Welcome to our collection of quotes (with shareable picture quotes) by Leo Buscaglia. We hope you enjoy pondering them and that you will share them widely.
Felice Leonardo Buscaglia (March 31, 1924 – June 12, 1998), also known as "Dr. Love", was an American author, motivational speaker, and a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Southern California.
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world.
A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose -- and don't let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don't ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.
Loving memories last forever, I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.
Things omitted are often more deadly than errors committed.
If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Father's like mine don't ever die.
Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions.
Food is celebratory. People who don't cook don't know how much fun they're missing.
I was lucky to have such a loving, crazy family. I learned to give and share.
We all need each other.
We treat our encounters with them with carefree casualness. We are certain that our relationships will naturally take care of themselves.
We are not for everyone and everyone is not for us. The question is, 'If we cannot be with another, can we at least not hurt them? Can we, at least, find a way to coexist?'
There are many miracles in the world to be celebrated and, for me, garlic is the most deserving.
Don't walk in my head with your dirty feet.
Live nutty. Just occasionally. Just once in a while. And see what happens. It brightens up the day.
Love is not some complex, mystical abstraction. It is something accessible and human that we learn through our everyday experience, as often at times of failure as in moments of ecstasy.
He who remains calm while those around him panic probably doesn't know what's going on.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise.
Joy is always an integral part of loving. There is joy in every act of life, no matter how menial or repetitive. To work in love is to work in joy. To live in love is to live in joy... Why not choose joy?... Why not live in joy?
Tact is rubbing out another's mistake instead of rubbing it in.
In a crazy world, it's only your insanity that will keep you sane.
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, to weep is to risk appearing too sentimental, to reach out for another is to risk involvement, and to expose feelings is to risk exposing one's true self.
When we feel joyful, euphoric, happy, we are more open to life, more capable of seeing things clearly and handling daily tensions.
Knowing that one is always capable of change, the second step lies in making the decision to change. Change does not occur by merely willing it anymore than behavior changes simply through insight.
Love is always changing and unless we stay aware and change with it, it eludes us.
Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness, to teach him how to develop that uniqueness, and then to show him how to share it because that's the only reason for having anything.
The hardest battle you're ever going to fight is the battle to be just you.
Those who think they know it all have no way of finding out they don't.
Every day we are offered new means for learning and growing in love.
If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action.
If one wishes to know love, one must live love, in action. Thoughts, readings and discourse on love are of value only as they present questions to be acted upon.
A life without love, no matter how many other things we have, is an empty, meaningless one.
A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.
A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers. To love is to risk living fully.
The most important thing in the world is that you make yourself a loving person, because this is what you will be giving away.
To live in love is life's greatest challenge. It requires more sublety, flexibility, sensitivity, understanding, acceptance, tolerance, knowledge and strength than any other human endeavor.
Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!
A life without passion is not living, it's merely existing.
Don't look over people's shoulders. Look in their eyes. Don't talk at your children. Take their faces in your hands and talk to them. Don't make love to a body, make love to a person.
Hold on to your dreams for they are, in a sense, the stuff of which reality is made. It is through our dreams that we maintain the possibility of a better, more meaningful life.
Every moment spent in unhappiness is a moment of happiness lost.
To this day I cannot see a bright daffodil, a proud gladiola, or a smooth eggplant without thinking of Papa. Like his plants and trees, I grew up as a part of his garden.
Love is not a thing, it is not lost when given. You can offer your love completely to hundreds of people and still retain the same love you had originally.
If one wishes to be a lover he must start by saying 'YES' to love.
Success often lies just the other side of failure.
Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.
The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new.
We all need to be recognized for what we're doing, for our work. Every once in a while we need someone to come up to us and say, 'You're beautiful. That was well done. That's nice.'
I've spoken in every state in the union, meeting and hugging the people who later bought my books. I spoke to anybody who wanted to hear me, including 1,000 nuns who could pay me only with homemade bread.
I was one of those fortunate individuals who grew up in a large, passionate, demonstrative Italian family where we were taught to love as naturally as we breathed and ate giant bowls of pasta!
The human need to play is a powerful one. When we ignore it, we feel there is something missing in our lives.
The only lasting trauma is the one we suffer without positive change.
Don't over analyze your relationships.
A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.
To be is to do, says the existentialist. One only becomes real (human) at the point of action.
You have the choice. You can choose joy over despair, happiness over tears, action over apathy, growth over stagnation.
Don't spend your precious time asking Why isn't the world a better place? It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is How can I make it better? To that there is an answer.
Based on a string of bad breakups, I was forced to examine my choice of partners. Surely, that must have abolished me from any wrongdoing.
The most painful thing to experience is not defeat but regret.
Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it.
Like any other living, growing thing, love requires effort to keep it healthy.
To love oneself is to struggle to rediscover and maintain your uniqueness.
Each of our acts makes a statement as to our purpose.
Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever.
Life is meant to be a celebration! It shouldn't be necessary to set aside special times to remind us of this fact. Wise is the person who finds a reason to make every day a special one.
Time has no meaning in itself unless we choose to give it significance.
I am a teacher. And I think I am a serious one who happens to be enjoying life.
Your talent is God's gift to you.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.
Love can never grow old. Looks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
God made mud, God made dirt, God made boys so girls could flirt.
I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, 'Did you bring joy?' The second was, 'Did you find joy?