The Encyclopedia Galactica, in its chapter on "Love" states that it is far too complicated to define. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has this to say on the subject of love: "Avoid, if at all possible."
"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing." - Leo Buscaglia
"If thou must love me, let it be for naught Except for love's sake only."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"I hate nice girls. Just exchanging greetings with them will get them on your mind. Start texting each other, and your heart will be set a flutter. If they call you, you're done for. Enjoy staring at your logs and grinning like a fool. However, I won't get fooled again. That's what your kind calls kindness. If you're nice to me, you're nice to others. I always end up nearly forgetting that. Reality is cruel, so I'm sure lies are a form of kindness. Thus, I say kindness itself is also a lie. I always ended up with these expectations. And I always ended up with these misunderstandings. And before I knew it, I stopped hoping. A highly trained loner is once bitten, twice shy. As a veteran on this battlefield of life, I've gotten used to losing. That's why I always hate nice girls." - Hachiman Hikigaya
"Time, which strengthens friendship, weakens love." - Jean de La Bruyère
Love. What is it? Most natural painkiller there is. - William S. Burroughs
"I had no idea that being the object of someone's desire was so heavy" - Hanabi Yasuraoka
"Indispensable to the lover is his unrequited love, which he would at no price relinquish for a state of indifference." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"The man who is loved by a woman is lucky indeed, but the one to be envied is he who loves, however little he gets in return" - Eric Berne
"They're the same.... No, they are certainly different. Love's a worse feeling than hatred because people aren't aware of its filthiness. It's just repulsive." - Maria
"Isn't what we mean by 'falling in love' a kind of sickness and craziness, an illusion, a blindness to what the loved person is really like" - Sigmund Freud
'Falling in love is kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity.' -
“Love is a serious mental disease” - Plato
“Love is a madness” - Socrates
"Language was developed for one endeavour and that is.... To woo women." - Dead Poets Society
"Love is blind" - Shakespeare
"We should not let the people we love decide how we love them" - Before we go
"Jesuit asks an Indian why they give their wives so much freedom, how will they know if her son was indeed his, the Indian replied 'Thou hast no sense. You French people love only your own children; but we love all the children of our tribe' " - Les Relations Des Jesuites
"Love and attention, isn't that the same?" - Lady Bird
"We accept the love we think we deserve" - Perks of being a wallflower
"It's like I'm reading a book… and it's a book I deeply love. But I'm reading it slowly now. So the words are really far apart and the spaces between the words are almost infinite. I can still feel you… and the words of our story… but it's in this endless space between the words that I'm finding myself now. It's a place that's not of the physical world. It's where everything else is that I didn't even know existed. I love you so much. But this is where I am now. And this who I am now. And I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can't live your book any more." - Her
"Love is evidential proof that human brains can create an internal paradise." - Exurb1a
"When you are a child, beauty is an abstraction, not an imperative" - The Ocean at the End of The Lane
"Secrets hurt both the person hiding something and the person it is being hidden from." - Legend of Blue Sea
"There can't be this much guilt without love" - Wilson
"In some one sided love, they atleast let you love them." - Just Between Lovers
"The desire of the man, is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man.” - Madame de Staël
"If you meet someone who is like the air you breathe. Someone you really need, lets you breathe with ease. You should get married" - Dad, My Golden Life
“Many students have absorbed the idea that love is secondary to academic and professional success or, at any rate, is best delayed until those other things have been secured. But when other aspects of your life line up, when the timing feels right, you might not feel equipped to deal with something you haven’t experienced before. Putting off relationships, it turns out, is a lot like putting off going to the dentist - it becomes more daunting the longer you wait." - Kate Julian
“A relationship is two people coming together and co-creating an experience. And you’ve got to be in it for the inevitable adventure that’s going to take place.” - Jo Carter
"There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
“It is not the absence of love but the absence of friendship that makes marriages unhappy.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Quotes by Anonymous
"There are two bad sides to unrequited love, but only one is made familiar by our culture."
"When did I start loving you? Do you know which day winter turns to spring or spring turns to fall?"
"First love? you say "first love" when you love more than once. She was my only love."