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October 24, 2013

13 Quotes About Love

Thursday Thirteen

This week I’m talking about love.

Thirteen Quotes About Love

1. Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. ~ James Baldwin.

2. Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock. ~ John Barrymore.

3. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. ~ Pearl Bailey.

4. Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole. ~ Samuel Richardson.

5. He gave me a look you could have poured on a waffle. ~ Ring Lardner.

6. Art is love. ~ William Holman Hunt.

7. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. ~ Pearl Bailey.

8. I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world. ~ Muhammad Ali.

9. Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come. ~ Matt Groening.

10. Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not. ~ James Joyce.

11. Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~ Erich Fromm.

12. Love is metaphysical gravity. ~ R. Buckminister Fuller.

13. Love affairs have always greatly interested me, but I do not greatly care for them in books or moving pictures. In a love affair, I wish to be the hero, with no audience present.

Source: Advanced Banter by John Lloyd & John Mitchinson

Which one is your favorite? Or do you have another quotation about love that you’d like to share?


  1. CountryDew

    More love and less paperwork gets my vote, too!

  2. Alice Audrey

    LOL, I love #5.

    • Shelley Munro

      That’s a fun one, a writer’s quote for sure!

  3. sandy

    very special

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Stephanie Sullivan

    Great quotes, Shelley. I especially love #5. Never thought of it that way. LOL. Happy Thursday!

    • Shelley Munro

      I like this one too. Very descriptive.

  5. Heather

    Great selection of quotes, Shelley — but did you realize 3 and 7 are the same? :D Thanks for visiting!

    • Shelley Munro

      I did it on purpose – to see if anyone would notice ;)

    • Shelley Munro

      Thanks for stopping by, Paige.

  6. Jennifer Leeland

    I love the one that says that “Love is metaphysical gravity” It’s so true.

    • Shelley Munro

      There are some clever and witty people around who say these things.

  7. Maria Zannini

    Number 3 is so good it had to be listed twice. That one’s my favorite. :)

  8. Hazel

    2 is fun, 9 striking and 11 touching, 12 I like. Nice list.