20 Quotes About Love that Mean More Than Stuff

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’ve dedicated a lot of time this month to helping you focus on something negative – the rampant consumerism surrounding Valentine’s Day. And we think that that’s an important task because awareness and knowledge bring power. On the other hand, we don’t inherently think that Valentine’s Day is a bad holiday. In fact, we’ve also put together a list of creative ways to celebrate without the consumerism. And in truth we think that a holiday that celebrates the idea of love and even mushiness is merited. So to karma correct just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing our twenty favorite quotes about love and not focusing on “stuff” at all. Let’s get going!

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” Erich Fromm

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” Ingrid Bergman

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

“Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” Franklin P. Jones

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” Loretta Young

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” Henry David Thoreau

“I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” George Eliot

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry Van Dyke

“Stolen kisses are always sweetest.” Leigh Hunt

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” Eva Gabor

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Mother Teresa

“Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” Gilbert Parker

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.” Tom Robbins

“You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.” Anatole France

“If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.” Kristin Chenoweth

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neale Hurston

“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” William Shakespeare

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” H. L. Mencken

“People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.” Ken Kesey

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By | 2017-08-30T11:36:37+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Consumerism, Fun, Holidays, Inspiration, Quotes, Valentines Day|Comments Off on 20 Quotes About Love that Mean More Than Stuff