We denken dat we alles weten over de liefde, maar is er niets zo onvoorspelbaar als liefde. Wetenschappers deden er onderzoek naar, poëten schreven er gedichten over en zangers schreven er de meest prachtige lyrics over de liefde, maar niemand zal ooit alles kunnen ontdekken wat er in een mens zijn hoofd omgaat als het om liefde gaat. We kunnen uitspreken hoe we ons voelen, maar misschien komen er een dag later weer gevoelens bij die men niet eens kan omschrijven.
Het kan soms vreemd overkomen, maar deze onwetendheid is net hetgeen dat de liefde zo mooi en zo uniek maakt. En wanneer je het overkomt, besef je dit allemaal zelf.
Vele mensen probeerden hun gevoelens uit te spreken in mooie teksten en quotes, en wij zetten vandaag die quotes op een rijtje die je echt doen beseffen wat liefde kan betekenen.
“The most intimate thing we can do is to allow people we love most see us at our worst. At our lowest. At our weakest. True intimacy happens when nothing is perfect.”
“Don’t search for love, search for someone that makes you happy. Sooner or later, that happiness will evolve into love.”
“I think one of my favorite feelings is laughing with someone and realizing half way through how much you enjoy them and their existence.”
“The best love is the kind that awakens your soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”
“Loving and being loved is feeling the sun from both sides.”
“There is love enough in this world for everybody, if people will just look.”
“I didn’t say ‘I love you’ to hear it back, I said it to make sure you knew.”
“Love can be as terrifying as it is exciting, but the fear of love shouldn’t keep you from feeling it. No matter how badly you were hurt the first time, or the second, your broken heart will begin to heal when you find the courage to love again. And you will love again, because even if you don’t want to, even if you tell yourself love is hopeless, or temporary, or just an emotion people believe in to simply survive, one day you’ll find a person who will make you realize it’s real.”
Find someone who makes you hopeful instead of fearful. Someone who holds your hand like they never want to let it go. Someone whose touch makes you feel trust. Someone whose presence makes you feel comfort. Someone who gives you hope that love can be authentic, because they make you feel a love that is. Find someone who shares their life, rather than rearranges it to make you fit. Someone who has a place for you, not someone who makes a place for you. Someone who doesn’t need to make you feel like you belong because you know that you do.
“Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barely even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.”
“One forgives to the degree that one loves.”
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”