“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
- David Harkins
“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.” – Unknown
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa
“Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?”
- Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella
“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.” – Author Unknown
“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov
“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein
“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” – Robert Browning
“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.” – David Byrne
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost
“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss