Collecting quotations has been a hobby of mine since high school. The advent of the internet search has made this a little less satisfying since it is so easy to find quotations rather than the stumbling upon them as was the case “PG” (pre-Google). That being said, here are some of my favorite expressions of love.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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. (I Corinthians 13)
Love is like quicksilver in the hand.
Leave the fingers open and it stays.
Clutch it, and it darts away.
Love comforteth like sunshine after rain. (Shakespeare)
Love is trembling happiness. (Gibran)
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. (Keller)
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. (King)