to say .”

“You’re not the breath I breathe, just the sweet scent that I enjoy. You’re not the sights I see, just the most beautiful of them. You’re not the water I drink, just the flavor that makes it taste so good. You’re not the ground I walk on, just the partner I sometimes lean on. You’re not the blood in my veins, just what makes it burn so sweetly. You’re not my life, just the one I want to spend it with. You’re not my world, just the best thing in it.”

“His hello was the end of her endings. Her laugh was their first step down the aisle. His hand would be hers to hold forever His forever was as simple as her smile He said she was what was missing She said instantly she knew She was a question to be answered and his Answer was I DO”

“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I need it most”

“When you truly care for someone, you don’t look for faults. You don’t look for answers. You don’t look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes. You accept the faults and you overlook excuses. The measure of love is when you love without measure. There are rare chances that you’ll meet the person you love and who loves you in return. So once you have it, don’t ever let go. The chance might never come your way again.”