Quotes and Sayings about Lovers



"Eventually you love people - friends or lovers - because of their flaws."
- Karen Allen
(Related: Love, People, Flaws, Friends, Lovers)

"The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?"
- Katharine Anthony
(Related: History, Romance, Truth, Lovers, Satisfaction)

"I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Work, Chance, Lovers, May, Today)

"Lovers have a way of using this word, nothing, which implies exactly the opposite."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Lovers, Nothing, Word)

"Lovers should also have their days off."
- Natalie Clifford Barney
(Related: Lovers)

"Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud."
- Maurice Blanchot
(Related: Music, People, Lovers, Painting)

"Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth."
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Related: Earth, Enjoyment, Heaven, Lovers)

"Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law."
- Boethius
(Related: Love, Law, Lovers)

"Freedom of love is freedom to say yes to many lovers."
- Brigitte Boisselier
(Related: Love, Freedom, Lovers)

"Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Hope, Pity, Selfishness)

"At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Love, Beginning, End, Lovers)

"Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations."
- George Byron
(Related: Enemies, Friends, Jealousy, Lovers, May, Self)

"A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Friend, Friends, Lovers)

"Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Enemies, Friends, Jealousy, Lovers, May, Self)

"The love story for me was the nature of the love and not the age of the lovers."
- Kate Capshaw
(Related: Age, Love, Nature, Lovers)

"All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Colors, Friends, Lovers, Neighbors, Opposites)

"When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Nature, Husband, Laws, Lovers, Man, Name, Obstacles, Parents, Passion, Right, Woman)

"Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death."
- Alexander Chase
(Related: Death, Travel, Fact, Immortality, Illusion, Lovers)

"Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world."
- John Cheever
(Related: Despair, Literature, Lovers, Salvation, World)

"Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the word is made flesh."
- Leonard Cohen
(Related: Children, Lovers, Secrets, Word)

"I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot."
- Jackie Collins
(Related: Music, Lovers, Rap, Stars, Will)

"There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Beginning, Lovers, Pain, Rest)

"When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets, the Stooges and the Modern Lovers. They are my three favourite bands. I never get sick of 'em."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Lovers, Old, Years)

"If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers."
- Doris Day
(Related: Men, Women, Fact, Lovers)

"The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: People, Lovers)

"Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy motions lovers seasons run?"
- John Donne
(Related: Fool, Lovers, Old, Seasons, Sun, Windows)

"Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness."
- Anatole France
(Related: Happiness, Love, Lovers)

"If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!"
- Marie de France
(Related: Friendship, Love, Lovers, May)

"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly."
- Rose Franken
(Related: Lovers, Silly)

"I had a lovers quarrel with the world."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Lovers, Quarrel, World)

"The increased global linkages promote economic growth in the world through two key mechanisms: the division of labor and the international spillovers of knowledge."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Knowledge, Growth, Key, Labor, World)

"Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Love, Desire, Eyes, Lovers, Romantic, Want)

"Victoria was just as much in love with me as I was with her. We could not bear to be apart for a single second. We were like two lovers shipwrecked on a desert island. There was no world outside our love."
- Andy Gibb
(Related: Love, Lovers, World)

"To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Gods, Lovers)

"Be brave, young lovers, and follow your star."
- Oscar Hammerstein II
(Related: Lovers)

"Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Time, Enemies, Lovers)

"I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman."
- Jerry Harrison
(Related: Lovers)

"French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage; consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Women, Marriage, Adultery, English, Lovers, Public, Sexes, World)

"Lovers have a right to betray you... friends don't."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Friends, Lovers, Right)

"Mothers and daughters can stay very connected during teenage years. In the middle of your life, you can become very alone. Even though you're connected deeply to other family members, lovers, husbands, friends."
- Holly Hunter
(Related: Family, Life, Daughters, Friends, Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, Teenage, Years)

"When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Friends, Lovers, Silence, World)

"Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Love, God, Lovers, Prayer, Whisper)

"For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise - whatever appeals to you."
- Krzysztof Kieslowski
(Related: Optimism, Lovers, Sunset, Walking)

"The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners."
- Florence King
(Related: Women, Life, American, Lovers, Wit, Witty, Woman)

"Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty."
- Stephen King
(Related: Truth, Lie, Duty, Enemies, Friends, Lovers)

"What does it matter how many lovers you have if none of them gives you the universe?"
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Lovers, Universe)

"All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Lovers, Road, Seduction)

"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Lovers, Road, Seduction)

"Gossip isn't scandal and it's not merely malicious. It's chatter about the human race by lovers of the same."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Gossip, Lovers, Race, Scandal)

"I'm more interested in interpersonal relationships - between lovers families, siblings. That's why I write about how we treat each other."
- Terry McMillan
(Related: Lovers, Relationships)

"Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Husbands, Lovers, Wives)

"Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Car, Cities, Forget, Friends, Lovers)

"It's impossible to compare two bands. It would be like comparing two lovers."
- Dave Navarro
(Related: Lovers)

"Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."
- Willie Nelson
(Related: Choice, First, Lovers, Play, World)

"For 70 nights, right across America, I've been getting out there with two ex-lovers and we've been playing songs which are so specific about each of us, you just wouldn't know. We're friends now but we can't forget what happened between us."
- Stevie Nicks
(Related: America, Forget, Friends, Now, Right, Songs)

"Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable if playing the part of lovers to an audience. It is equally true that sympathy between actors who are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Life, Sympathy, Actors, Emotion, Lovers, May)

"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Happiness, Dream, Bed, Flowers, Lovers, Now, Sleep)

"In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: 'Is there someone new?'"
- Edna O'Brien
(Related: Lovers, Question)

"Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers."
- Ovid
(Related: Lovers, Smiles)

"There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain."
- Plato
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Gain, Honor, Lovers)

"There is no such thing as a lovers' oath."
- Plato
(Related: Lovers)

"Among absent lovers, ardor always fares better."
- Sextus Propertius
(Related: Lovers)

"The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Love, Lovers, Quarrels)

"Women who have had no lovers, or having had one, two or three, have not found a husband, have perhaps rather had a miss than a loss, as men go."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Men, Women, Husband, Loss, Lovers)

"The reason that lovers never weary each other is because they are always talking about themselves."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Lovers, Reason, Talking)

"We Latins make splendid lovers and splendid older men."
- Cesar Romero
(Related: Men, Lovers)

"Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time."
- Axl Rose
(Related: Time, Friends, Lovers)

"Between lovers a little confession is a dangerous thing."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Confession, Lovers)

"It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Lovers)

"The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise."
- George Santayana
(Related: Beauty, Disguise, Lovers)

"My parents were music lovers and collectors. It was around."
- Boz Scaggs
(Related: Music, Lovers, Parents)

"Soul meets soul on lovers' lips."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Soul, Lovers)

"Lovers of literature will look for the remains of the golden treasure in that shipwreck on the bottom of the sea of criticism."
- Josef Skvorecky
(Related: Criticism, Literature, Lovers, Sea, Shipwreck, Treasure, Will)

"Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Home, Pet, Animals, Desire, Lovers, Sin)

"I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: Music, Audiences, Cities, English, Respect, World)

"So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it's wallpaper to them, it's elevator music, it's just the thing that's playing in the background that helps them through their day."
- Michael Stipe
(Related: Music, People, Day, Fans, Lovers, World)

"Lovers quarrels are the renewal of love."
- Terence
(Related: Love, Lovers, Quarrels)

"The anger of lovers renews their love."
- Terence
(Related: Anger, Love, Lovers)

"Though lovers be lost love shall not."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Love, Lovers)

"We Greeks are lovers of the beautiful, yet simple in our tastes, and we cultivate the mind without loss of manliness."
- Thucydides
(Related: Loss, Lovers, Mind)

"Film lovers are sick people."
- Francois Truffaut
(Related: People, Film, Lovers)

"All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else."
- Mae West
(Related: Chance, Lovers)