"Romantic Couple Quotes" refers to a collection of meaningful and heartfelt expressions that capture the essence of love and companionship between two individuals. These quotes often encapsulate the joy, passion, and deep connection that exists within a romantic relationship. Whether they are shared between spouses, partners, or lovers, these quotes serve as a reminder of the profound emotions and experiences that are shared by couples in love.
From expressing admiration and adoration to celebrating the strength of a bond, romantic couple quotes have the power to evoke feelings of warmth and affection, making them a cherished source of inspiration for those seeking to celebrate and express their love for one another.
Below are various romantic couple quotes with their meanings/explanations;
“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves. Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” - Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Love is one of the most powerful and sacred emotions that we can experience in life. It can connect us with others and bring us happiness, fulfillment, and deep connection. However, love can also be damaged by shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection. If these injuries are not acknowledged, healed, and rare, love can quickly die. This is why it is so important to cultivate love within ourselves.
“I had not intended to love him; the reader knows I had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected; and now, at the first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me.” - Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
When you first met him, you didn't think he was cute or anything. You thought he was just an average guy who happened to be sitting next to you in class. But then, over time, you started to fall for him without even realizing it. He made you love him without looking at you and that's what really won your heart over.
“I always have many roads to travel, but I take the one which leads to you.” – Amit Kalantri
In life, we always have many roads to travel. But we often take the one that leads to you - the road that is most comfortable and familiar. We may not realize it at the time, but this road can be limiting and often leads us nowhere. In order to find our true path in life, we must be willing to take a risk and explore new avenues.
“I’ve come to think that flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness and become fused with other people, experiences, or tasks. It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or a craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool. It happens sometimes while you’re playing sports, listening to music or lost in a story, or to some people when they feel enveloped by God’s love. And it happens most when we connect with other people. I’ve come to think that happiness isn’t really produced by conscious accomplishments. Happiness is a measure of how thickly the unconscious parts of our minds are intertwined with other people and with activities. Happiness is determined by how much information and affection flows through us covertly every day and year.”- David Brooks
Flourishing consists of putting yourself in situations in which you lose self-consciousness and become fused with other people, experiences, or tasks. It happens sometimes when you are lost in a hard challenge, or when an artist or a craftsman becomes one with the brush or the tool.
“People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.” - Bob Hope
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy. They take the easy way out and don't put any effort into what they're doing. Throwing a kiss is a way to show someone that you care, but most people who do it aren't really thinking about what they're doing. They just want to be seen as cute and loving, but in reality, they're just lazy.
“A light rain touches my cheek like an angel’s butterfly kisses.” - Amanda Mosher, Better To Be Able To Love Than To Be Loveable
As the clouds slowly pass by and the sun breaks through, a light rain touches our cheek like an angel’s butterfly kiss. The weather is so beautiful today and it truly makes us feel alive.
“Divines are generally agreed that sin radically and fundamentally consists in what is negative, or privative, having its root and foundation in a privation or want of holiness. And therefore undoubtedly, if it be so that sin does very much consist in hardness of heart, and so in the want of pious affections of heart, holiness does consist very much in those pious affections.” - Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections
Divines are generally agreed that sin radically and fundamentally consists in what is negative, or privative, having its root and foundation in a privation or want of holiness. And therefore undoubtedly, if it be so that sin does very much consist in hardness of heart, and so in the want of pious affections of heart, holiness does consist very much in those pious affections.
“Intelligence and education that hasn’t been tempered by human affection isn’t worth a damn.” - Daniel Keyes
Intelligence and education that haven't been tempered by human affection aren't worth it. Intelligence is a valuable tool, but it can be wasted if it's not used in the right way. Too much intelligence can be harmful to people because they can become too focused on their own goals and forget about others. People with too much intelligence can also be difficult to work with because they're always looking for new information and ways to solve problems.
“A true friend doesn’t have guts; they beat you up and later plead with you to beat them back.” - Michael Bassey Johnson
Friends are the ones who stick around when times are tough. They're the ones who will pick you up when you've fallen, and later plead with you to beat back. But what kind of friend is it when they don't have guts? True friends don't just stand by and let you down, they beat you and then plead with you to do the same to them.
“I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.” - Criss Jami, Killosophy
We are not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one. Even though women may not be consciously attracted to intelligence, there is no denying that having a smart partner can make for a stronger relationship. Smart men know this and use their brains to their advantage, which can endear them to women.
“Passion lingers on a state of bliss. Love loves you more when you kiss” - Munia Khan
When two people are in love, they often find that the passion and love between them lingers even after a breakup. This is because kissing is one of the ways that love shows itself. When two people kiss, they are not just engaging in a physical act; they are also communicating their feelings to each other. Kissing also shows that the person is attracted to the other person and that they want to be with them.
“Woe to the heart that has not loved in youth!” - Ivan Turgenev, Home of the Gentry
The heart that has not been loved in youth will never find true happiness. Love is the most powerful emotion a person can experience, and without it, life can be very difficult. When young, we are impressionable and open to new experiences. We are also idealistic and believe that the world is a good place. Consequently, we are more likely to fall in love with someone who suits our idealized version of the world rather than someone who realistically represents themselves.
“Encountering the sweet mystery of first love is life-altering.” – Kilroy J. Oldster
There’s something special about the first time you fall in love. Whether it’s with a person you’ve known for mere minutes or decades, the feeling is indescribable. It’s like a brief moment of pure joy that transcends time and space. For some, this experience is life-altering and transformative. It can change the course of their lives, or even lead to a lasting relationship.
“It is a severe cruelty inflicted upon women…that we should be the ones who so desperately need love…affection…acceptance. And yet, we suffer…many of us, for lack of it throughout our entire lives.”-Shackles of Honor” - Marcia Lynn McClure
There is severe cruelty inflicted upon women we should be the ones who so desperately need love, affection and acceptance. However, throughout our entire lives, we often suffer from a lack of it. This is a problem that we need to address, as it has a devastating impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing.
“Interest in temperament as an individual difference dimension of importance in one’s behavior leads to reanalysis of both theoretical and methodological considerations relating to the construct.” - Moutasem Algharati
Interest in temperament as an individual difference dimension of importance has led to a resurgence of research on the construct. This new interest is based on the recognition that temperament is a key component of individual differences that influence behavior. Some theoretical and methodological considerations relating to the construct have been reanalyzed in light of this new understanding.
“Romantic love has its place but to define a relationship solely in romantic terms is like describing marriage only by what a couple does on their honeymoon.” – Dermot Davis
Romantic love has its place in a relationship, but to define it solely by romantic terms is like describing marriage only by what a couple does on their honeymoon. A relationship is more than just romantic love. It's about companionship, trust, and loyalty. These things can be found in any type of relationship, whether it's between two people who are dating or two people who are married.
“Conviction affects all substances in the vicinity.” - Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity
Conviction affects all substances in the vicinity, both legal and illegal.
“If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me.” - W.H. Auden
The sentiment behind it is that if we can't have equal love for each other, then the person who loves us the most should be the one who gets to stay in our lives. While this may seem like a difficult concept to grasp, it is a valuable lesson to learn.
“We are not people who touch each other carelessly; every point of contact between us feels important, a rush of energy and relief.” - Veronica Roth, Allegiant
We are not people who touch each other carelessly. Every point of contact between us feels important, a rush of energy and relief. Our hands feel more connected than ever, and we savor the smallest brush, the fleeting moment when our skin comes into contact. Touch is a source of comfort and connection, and it's something we take for granted.
“I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name. ” - Clementine von Radics
You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry.
“He wasn’t the type for displays of affection, either verbal or not. He was disgusted by couples that made out in the hallways between classes, and got annoyed at even the slightest sappy moments in movies. But I knew he cared about me: he just conveyed it more subtly, as concisely with expressing this emotion as he was with everything else. It was in the way he’d put his hand on the small of my back, for instance, or how he’d smile at me when I said something that surprised him. Once I might have wanted more, but I’d come around to his way of thinking in the time we’d been together. And we were together, all the time. So he didn’t have to prove how he felt about me. Like so much else, I should just know.” - Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
He was the type of person who didn't show his emotions easily. He would get annoyed at couples making out in the hallways between classes, and he would get irritated even the slightest sappy moments in movies.
“True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.” - Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign
True friends are the ones who come into your life when you're at your lowest and see the most negative part of you. They don't want to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them. Friends are there for you when no one else is, and they continue to be there even when you don't deserve it. Friends are the ones who stick around no matter what, and that's what makes them truly special.
“Only as we mature does affection begin to depend on achievement.” - Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety
As we get older, our affection for others starts to depend more on their achievements than on their looks or personality. This shift in focus is a result of both experience and wisdom. The more we learn and grow, the more we realize that relationships are based on shared interests, values, and goals. In other words, relationships are built on mutual respect and understanding. This realization makes us appreciate people more, and eventually leads to deeper feelings of love.
“Had I been in love, I could not have been more wretchedly blind. But vanity, not love, has been my folly.” - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Love is an emotion that often comes in spurts and is often spontaneous. It is an intense feeling of attraction or attachment to someone. But what about the emotion of vanity? Vanity has been our downfall time and time again. It has led us to do things that we may not have otherwise done because we want to look good in the eyes of others. We can become so wrapped up in our own image that we forget who we are and what we stand for.
“There is nothing more beautiful than a vulnerable heart in open hands.” – Amanda Mosher
Vulnerability is one of the most beautiful things in the world. It's the ability to let yourself be seen, to feel your emotions and to be open to others. People who are vulnerable are often seen as more beautiful because they allow themselves to be vulnerable and show their true selves. They are able to create strong relationships with others because they're not afraid of being hurt.
“What is the point of a relationship if not to grant two people the very private privilege to uplift one another every day? To illuminate the qualities in each other that are diamonds of shimmering beauty. To appreciate wholeheartedly. To accept unconditionally. And to love eternally, even in moments of dislike. I’m not here to grant you the extraordinary love you never had for yourself. I’m here, on my own accord, to love you. So that when you stare into my mirror eyes, you may see how extraordinary you are.” - Kamand Kojouri
The purpose of a relationship is to grant two people the privilege of uplifting each other on a daily basis. To do this, one must have a deep and abiding love for the other person. This love must be unconditional and accepted no matter what. It must also be seen in the mirror when looking into the eyes of the other person.
“We wait too long to tell the people we love that they are the very reason that we exist. We assume that our wife, child, other family members, and friends understand our love and affection. We assume that people we care about understand our enigmatic idiosyncrasies and willingly accept the shrouded reasons behind our demonstrable oddities. We assume that other people sense that we struggle valiantly in our blackened landscape. We presume that other people comprehend our struggle to glean meaning amongst the ashes spewed from the absurd circumstances in which we operate. Sometimes we need to stop and tell the tender-hearted persons whom we care about that we love them, and explain that our awkward strangeness is not a rejection of them.” - Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls
We wait too long to tell the people we love that they are the very reason that we exist. We assume that our wife, child, other family members, and friends understand our love and affection. We assume that people we care about understand our enigmatic idiosyncrasies and willingly accept the shrouded reasons behind our demonstrable oddities. We assume that other people sense that we struggle valiantly in our blackened landscape.
“I am. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I came here and again so the next time and the next. I found that I was looking forward to it. In fact, it would be fair to say that since my return home, I have hated everything in London except these hours with you.” - Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
We have hated everything in London except these hours with you. Bringing our cups of coffee to the park, sharing laughs as we waited for the bus, and simply enjoying each other's company have been one of the best things to happen to us. We have never felt so connected and at home in our lives.
“It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it” - Christian Nestell Bovee, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought
Kissing is a beautiful, intimate gesture that can be filled with passion and affection. A kiss can communicate love, intimacy, or passion. The kiss is a small but powerful gesture that has the ability to sanctify an occasion. A good kiss should be passionate and long lasting, with plenty of tongue and lip contact.
“Oh, Lizzy! Do anything rather than marry without affection.” - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
When you're in a relationship, it's important to feel affection. If you don't feel affection, do anything rather than marry without it. Marriage is a serious commitment, and shouldn't be entered into if you don't have feelings for the other person. Trying to force affection in a relationship will only lead to resentment and eventually a breakup.
“I knew you’d kiss me.” “How?” I say. Because I didn’t know myself. “Because I am in pain,” He says. “That’s the only way I get your attention.” - Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay
Kissing is one way to get a person's attention.
“Actually there is good love. But good love it's not for long. When you give out good love. It's noticeable at the beginning, after a while the person whom you are giving it to. Get used to it and it ends up not being good love anymore but normal actions or gestures. Before you say someone doesn’t love you anymore, the way they used to love you. First, find out if you are not used to the love they give you. Someone might be dying everyday of their lives to please you, but you will be seeing the opposite because you are used to the love they give you.” - De philosopher DJ Kyos
People often confuse love with good feelings. But actually, there is good love and then there is the kind of love that lasts for a short time. When you give out good love, it's noticeable at the beginning, but after a while the person to whom you are giving it gets used to it and it ends up not being good love anymore, but normal actions or gestures.
“It’s never easy to do the right things or to do things right. Being a good person is a more difficult thing in the world than any job out there. Because of the things and people you have to put up with. but never stop being good. We do good so that we can feel good. Continue doing good and good things will come to you. You will be one of the best people in the world, because now good people are getting extinct everyday. It’s all because of social networks. They make people shine than to care and share what they have with others.” - De philosopher DJ Kyos
If you want to be good in this world, you have to be prepared to put up with a lot of crap. You have to deal with people who are selfish and just want to get their own way. But if you keep your head down and do what's right, good things will happen to you. In fact, the best people in the world are those who do good things because it makes them happy, not because they think it will bring them rewards.
“We were not hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well-made cocktail.” - David Sedaris, Naked
Growing up, many of the things our parents told us about being a good family were based on one main tenet: don't hug and tell. We were not hugging people. In terms of emotional comfort, it was our belief that no amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well-made cocktail. Our parents always advised us to talk through our issues instead of coming to blows, so we never developed close relationships with our kin.
“The more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you receive from them.” - Michael Bassey Johnson
The popular saying “the more attention you give to your loved ones, the less affection you receive from them” is actually true. People who give more care and attention to their loved ones tend to get less in return. It’s not that they don’t care, but they’re focusing on the wrong things. Instead of lavishing all their love on their family members, they should be giving them more time and space.
“I have found it is surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one’s cheeks.” - R.L. LaFevers, Theodosia and the Last Pharaoh
It's surprisingly difficult to remain sad when a cat is doing its level best to sandpaper one's cheeks. Sure, the feline friend might not be quite as affectionate as one would hope, but it's still trying its best. In fact, many people find the whole experience oddly therapeutic - and some even say that cats have a way of making them feel better when they're down.
“Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus so I could hug 10 people at a time!” - Drew Barrymore
People around the world love hugging. It’s seen as a sign of love, comfort, and Affection. But what if you could hug 10 people at once? Well, octopuses can do just that! They are masters of the “eight-armed hug” and have even been observed embracing objects with their arms.
“People are of two types of breed. One who is known for their good deeds & such folks’ need is very high as they care; other who is known for their greed & such persons grow like weed everywhere.” - Anuj Somany
We all know people of two types- the ones who always do the right thing and those who are known for their greed. While both have their pros and cons, one thing is for sure: those with a good heart are almost always high in regard to their social standing. On the other hand, those with a greedier disposition tend to grow like weed everywhere they go.
“Women are sensitive and keepers of feelings. That is why you find people saying women are emotional. How you treat women depends on what you want them to keep for you. But no matter what you do, never make women shed a tear because of you. The day you make a woman cry, it’s the day your world falls apart and everything in your life will start to go wrong. Because women are nature, and when nature fights back, it always wins and does more damage than us humans can do.” - De philosopher DJ Kyos
Women are often seen as emotional and sensitive. This is why people say that treating women poorly depends on what you want them to keep for you. Regardless of what you do, never make a woman cry because of you. Women are capable of holding their emotions in and keeping them to themselves, so always be respectful of this fact.
“[I]t is not by being richer or more powerful than a man becomes better; one is a matter of fortune, the other of virtue. Nor should she deem herself other than venal who weds a rich man rather than a poor, and desires more things in her husband (see quotes for your husband) than himself. Assuredly, whomsoever this concupiscence leads into marriage deserves payment rather than affection.” - Héloïse d’Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse
Though society often tells women that marrying for money is the way to go, it's clear from these quotes from eminent thinkers that fortune and power don't make a man any better than a man of virtue. In fact, she deserves more love and affection if she enters into marriage with someone who isn't wealthy or powerful. Marriage should be based on mutual respect, love, and companionship, not simply material desires.
“A concrete love is a mass of emotion formed into a compound mixture
of affection, care, desire and expectation.” - Munia Khan
Concrete Love is a mass of emotion formed into a compound mixture of affection, care, desire and expectation. It is an intense feeling that can be felt in the stomach and chest and can last for a long period of time. Concrete love is often compared to a rock because it is solid and unchanging.
“There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.” - Judith Martin
Dating has come to be seen as a series of events that must all lead to some level of physical or emotional intimacy. The problem is that many of us have become so focused on the entertainment aspect of dating that we have forgotten how to offer food and affection in a way that will truly entice someone. By omitting one or more of these elements, we end up dating instead of just having fun.
“What’s more, I was free to do anything that did not hurt others that strengthened me and helped me in the one thing that we are all put on this earth to do: help one another – because it is the only thing that, in the long run, gives us pleasure, as receiving love and friendship and affection is the only thing that gives us joy and ameliorates the dread of our inevitable extinction.” - Samuel R. Delany, Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders
Sometimes, we forget that the true purpose of life is to help others. Society often puts constraints on what we can and cannot do, insisting that we must conform to certain norms in order to be accepted. But these limitations only serve to stifle our creativity and limit our potential. We are all put on this earth for a specific purpose: to help others. The more we allow ourselves to be free and creative, the more pleasure and joy we will experience.
“My lovers suffocate me! Crowding my lips, and thick in the pores of my skin, Jostling me through streets and public halls…coming naked to me at night, Crying by day Ahoy from the rocks of the river…swinging and chirping over my head, Calling my name from flowerbeds or vines or tangled underbrush, Or while I swim in the bath….or drink from the pump on the corner….or the curtain is down at the opera…..or I glimpse at a woman’s face in the railroad car; Lighting on every moment of my life, Bussing my body with soft and balsamic busses, Noiselessly passing handfuls out of their hearts and giving them to be mine” - Walt Whitman
Lovers are always a source of comfort and joy. However, too many of them can also be a source of suffocation. Crowding our lips, and thick in the pores of our skin, Jostling us.. can cause our airways to close off and lead to death. In order to avoid this fate, it is important to take care of our breathing.
“…Mom equated money with affection…but I never cared about the money. I just wanted her to be healthy.” - J.D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
As children, our parents were always there for us. They were the ones who brought us up, showed us how to behave, and cooked our favourite meals. We depended on them for everything. But one thing we never counted on was their love for money. Our parents always seemed to equate money with affection. We never cared about the money. All we wanted was for our parents to be healthy.
“To lovers out there….Work is important. Money is important. But the most important thing in the world should be your partner. Never be in a relationship with an “I don’t care attitude“. Spend time with the person you love. You find people who have been dating for 10 years but they don't know each other. Don’t spend time with your lover because you need money for shopping or you need him to do something for you. Don’t spend time with your lover because you want to get some. But spend time so that you can understand them and know them better. The only way to love better is to know what you are loving or who you are loving. You will never please the person you love if you don’t know what they like or who they are. You would never know who they are or what they like. If you haven’t spent time with them, make time for your lover. Even in your busy schedule. Never love a stranger for 10 years. Or never be a stranger in your relationship.” - De philosopher DJ Kyos
The most important thing in a relationship is spending time with your partner. Never be in a relationship where you don't care about your partner, because you will never get to know them as well as you could. You will also never be able to please them if you don't know what they like or who they are. Spending time with your partner is the only way to achieve this.
“Because with the right person, sometimes kissing feels like healing.” – Lisa McMann
Kissing is often seen as a simple way to express love and affection, but for some people, it can also be a form of healing. Kisses can be an effective way to reduce stress, improve communication, and strengthen relationships. They can also help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. In fact, some people believe that kissing is the best way to heal from emotional wounds.
“A girlfriend is called a CRUSH of a boy because after marriage, that woman is only going to crush to make juice of that man.” - Anuj Somany
A girlfriend is called an infatuation of a boy. This is because she can make him do whatever she wants by just looking at him with those big brown eyes. She can make him feel special and loved, even if he doesn't realize it himself.
“Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity…When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently.” - Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity. It is a social lubricant and has many health benefits. Laughter makes people happier, calmer, and more relaxed. Laughter also strengthens relationships by promoting communication and trust. Laughing together seems to be an important tool for building social cohesion.
“It’s true that nothing in this world makes us so necessary to others as the affection we have for them.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther
Nearly everything we do in life depends on the affection we have for others. This is evident in the way that people will often do things for those they love, even if it means sacrificing their own comfort or desires. Affection is essential to human relationships, and without it, many of our lives would be very difficult.
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.” - Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods. This is because dogs have been bred over centuries to be obedient to their humans, whereas cats have not.
“It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog.” - Jennifer Haigh, The Condition
Most people learn this lesson much earlier than they think. No matter how strong the bond between friends may seem, it can dissipate over time like fog. This is especially true when one or both of the friends are in a different place in their lives. The bonds of loyalty and affection are often strongest during moments when both friends are occupying the same space, but as time goes on these connections can weaken.
“Conversion is not the smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think… It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving… Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use. Heart must be set to heart and back to back or there will be no sap from root to branch. And this, I say, must be done by a wound, by a cut.” - John Bunyan
Conversion, or repentance, is not a smooth, easy-going process some men seem to think. It is wounding work, this breaking of the hearts, but without wounding there is no saving. Where there is grafting there will always be a cutting, the graft must be let in with a wound; to stick it onto the outside or to tie it on with a string would be of no use.
“I like the scientific spirit-the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them: this is ultimately fine-it always keeps the way beyond open-always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake-after a wrong guess.” - Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman’s Camden Conversations
The scientific spirit is the holding off, the being sure but not too sure, the willingness to surrender ideas when the evidence is against them. This is ultimately fine-it always keeps the way beyond open and always gives life, thought, affection, the whole man, a chance to try over again after a mistake or a wrong guess. It's what allows us to explore and learn about the world around us.
“You know the reason The Beatles made it so big?…’I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ First single. Fucking brilliant. Perhaps the most fucking brilliant song ever written. Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24/7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche…or a million-dollar crib. No. They wanna hold your hand. They have such a feeling that they can’t hide. Every single successful song of the past fifty years can be traced back to ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand.’ And every single successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding.” - David Levithan, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
The Beatles made it big because of their hand-holding moments. Every successful love story has those unbearable and unbearably exciting moments of hand-holding.
“Love - not dim and blind but so far-seeing that it can glimpse around corners, around bends and twists and illusion; instead of overlooking faults love sees through them to the secret inside.” - Vera Nazarian, Salt of the Air
Love is not dim and blind, but so far-seeing that it can glimpse around corners, around bends and twists and illusions. It sees through faults to the secret inside. Love is an amazing thing that cannot be described in words. It is something that has to be experienced for oneself to truly understand.
“Romantic love morphs into a loving and eternal relationship if we understand what is love; why passion is such a sweet word.” – Balroop Singh
Romantic love morphs into a loving and eternal relationship if we understand what is love; why passion is such a sweet word. Passion is the intensity and strength of the feeling, which can be seen in the actions people take out of love. Passion shows when someone truly cares about another person and wants to be with them for eternity. Passion can last even when there are problems between couples.
“The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends. Where the truthful answer to the question “Do you see the same truth?” would be “I see nothing and I don’t care about the truth; I only want a Friend,” no Friendship can arise – though Affection of course may. There would be nothing for the Friendship to be about; and Friendship must be about something, even if it were only an enthusiasm for dominoes or white mice. Those who have nothing can share nothing; those who are going nowhere can have no fellow-travelers.” - C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Relationships can be frustrating. They require effort and time, and it's often hard to know where the line is between being friends and something more. For some people, that line is nonexistent - they have no friends because they don't want any. Others find that the more they want out of a friendship, the less they are able to get. Still others struggle with maintaining a healthy friendship while also competing for attention.
“If the guy likes/loves you, he won’t care if you are a good kisser or not. He should like you for what you are – not how you kiss.” - Meg Cabot, Princess in Love
People often put too much emphasis on the mechanics of a good kiss and not enough on the feelings behind it. If the guy you like likes you for who you are, he won't care if your kiss is good or not. What matters is that you're genuine and have passion for what you're doing. In other words, don't worry about your kissing skills so much as focus on making the kiss feel good for both of you.
“You can talk with someone for years, every day, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.” - C. JoyBell C.
There's something about sitting in front of someone and not saying a word that makes for the most powerful connections. Whether it's a loved one, close friend, or stranger, we all know what it feels like to connect with someone through our hearts. Whether it's through simple words or shared experiences, these connections are what truly matter in life.
“Joy, like love, is an impenetrable, God-given state of being. The distinctions between joy and happiness and love and affection are important ones under the notion that happiness is an ‘iffy’ emotion, a highly dependent feeling both aroused and destroyed by external conditions apart from God. And the distinction between love and affection is parallel to such.” - Criss Jami, Killosophy
The idea that joy is an impenetrable, God-given state of being is one that has been around for centuries. The distinctions between joy and happiness and love and affection are important ones under the notion that happiness is an iffy emotion, a highly dependent feeling both aroused and destroyed by external conditions apart from God. The distinction between love and affection is parallel to such distinctions as friendliness vs. liking, fondness vs. likeability, and admiration vs. respect.
“Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. There is a deep-seated fear, in most people, of the cold world and the possible cruelty of the herd; there is a longing for affection, which is often concealed by roughness, boorishness or a bullying manner in men, and by nagging and scolding in women. Passionate mutual love while it lasts puts an end to this feeling; it breaks down the hard walls of the ego, producing a new being composed of two in one.” - Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
Love is something far more than the desire for sexual intercourse. It is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout their lives. Passionate mutual love while it lasts puts an end to this feeling, breaking down the hard walls of the ego and producing a new being composed of two in one.
“To lovers out there…The problem with other people is they are using a human template. They will never know you. You will be good or perfect. You will never be right or decent. Is because there is a template they have in their minds that they want to apply to you. Every time they meet someone new they refer to that template. The template is not updated and is outdated. They have made their templates from their previous relationship. It's either from someone who was too bad to them. Someone who has hurt them, Someone who has cost them pain. Or someone who played them, someone who loved them, Someone who cared so much that they lost. So they don’t want you but want you to be the person they have in their minds. One activity that you will do that will match the template of a bad person. They already judge you wrong. One right activity you will do from the template of the good person. They will think you are the right person.” - De philosopher DJ Kyos
To lovers out there, the problem with other people is they are using a human template. They will never know you. You will be good or perfect. You will never be right or decent. Is because there is a template they have in their minds that they want to apply to you. Every time they meet someone new they refer to that template. The template is not updated and outdated. They have made their templates from their previous relationship.
“First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.” - George Bernard Shaw
Love is the most powerful emotion in the world. It can make you do things that you never thought possible and it can completely change your life. However, first love is also the most irrational thing that you can do. It's full of hope and excitement, but it's also full of naivety and uncertainty.
“Never allow your short term temperament to affect your long term decisions.” - Moutasem Algharati
Temperament can be a huge factor when it comes to making decisions. Everyone has different temperaments and some people are more prone to making rash decisions based on their emotions. If you're someone who is prone to making short-term decisions based on your emotions, it's important to remember that those decisions can have long-term consequences. Make sure you don't allow your short-temperedness to affect the important decisions in your life.
“Giovanni had awakened an itch, had released a gnaw in me. I realized it one afternoon, when I was taking him to work via the Boulevard Montparnasse. We had bought a kilo of cherries and we were eating them as we walked along. We were both insufferably childish and high-spirited that afternoon and the spectacle we presented, two grown men jostling each other on the wide sidewalk and aiming the cherry pits, as though they were spitballs, into each other’s faces, must have been outrageous. And I realized that such childishness was fantastic at my age and the happiness out of which it sprang yet more so; for that moment I really loved Giovanni, who had never seemed more beautiful than he was that afternoon.” - James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
James Baldwin describes the feeling of happiness that he experiences when he and Giovanni are childish and high-spirited.
“I’m telling you this for one reason and one reason only: No matter how sure you are of someone’s love, it’s always nice to hear it.” - Mike Gayle, Turning Thirty
Love is one of the most beautiful things in life. Whether you are single or in a relationship, it's always nice to hear someone say they love you. Even if you are sure that person loves you, hearing it aloud always makes them seem more special.
“We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.” - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Although you know a man to be a proud, unpleasant sort of man, this would be nothing if you really liked him. For some, the underlying kindness and caring that is often masked under his gruff exterior may be the only thing that keeps them attached to him.
“But yet it is evident that religion consists so much in affection, as that without holy affection there is no true religion; and no light in the understanding is good which does not produce holy affection in the heart: no habit or principle in the heart is good which has no such exercise; and no external fruit is good which does not proceed from such exercises.” - Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections
It is evident that religion consists so much in affection, as that without holy affection there is no true religion; and no light in the understanding is good which does not produce holy affection in the heart. No habit or principle in the heart is good which has no such exercise; and no external fruit is good which does not proceed from such exercises. It follows then, that nothing can be a part of our religious duty but what tends to produce these effects.
“Outwardly, other than her hair, she had not changed much. She was still more or less the same cool, aloof woman who garnered more respect than affection. On the inside, however, it had been impossible to return to the person she used to be.” - Sherry Thomas, Not Quite a Husband
Though outwardly, other than her hair, she had not changed much, on the inside it had been impossible for her to return to the person she used to be. She had been through so much pain and hurt, and there was no way she would let anyone else go through that again. She had to be strong and protect herself from the people who wanted to hurt her again.
“Unknowingly, he prepared me to survive the rest of my days with the way he shielded himself from emotional vulnerabilities that slowly destroy the rest of us.” - Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading
The quote discusses a man who showed himself to be an excellent protector by shielding himself from emotional vulnerabilities that slowly destroy the rest of us. The man's life shows how important it is to be aware of our emotional vulnerabilities and protect ourselves from them.
“Needs cause motivation. Deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives.” - Lorii Myers, Make It Happen, A Healthy, Competitive Approach to Achieving Personal Success
People often become motivated to achieve goals and desires when they need something that is important to them. The deep-rooted desires for esteem, affection, belonging, achievement, self-actualization, power, and control motivate us to push for what we want and need in our lives. When we lack these things in our lives, we are motivated to find a way to get them. Sometimes people are motivated by needs that have been created through traumatic experiences or life events.
“There is nothing like wounded affection for giving poignancy to anger.” - Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters
Anger can be fleeting and easily forgotten, but there is something incredibly powerful about wounded affection. Whether it's a mother's love for her son after he's been hurt or a romantic partner's care and concern for each other when things are rough, the emotion of caring deeply about someone else is something that can give anger a unique poignancy.
“The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways–and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don’t know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.” - Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behavior in certain ways and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives. But by then, you don't know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embarrassed about showing affection.
“But it is doubtless true, and evident from [the] Scriptures, that the essence of all true religion lies in holy love; and that in this divine affection, and a habitual disposition to it, and that light which is the foundation of it, and those things which are the fruits of it, consists the whole of religion.” - Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections
It is doubtless true, and evident from the Scriptures, that the essence of all true religion lies in holy love. In this divine affection, and a habitual disposition to it, and that light which is the foundation of it, and those things which are the fruits of it, consists the whole of religion. Religion is not something we do or something we get; it is something we are. It is something that comes from within us and makes us happy.
“Then stay with me a little longer,’ Madame Olenska said in a low tone, just touching his knee with her plumed fan. It was the lightest touch, but it thrilled him like a caress.” - Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
Madame Olenska is touching him, but it's just a light touch. He can feel the electricity between them and he wants her more and more.
“I wasn’t actually in love, but I felt a sort of tender curiosity.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
We weren't actually in love, but we felt a sort of tender curiosity towards each other. We would stare at each other across the room and feel this intense connection, although we never spoke a word to one another. Our relationship was based entirely on these moments of connection and mystery. Eventually, our curiosity faded and we went our separate ways.
“Alessandra approached the geniuses of the past to give them life with her attention, which was the form her affection took: paying attention.” - Carlos Fuentes, Todas las familias felices
Alessandra approached the geniuses of the past to give them life with her attention. She found that this was the form her affection took, paying attention. Alessandra found that these geniuses responded very positively to her attentions and she felt a great connection with them. She enjoyed spending time with them and learning from them.
“. . . and I imagine that, though cold and haughty in her general demeanor, and even exacting in her requirements, she has strong affections for those who can reach them . . .” - Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
She is very demanding in her requirements, but it's clear that she has strong feelings for those who can understand and meet them. Her demeanor may seem unapproachable, but give her a chance and you will be rewarded for it.
“In the Mars-and-Venus-gendered universe, men want power and women want emotional attachment and connection. On this planet nobody really has the opportunity to know love since it is power and not love that is the order of the day. The privilege of power is at the heart of patriarchal thinking. Girls and boys, men and women who have been taught this way almost always believe love is not important, or if it is, it is never as important as being powerful, dominant, in control, on top-being right. Women who give seemingly selfless adoration and care to the men in their lives appear to be obsessed with ‘love,’ but in actuality their actions are often a covert way to hold power. Like their male counterparts, they enter relationships speaking the words of love even as their actions indicate that maintaining power and control is their primary agenda.” - Bell Hooks, All About Love: New Visions
Love is not as important as being powerful, dominant, in control, on top-being right. This is the message that most young people learn, and it is one of the major reasons why patriarchal thinking is so pervasive on this planet. Girls and boys, men and women who have been taught this way almost always believe love is not important, or if it is, it is never as important as being powerful, dominant, in control, on top-being right.