Selected Quotes on Love

Let’s just say we at Libas Now are celebrating Valentine’s Week. We continue with some quotes on love selected by poet and contributing books editor, Afshan Shafi.

“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets”

Haruki Murakimi from Kafka on the Shore.

“I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates”

American poet Maya Angelou

“We loved with a love that was more than love”

American writer Edgar Allan Poe

“I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul”

Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda

“Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it”

Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison

 “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new”

Science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin

“This sky

Where we live

Is no place to lose your wings

So love, love, love”

14th century Persian poet Hafiz

“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces”

13th-century Persian poet Rumi

“The love we give away is the only love we keep”

Writer Elbert Hubbard

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold”

Writer Zelda Fitzgerald

“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something”

Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat Pray Love

“There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table’”

Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them”

Writer Agatha Christie

Quotes About Loving Yourself:

“I don’t need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we’ll ever have is the one with ourselves.”

Actress Shirley MacLaine

“I celebrate myself, and sing myself”

Poet Walt Whitman

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it”

Singer John Mayer

“If your joy is derived from what society thinks of you, you’re always going to be disappointed”


“My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude”

Poet Warsan Shire

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