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Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • love

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo, author
  • love

It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
  • feared

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
  • love

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
  • love

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. Jesus Christ, leader
  • love

I never cut class. I loved getting A's, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world. Michelle Obama, first lady
  • cool

So, fall asleep love, loved by me... for I know love, I am loved by thee. Robert Browning, poet
  • valentines

That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
  • laughed

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns, writer
  • cancer

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. George Sand, novelist
  • happiness

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, author
  • care

You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet
  • idea

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil. Emo Philips, comedian
  • anyone

She was trusted and valued by her father, loved and courted by all dogs, cats, children, and poor people, and slighted and neglected by everybody else. Anne Bronte, novelist
  • cats

I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family. Monica Bellucci, actress
  • family

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Jesus Christ, leader
  • father

For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. Jesus Christ, leader
  • religion

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones. Kiana Tom, model
  • health

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. Frank Morgan, actor
  • valentines

We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love. I was extremely loved. We always felt we had each other. Jim Carrey, comedian
  • extremely

I loved my childhood. They had the coolest toys back then. Star Wars, Transformers, laser-tag gun sets. Toy companies have really gone downhill. Jon Heder, actor
  • childhood

Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love. Leo Buscaglia, author
  • love

I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn't know about them. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • far

I've always loved to read. But sometimes I go for a year without reading, because I forget to. Norah Jones, musician
  • forget

The fact that we elected Obama was a sign that the black struggle inherent in the blues and so much of the music I have loved can triumph. Jack White, musician
  • black

Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies. Wendell Phillips, activist
  • exist

Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved. Isadora Duncan, dancer
  • art

I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals. Wynonna Judd, musician
  • children

Besides, wouldn't it be wonderful if no one ever had to worry about the random cruelty of fatal illness or the woes of old age attacking them or their loved ones? Joan D. Vinge, author
  • age

I love Mariah Carey. Remember the breakdown? I loved the breakdown. Kathy Griffin, comedian
  • breakdown

All love is original, no matter how many other people have loved before. George Weinberg, psychologist
  • love

I loved my life, but my choices were overloading and overwhelming me. Listening to inner feelings and fulfilling some of these urges when they come along is incredibly important. Pamela Stephenson, actress
  • choices

The real question isn't whether you love your kids or not, but how well you are able to demonstrate your love and caring so that your children really feel loved. Stephanie Martson,
  • able

The writer wants to be understood much more than he wants to be respected or praised or even loved. And that perhaps, is what makes him different from others. Leo Rosten, novelist
  • different

America is simultaneously the most attractive and most repulsive place on the planet. It is most loved and most hated. Dinesh D'Souza, author
  • america

Many women have more power than they recognize, and they're very hesitant to use it, for they fear they won't be loved. Patricia Schroeder, leader
  • fear

My parents couldn't handle my energy so they enrolled me in every sport the school was offering. I didn't resent it because I loved sports and picked them up easily. Channing Tatum, actor
  • easily

I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity. Michelle Obama, first lady
  • beginning

I've always loved the experience of working together with other people toward an artistic goal. Trey Anastasio, musician
  • artistic

I've always loved Christmas and that's not really gone away from me from being a child to now. It's always a magical time and I'm unashamed in my love for Christmas. Martin Freeman, actor
  • being

I loved working with kids because the energy is great. Paz Vega, actress
  • energy

I could read at a very early age and I loved stories, losing myself in stories, novels. Heather Donahue, actress
  • age

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble. Charles Spurgeon, clergyman
  • best

If you wished to be loved, love. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • love

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. Marcel Proust, author
  • advantages

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid, poet
  • love

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. Francis of Assisi, saint
  • love

Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking. Niccolo Machiavelli, writer
  • difficult

If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
  • answer

For those of us who have lost loved ones in their prime - as I did when my father and other relatives succumbed - even one of those years would have been a precious gift. Michael Milken, criminal
  • father

I'm into women. I've always loved women. David Gest, celebrity
  • loved

The fact is, my parents loved me, and I wanted to be worthy of their love. I wanted to make them proud. Michael Bergin, actor
  • fact

The thought came to me that all one loves in art becomes beautiful. Beauty is nothing but the expression of the fact that something is being loved. Only thus could she be defined. Robert Musil, writer
  • art

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton. Dorothy Malone, actress
  • gardening

But I couldn't cut that whole septic tank scene out because the audience liked it so much. So I sort of fell right back into getting a cheap laugh, but I still loved it. Jay Roach, director
  • audience

When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit. Jerry Falwell, clergyman
  • family

God invented mankind because he loved silly stories. Ralph Steadman, cartoonist
  • god

I loved all the world's mythologies. Lloyd Alexander, writer
  • loved

Although I loved Liza as a little girl, it would be true to say I really didn't know her. Lorna Luft, actress
  • true

The one thing I never questioned about my mother was whether she loved me. Lorna Luft, actress
  • loved

My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland. Lorna Luft, actress
  • ashes

For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless. Patty Duke, actress
  • alone

I don't think Capote loved Smith. But he did make a deep connection. It upset some people, because that had never been the approach to journalistic crime writing, to look into the mind of the killer. Gerald Clarke, politician
  • approach

Easy is to occupy a place in a telephone book. Difficult is to occupy someone's heart; know that you're really loved. Carlos Drummond de Andrade, poet
  • book

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared. William Jennings Bryan, lawyer
  • armaments

Oh, if I had been loved at the age of seventeen, what an idiot I would be today. Happiness is like smallpox: if you catch it too soon, it can completely ruin your constitution. Gustave Flaubert, novelist
  • age

The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved. Marge Piercy, writer
  • being

Love must precede hatred, and nothing is hated save through being contrary to a suitable thing which is loved. And hence it is that every hatred is caused by love. Thomas Aquinas, theologian
  • being

If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with. Michael Jackson, musician
  • between

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved. Michael Jackson, musician
  • asks

Fathering makes a man, whatever his standing in the eyes of the world, feel strong and good and important, just as he makes his child feel loved and valued. Frank Pittman,
  • child

The force we use on ourselves, to prevent ourselves from loving, is often more cruel than the severest treatment at the hands of one loved. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
  • cruel

He didn't work for money. He worked because he loved kids and education. Richard Lamm, politician
  • education

Of course I'd have loved to be Prime Minister. But I'm not nursing a grievance. Kenneth Clarke, politician
  • course

I've heard attacks were made on coalition forces because of those. I apologize to the families of those who lost loved ones or were injured because of the photos. Lynndie England, criminal
  • apologize

Most politicians - those people who live, eat and breathe politics - like to sit around and talk about politics and tell political war stories. Reagan didn't do that. His war stories were movie war stories and Hollywood war stories. He loved that. Lyn Nofziger,
  • breathe

God is stronger than their strength, more loving than their uttermost love, and in so far as they have loved and sacrificed themselves for others, they have obtained the infallible proof, that God too lives and loves and gives Himself away. George A. Smith, clergyman
  • far

A woman should say: "Have I made him happy? Is he satisfied? Does he love me more than he loved me before? Is he likely to go to bed with another woman?" If he does, then it's the wife's fault because she is not trying to make him happy. Barbara Cartland, novelist
  • another

The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it. B. B. King, musician
  • anybody

The megalomaniac differs from the narcissist by the fact that he wishes to be powerful rather than charming, and seeks to be feared rather than loved. To this type belong many lunatics and most of the great men of history. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
  • belong

Maybe 'Can't Stop Feeling' and 'Turn It On' we'll just release as singles. It's a thing The Beatles used to do which I really loved, the idea of releasing something as a single completely on its own. Alex Kapranos,
  • beatles

I just loved playing the mean girl. When you're not like a character, it's kind of fun to play. Ashley Tisdale, actress
  • character

When I was real young I wanted to play baseball. I really loved playing center field, but that was never anything I was really ever that good at. I played up until I was in ninth grade. Ryan Sypek, actor
  • anything

As a kid I watched television 24 hours a day and loved every minute of it. The two shows that always make me laugh and are therefore my favourites are The Dick Van Dyke Show and Fawlty Towers. Colin Mochrie, actor
  • dick

I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts. Kristen Bell, actress
  • animal

I loved Veronica right off the bat. She was so strong and I think it is so important because there are so few shows that portray women, especially young women, as being strong and being able to stand up for themselves. Kristen Bell, actress
  • able

I loved Catholic school. I didn't like being beeped at by old pervs at the gas station because I was wearing a plaid skirt, though. It's like, do you think I'm going to stop and give you my phone number? Kristen Bell, actress
  • being

John Wells let me write a couple of West Wings, which was an incredible gift. I loved it once I got past the brain injury part of it, and so I'm working on a couple of things that are far from fruition, but what I want to pursue. Bradley Whitford, actor
  • brain

I loved school, I loved putting on my uniform and doing homework every day. I was one of those good students that the teachers liked. I guess that's got to be a pretty nerdy, geeky part of me. Yvonne Strahovski, actress
  • geeky

I loved planning 'The Tyra Show' more than actually having to do it. I loved coming up with show ideas, honing each program and crafting it. I'm more excited being in a meeting than being on TV. Tyra Banks, model
  • being

I would've loved to have been in a band, but sadly I just wasn't good enough. Tony Blair, politician
  • band

I think I was 8 or 9 when I did my first play. It was at a community level, but that's when I knew that this is what I loved doing. Lavrenti Lopes, actor
  • community

I don't know nothing about communism. But I know the Albanians loved me. Same reason as anyone else loves me. Because I made them laugh. Norman Wisdom, comedian
  • albanians

All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved. Norman Wisdom, comedian
  • boyhood

I have always loved science fiction. One of my favorite shows is 'Star Trek.' I like the trips, where it drops my mind off, because they give you a premise and all of a sudden, you say, 'Oh!' and I'm fascinated by it. Leslie Nielsen, actor
  • drops

Maybe I was just lucky, but I had the best pregnancy, and I loved giving birth. It was just the most amazing thing, so surreal but so real. Ashlee Simpson, musician
  • amazing

I didn't do a movie until I was almost 30. I'm grateful for that because it gave me a chance to be an adult in the world and do work in the regional theater that very few people cared about. I loved it and I wanted to do that stuff. Annette Bening, actress
  • adult

I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that's what I've learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved. Nicole Kidman, actress
  • allow

What I learned most from my father wasn't anything he said; it was just the way he behaved. He loved his work so much that, whenever he came on set, he brought that with him, and other people rose to it. Jeff Bridges, actor
  • anything

After the brain tumor happened, I realized I love acting, I've always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again. Mark Ruffalo, actor
  • acting

I also really liked playing Mr. Tumnus in 'Narnia'. I got to play my favorite character in children's literature, which I loved. You don't get the chance to do that in other jobs. James McAvoy, actor
  • chance

I really miss Diana. I loved her so much. Sarah Ferguson,
  • diana

I loved performing; I was always trying to impress my siblings by being a clown. I think that came from being the runt of the litter. Rose Byrne, actress
  • being

I look forward to having the time and the opportunity to take on new challenges, but I'm also aware that I've loved every minute of the 'Potter 'experience: to make films for an enthusiastic audience and work with great material. David Heyman, producer
  • audience

I loved doing all those costume dramas. I didn't think, 'Ooh I've got to avoid being typecast' - you can't ever be dictated to by what other people think. I just do things because I fancy the parts and the directors. Helena Bonham Carter, actress
  • avoid

I would like to play an average guy. I would have loved to play opposite John Candy in a movie. That was my dream for a long time, and sadly, now I can never realize that. But I'd like to do comedy. Warwick Davis, actor
  • average

At the time of Woodstock, I was just 13, but I used to see these exotic hippy creatures and I did look on with envy. How could you not? In an ideal world, I would have loved to have been a hippy - but I might have been a bit strait-laced. It was my fantasy. Imelda Staunton, actress
  • bit

I loved teaching. And I always used to say that acting was just something I did purely on my own terms, and that if I had to make a living from it there would be too much pressure. Brendan Gleeson, actor
  • acting

I've always been a fan of advertising, I've always been a fan of television, I've loved commercials, I've loved all the jingles, I loved all the stuff. Jon Hamm, actor
  • advertising

I don't think any of us could have possibly anticipated how successful Mad Men has been. When we were working on the pilot, we loved it. We thought it was special. We hoped and prayed it'd be a success. But, we didn't count on it. Elizabeth Moss, actress
  • anticipated

I've been looking to do TV for a while. I've always done guest starring stuff. I've done a couple of multi-episode arcs, and I've always loved the experience. Christina Ricci, actress
  • arcs

I was 8 years old when I went across the street from my house to a fair, and they always had a used book sale. For a quarter I bought a book called 'Come On Seabiscuit.' I loved that book. It stayed with me all those years. Laura Hillenbrand, author
  • book

It's not that I'm universally loved. We know I'm not in New Jersey. But what they do say in New Jersey is, 'We like him, and we think he's telling us the truth.' I think we need to have that type of politics on the national level. Chris Christie, politician
  • think

I always loved rock guitar. I just never put it together that that's what I'd end up doing. I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven't put it down since. Slash, musician
  • aspirations

If there is one thing about my family that I do identify with, it is that everyone is extremely hardworking. Also, the people whom I grew up with all did things they really loved. And I think that's an important lesson. Rooney Mara, actress
  • everyone

I come from an ordinary family - my dad is a carpenter, a roof-maker - and we've always loved racing together. Sebastian Vettel, celebrity
  • carpenter

I've always loved musical theater. It's a bit of a family tradition. Trey Anastasio, musician
  • bit

I've loved acting and dancing since I was a kid. Before anyone thought I was pretty or before I had a voluptuous figure, that was what I was going to do. Kelly Brook, model
  • acting

My mum was never too keen on TV, so we kids all went to the library and got books out. Right from the start, I loved the works of Mark Twain. Every time I read about Tom Sawyer, I'd go out and do something low-level naughty, just like him. John Grisham, writer
  • books

I loved being on the radio. Being paid to talk? It's like being paid to eat. Rachel Maddow, journalist
  • being

I have always loved the Bay Area. I spent a lot of time in the Bay Area. I started my career there. That's a huge part of the excitement for me. Chili Davis, athlete
  • area

For me, I loved it. I only want to make silent movies now. Jean Dujardin, actor
  • loved

Maybe I'll put my iPod in two minutes before. But truly, I've listened to actors say that they loved to listen to music before a shot, and I really understand that now because it puts you in the mood and gives you energy. Berenice Bejo, actress
  • energy

I loved making Pure Country. It was a great learning experience for me, seeing another part of the entertainment industry. George Strait, musician
  • another

The saddest thing is that when I sat down to rehearse for the Pixies, I couldn't believe that I had given up something that I loved. Now I hold the drum at night and I want to go to bed with it. Joey Santiago, musician
  • bed

When I looked into the eyes of the people who knew Laci best, I saw something I didn't want to see: a group of people who desperately loved Laci, and who were beginning to suspect she wasn't coming home. Amber Frey, celebrity
  • beginning

I miss Betty madly. I loved her. Whenever people talk about her, I get really nostalgic. There are parts of her still with me; I played her for four years and, of course, the lines get blurred. America Ferrera, actress
  • betty

I loved going surfing down on Venice Beach. I'd go out with a board under my arm and think, 'I can't do that in Cranhill.' Billy Boyd, actor
  • arm

Unless I really loved it and felt really passionate about it, I would just kind of abort the song and start a new one. Alanis Morissette, musician
  • kind

Much as I loved doing 'The Big Breakfast,' it almost became automatic. I need something to keep my brain ticking over, something that I have to concentrate on. Denise Van Outen, actress
  • almost

A lot of people loved to hate my character on 24. I want to be the character people love to love. Elisha Cuthbert, actress
  • character

I even asked Eleanor Roosevelt difficult questions and she loved it. Mike Wallace, journalist
  • asked

I went to work when I was a young fellow and I loved what I did. And I just kept working. And when I decided that maybe the time had come for me to quit, I got depressed. What could I do if I didn't work? Mike Wallace, journalist
  • come

You can take what is handed to you and use it as an excuse to mess up. But I've always handled what was given to me by life. I consider myself lucky. I was never lied to. And I was loved. Leighton Meester, actress
  • consider

I loved doing 'Countdown.' I now consider that I was very, very lucky - not just because it was such a wonderful show to do, but because it lasted for so long. Carol Vorderman, entertainer
  • consider

It's not like I had big dreams to go to California and become an actor. I loved doing my shows at school and community theater, and I probably would have settled in New York because it was closer. I was going to go to NYU. Christine Taylor, actress
  • actor

To play someone I loved in my favourite fairytale as a kid is a total honour. Lily Collins, actress
  • fairytale

At the very beginning of my creative life I loved humanity. I wanted to do something good for mankind. Soon I understood that it isn't possible to save mankind. Wislawa Szymborska, poet
  • beginning

I permed my hair 12 years ago, because I always wanted a perm, but my mother would never let me have one! I got a lot of stick, but I didn't care - I loved the curls. The growing out was the difficult part! Chloe Sevigny, actress
  • care

I've done so many independent movies I'm sure no one will ever see, but I've loved the work. Julianna Margulies, actress
  • done

I loved 'Junebug.' It was one of my favorite films, my favorite type of film. Justin Long, actor
  • favorite

I loved the opportunity to just transform my voice. I loved the idea of doing impressions and mimicking and playing around with the spectrum of your own voice. That's what I enjoy most about doing voice-overs. Justin Long, actor
  • enjoy

I've always loved to prove people wrong. I want to be able to cross color lines, because in music, there really is no barrier. Pink, musician
  • able

I definitely loved going on stage, I loved the nervous feeling and the performance and the doing-ness of it. It always felt kind of natural and inevitable and logical. Sean Astin, actor
  • definitely

I started skating because I loved it. I started when I was three and I didn't know all the sacrifices and all the hardships and how difficult day-in and day-out it would be. Sarah Hughes, athlete
  • day-in

I'm better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in. Jamie Oliver, chef
  • able

I have a responsibility, and it's something that I did wrong, and if I could personally apologize to every single person that has lost a loved one from drunk driving I would. Nicole Richie, actress
  • apologize

I have always loved maps. Ken Jennings, celebrity
  • loved

I think that I always loved being the centre of attention! Katherine Heigl, actress
  • attention


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