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The Goddess'
Favorite Quotes on Love and Sex

Unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life — love shouldn't be one of them.


The greatest gift one can receive is the unconditional love of another...if you have it, cherish it...if you don't, seek it. All wisdom is already within us; all love is already within us, all joy. Yet they are hidden within us until the heart opens.
— The Goddess


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Be a god and hold me
With a charm!
Be a man and fold me
With thine arm!
— Robert Browning, from "A Woman's Last Word"

To love is to live.

Come let me gaze into your eyes, to the depths of your soul. Become mine and let me be yours, our souls entwining, becoming one, for today...tomorrow...eternity...

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

For 'twas not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. 'Twas not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
— Judy Garland

Grow old along with me,
the best is yet to be.
— Robert Browning

Lust is touching bodies, love is touching souls.

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons.
— Kahlil Gibran

Give all to love; obey thy heart.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
— Friedrich Halm

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.
— George Sand

Your words are my food, your breath my wine.
You are everything to me.
— Sarah Bernhardt

I'll take a breath, take you by my side
Under the sunlight, Welcome to this place
I'll show you love; I'll show you everything
With arms wide open.
— Creed

I don't want to be near you for the thoughts we share
but the words we never have to speak.
— Nikki Giovanni

I love you not only for what you are,
but for what I am when I am with you
— Roy Croft

I see sacred sex not about "maximalization" but about complementation. Fitting together with someone is an amazing experience, and fitting complementary parts of oneself together likewise. Bringing such things together is truly sacred. Masculine and feminine, logic and intuition, spirit and matter — these are all complementary things that create enormous beauty when harmonized.

Try to find the beauty and the gentleness in love which remains about and around you, and let this help you through your sorrows. And ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

From a pure heart comes pure love. This reads backwards also. From pure love comes a pure heart. If we could learn to have a pure heart we could practice pure love. If we strive to practice pure love, we are learning to have a pure heart. This goes for all aspects of our lives. If we practice sexuality with the goal of creating illumination, health, and higher powers, we will produce those things.

Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?
— Henry Finck

Unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of your time. There are too many mediocre things in life — love shouldn't be one of them.
— From the movie "Dream for an Insomniac"

But if in your fear
you would seek
only love's peace
and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you
that you cover your nakedness
and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world
where you shall laugh,
but not all of your laughter,
and weep,
but not all of your tears.
— Kahil Gibran, The Prophet

The soul that can speak through the eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
— Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

All thoughts, all passions, all delights
Whatever stirs this mortal frame
All are but ministers of Love
And feed his sacred flame.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Anyone can look at others eyes, but lovers can see into each others' souls through the eyes.
— Larry Latta

Doubt that the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
— William Shakespeare, from "Hamlet"

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun.

Yet regardless if you love them, hate them, wish they would die or know that you would die without them...it matters not. Because once in your life, whatever they were to the world they become everything to you. When you look them in the eyes, traveling to the depths of their souls and you say a million things without trace of a sound, you know that your own life is inevitably consumed within the rhythmic beatings of their very heart. We love them for a million reasons. No words would do it justice. It is a thing not of the mind but of the heart. A feeling. Only felt.

I want to hold you in my arms, gently
Beyond sex and security, prestige and triumph,
to say once and for all, "I love you",
and mean it from the top of my head to-the-depths of my soul
This is the love that casts out fear that makes life worth living
That takes a man and woman on the earth and lifts them finally
above every power or pain that could wound them
I have seen so many sights, heard so many words but none as beautiful
As the sight and sound of a man and woman
Who say with their every act
Their eyes and all their being
"I LOVE YOU!"

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Love is the language our hearts use to speak to one another. For you, my dear, my heart sings.
— Amanda R. Byrd

The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss.

When you kiss me, without uttering a single word, you speak to my soul.

When it comes to true love, we are all submissive. For in order to truly love we must submit of ourselves and them to us.

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

The giving of love is an education in itself.
— Eleanor Roosevelt

And when I'm right...I'm also wrong
Give and take...to get along
There's so much more to this then I ever dreamed.
And when you smile...I have to laugh
When you cry...I'm torn in half
So calm and yet so loose at the seams
Hold me close, don't ever let me go,
I'm confused but maybe someday I will know.

My love for him is a journey; starting at forever, and ending at never.

I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat threadbare, the water passed through his shoes, and the stars through his soul.
— Victor Hugo

The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
— Goethe

All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
— Marya Mannes

Love is the special feeling that brightens all our days, and the secret of its meaning is found in simple ways. Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
— Kay Knudsen

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
— David Viscott

Great thoughts always come from the heart.
— Marquis de Vauvenargues

Life is the song, love is the music.

At the touch of love, everything becomes a poem.
— Plato

All you need is love.
— John Lennon

The heart that loves is always young.
— Greek Proverb

To be loved is to live forever in someone's heart.

The most beautiful place to be is in love.

The heart is the temple wherein all truth resides.
— Kahlil Gibran

We are each of us angels with one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other.
— Liciano de Crescenzo

We are never so helplessly unhappy as when we lose love.
— Freud

Love is when thoughts of but one man fill your heart, when he means more than life to you, when you know you would do anything for him and shall die if he is taken from you. Desire is when you ache to see him and touch him, when he causes your body to burn and tremble. Desire does not demand love before it can ensnare you, but desire with love creates a powerful bond.
— Janelle Taylor

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.

Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul.
— James Joyce

The heart has its reasons which reason does not understand.
— Blaise Pascal

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
— Robert A. Heinlein

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
— Jeane Anouilh

Love, like a wildflower garden thrives and grows in our hearts.

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
— Mahatma Gandhi

The science of love is the philosophy of the heart.
— Cicero

Hate never ends hate, only love can.
— Buddha

Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
— Victor Hugo

I don't want to live. I want to love first and live incidentally.
— Zelda Fitzgerald

For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks: the ultimate, the last test and proof: the work for which all other work is but preparation.
— Rainer Maria Wilke

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
— Aristotle

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
— John Dryden

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much the heart can hold.
— Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is the Queen of all Kings.
— Richard Stemann

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
— Antoine de Saint Exupe'ry

When life is left to its whims, then love is tossed to the fates and liberated in a blind embrace of passion.
— Chad Swan

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
— Sophocles

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.
— 1 John 4:18a

Love look not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged cupid painted blind.
— William Shakespeare

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

Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never, never forget it.
— Curtis Judalet

People so seldom say "I love you" and it's usually too late and love goes, so when I tell you "I love you," it doesn't mean I know you'll never go, only that I wish you didn't have to.
— Lesley Hilario

You cannot keep love in your heart to stay, for it only becomes love when you give it away.

A life filled with love must have some thorns, but a life empty of love will have no roses.

We attract hearts by the qualities we display, we retain them by the qualities we possess.
— Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard

Above all, be true to yourself, and if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it.
— Hardy D. Jackson

You have possessed a heart sanctified by love, and enslaved a soul enabled by god, and captivated a mind that was yesterday free with the freedom of the fields. Today I have become a captive of passion.
— Kahlil Gibran

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
— Anais Nin

She tore down her wall, to let me in. She opened her heart, bared her soul, and gave herself completely to me. In return, I promise to guide her, protect her, stand by her, and to love her.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
— Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

"Come to the edge," he said.
They said, "We are afraid."
"Come to the edge," he said.
They came.
He pushed them…
and they flew.
— Apollinaire

The night hath been to me a more familiar face than that of man; and in her starry shade of dim and solitary loveliness, I learned the languages of another world.
— Lord Byron

Touch my mind...you've touched my soul...and within my heart..I will never let go...

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
— Josiah G. Holland

Our destiny sometimes is not found in faraway places or in grand adventures but merely a place within the depths of our soul.

Passion is the essence of the soul caressing the mind...touching the heart...to feel passion is to feel life...there is nothing else like it...

Love is about surrender — of one's heart, soul, mind, and body.

The bonding of two souls...dancing...intertwining...becoming whole...complete...one. What else matters?



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