"Reason is nothing less than the guardian of love".
--Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of
"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already
three parts dead."
--Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals (1929) ch. 19
Love is the magician, the enchanter,
That changes worthless things to joy,
And makes right royal kings and queens of common clay.
Love is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart;
And without that sacred passion,
That divine swoon, we are less than beasts;
But with love, earth is heaven, and we are gods."
-- Robert Green Ingersoll's famous recitation, "Love"
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak,
pawned apart of their narcissism.
-- Sigmund Freud
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of
-- Eric Fromm
"Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost."
---Milan Kundera (Unbearable Lightness Of Being)
"I do understand what love is, and that is one of the reasons I can
never again be a Christian. Love is not self denial. Love is not
blood and suffering. Love is not murdering your son to appease your
own vanity. Love is not hatred or wrath, consigning billions of
people to eternal torture because they have offended your ego or
disobeyed your rules. Love is not obedience, conformity, or
submission. It is a counterfeit love that is contingent upon
authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and
admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy,
unafraid human being."
I like the last qoute the most. That really caught my attention. :D