You’re not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in – and you’re willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.”
Real love means loving-kindness and compassion, the kind of love that does not have any conditions.”
To me, obligation is not love. Letting someone be open, honest, and free — that's love. It's got to come natural and it's got to be real."
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."
“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
“Real love is accepting other people the way they are without trying to change them.”
“Love and electricity are one in the same, my dear. If you do not feel the jolt in your soul every time a kiss is shared, a whisper is spoken, a touch is felt, then you're not really in love at all.”
Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."
You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
"Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other."
"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."