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Favourite Quotes

Loneliness
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Dag Hammarskjold (1905 – 1961)

Love
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000), Charlie Brown in “Peanuts”

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott, How to Live with Another Person, 1974
One’s first love is always perfect until one meets one’s second love.
Elizabeth Aston, The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon sand. … ouch…
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, O Magazine, February 2004

What else is love but understanding and rejoicing in the fact that another person lives, acts, and experiences otherwise than we do…?
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900)

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862), Journal, July 25, 1839
Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, February 16, 2004
Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999)

We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999), O Magazine, February 2004

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817), Northanger Abbey

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