Lovers Quotes

In the tapestry of human emotions, love stands out as the most vibrant thread, weaving together souls in a dance as ancient as time itself. It is a force that propels us toward one another, creating connections that can defy logic, distance, and even the passage of time. The power of love is celebrated, mourned, and deeply pondered across cultures and epochs, making it a universal theme in the narratives of our lives. Through the ages, poets, writers, and thinkers have sought to encapsulate the essence of love in words, leaving us with a treasure trove of quotes that resonate with the longing, joy, and complexity of this indomitable emotion.

These quotes serve as beacons, guiding us through the labyrinth of human relationships with their wisdom, humor, and poignant insight. They reflect the myriad faces of love: from the initial spark of attraction to the deep, abiding connection that can grow between individuals over time. Whether whispered under a moonlit sky or shared across the digital expanse that defines modern love, these words hold the power to unite hearts. They remind us that, despite the challenges and heartaches that may come, love remains our most profound source of strength and inspiration, a testament to the enduring bond that connects us all.

We recognise that, with time, every human being will cease being, will only have been. And so we seek to resist time. We rebel against it. We are drawn like lovers to the unreachable past, to imagined memories, to nostalgia. Mohsin Hamid

Even in the deepest love relationship – when lovers say ‘I love you’ to each other – we don’t really know what we’re saying, because language isn’t equal to the complexity of human emotions. Duane Michals

However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations… Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers. Rumi

Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers. Ovid

A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. Lord Byron

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. Stephen King

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud. Maurice Blanchot

It’s impossible to compare two bands. It would be like comparing two lovers. Dave Navarro

In classic noir fiction and film, it is always hot. Fans whirr in sweltering hotel rooms, sweat forms on a stranger’s brow, the muggy air stifles – one can hardly breathe. Come nightfall, there is no relief, only the darkness that allows illicit lovers to meet, the trusted to betray, and murderers to act. Michael Dirda

In the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, there were many gay men who were unable to come out about the fact that their lovers were ill, A, and then dead, B. They were unable to get access to the hospital to see their lover, unable to call their parents and say, ‘I have just lost the love of my life.’ Judith Butler

The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers. Denis Diderot

Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time. Axl Rose

I had a lovers quarrel with the world. Robert Frost

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers. Piers Anthony

We live in a culture that does not encourage women to be epic heroes of their own Big Stories but the mothers and lovers and wives and mistresses and muses and personal assistants, the femme fatales and fantasies and manic pixie dream girls, in someone else’s Big Story, and this someone else is usually a dude. Justine Musk

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives. Marilyn Monroe

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives. Cyril Connolly

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Film lovers are sick people. Francois Truffaut

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth. Giovanni Boccaccio

You’re going to have haters and you’re going to have lovers. Nicole Polizzi

What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe? Jacques Lacan

Arsenal fans are real lovers of the game. They don’t miss anything in the stadium and are there for the team and the individual players. I have to admit I love banners like ‘We don’t need Batman, we’ve got Robin’ and stuff like that. Robin Van Persie

Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible. Elizabeth Bowen

The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history? Katharine Anthony

I think Paris smells not just sweet but melancholy and curious, sometimes sad but always enticing and seductive. She’s a city for the all senses, for artists and writers and musicians and dreamers, for fantasies, for long walks and wine and lovers and, yes, for mysteries. M. J. Rose

Women are about the best lovers of nature, after all; at least of nature in her milder and more familiar forms. The feminine character, the feminine perceptions, intuitions, delicacy, sympathy, quickness, are more responsive to natural forms and influences than is the masculine mind. John Burroughs

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings – stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility. Tom Hiddleston

I’m definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliche. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves. Connie Nielsen

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God. Soren Kierkegaard

I thank God I’m myself and for the life I’m given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me. Maya Angelou

The pleasure in lovers’ gifts is that they are often covert and secretive, worn next to the skin, hidden under pillows. A. A. Gill

Lovers should never be without the oil of forbearance. Minna Antrim

Some people love money, and some people love other things. I love music, and we are all lovers. Ilaiyaraaja

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws. Nicolas Chamfort

Victoria was just as much in love with me as I was with her. We could not bear to be apart for a single second. We were like two lovers shipwrecked on a desert island. There was no world outside our love. Andy Gibb

Technology will need to make many more huge leaps before one can ever view films with the level of picture and sound quality many film lovers demand without having to slide a disc into a player, especially with the technical requirements of today’s 3D movies. Ridley Scott

My parents were music lovers and collectors. It was around. Boz Scaggs

Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. Percy Bysshe Shelley

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction. Marya Mannes

If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate. Cate Blanchett

Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home. Tony Snow

We’re told that independent film lovers… folks that are used to watching art house films, won’t come out and see a film with black people in it – I’ve been told that in rooms, big rooms, studio rooms, and I know that’s not true. Ava DuVernay

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends. Lewis Mumford

We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness. Thucydides

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites. Marc Chagall

Lovers may be – and indeed generally are – enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. Lord Byron

Wine lovers have known for centuries that decanting wine before serving it often improves its flavor. Whatever the dominant process, the traditional decanter is a rather pathetic tool to accomplish it. A few years ago, I found I could get much better results by using an ordinary kitchen blender. Nathan Myhrvold

The anger of lovers renews their love. Terence

Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh. Leonard Cohen

People thought I was very pro-computer. I was on the cover of ‘Wired’ magazine. Then things began to change. In the early ’80s, we met this technology and became smitten like young lovers. But today our attachment is unhealthy. Sherry Turkle

To lovers of the truth, nothing can be put before God and hope in Him. Saint Basil

For someone who doesn’t even like love stories, I’ve played an awful lot of lovers. Shah Rukh Khan

Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better. Sextus Propertius

There is no such thing as a lovers’ oath. Plato

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. Boethius

It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing. Helen Rowland

Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism. Josef Skvorecky

My mom, my dad, my two brothers – we’re all animal lovers. I think we love animals more than most people. Beth Ostrosky Stern

I come from a family of greedy food lovers. Sophie Dahl

There is a lot that horses and art share in common. I have found that most horse people are art lovers, and vice versa. Alice Walton

If LGBT people can identify with our story, if they think, ‘The Golden Lovers are my team,’ I’m good with that. Kenny Omega

I have gone out with younger men, and they’re great fun; they’ve got enthusiasm. Stamina! But I think older men are much better lovers. Jerry Hall

Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. Alexander Chase

Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it’s not an issue of black and white, it’s an issue of Lovers and Haters. Eden Ahbez

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. Mae West

The gifts of lovers to one another are, in respect to love, nothing but forms; yet, they testify to invisible love. Rumi

I’ve always loved the ’40s romantic comedies and the idea of those mistaken identities and lovers’ misunderstandings. Pearl Cleage

Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time. Sydney J. Harris

Though lovers be lost, love shall not. Dylan Thomas

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run? John Donne

Christians should not be the ones dividing over race in a racially charged environment. We are the peacemakers and the lovers of all men. We don’t seek vengeance. We forgive seventy times seven. John MacArthur

Sita and Ram were two strong individuals, and their love for each other is an example for lovers across the globe. Ashish Sharma

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. Plato

Lovers often invest their first meetings with retrospective significance, as if to try to conjure the elements of the numinous out of the stubborn witness of the everyday. Christopher Hitchens

The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise. George Santayana

I’m more interested in interpersonal relationships – between lovers families, siblings. That’s why I write about how we treat each other. Terry McMillan

Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world. John Cheever

Eventually you love people – friends or lovers – because of their flaws. Karen Allen

Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing. Helen Rowland

My mother and dad were big animal lovers, too. I just don’t know how I would have lived without animals around me. I’m fascinated by them – both domestic pets and the wild community. They just are the most interesting things in the world to me, and it’s made such a difference in my lifetime. Betty White

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere. Ivor Novello

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone. Jean de la Bruyere

When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, the Stooges and the Modern Lovers. They are my three favourite bands. I never get sick of ’em. Evan Dando

Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite. Honore de Balzac

If it’s true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers. Doris Day

Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star. Oscar Hammerstein II

The movies saved my life. I grew up in the great depression, the only child of a pair of star crossed lovers. My father lost his job. My mother drank. They fought. The movies were my escape. Orson Bean

I met Jim Jarmusch when I started recording my album ‘Ya Nass.’ He was writing the script for ‘Only Lovers Left Alive.’ Jarmusch was always a great inspiration to me, way before meeting him. Working with him was fantastic. Yasmine Hamdan

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain! Marie de France

Even fake news tries to convince us of its reality, but it does so mostly by appealing to your preconceived notions, your shared biases, or your prejudice. How to do the opposite? To create a sense of the real and then challenge your biases. I think that is my favourite aspect of writing, and that is what I’ve tried to do in ‘The Lovers.’ Amitava Kumar

A betrayal in a family is much more devastating than a betrayal among friends, or even lovers. Ari Aster

I collaborated with fellow cat lover and designer Geren Ford to create a sweater that we hope any cat parent would wear to show their kitty pride and that all animal lovers can wear in support of the ASPCA. Kellie Pickler

The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners. Florence King

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. Rumi

‘Under the Poppy’ is the love story of Istvan and Rupert, lovers and friends from childhood, who’ve been parted by jealousy – and a secret betrayal by Istvan’s sister, Decca, who also loves Rupert, with whom she runs the brothel called Under the Poppy, where the floozies cater to every taste from saucy to peculiar. Kathe Koja

Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love. Terence

I’ve been in love with people and ideas in several cities and learned that the lovers I’ve loved and the ideas I’ve embraced depended on where I was, how cold it was, and what I had to do to be able to stand it. Eve Babitz

Lovers should also have their days off. Natalie Clifford Barney

Lovers come back. Styles come back. But time? It never comes back. Juan Gabriel

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