The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves—say rather, loved in spite of ourselves
-Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.
--Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms
I love her and that's the beginning and the end of everything.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
Make me immortal with a kiss!
Love is something like clouds that were in the sky before the sun came out, you cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the glowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either; but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything. Without love you would not be happy or want to play.
--Miss Anne Sullivan to Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
If you have it [love], you don't need to have anything else. If you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
--James M. Barrie