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François de la Rochefoucauld

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I’ll love you even if you’re covered with slime.

Buffy: I spend all my time in the dark here anyway, it’s not like I’d be at a game you know, with my friends where someone could see me in my new monster part.
Angel: Hey…I won’t let anything happen to you if I can help it, and no matter what I’ll love you even if you’re covered with slime.
Buffy: I liked everything until that part.

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Much Ado About Nothing

Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.

Claudio: Friendship is constant in all other things, save in the office and affairs of love.

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Voltaire

Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing, and love those who love you.

Whatever you do, crush the infamous thing, and love those who love you.

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L. Frank Baum

Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

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Jane Austen

I found her in the summer just what you describe, almost another sister

I am greatly pleased with your account of Fanny; I found her in the summer just what you describe, almost another sister; and could not have supposed that a niece would ever have been so much to me. She is quite after one’s own heart; give her my best love, and tell her that I always think of her with pleasure.

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

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Charles Dickens

It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission

“I’ll tell you,” said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, “what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter – as I did!”

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.

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Charles Dickens

it was impossible for me to separate her…from the innermost life of my life.

In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life.

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Love and Death

as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best.

Sonja: Sex without love is an empty experience.
Boris: Yes, but as empty experiences go, it’s one of the best.

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Charles Dickens

…she would have derived only pain, and no pleasure, from giving me pain

…she would have derived only pain, and no pleasure, from giving me pain; she would far rather have wounded her own breast than mine.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Any time not spent in love is wasted.

Any time not spent in love is wasted.

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Pablo Neruda

Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.

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Lord Thomas Dewar

Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses.

Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses.

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Serenity

It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross.

Mal: It ain’t all buttons and charts, little albatross. You know what the first rule of flyin’ is? Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I’m about to say.
River: I do. But I like to hear you say it.
Mal: Love. You can know all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughtta fall down… tells ya she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keens… makes her a home.
River: Storm’s getting worse.
Mal: We’ll pass through it soon enough.

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Twelfth Night

I was adored once too.

I was adored once too.

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Practical Magic

Fall in love whenever you can.

Sally Owens: Always throw salt over your left shoulder; keep rosemary by your garden gate; plant lavender for luck; and fall in love whenever you can.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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Grey's Anatomy

So pick me. Choose me. Love me.

Dr. Meredith Grey: Okay here it is. Your choice. It’ s simple. Her or me. And I’m sure she’ s really great. But Derek, I love you, in a really, really big – pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window – unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me.