Andrea Brett's Top 10 (or make that 21) Favorite Quotes About Love

Dear Friends of The Brett Family Show,

It’s been a very busy winter so far, full of change, and new plans, new music, and travels to new places.  I’ll talk about that more in my next blog post and give an update on what’s new for all of us, but for now, since it’s February, I thought I’d write a few words about one of my favorite subjects – you guessed it!  LOVE!

Love is a crazy thing.  We all want it, we all need it; hopefully, we all give it and we all receive it.  We know what it feels like when we feel it, but we can’t describe it and we certainly can’t fully understand it. 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m a quote collector.  Each day, at The Bretts Show, I send an email out to our staff with a quote of the day, and I have inspiring quotes posted randomly on the walls of my home office.  They are little reminders of what I want to be and how I want to live my life.  I’ve sifted through thousands of great quotes over the years to find a few that really change the way I function on a day to day basis – the ones that each time I read them, make me want to be better. I’ve never taken the time it would require to catalogue and organize my quotes by subject or theme, but I do have one collection that I have separated from the rest – the quotes on love. 

Because Valentine’s Day is coming up and life in February seems to be surrounded by pink and red reminders of love, I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes on the subject – little gems that make me want to be more loving.  Since love takes many forms – familial, friendship, universal, romantic – the thoughts I share will cover the gamut. I hope that among them, you find a gem of your own. If you find one you like, let it sink in, and share the love!  Here goes!

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Love is its own reward – the more you dish out, the more comes back to you.

You never lose by loving.

If you know what love is, it’s because of you.  (That’s definitely a favorite!)

Love is deaf.  You can’t just tell someone you love them.  You have to show it.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. — Victor Hugo

I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where there is love there is life.— Mahatma Gandhi

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  John 15:13

I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is “I love you.”

Show love to the people who have always been there for you.

They do not love that do not show their love. – William Shakespeare

A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other.

There's no substitute for a great love who says, “No matter what's wrong with you, you're welcome at this table.” — Tom Hanks

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.

And since it is Valentine’s Day, here are a few that are just plain mushy and romantic!  Who doesn’t love that?

I like it when you smile, but I love it when I’m the reason.

My love for you is a journey.  Starting at forever and ending at never.

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." — A. A. Milne

I wish I could turn back the clock. I'd find you sooner and love you longer.

I don’t believe in magic, the young boy said.  The old man smiled, “You will when you see her.” 

(I think that’s one of the sweetest things I’ve ever read!) 

I hope I’ve shared a quote or two that will help you to love a little better this February, and I hope your Valentine’s Day is filled with all kinds of love! Because…

The answer is still, and again, love!

Best,

Andrea Brett