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Love Might Be Too Strong A Word / 2023

A touch shocked me. I was reaching for a flash-seared bog-oyster, and then a fingertip, softer than I’d ever felt, brushed my knuckle. The softness startled me so much, it took me a moment to realize the hand had seven fingers, three more than mine.

Be held a striped cloth in ber other hand. I came up with the correct pronoun by instinct, even before my mind took in the fact that a pilot was touching my hand. Holy shit, a pilot!

I turned. Be smiled at me, mouth impossibly small, eyes panoramic and limpid. So beautiful I wanted to choke. “You dropped this,” be said. My bandana looked so foreign in ber fingers, I almost didn’t recognize it.

And then be tied it around my neck, so gently I couldn’t help shivering. Those fingers!

And then, it opened. Just a tiny dilation, but I almost had to lean against the cafeteria table. Everyone in the universe was watching. I knew, without reaching around, that there was a teeny wet spot on the small of my back.

Until that moment, I’d barely ever thought about my harnt, the little hole just above my tailbone. It was just there. It had never opened on its own, much less gotten wet. And nobody had ever touched it, of course. And now, somehow it knew.

My harnt closed again, but it didn’t make as tight a seal as before. Or at least, it felt restless. It was going to bother me. Right now, it was all I could think about.

The pilot had finished tying my bandana, but kept looking at me. “You’re so lovely,” be said to me. “What’s your name?

“Mab.” I managed to avoid stammering.

“Short for Mabirelle.” Be smiled. “I’m Dot.” And then be bowed and left me to face the stares of my fellow dailys.


Here’s how they tell it:

Ah love, mystery confounding! Oh lovers, your sighs the dark matter that limns our course. Who can understand the ways of love: ever cruel, ever bountiful? Not the boides, not the breeders, not even the spirers with their countless eyes and base-27 calculations!

Dot lo Manaret, honored third-level pilot of the City, known for ber gallantry and aplomb, was never word-lost. Until the day be wandered down to the daily canteen and ber eyes fell upon the surpassing loveliness of Mabirelle, most radiant of all the dailys. In that instant, Dot’s heart fell into Mabirelle’s pocket, and Dot’s eyes, which had encompassed interstellar space, now had one vista only. Lost was Dot, lost forever, to the love of Mabirelle!

A chasm wider than the Inner Axis separated these two lovers, one from the highest dar, the other from the lowest. Pity poor Dot and Mabirelle, their love against all society’s norms, their furtive meetings stolen from the moments between their far-separate undertakings. Theirs must be a fleeting happiness, but how bright the afterimage!

Love, why do you torment us so? Why must we pine, so far from our Cluster and from our new homeworld? Is happiness a mere whisper on the edge of daydreams? Why, love, why? But love, as ever, disdains to answer. Our tears must be question and answer both!


Love! Love is all they ever talk about, and I’ve avoided it like the unshielded areas where the Outringers work. The stupid, stupid courtship, the crappy poetry, the singing, the dreamliminals . . . they consume our lives when we’re not working, and usually even when we are. It’s a miracle the City hadn’t spun off course into an Oort cloud long ago.

But really, it’s true. The City runs on love. It keeps us sane, more or less. Unlike the dark matter that flows into our massive converters, it’s an infinitely renewable fuel. As to whether it pollutes, you probably already have your own opinions about that.

Right after the bandana incident, my sibs started treating me differently. “Mab, I heard be kissed you! That darling little mouth!” “Mab, isn’t be beautiful? Oh, of course be’s beautiful!” Sometimes they teased: “Mab’s going to be a pilot’s mate! Mab, what’s your secret? Did you steal a holo-shield?” I know for a fact that a few of the other dailys have been with pilots, but furtively, in dark song-booths or under laundry decks.

One daily even tried to sneak me a bubble of some noxious substance. I was supposed to squirt it onto my harnt to make it more pleasant to Dot when be manned me. As if I would ever let that happen.

Because we clean the entire City, handle the waste units and supply the food, dailys go everywhere. The lower middle dars, the boides and the outringers, romance us sometimes. The upper middle dars, occasionally. But no pilot had ever romanced a daily, as far as any of us remembered. Until now.

I figured a few days would pass, then the stupid talk would stop and the other dailys would go back to being my friends and letting me finger them in their bunks when nobody was looking.

Then the poem showed up. Typical courtship crap: Dot tight-beamed it to my handle, but “forgot” to encrypt it. Which means everybody in the City saw it before I did. “No food can I taste, my course corrections go awry. I falter in everything, dreaming of your touch. Oh Mabirelle! Your Dot will die without you.”

In other words: “Woman to me, or I’ll send the City a fraction off course, and we’ll all die in starless space.” And that’s supposed to be romantic!

At that point, I was doomed. They all took turns reading it and squealing. My so-called best friend, Idra, kept hugging me and jumping up and down until I wanted to smack ym. “Mab, it’s so beautiful! It’s like something from a sugar-box holo!”

“Oh yeah, it’s great.” I didn’t even try to sound excited.

It’s weird: I would have given anything for the other dailys to stop being ashamed of me. Even when they let me finger all their holes after lights-out, they wouldn’t look at me. They were always trying to introduce me to some dashing boide so I could woman like everybody else. Ever since we left the Cluster, they kept trying to fix me. Now, for the first time, they were proud of me, and I wanted to die.

I don’t woman. I just don’t.

Oh, I have the involuntary responses just like everybody else. When I meet a particularly stout outringer, my ruhr feels a little itchy. I make a habit of wearing a scarf when I clean the outringers’ quarters, so they won’t see anything. But I just don’t like the idea.

A couple of days after the poem, Dot turned up again. Oh, be didn’t come over and say hi like a normal person. Of course not. Instead, be turned up in the cafeteria where we’d first met, perched on top of the air shaft on ber knees. Be had all fourteen fingers on a big flarinelle and was playing some dirge-y shanty while moaning about how ber heart was imploding for the love of me. Be wore an outfit with a million laces and buckles, maybe just to remind me just how clever ber fingers were.

I wanted to turn and run back to the dailys’ hab areas, but my sibs all grabbed me and cried all over my favorite quicksuit. I had to stay and listen to the whole fucking thing. Dot couldn’t sing to save ber life. After that, I was the dailys’ greatest romantic hero ever. When was I going to send a poem back? When would I acknowledge Dot’s suffering?

The next day, I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the boides’ segment. They always claim our knees and backs are genetically engineered to make us better scrubbers. They’re filthy liars. Or at least it’s not enough. I hate cleaning up after the boides, who track all sorts of crap from the power units. At least I don’t have to clean the power units themselves, since my body isn’t designed to withstand those forces the way the boides are.

Anyway, I was crawling around trying to clean up some stuff that I didn’t even want to think about. I heard some motion behind me, and scuttled around to see a boide staring at where my ass had just been.

At first, I thought po wanted to sexually harass me, which is what the boides usually want when I’m working. Dailys, like me, are pretty much the only dar the boides can man. They woman to the pilots, the outringers and the breeders. I’ve heard the boides can man the spirers, too, but it probably doesn’t happen much.

“The breeders and the pilots are different from you and me,” po said. “They have higher concerns, loftier thoughts. When they train that light on us, it can feel like we’re going to burn up. But it’s the closest to real meaning, to glory, we can get.”

Normally, the boides treat us as if we’re way beneath them. It’s only in comparison to a pilot that po and I could become “we.” Or if po wanted to man me, we might be “we” for an hour or two. And po did want me, those twin bulges don’t lie.

“Don’t laugh it off. When love comes, you have to,” blah blah blah. Po kept it up for the next hour or so, while I scrubbed and scraped. There are cleaning machines, of course, but they don’t do such a great job with the really nasty stains. And the spirers are too busy doing “exalted” things to upgrade them.


“For what?” I asked, but then the tubes opened and we stepped in, to fall through a tunnel where water, and then supercompressed air, sprayed us. I’ve heard the pilots and spirers have baths.

I could never get tired of seeing Idra naked, even though I’ve bathed with ym so many times now, and touched ym in yr bunk. Even though Idra drove me nuts with yr crushes and yr face-pastes and yr romance dreamliminals, y kept me sane. I didn’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t talk to Idra. Maybe I even loved ym. A little.

We’d met back in the Cluster, when we were both training for this voyage. Idra and I had been grown for this mission, but we still had to train and prove ourselves. Basic safety stuff, mostly, since the City can’t replace us if we get ourselves killed out here. Idra was the only other one, besides me, in our class who’d asked about other stuff, like how the City navigated and how the power grid worked (or failed to, sometimes).

I’d started hanging out with Idra all the time between classes, and we’d laugh at the silly questions some of the other dailys asked, about how to get face-paste in the City. I’d thought yr and I would always share everything, until the City launched and y fell in love for the first time, with an outringer. Ever since then, it was one crush after another, putting Idra in an elliptical orbit away from me and then back to me when it fell apart. I’d mostly gotten used to it.

“You know,” I told Idra when we were dressing afterwards. “There are only two reasons people are so love-crazy around here. Because the only children in the City are the dormant embryos in the breedpods, waiting for planetfall. And because it helps us forget we’re stuck at the bottom of the heap forever.”

“If you talk to Dot like that, be’ll drop you like a used snot-catcher,” Idra told me. Y had a warning look in yr eyes and mouth, but yr nose wrinkled the way it always did when I made ym laugh.

“That’s a good idea,” I said. “Maybe I’ll try that.”

Actually, here was my problem. I wanted to say no to Dot, but be never gave me a chance. Be never even asked me if I wanted to pair-bond with ber, or go live in the Pilot Quarter, or whatever. Be just kept sending little crystal cameos, serenading me from a safe distance, paying other dailys to make little delicacies for me. (A pilot wouldn’t know how to cook to save ber life.) Be never came close enough for me to respond.

And yet, I was cruel. I was coy. I tormented Dot. Or so Dot claimed, and so the balladeers announced to the whole City. I was killing a pilot, one of only 500 in the whole City, with my coldness. Had anyone ever been as cruel as me? In the entire history of the City, and the Cluster before that? Speaking of which, I was famous enough now that my sibs back in the Cluster were going to hear about this.

“I don’t get it,” I told Idra. “What am I supposed to do anyway? When be threw all those bright catsilk bandanas down to me from the upper walkway, I tried to avoid catching them, but you guys grabbed them for me. How am I supposed to respond?”

“Write back,” Idra said. “Write a poem, or if you can’t manage that, a regular letter. I’ll tight-beam it for you. You don’t even have to write it yourself, I’ll write it for you.”

Oh, Idra. I never wanted to be you, but I always want to be with you. I certainly never wanted you to want to be me.

“Can I write a letter asking ber to leave me alone?”

“It’ll just make ber try harder. Or maybe be’ll go away permanently, throw berself into the boides’ radiation zone. You can’t trifle with love, Mab. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Love is unstoppable, unfathomable.”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. Love. Got it.”


I have no idea how long Dot could have gone on courting me, showering me with tears from those massive eyes. I took the initiative. I sent Dot a message telling ber to meet me in one of the song-booths in the dailys’ quarter, where my sibs go to have furtive sex with other dars.

Dot wrote back, a dozen sonnets filled with leaping jubilation that I would hear ber suit in person. But couldn’t we meet someplace more romantic? Someplace more beautiful? There were some lovely little restaurants in the pilot quarter. (I knew that, since I’d worked in their kitchens.) Or we could sail a skimmer around the edge of the Outring, on dalfur cushions, with a flarinelle trio playing to us.

“Sorry,” I wrote back. “You come to me, or no meeting.”

I booked a song-booth and paid for it myself. Instead of some schlocky flarinelle music, I ordered up a couple hours of the most raucous slash-and-grab, the stuff they’re always threatening to ban. I got there early, so I’d be sitting with my feet up when Dot got there.

I’ll let you pretend you’ve never been inside a song-booth. Basically, they’re coffin-shaped, with a bench running lengthwise and a big screen overhead showing patterns or dumb holo-stories. Big speakers at either end. Unless you’re really tall, you can just about sit on the bench if you scoot down, but eventually it becomes easier to lay on it lengthwise, which is what it’s really there for. Nobody ever goes there to listen to music and watch pretty colors, unless they’re really, really dumb.

Dot had feathers all over ber slender body. There are no birds in the City, of course, and I’ve never even seen a bird. But I’ve cleaned up feathers and had a chance to examine them. They’re synthetic, but intricate, with little strands that catch the light.

I hadn’t seen Dot, up close, since our first meeting. I’d forgotten quite how delicate and lovely be was, how elegant those little bones. I wasn’t prepared for the sudden awakening of my harnt and the tightness inside my stomach.

“Oh Mab! Oh my Mabirelle! You do so much kindness to my poor faltering heart!” Dot had obviously memorized tons of this crap.

“Shut up and listen,” I said. “I’ve figured out why you’re doing this.”

“There is no reason, other than your beauty, which so dazzles my eyes that all other sights are cataracted to me.”

“I said shut up. And sit down, you’re making me nervous.” I gestured at the greasy cushion next to me. “So here’s what I think: you’re doing this for attention. You were losing status, or playing some pilot game that the rest of us don’t even grasp, and you decided to make yourself the hero in some epic love story. The pilot who fell in love with a daily against all odds. They’ll sing about you forever, if you don’t get thrown out of the upper rings for sullying your honor. It’s a gamble, but you’re a shrewd one. Am I right?”

“Oh, my Mabirelle. Your wisdom is second only to your beauty, which far surpasses the brightest jewels. But no, you’re wrong. There’s no purpose to my love other than love itself. And no cure for my love other than your love returned to me.”

“I was afraid you’d say that. Okay, let’s go. I’ll do you right here.”

“But I-that’s not what I-“

“If it’ll end this. Come on, get all those feathers off you. I’ve never seen a pilot naked. I’m curious.”

And I was curious. It’s weird that pilots are the opposite of dailys, but most of us never get to see what they look like under their fancy ruffles. I helped Dot out of ber five layers (!) of clothing, and slowly ber body revealed itself. Be stared at me, terrified, as I ran my hands over ber.

Naked, Dot was even more gorgeous than dressed. I couldn’t stop swallowing. Be was all long sinews and soft skin. Ber body was much the same shape as mine, or any other human, but slender where mine was stout. And be had all those extra appendages, where I only had holes.

“What does this one do?” I pointed to a long vine that curled out from Dot’s sternum.

“It’s uh, it’s my zud, for manning a spirer. They have an opening on that part of their bodies just for pilots, called the duz. It takes three days, and there are fifteen required positions.” It went on like that. The three bony prongs sticking out just below ber stomach were for manning a breeder, and ber thighs had matching lumps, which could expand to man an outringer. No matter what your dar, Dot had a way to man you. Just like I could woman to all the other dars.

“Don’t you want to see my, uh, my tharn?” Dot gestured to ber lower back, where the outie that matched my innie was quivering with excitement. Be started to turn around, but I stopped ber. Just being so close to ber naked body was making my harnt throb, opening and closing spasmodically like a busted airlock.

“Not really,” I said. “There’s no rush. And I’m curious.” I tried stroking some of the tendrils and spokes coming from the front of Dot’s body. Dot moaned with pleasure, but they didn’t grow any bigger, because I was the wrong dar to excite them. Pheromones.

“Don’t you want me to, uh, to man you?” Dot looked from ber naked body to the quicksuit I was still wearing. It kept ber from seeing that my lumbar region was soaked.

“Nope. I don’t woman. But I’ll man you if you want.”

I didn’t think it was possible for Dot’s eyes to get any bigger, but they did. Ber eyes were as big as my thumbs.

“Pilots always man, dailys always woman. That’s just how it is.”

“That’s not how I play. You have openings. I have tools. And fingers.” My pinky was almost too big for Dot’s mouth, but I made it fit. Be sucked on it, half moaning and half gulping. I felt like I was going to implode, I was so skin-crazy.


I left Dot naked and flushed, thanking me through bewildered tears. No more poetry, thank god.

I figured after that, Dot would leave me alone. I might have an even worse reputation than before, depending on what people heard. But that could be a good thing, and maybe some of the dailys would respect me a little more when they heard I’d manned a pilot.

I had to giggle to myself when I thought those words. I manned a pilot! Whatever came next would totally be worth it.

“You did what?” Idra hissed. Y dragged me further away from the other dailys, just in case they had super-hearing. We were in the noisiest canteen, with the crispiest deep-fried bog-oysters. (Don’t tell anyone I told you this, but those things aren’t oysters. They grow on the coolant ducts, they’re a kind of fungus.) The canteen’s walls had been bright red when we’d left the Cluster, but by now they were maroon, and the floors were sticky no matter how much we mopped.

“You heard me.” I giggled again. Normally, Idra was the giggler and I was the frowner. Oh, this was so worth it.

“How could you? I always knew you were . . . unnatural. But this? You could be killed! You could be killed and nobody would ever say anything. Stop laughing, Mab! I don’t know what I’d do. I don’t want to lose you. If Dot tells anyone, if be even whispers it, they’ll just erase you! I couldn’t bear that. Mab, why didn’t you think about me, before you went and threw everything away?”

It went on like that, Idra keeping yr voice low enough that none of the other dailys had a clue. It was so weird, I had to go and man a pilot to find out that Idra loved me too. Love might be too strong a word, but whatever. You get the idea.

“Idra, calm down. Be’s not going to tell anyone. What’s be going to say?”

“Exactly. What is be going to say? Think about the position you put ber in. After weeks of public courtship, you agreed to meet ber in private. Everyone is going to want to know what happened. And be is going to say . . . what? That you manned ber? That be manned you? That you rejected ber? What?”

Why did things have to be so complicated? Be wanted me, so I took ber. Why wasn’t that the end of it? But even as I was reassuring Idra that everything was fine, I felt another sensation, as unfamiliar as my harnt’s opening had been. They could erase me any time they wanted. I felt weak inside.


“Oh chaste Mabirelle! Oh cruel, virtuous Mabirelle, that withstood temptation’s nearness with yr far-seeing gaze! How can we praise your inviolate harnt, O Mabirelle?”

I didn’t even know that a pilot’s tharn had an outer membrane. You learn something new every day.

As the story went, I had arranged the song-booth meeting as an elaborate test to see if Dot could respect my chastity in such close quarters. As if Dot would have been capable of overpowering me anyway! And now that Dot had passed the test, I had agreed to hear ber pair-bonding proposal.

I was grateful to Dot for coming up with an explanation of the facts that didn’t require anyone to toss me into the Inner Axis. But proposals? The way Idra explained it, I wasn’t committed to pair-bonding with Dot, just hearing ber suit.

Nobody even knew how pair-bonding would work between a pilot and a daily. It wasn’t very likely that I’d be able to go live with Dot, and the idea of Dot trying to share my bunk in a roomful of twenty dailys made me giggle. With no children and no property, it was mostly a fancy license for Dot and me to do what we’d already done in that song-booth. Except maybe the other way around.

So this time I had to go up to the pilot quarter, where the air is purer and the gravity lighter. Gleaming star-charts on all the walls and varvet covering every surface. I had to keep ducking to avoid the little nozzles spraying perfumey crap and aromatherapy at me. I usually wore my bandana around my mouth and nose when I cleaned around here, but I figured Dot might take it as an insult.

“Hey,” I said to Dot. “Thanks, for coming up with a good story. You’re good at that, huh? Telling stories. I have to kick myself to keep from believing the stuff you say about me, and I know myself pretty well.”

Dot started saying it was all true, and then some. Be wore even more layers than last time, if that was possible, and sat cross-legged on the edge of a massive crescent-shaped couch on the edge of a fake gravity well. You could toss things into it and watch them shrink to a singularity, but it was just an illusion. Dot didn’t need to wear the extra buckles, since I would hardly molest ber with five chaperones watching us from just outside earshot.

“Anyway, I’m grateful to you. Which is why I’m here,” I said, sitting a decent distance away from ber on the crescent thingy.

“Mabirelle, because I love you so, I want to be totally honest with you,” Dot said. That sounded like a good idea, so I nodded. Be went on: “I told you the truth before, when I said there was no hidden agenda here. But there is something you don’t know. Can you keep a secret?”

“You have no idea how many secrets I’ve kept,” I said. “You can trust me, don’t worry.”

Dot had to pause to offer me chocolates and little cameos, and order up fancy music. Then be went on. “The spirers think they’ve developed a much more accurate long-range scanning technique by combining stellar resonance and high-spectrum ghosting.” Be waited for me to murmur my understanding, then went on. “We think it’s dead.”

“What’s dead?” At first I thought be meant the little dove-hen I was holding.

“The planet. Our colony world. Coriolanus, or whatever they’re calling it this week. The breedpods won’t function there, the breeders won’t be able to sustain a new generation.”

“So we left the Cluster for nothing. We’re sailing towards nothing. This, all of this, is all for nothing.” I gestured around, to indicate the whole City.


“Can we turn back?” I already knew the answer before be shook ber head, but it still felt like a crack in my gut. Be started talking about desperate alternatives: slingshot maneuvers, stellar recharges, increased dark-matter efficiency, but I was still saying “dead world” to myself, over and over. “Dead world.”

“I can’t stand it among the other pilots any more, or any of the upper dars. The spirers with all those fingers, with their base-27 cleverness. The breeders, tending those breedpods as if they’re going to amount to something. It all makes me feel so hopeless. But when I’m with you, it’s different. I feel alive. Like life is worth something after all.”

I started to ask why we couldn’t tell everyone the truth, but that was a stupid question, and I don’t ask stupid questions. If I thought people in this City were crazy now, just imagine if they knew they were trapped and it was pointless.

“Love,” I muttered. “Fucking love. It can’t save you from shit. It’s just anesthetic.”

“Maybe,” Dot said. “But it’s life-saving. Mabirelle, I meant everything I said before. Your beauty, your wisdom, the longing inside me. It wasn’t a pantomime, or a distraction from my existential crisis. It was itself. I love you, and I can’t bear to be away from you.”

I didn’t love Dot, but I liked ber more and more. Even though be had left me in an ugly spot. I could turn ber down, but then what? I could spend the next few decades among the dailys, knowing we were going nowhere. The dailys would never treat me the same after this, once I went from being the romantic heroine to being the fool who spurned a pilot. They might never let me touch them again. And I wasn’t sure I could go back to being who I’d been, even if they’d let me.

I took a deep breath and looked around this foolish room. I couldn’t help laughing, and then I had to reassure Dot that I wasn’t laughing at ber. “Sorry, sorry. It’s just all this. How can you live like this? It’s ridiculous.”

“I’m used to it, I guess,” Dot said. “You know what they say about pilots, we’re not like other people. I know everyone makes fun of us behind our backs.”

“Yeah, but not as much as they make fun of the spirers.” I got my giggles under control and then looked into Dot’s eyes, which looked like they could swallow me whole. “Listen, I can’t live here. But I can’t go back either. Can you make me a little love-nest, like in those dumb dreamliminals? A little place where I can live and you can visit? Not in the daily quarter, but not here either.”

Dot thought about it for a moment, then started rattling off the various lavish apartments in the interstices between the City quarters, where I could live in luxury. Eventually, be came up with something a bit more realistic, but still comfortable. Even if I was going to be a kept daily, I didn’t want to be over the top.

“I guess we can give it a try,” I said. “Just two more things. I want my friend Idra to come live with me. So I don’t go nuts with loneliness when you’re not around. Y needs yr own space, so y can entertain whoever y’s madly in love with this week. And the other thing is, I won’t woman to you. I can think of a few other ways to get rid of that pesky membrane on your tharn, don’t worry. But I just don’t like the idea of back-to-back sex, it’s too weird. Oh, and my name is Mab, not Mabirelle or anything else. Okay?”

It wasn’t the kind of courtship Dot had had in mind. And when the minstrels sang of our pair-bonding and the dreamliminals recreated it, they portrayed it very differently. The quivering Dot, the beautiful unyielding Mabirelle, the hours of ardent supplication before I finally consented to turn my back on ber and become ber mate, all that crap. I had to bite my tongue whenever people started carrying on. But I was starting to learn that you had to leave people their romantic illusions.

© 2008 by Charlie Jane Anders. Originally published inLady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Reprinted by permission of the author.

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Powerful Love Sayings And Powerful Love Quotes / 2023

Powerful Love Sayings and Quotes

Love is stronger than hate. While the evening news and headlines may be projecting otherwise, there is far more that unites us than separates us. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful powerful love quotes.

Don’t wait for a perfect person to love. Love a person and make him or her perfect with your power of love.

Debasish Mridha


One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence.

Karen Marie Moning


When we touch, our Gods lay down their weapons and I can forgive every trespass.

Katie Waitman


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

William Shakespeare


I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.

Charles Bukowski


Love is not the opposite of power. Love is power. Love is the strongest power there is.

Vironika Tugaleva


The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved, but rather by the one choosing to love.

Stephen Kendrick


Bruce Lee


Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything.

Katharine Hepburn


Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.



As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

John Green


To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.

Oscar Wilde


There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.

Sarah Dessen


Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.

Nicholas Sparks


We loved with a love that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe


We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

Sam Keen


To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.

J.K. Rowling


Take away love and our earth is a tomb.

Robert Browning


Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.

Lynda Barry


We accept the love we think we deserve.

Stephen Chbosky


One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.



Love is a dramatic driving force, the most powerful potion that we drink willingly.

Balroop Singh


With the power of love; our two hearts can enlighten the whole world.

Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann


Let the power of your love change the world, but never let the problems of this world change the beauty of your love.

Debasish Mridha


You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Oscar Wilde


Love is an involuntary gift that manifests unplanned.

Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi


If I had a flower for every time I thought of you. I could walk through my garden forever.

Alfred Tennyson


So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

Paulo Coehlo


There and then, sitting beside her and within the strength of my adoration, I felt invincible.

Hisham Matar


The heart becomes warmer when the mild heat of love is coming from two persons. one is in eternal cold and desolation without feeling the friction of love.

Michael Bassey Johnson


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Best Quotes On Love That Will Make You Fall In Love / 2023

Do you know what the real meaning of love is? or the best feeling in the world is? Quotes on Love is the feeling that brings happiness to your life and makes you feel that you are the most special human being on earth. It is the only feeling that has the ability to change ugly things to the most beautiful. Our thinking on various things gets changed due to this feeling.

Love is a Feeling or Emotion

Many a time we are in a dilemma and are often left puzzled about what is love. Some think love is life, some consider love as a strong feeling while others take it as a moment of pleasure and full of emotions. But the truth is love has no language no words. And this is the best and worst thing about love that it cannot be expressed through words.

Love is a strong positive emotional & mental state which leaves you spellbound. This feeling or emotion of love can’t be sold nor bought; it can only be spread from one person to another. Love is something that holds the deepest interpersonal affection and cares for each other. Love in the true sense is, first of all, love yourself so that then only you can love the other purely and truly. True love is composed of feelings that are far away from any sort of game-planning or ill feelings in mind. Always check out that you love from your heart not from your mind.

Can anyone find love at first sight!!!!

Yes, love a person from his heart, his act, and generosity towards you, love doesn’t know any language nor love understands the term brain.

Love makes our life full of happiness and pleasures. When we are in love it seems everything beautiful to us. Love is that emotion that holds the power to change our world into positivist and fresh forever.

It is well said, love happens by chance, but it is us who take this beautiful relation in the right direction. When we are truly in love with someone, we discover moments of love and affection all around.

This love is not only between a couple or girlfriend/boyfriend; love can be for our family, friends, and our near and dear ones. The most important qualities of love are having mutual respect for one another, trust in each other, and strong companionship and understanding for each other.

As you know love cannot be expressed in words, but here we are sharing love quotes that will make you fall in love and will become your emotions through our quotes. Really emotional and adorable Love Quotes for your beloved:

Quotes on Love

“True love doesn’t have a happy ending…because true love doesn’t end.”

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

“Love is a verb, an action, a decision. Choose to love even when you don’t feel like it.“

“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”

“Loving someone is tiring and it hurts, but it’s not something I can stop.”

“Growth is simply the ability to love now what one couldn’t before.“

“Love, Care, and Respect. The first two you give. The last one you earn.“

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.” – William A. White

“When we grow up, we lose the talent for loving without restrictions.” – Nora Roberts

“I love you not because of who you are but because of who I am when I am with you.” ― Roy Croft

“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” ― Lord Byron

“Distance cannot separate a family. Even from a thousand miles, a family’s love never falters.”

“I may not be with you at all times, but I want you to know that you are never out of my heart. I love You!”

Love needs to be spread from one to another, now it’s your turn to share these lovely words of love with your beloved and family so that you can spread the word of love to all. P Best Quotes on Love Images on Facebook Instagram with your Lovely friends.

The 50 Best Stay Strong Quotes / 2023

Life can be really tough. It’s a daily struggle with one daunting challenge after another. As if this was not already enough, life also has the tendency to give us a really hard time whenever it pleases. It will smack you to the ground and throw dirt at you. In other situations it will try to push you beyond your limits, just to see if you break down. And just when you thought the worst part was over, life finds a new way to throw curveballs at you. Even though life is hard we must not give up. We do have to stay strong; there is simply no other option. Whenever life pushes us to the ground, we need to get back up on our feet, shake the dust from our clothes and continue pursuing our dreams and wishes with an iron will and determined perseverance.

Amazingly, there are people who have shown countless times that they will not give up. These iron-willed people managed to stay strong, no matter what life threw at them. We have created a handpicked selection for you, where you can find the most inspiring statements by these courageous people.

The following quotes about staying strong will inspire you to persevere no matter what happens. You will notice that these words stem from some of the wisest and strongest men and women who never ever gave up. These are the people who never allowed life to break them. Let them inspire you to become as strong as they were.

The Best Quotes about Staying Strong

As you read the following quotes, you will notice that even the greatest among us were facing the same difficulties, fears, and worries as you do now. It isn’t something that we need to be ashamed of, as it is just part of human nature to struggle when life gives us a hard time. But as you read the thoughts presented in the following, you will notice that all these brilliant people faced their fears and managed to stay strong.

I’m stronger because of the hard times, wiser because of my mistakes, and happier because I have known sadness.Allison Vogel

The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle.Swami Sivananda

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.Dale Carnegie

The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Feeling fear is human, but conquering it will make you feel empowered, courageous, and proud.Alex Niles

One small crack does not mean you are broken. It means you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.Linda Poindexter

If you’re going through hell, keep going.Winston Churchill

No matter how hard the battle gets, or no matter how many people don’t believe in your dream, never give up!Eric Thomas

Be strong, things will get better. It might be stormy now, but rain doesn’t last forever.Unknown

Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.Vivian Komori

Success is what happens after you have survived all your mistakes.Anora Lee

If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles.Wayne Dyer

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Churchill

Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.Susan Gale

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.Leah LaBelle

Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. Stay strong.Unknown

Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.Hal Lindsey

Things happen to you to make you realize your true potential, strength, will power, and heart. You’ve got to have faith.Dr. Byron Hayes

You never know how strong you are… until being strong is the only choice you have.Cayla Mills

Fall seven times, stand up eight.Japanese Proverb

Pain can change you, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.The Dalai Lama

Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All is does it steal your joy and keep you very busy doing nothing.Lionel Willard

He conquers who endures.Persius

Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that’s what makes you strong.Sarah Dessen

Talents are best nurtured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.Rita Mero

When someone tells you that you can’t do something, perhaps you should consider that they are only telling you what they can’t do.Sheldon Cahoon

Remember: Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up.Rocky Balboa

Just Remember: To be great you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong.Rumah Sehat

The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.Leonardo da Vinci

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.Ambrose Redmoon

It’s okay to struggle, but it’s never okay to give up on yourself.John Zickefoose

When life is sweet, say thank you & celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.Shauna Niequest

The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.Swami Vivekananda

We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.Veronica Roth

I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.Audrey Hepburn

Remember that guy that gave up? Well, neither does anybody else.Unknown

When we see beyond pain and find ourselves in others we learn to love at the deepest level.Jason Garner

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.Louise Erdrich

I hope you enjoyed these amazing quotes about staying strong.

These were so many fantastic and inspiring quotes that it is sometimes quite difficult to really draw the core essence out of it. For this very reason, you can find a short summary of this article in the following.

What Is the Quintessence of These Stay Strong Quotes?

It is incredibly difficult to summarize all these quotes within a couple of sentences. Nonetheless, let us try to draw a conclusion from these quotes in the above:

I hope you like this tiny little summary. There could be said so much more of course, but for the sake of brevity, I have kept myself short.

How to Stay Strong When Everything Falls Apart?

Whenever I’m confronted with difficulties, I always try to remind myself that everything that happens to me happens for a good reason. Most of the time, I have absolutely no idea what this reason is. But experience shows that I will eventually discover this reason after some time has passed. And after I have discovered the reason I begin to understand that even though what happened to me was quite painful, it still served me in one way or the other.

But how can you stay strong when your life seems to fall apart?

1. Acceptance

Whenever we are confronted with change and challenges we have great difficulties in accepting what happens. However, it’s impossible to find peace by continuously fighting to conform your life to how things “should have been” or “were supposed to be.”

Only by accepting the unchangeable we open ourselves to new opportunities.

2. Everything’s temporary

Right after being smacked down by life it is incredibly important to remind yourself of the temporary nature of life. Knowing that there will be better days in the not too far future will help you to continue fighting.

3. Break free, one step at a time

Whenever we are confronted with hardship we either resort to higher powers, hoping they will save us, or give up fighting entirely. For this very reason, it is so important to work yourself out of the misery, slowly but surely.

It is not so important to overcome the challenges instantly, what is more, important is that you show perseverance. Only by addressing the issue one step at a time you can avoid the feeling of being totally overwhelmed, which might eventually lead you to give up.

4. Draw inspiration from people in similar situations

Sometimes you just need a powerful encouragement to continue fighting against the struggle. Such a powerful source of inspiration can be found in the story of people who found themselves in similar situations, but never ever gave up and finally managed to overcome whatever it was that troubled them.

5. Keep learning

We are being thrown into really tough situations in order to grow and become stronger. For this process to happen, it is so important that we are willing to accept the challenge that lies in front of us. We need to remind ourselves that it is an important learning experience, no matter how difficult and painful it is.