Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
While I try to remember this as I look at that band-aid that has been floating aimlessly on my stair case for a solid six months ( as I wait for my husband to notice it and pick it up) and rather than get into a battle of wills I attempt not to be easily angered. But the truth is being in love for more than a few hours- ultimately takes the patience of an actual SAINT.
So the next time you feel like wringing your spouse’s neck because that the thing he promised he would take car of- still needs to be taken care of- or he eats that last scoop of ice cream you were saving in the container for a special treat- or after bearing the very depths of your soul to him while you are lying in bed- you realize your soliloquy put him to sleep- keep these quotes about love in mind.
True Romance is in the Gestures
#1 I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
— Pablo Neruda
#2 Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
— Anonymous (The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB))
#3 Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
— Robert A. Heinlein
Writer and luminary Elizabeth Gilbert’s inspiring definition of a soul mate.
#4 The difference between sex and love is that sex relieves tension and love causes it.
— Woody Allen
— Haruki Murakami
#6 How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
#7 I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, on wife Zelda
#8 Piglet: “How do you spell ‘love’?” Winnie the Pooh: “You don’t spell it…you feel it.”
— A.A. Milne, Winnie the Poo
— Paulo Coelho
— Oscar Wilde