Love Quotes and Romantic Expressions

Updated on October 4, 2017

"A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose." Gertrude Stein

"Love is as lovely as a red rose."  rebekahELLE
"Love is as lovely as a red rose." rebekahELLE | Source

Most adults have probably heard the song, ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’? Maybe you even sing along when you hear the old, classic Tina Turner song. What is love? What is it? Is love really just a sweet old fashion notion? I suppose that could be left to one’s own perspective and interpretation. How many poems have been written describing love and romance?

For this article, I will share a few of the expressions of love I have written, and love quotes I have collected over the years. I think our feelings can express so much when written and expressed through words. There is a language of words and a language without words, that which is felt. Do the feelings and the words make love real? For a moment? For a season? For a lifetime?

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Lovely LOVE Quotes

  • “Someone who does not run towards the allure of love walks a road where nothing lives.” Rumi
  • “A true love never tires or wanes but is with us always, like our blood, our breath. I shall never weary of that brow, nor those grey, wistful eyes.” Abelard to Heloise
  • “What cannot letters inspire? They have souls; they speak, they have in them all that force which expresses the transport of the heart, they have all the fire of our passions.” Heloise to her lover
  • "There is no remedy for love but to love more." Henry David Thoreau
  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
  • and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” Shakespeare
  • “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” Oscar Wilde

Oh continue to love me, never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved. Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours.

Immortal Beloved

— Beethoven

Love Quotes From Classic LIterature

  • "He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her like the sun, even without looking." ~Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina
  • "When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides." ~ Louis de Bernieries - Corelli's Mandolin
  • "A little she strove, and much repented, and whispering, 'I will ne'er consent' - consented." ~Lord Byron - Don Juan

Romantic LOVE Quotes

"But I being poor have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." W.B.Yeats

“License my roving hands,
and let them go behind,
before, above, between, below.”
John Donne

"A kiss, when all is said, what is it? a rosy dot placed on the ‘i’ in loving;
‘tis a secret told to the mouth
Instead of to the ear.” Cyrano De Bergerac

She walks in beauty, like the night
of cloudless climes and starry skies;
and all that’s best of dark and bright
meet in her aspect and her eyes.” Lord Bryon

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." Robert Frost

"Never marry but for love, but see that thou lovest what is lovely." William Penn

And when you appear all the rivers sound in my body, bells shake the sky, and a hymn fills the world.

— Pablo Neruda

Famous Love Quotes

"The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along."


Expressions of Love by rebekahELLE

"Remember how I told you I would write you a love letter with my pen? It is tonight I tell you how happy beyond words I am to know you and to have this anticipation, to see you and hold you so close to me.”

“I think the most important moments in our lives happen at those times when we truly, completely experience the deepest of emotions.”
“Nothing great is ever gained without first having desire.”
“Everywhere around me green
the sky above me blue,
I lay down upon
the soft, soft grass
and look tenderly at you.”

"It is endless fun being alive, isn't it... there are times when life just feels very good."

I awoke and felt as though I was being held in the arms of a god.

There was a blanket of serenity covering me,

my eyes closed again,

could this be real….

or the midst of my midnight dream?

— rebekahELLE

"But Earthlier Happy Is The Rose.." William Shakespeare

'Romance is not something you do, it is a way to live.' rebekahELLE
'Romance is not something you do, it is a way to live.' rebekahELLE | Source

What Is Love?

To define love is to give it boundaries and as far as I can understand from reading and living and experiencing this grand emotion, it has no boundaries, only those we place upon 'it'. It is comprised of our thoughts, our energies, our emotions, physical attraction, intimacy, understanding, forgiveness, desire to be a part of someones life, to be united and committed to something grander than our own self.

Love is a gift to treasure and share.

"Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”

Louis de Bernieries - Corelli's Mandolin

'This is What Love Is' ` Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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      Geoffrey Oenga-Kenya 4 months ago

      Love is what we say, feel,like and do, all rolled into one.

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      Melanie 2 years ago

      Sometimes a video can say more than a thousand words.

      When my husband showed this to me I wanted to marry him again :)

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      shakeseare love quote is the best, voted beautiful

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      Joe 4 years ago

      "The expression of love

      gives the soul wings

      and a never-ending

      span of light"

      by Joe DiMino

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      happy man 4 years ago

      maybe love will get only the grief for our hearts , i wish i never tried to love , i wish i never trusted the love , i wish i never belived in love , i wish i be the man who has the iron heart so as to live with no hurts with no pain nothin except life , my love was always true even i always fall in the people who don't love me ,

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      missavefriends 5 years ago

      So good !!I love your comments !! It's intelligent!!I think your are an artist !!

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      This is such a wonderful hub which I found on page one when I googled "expressions of love". I appreciate your collection of these expressions.

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      naheedyousufzai 5 years ago

      sooooo sweet , this is beautiful "love is a gift to treasure and share"

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      edliin dela cruz 5 years ago

      It was really inspired me a lot to show to feel wht love mean!love it

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      asimwe 5 years ago

      love is kind, never being rude, and never denied. its all physical and natural.

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      Eliakim 6 years ago

      i think love is not a matter of loving such that the on who is love cannot go around and i am loved but, a person must deserve to be loved

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      Osas.G. 6 years ago

      Thanks,love re make the world to live and make us to have a beautiful life.

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      amel 6 years ago

      i say it proudly

      i love ya

      i wanna hear ya

      make it back to me

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      WillSteinmetz 6 years ago

      Informative hub. THanks.

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      naturalsolutions 6 years ago

      "Romance is not something you do, it is a way to live" simply amazing thoughts. I love this hub a lot i learned a lot of new, great and really inspiring quotes.

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      rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Thanks Alladream. I'm glad you also enjoyed the video. It's certainly a beautiful performance by Journey. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying some love inspiration.

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      Victor Mavedzenge 6 years ago from Oakland, California

      Always good to find comfort in words.I love Oscar Wilde and Journey (This song is heavenly).Thanks for a great hub

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      Janell Rhiannon 7 years ago from CA, USA

      Rumi is my favorite poet.

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      Ronnie_Dey 7 years ago from West Bengal, India

      I have these words to say "Simply Beyond awesome"

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Thanks for reading and taking the time to leave your comments. Love is always in the air, but especially now before Valentine's Day, we think of how to express our love to our partners and loved ones. enjoy. xo

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      Tricia 7 years ago

      To Francesco, You'll always be the only man that I have ever really loved, and I'll never stop loving you...

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      pradeep kundalkar 7 years ago

      very nice... an indepth approch towards conception of love..though it generates in eyes..brought up by heart.. but its fregrance spread all dimensions beyond spectrum of universe..endless n everlasting.. and i sum up it.. "love is the only reason which make earth worth living"

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      lea86 7 years ago

      Nice and I Like it. It really inspired me.

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks for all the comments. I guess a lot of people enjoy reading romantic love quotes. hitalot, your poems are nice, thanks for sharing.

      richard thomas, I love that quote too.. there's something eternal about a rose.

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      hitalot 7 years ago

      How you had fought so very hard and fierce,

      My one true love was gone from here ?

      The challenge to be free is a question of time ?

      My one solution is using my mind,

      Living on the edge

      It's going to my head

      Sitting up at night all alone in bed,

      Following the rainbow to the sky

      I see a crystal clear vision of you pass me by !

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      Richard Thomas 7 years ago

      A rose is a rose is a rose... love that quote!! thanks!

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      scottstyris26 7 years ago

      A nice hub it is. Bryan Adams is my favorites.Really defining a love is so simple but so complicated. Some time I think that the feeling of love cannot be described in words we can just feel it in our heart.

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      hitalot 7 years ago

      Quick conclusions often will lead the best of us astray ?

      The wisest move in life is just to wait,

      Otherwise our galloping emotions run away like horses at the gate !

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      PR_am 7 years ago from Oregon

      Great hub on love.

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thank you epigramman, what a nice compliment! :)

      @Christoph, a pleasure to see you here. thanks so much for reading and leaving such a loverly comment. :]

      @prasetio, thank you! I always enjoy reading your comments and your hubs! enjoy~~

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very beautiful and romantic, indeed. Thanks for share with us. Love comes from the sweetest word. Vote up.

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      Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

      What a sweet hub. And beautifully presented too. Love the illustrative pics and you chose great quotes from some of my favorites. Just lovely...or should I say, loverly?

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      epigramman 7 years ago make this thing called 'love' a special place to be!!!!!

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks guys and gals. it's always nice to see people want to read some good old fashioned love quotes. lovely to see you here. yes, Doug, those three little words will do it every time. :]

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      Doug Hughes 7 years ago

      I have to share the three romantic words my wife wants most to hear, "You were right." :)

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      maheshpatwal 7 years ago from MUMBAI

      Rebekah awesome hub with awesome love quotes

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      Artoflegendindia 7 years ago

      Lovely hub.Your love quotes is nice and amiable.I love rose.I like your is a feelings which is born on two person.

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      evilia_lim 7 years ago from Jakarta, Indonesia

      Ms. R, I think you are a very romantic presenting this beautiful hub :) great video....I'm enjoying it now, thanks :) pEaCE !

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      farisy 7 years ago

      i really love and respect this session,it help me alot.THANKS GUYS

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks everyone for the comments! @receptionist, so glad to help awaken the romance in life! enjoy.

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      receptionist 7 years ago

      Awesome Hub... These are nice quotes... You have awaken the romantic side mo me... :)

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      MyDirtySecrets 7 years ago

      These are really good. ;}

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      tuku20026 7 years ago from Dhaka

      thanks....good quotes

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      aboudyDx 7 years ago

      Wonderful rly romanticcc !!!!

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      Surya 7 years ago

      Nice qu0tes i just save this page...really gud ...

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      BuzzNights 7 years ago

      "Open your heart and take us in, Love - love and me."

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      World-Traveler 7 years ago from USA

      I liked the quotes. The quotes express love in a number of different and interesting ways demonstrating the diverse nature of human personality and character.

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks so much mirror, hpw and lovely for your comments!

      love is a nice feeling and inspiring emotion.

      @lovely, I enjoy the song and video very much also. he certainly captures the emotion and depth of this feeling of love.

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      Renee S 7 years ago from Virginia

      Beautiful hub and beautiful song.

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      hubpageswriter 7 years ago

      Love is a nice feeling, and the love for God is more greater. Great hub.

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      themirror 7 years ago from PALAKOL

      love is a feeling of heart.

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks mhuze! I also love the Frost quote. I think he captures it perfectly!

      hi susan, thanks for reading and happy you found it. the flowers are gorgeous, aren' they? hope you didn't miss the video. :)

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      susanlang 7 years ago

      I can not believe I missed this hub, how beautiful! I love the flowers too.

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      mhuze 7 years ago from USA

      I love the quotes. Frost's is my favorite.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks so much englightenedsoul for your compliments! I appreciate your kind words. I guess we never get too much love!

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      englightenedsoul 8 years ago

      Really amazing hub....No wonder this hub has a perfect score of 100..I also liked your way of presentation..Rated up!!

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      Dao Hoa 8 years ago

      It is lovely for Valentine's Day.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks helen for your comments. yes, love can be felt in many ways, I guess that's why we love it so much, but I don't think it ever dies...

      @runway, yes, the big day is coming, hope you enjoy it!

      @alex and klc, thanks for dropping in and reading. :]

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      Runway 8 years ago from New York

      oh, thanks! V-day is coming up and these are great!

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      helen1000 8 years ago from Lincolnshire, UK

      Mmmmmmmmmm ... yes Love is ...truly is felt in many ways...children, however old, for their parents; parents for their children; for trusty loyal dogs, horses and pets; for food; for books; for Art; for hobbies; and for that Special's a 'bond' ... a makes you feel 'as one' and so strong...

      Yet it can waver,be fragile, transient, and like life itself... it can die..and then Oh How It HURTS ....

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Seta, welcome to HubPages and thank you for your sweet words.

      how wonderful that this hub has helped you recover, and yes, you will! love weaves itself throughout our lives and makes us strong. I hope you enjoy HP, it is a great place to write and read others writings! :)

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      Seta Smith 8 years ago

      Only just joined a couple of minutes ago, your hub is the very first I've read.

      As I'm slowly recovering from a heartbreak.....two & a half years later....reading your hub has finally made me realise that there is still so much good out there, that whilst ours was such a great love just wasn't mine.

      Thankyou! Thankyou!! Thankyou!!!

      I commend you immensely for this breakthrough I've been waiting for.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      wow, thanks everyone for these wonderful comments! it brings me a lot of smiles to know you are enjoying reading this hub.

      we can never give or receive too much love. :}

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      cosette 8 years ago

      Rumi, yum. and Cyrano, wow. excellent hub. Steve Perry's voice was created especially to sing love songs.

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      Fitria Manggiasih 8 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      Yeah.... We all agree that he was and still is the expert in love. Thanks.

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      Mr Nice 8 years ago from North America

      Lovely quotes rebekah,

      Love is everything but hard to explain, I enjoyed your hub.

      ~Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back...don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.~

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      Janet 8 years ago

      Thank you for this. I shall remember thishub for Valentine's Day - I'm always looking for verses to put inside a homemade card.

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      mebratu legesse 8 years ago

      I am joining hub for the first time and i am interested

      on what i get about love. Thank you......

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks nick and ladies for comments, love to see these words have been a source of inspiration for you.

      @Fitria, I'm sure it was so interesting for you to analyze 'how do I love thee'. I do think Shakespeare says it well when he says 'love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.' :)

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      abchs_princess 8 years ago

      Lovely hub...

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      Fitria Manggiasih 8 years ago from Surabaya, Indonesia

      Wow! I love those words. Shakespeare reminds me of life few years ago when my lectures asked me to analyze "How Do I Love Thee". Well, Love is Love. "There are times when life just feel very good", and that's because of love.

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      pinkhawk 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient, inspiring! :) can trigger the emotion to fall in love or be more inlove ! :)... thank you for sharing! :)

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      Nicks 8 years ago

      rebkahELLE, I think that there are some wonderful modern poets but I think to express 'love' memorably is really difficult. So much depends upon expressing it delicately (without it being syrupy) whilst also managing to describe it as a powerful and life changing (but not hysterical) emotion. Well beyond my meagre capacity, sadly.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks ladies for your nice words and taking time to leave a comment. Jane, I think I'm in love with SP, his voice is so beautiful, and this video just says it all. come back and enjoy~ :]

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      Jane@CM 8 years ago

      Steve Perry gotta love that voice! Your quotes are wonderful. Bookmarked to read again.


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      StricktlyDating 8 years ago from Australia

      Great collection of love quotes!

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      nicks and mortgagestar, now you are talking about some of my favorite poets! along with many other English poets Bryon, Keats, Browning and Tennyson to name a few. I also enjoy reading the poets from the pre-raphaelite period. so what do you think has happened with these modern poets? where's the sensuality and beauty of words? thanks for sharing. enjoy reading your comments.

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      Mortgagestar1 8 years ago from Weirton,West Virginia

      Read the works of John Donne. Keep in mind hae was a contemporary of William Shakespeare. Men then WERE erotic romantics and the very masters of sensuality and metaphysicals. Today men's poetry are smut and pornographic at best. We modern men have NOTHING on Donne!

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      Nicks 8 years ago

      I am always rather drawn to W.H. Auden's stunning Twelve Songs which has:

      'He was my north my south, my East and West,

      My working week and my Sunday rest,

      My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song...'

      A tragic poem but the words semme to express infinite love (whether male of female). Wonderful, I think.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks twIVY, this steve perry video is one of my favorites and yes, bryan adams also has beautiful love songs and such a nice voice. I'm a huge romantic, so I have collected many quotes over time. that's a great place to keep favorite quotes, where you see them often! thanks for stopping by! :)

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      TheWriterIVY 8 years ago from Savannah

      Very good HUB - I especially love the "shout out" to Steve Perry, one of my all time favorites - Also Bryan Adams, "Have you ever really loved a woman & Please forgive me" are amazing love songs. I also really enjoyed the quotes and prose as I love poetry and have 25 or so sayings on the wall above my computer. Beautifully done.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thanks for the lovely compliments. it's so nice to know others read and find joy and pleasure and memories with the words here. love is always with us waiting to be shared. :)

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      sophs 8 years ago

      What a lovely hub, great work :-)

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      ateenyi 8 years ago from Chicago

      Good Hub!!!!!!

      The hub is very interesting. It provides immense joy and pleasure, while going through your hub. The love is most basic and fundamental need of every person. Quotes related on love are highly acclaimed across the globe. Thanks a lot for providing the collection.

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      fasam08 8 years ago

      to be in love is a really nice feelings and especially if it was a true one. i am missing my pass and i hope god will bring us together this time and stay forever together. i love u and i will always do LG may god protect u baby.

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      shalbin 8 years ago

      "LOVE" REALLY I JUST THINK ABOUT MY PAST .............ITS FANTASTIC...............

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thank you Tony, my pleasure. much love and peace to you also.

      your words are very nice. :)

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      Tony McGregor 8 years ago from South Africa

      "Love" the quotes! Thanks for reminding me of so many of them.

      Love and peace


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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      beautiful, thank you screation, love it! and yes, I do love nature. :)

      and thank you philipo, I appreciate your kind words.

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      screation 8 years ago

      I dreamed a dream

      I know not why

      I dreamed a dream of you.

      I dreamed a dream

      I now know why

      I dreamed a dream of you.

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      Philipo 8 years ago from Nigeria

      Very lovely.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      thank you antonrosa and philip for your comments. love is alive here and I agree philip, that it is the end of questioning. love is.

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      philip carey 61 8 years ago

      I second antonrosa. Love is the pinnacle of human experience--it's the end of questioning, and I think it is nothing less than holy.

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      antonrosa 8 years ago from USA

      I love these! Thanks for sharing. Romance is truly alive here.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      winsome, thank you for such an inspiring comment, very poetic yourself, aren't you? I have experienced great love, yes, and believe love is without dimensions, love for a partner, a child, family, friends, strangers, humanity, nature, our pets... we can welcome love in our lives however it arrives, and share it and enjoy it.

      your comment says a lot about you. :) thank you.

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      Winsome 8 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

      Like a rainbow in the sun. Very lovely R Elle. The quotes express a depth similar to your own words. So glad you enjoy the pursuit of love. Love moves us into dimensions transcending the very words and thoughts that brought us there---color on our canvas, music in our voice, treasure in our seeking, exhilaration in our souls. We cannot trap it, define or understand it, but when we catch it's wave, what a ride! Thanks for another great hub.

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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Thank you Veronica and Maita for your nice comments. It's always nice to be reminded of love and romance and happy to know I have put a smile on your face! isn't there a song, 'in the mood'? it was one of my parents favorite songs. :)

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      I love most YOUR EXPRESSION OF LOVE Ms REBEKKAH, and I love all the pics and the video that goes with it, lovely and wonderful ,

      And with this oen too, "Love is a gift to treasure and share",

      You inspire me today and thanks for that, I am having my coffee with your quotes and I am smiling as usual, good day, Maita

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      This is beautiful, it really puts one in a romantic mood.