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Ah, Valentine's Day... spring is coming and love is in the air... to a wonderfully extra degree. Here we present 121 of the best love quotes for you to reflect upon and share this Valentine's Day... or any day of the year really... shouldn't we be celebrating something so wonderfully sweet as love all the time?

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quote by John Updike: We are most alive when we're in love. with background image: man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
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We are most alive when we're in love.

--John Updike
quote by Edwin Louis Cole: The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. with background image: person holding yellow petaled flower
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The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.

--Edwin Louis Cole
quote by Dr. Seuss: I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love. with background image: photo of author Dr. Seuss with quote

I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.

--Dr. Seuss
quote by Thomas Merton: Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward. with background image: white
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Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.

--Thomas Merton
quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. : Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. with background image: man hugging woman wall painting
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Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
quote by Henry Van Dyke: For those who love... time is eternity. with background image: full-bloomed red and white tulip flowers
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For those who love... time is eternity.

--Henry Van Dyke
quote by John Lennon: Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. with background image: body of water under clear blue sky painting
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Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.

--John Lennon
quote by Hermann Hesse: If I know what love is, it is because of you. with background image: man in gray sweater carrying woman in black jacket
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If I know what love is, it is because of you.

--Hermann Hesse
quote by William Shakespeare: Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. with background image: photo of author William Shakespeare with quote

Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

--William Shakespeare
quote by Raphael Montanez Ortiz: Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without. with background image: man and woman kissing
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Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without.

--Raphael Montanez Ortiz
quote by Henri Frederic Amiel: Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time. with background image: couple sitting on bench under tree grayscale photography
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Love is like swallowing hot chocolate before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.

--Henri Frederic Amiel
quote by Rumi: The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. with background image: heart drawn on sand during daytime
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The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.

--Rumi

Longer Version:

The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.


quote by Mason Cooley: You know you're in love when you stop comparing. with background image: shallow focus photography of brown and black bird
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You know you're in love when you stop comparing.

--Mason Cooley
quote by Rosemonde Gerard: For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. with background image: pink and green flower painting
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For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

--Rosemonde Gerard
quote by Leo Tolstoy: All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. with background image: woman covering man's face
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All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.

--Leo Tolstoy
quote by Rumi: In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art. with background image: photo of author Rumi with quote

In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

--Rumi

quote by Jill Telford: The only thing we should scream into the world is love. with background image: white clouds and blue sky
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The only thing we should scream into the world is love.

--Jill Telford
quote by Auliq Ice: Don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how much you love, how much you care. with background image: man carrying woman beside seashore
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Don't wait until it's too late to tell someone how much you love, how much you care.

--Auliq Ice
quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana: If every lover was treated like they matter -- every day; Valentine's day wouldn't be so 'special.' with background image: couple sitting near trees during golden hour
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If every lover was treated like they matter -- every day; Valentine's day wouldn't be so 'special.'

--Mokokoma Mokhonoana

quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: I love you every day as if it is Valentine's day. with background image: red rose
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I love you every day as if it is Valentine's day.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: On this Valentine's Day I like to whisper in your ear the silent songs of my heart. with background image: black and pink heart print textile
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On this Valentine's Day I like to whisper in your ear the silent songs of my heart.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Euginia Herlihy: To all lovebirds, enjoy each other's company and most importantly enjoy your special day. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: pink flowers in vase
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To all lovebirds, enjoy each other's company and most importantly enjoy your special day. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: Oh my Valentine! I was waiting for you next to my wide open window just as a flower bud waits for the spring air to bloom. with background image: blue rose
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Oh my Valentine! I was waiting for you next to my wide open window just as a flower bud waits for the spring air to bloom.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: I feel you not only on Valentine's day but with every breath of every day. with background image: grayscale photo of man and woman kissing
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I feel you not only on Valentine's day but with every breath of every day.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough: If I have not been both soothed by love and on the opposite extreme left devastated by it, I will never understand its power nor respect its majesty. with background image: plain background
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If I have not been both soothed by love and on the opposite extreme left devastated by it, I will never understand its power nor respect its majesty.

--Craig D. Lounsbrough
quote by M. F. Moonzajer: Valentine's Day is an extraordinary moment for recalling the lasting power of a true love. with background image: pink flower with green stem
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Valentine's Day is an extraordinary moment for recalling the lasting power of a true love.

--M.F. Moonzajer
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Real love is an appreciable place of safety and nobility. Keep the fire burning. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: green ceramic mug on wooden desk
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Real love is an appreciable place of safety and nobility. Keep the fire burning. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Real love understands, communicates without fail, forgives without an apology. Try to practise forgiveness in daily basis. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: silhouette of man and woman during sunset
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Real love understands, communicates without fail, forgives without an apology. Try to practise forgiveness in daily basis. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Real love binds two souls together for keeps and it's called soul mates. Give her him your whole heart. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: man and woman holding hand using pinky fingers
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Real love binds two souls together for keeps and it's called soul mates. Give her him your whole heart. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Friendship, trust, loyalty and patience are the crucial ingredients of true love. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: blue sky with white clouds
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Friendship, trust, loyalty and patience are the crucial ingredients of true love. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: A daddy is a daughter's first love and a lifelong gift for Valentine's Day. with background image: brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
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A daddy is a daughter's first love and a lifelong gift for Valentine's Day.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Love is a sweet aroma, it fills the room with a wonderful atmosphere. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: brides and groom looking each other
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Love is a sweet aroma, it fills the room with a wonderful atmosphere. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Love is a courageous device, it gives you the ability to see things in a positive way. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: shallow focus photography of bee on flower
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Love is a courageous device, it gives you the ability to see things in a positive way. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy
quote by Richelle E. Goodrich: When I ask you to be my valentine, I'm not asking you to love me. I'm simply asking you to accept tokens of my love for you. with background image: yellow and purple flower with white background
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When I ask you to be my valentine, I'm not asking you to love me. I'm simply asking you to accept tokens of my love for you.

--Richelle E. Goodrich
quote by Euginia Herlihy: Love attracts, connects, builds and frees the beauty of humanity. Happy Valentine's Day. with background image: person holding lighted oil lamp
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Love attracts, connects, builds and frees the beauty of humanity. Happy Valentine's Day.

--Euginia Herlihy


quote by Maya Angelou: If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. with background image: grayscale photo of couples near body of water
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If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Rodolfo Peon: Valentine's Day: one day to celebrate love, friendship, give hugs and say sweet things to your loved ones? C'mon, I need an entire year of that! with background image: silhouette of woman during sunset
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Valentine's Day: one day to celebrate love, friendship, give hugs and say sweet things to your loved ones? C'mon, I need an entire year of that!

--Rodolfo Peon
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: I stole your heart my dear and promise to keep it in the prison of my love forever. with background image: white clouds and blue sky
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I stole your heart my dear and promise to keep it in the prison of my love forever.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: The art of love is the best art of life. with background image: blue flower in close up photography
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The art of love is the best art of life.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: As a flower can't bloom without sunshine so a life can't flourish without love. with background image: pink tulips in clear glass vase
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As a flower can't bloom without sunshine so a life can't flourish without love.

--Debasish Mridha, MD
quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: You're my fresh air, I love you with every breath, my dear. with background image: closeup photo of blue petaled flowers
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You're my fresh air, I love you with every breath, my dear.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

quote by Debasish Mridha, MD: In my darkness you appeared like a full moon with silvery lights of love. with background image: man and woman holding hands in grayscale photography
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In my darkness you appeared like a full moon with silvery lights of love.

--Debasish Mridha, MD

quote by Lisa Greenwald: Today's Valentine's Day. There's a whole day devoted solely to love. Does that make any sense? Nah. Love makes us all crazy. But it's fun too. with background image: silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset
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Today's Valentine's Day. There's a whole day devoted solely to love. Does that make any sense? Nah. Love makes us all crazy. But it's fun too.

--Lisa Greenwald
quote by Ted Kooser: Valentine's Day is the poet's holiday. with background image: green leaf tree near mountain covered by snow at daytime
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Valentine's Day is the poet's holiday.

--Ted Kooser
quote by Ernest Hemingway: If my Valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree. with background image: photo of author Ernest Hemingway with quote

If my Valentine you won't be,
I'll hang myself on your Christmas tree.

--Ernest Hemingway



quote by Santosh Kalwar: Valentine's Day without your love is like a year without the Internet. with background image: white flower in grayscale photography
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Valentine's Day without your love is like a year without the Internet.

--Santosh Kalwar

quote by Matshona Dhliwayo: Money can't buy love, except on Valentine's Day. with background image: person wearing black top
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Money can't buy love, except on Valentine's Day.

--Matshona Dhliwayo

quote by Richelle E. Goodrich: To the romantic soul, the rituals of Valentine's Day echo every day of the year. with background image: orange moon during nighttime
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To the romantic soul, the rituals of Valentine's Day echo every day of the year.

--Richelle E. Goodrich
quote by Roy A. Ngansop: Valentine's Day is just another day to truly love like there is no tomorrow. with background image: gray elephant
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Valentine's Day is just another day to truly love like there is no tomorrow.

--Roy A. Ngansop

quote by Faye Morgan: The thing about Valentine's day is that people discover who are single and who to feel jealous of. with background image: couple sitting near trees during golden hour
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The thing about Valentine's day is that people discover who are single and who to feel jealous of.

--Faye Morgan


quote by Rithvik Dhanjani: I believe you can make your better half feel special on any given day and turn it into Valentine's Day. with background image: yellow flower field near bare trees during daytime
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I believe you can make your better half feel special on any given day and turn it into Valentine's Day.

--Rithvik Dhanjani
quote by Jim Gaffigan: Without Valentine's Day, February would be…well, January. with background image: couple hugging each other during sunset
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Without Valentine's Day, February would be…well, January.

--Jim Gaffigan
quote by Melanie White: Remember, your Valentine's card shows you care enough to send the very best, even though you're too lazy to put it in your own words. with background image: woman standing on beachfront
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Remember, your Valentine's card shows you care enough to send the very best, even though you're too lazy to put it in your own words.

--Melanie White
quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. with background image: purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography
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Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.

--Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
quote by Zora Neale Hurston: Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. with background image: red and white heart balloons
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Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

--Zora Neale Hurston
quote by William Shatner: This is my saddest story: In grade school, they would have us open our Valentine's cards and read them out loud. I always sent cards to myself because nobody else did. with background image: photo of author William Shatner with quote

This is my saddest story: In grade school, they would have us open our Valentine's cards and read them out loud. I always sent cards to myself because nobody else did.

--William Shatner
quote by William Shakespeare: Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better. with background image: man in black suit jacket and woman in blue dress kissing during daytime
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Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.

--William Shakespeare
quote by William Shakespeare: They do not love that do not show their love. with background image: blue flower in close up photography
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They do not love that do not show their love.

--William Shakespeare

Longer Version:

They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.




quote by Thomas Hood: Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine! with background image: orange moon during nighttime
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Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!

--Thomas Hood
quote by Susie Bright: I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. with background image: woman in blue denim jacket leaning on man's shoulder near body of water
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I'm like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone.

--Susie Bright
quote by Sigmund Freud: Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. with background image: red rose
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Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness.

--Sigmund Freud


quote by Robert Frost: Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. with background image: man and woman kissing beside body of water during daytime
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Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

--Robert Frost
quote by Richard Bach: True love stories never have endings. with background image: close-up photo of pink flower
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True love stories never have endings.

--Richard Bach
quote by Ogden Nash: I claim there ain't another Saint as great as Valentine. with background image: red heart and man hanging drawing
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I claim there ain't another Saint as great as Valentine.

--Ogden Nash


quote by Pope John Paul II: Love is never defeated. with background image: mountain hills under blue sky
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Love is never defeated.

--Pope John Paul II

Longer Version:

Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.


quote by Nicholas Sparks: Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else. with background image: shallow focus photography of orange flower
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Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.

--Nicholas Sparks

quote by Michel de Montaigne: If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I. with background image: pink and white tulips on white surface
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If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.

--Michel de Montaigne
quote by Matthew McConaughey: For me, one of the toughest things about Valentine's Day is that it gets geared up as the day to profess your love. See, T-E-S-T -- that's a bad word that doesn't go with L-O-V-E. with background image: photo of author Matthew McConaughey with quote

For me, one of the toughest things about Valentine's Day is that it gets geared up as the day to profess your love. See, T-E-S-T -- that's a bad word that doesn't go with L-O-V-E.

--Matthew McConaughey
quote by Marcus Samuelsson: Although I believe affection and romance should be shown all year around, it's always smart to have a good plan up your sleeve for Valentine's Day. with background image: plain background
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Although I believe affection and romance should be shown all year around, it's always smart to have a good plan up your sleeve for Valentine's Day.

--Marcus Samuelsson
quote by Loretta Young: Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you. with background image: man kissing the woman wearing blue polka-dot dress
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Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you.

--Loretta Young
quote by Lord Byron: Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. with background image: pink flowers in tilt shift lens
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Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.

--Lord Byron
quote by Mark Twain: A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. with background image: woman and man holding hands
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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

--Mark Twain

Longer Version:

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. There is nothing more satisfying than that sense of being completely "at home" in your own skin. When you achieve that as a natural state of "being", then you can finally look beyond yourself and fully contribute all your talents to the world.


quote by Lewis Black: The whole Valentine's thing is fine, but you don't back it up right next to the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year. Unbelievable. And we find it acceptable. with background image: photo of author Lewis Black with quote

The whole Valentine's thing is fine, but you don't back it up right next to the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year. Unbelievable. And we find it acceptable.

--Lewis Black
quote by Lewis Black: What I find most disturbing about Valentine's Day is, look, I get that you have to have a holiday of love, but in the height of flu season, it makes no sense. with background image: white textile in close up photography
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What I find most disturbing about Valentine's Day is, look, I get that you have to have a holiday of love, but in the height of flu season, it makes no sense.

--Lewis Black

quote by Julia Child: I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give. with background image: white and black floral textile
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I think careful cooking is love, don't you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who's close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.

--Julia Child
quote by Judy Garland: For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. with background image: iris flower blue wallpaper
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For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

--Judy Garland
quote by Iris Murdoch: We can only learn to love by loving. with background image: man and woman walking on beach during daytime
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We can only learn to love by loving.

--Iris Murdoch
quote by Henry Ward Beecher: I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. with background image: person wearing black top
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I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.

--Henry Ward Beecher
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We wish you a perfect day!