Quotes from Roni’s Class on Love:hand

“You don’t have to have a lover, to have love in your life.” – Jenny McCarthy

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.” -Hugh Grant, Love Actually

“Sometimes joy is the source of your smile, sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” – Thich Naht Hahn

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. Not knowing how blind I was, lovers don’t finally meet somewhere, they’re in each other all along.” – Rumi

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”  – Buddha

“The love you seek is seeking you at this moment.”  – Deepak Chopra

“Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  – Rumi

“Something inside you emerges….an innate, indwelling peace, stillness, aliveness. It is the unconditioned, who you are in your essence. It is what you had been looking for in the love object. It is yourself.”  – Eckhart Tolle

“I am an artist of my own creation. I like myself.”  – Sondra Ray

“If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself.”  – Barbara De Angelis

“To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.”  – Oscar Wilde

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.”  – Alexander Smith

“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” – Ken Keyes

“She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.” – Anais Nin

I find we do not need to convince people to love as much as remind them how they deserve to be loved.

“Unless it’s mad, passionate, extra-ordinary love it’s a waste of your time. They’re are too many mediocre things in your life, love shouldn’t be one of them.” -Anonymous”

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.” ― Maya Angelou

“I find that I date the greatest potential of a man, rather than the man himself” – Gilbert

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou

“The Rose”

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.

Some say love, it is a razor

That leaves your soul to bleed.

Some say love, it is a hunger,

An endless aching need.

I say love, it is a flower,

And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.

It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.

It’s the one who won’t be taken,

Who cannot seem to give,

And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely

And the road has been too long,

And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,

Just remember in the winter

Far beneath the bitter snows

Lies the seed that with the sun’s love

In the spring becomes the rose.

-Bette Midler