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Quotes of the Day for 14 February 2003 – Love

It's Valentine's Day, so I know you are expecting quotes on Love today. Okay, but searching a database of over 22,000 quotes for "love" meant I started sifting through several hundred candidates. I trust you'll forgive me if I only could winnow down to ten, and am sparing you a longer introduction.

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The quotes:

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
     - Anita Brookner

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it.... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
     - Erica Jong

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
     - Erich Segal

Love never reasons, but profusely gives; gives, like a thoughtless prodigal, its all, and trembles then lest it has done too little.
     - Hannah More, 1745 - 1833

A life without love, without the presence of the beloved, is nothing but a mere magic-lantern show. We draw out slide after slide, swiftly tiring of each, and pushing it back to make haste for the next.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
     - Katharine Hepburn

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
     - Mignon McLaughlin

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
     - Ursula K. LeGuin

There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.
     - Vincent van Gogh, 1853 - 1890

Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important.
     - Lisa Hoffman

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