I have come across many a friend, who looked at me with dreamy eyes, while she said, "I have fallen in love." Frankly it is amusing to observe the behavior of a hopelessly lovesick friend. The first blush of love can be quite charming. Many friends who have fallen in love display the common symptoms: absentmindedness, lack of appetite, spurts of euphoria, and of course the compulsive need to hug a pillow.
Love is a potent emotion. It affects the physical and mental state of wellbeing. The phrase "smitten by love" accurately describes those who have fallen in love. If you were to clinically examine the root cause of falling in love, it would filter down to one basic fact: preservation of human species.
Scientific explanations notwithstanding, love is the glue that holds this world together. As Sean Connery said, "Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile."
Elvis Presley put it best in this classic love song, "Wise men say, only fools rush in. But I can't help falling in love with you." It is true that while we can choose those whom we talk to and whom we like, we cannot choose those whom who we love. Here are a few quotes about falling in love.
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
E. A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.
The first duty of love is to listen.
Some pray to marry the man they love, my prayer will somewhat vary: I humbly pray to heaven above that I love the man I marry.
A love song is just a caress set to music.
All for love and nothing for reward.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Charles Hanson Towne
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, after the day's great sun.
Jorge Luis Borges
To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Connie Brockway, The Bridal Season
No one ever fell in love gracefully.
Love is born with the pleasure of looking at each other; it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other; it is concluded with the impossibility of separation!
If you love something, set it free; if it comes back it's yours, if it doesn't, it never was.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart, or burn down your house, you can never tell.
If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.
To love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
You’ll discover that real love is millions of miles past falling in love with anyone or anything. When you make that one effort to feel compassion instead of blame or self-blame, the heart opens again and continues opening.
Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
D. H. Lawrence
I am in love - and, my God, it's the greatest thing that can happen to a man. I tell you, find a woman you can fall in love with. Do it. Let yourself fall in love, if you haven't done so already. You are wasting your life.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made - like bread, remade all the time, made new.