Men are known for being tough and in some ways domineering. Men after all are men. We have big muscles and stuff, however, men are also known for being protective and romantic to the people they care about. Today I give you the 10 greatest love quotes of all time by dudes.
1. MR. HANDSOME JAMES BALDWIN
“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”
One of the best thing about love is honesty. If you love someone, you are honest with them and that is often times very liberating. In today’s world where everything is judged, people often times find it better to keep their masks on. These are often masks of emotion for the sake of professionalism or simply social etiquette. When we talk to the person we love, we don’t need to pretend we are happy when we are actually sad. We can just show them that we are in fact feeling like poop and they help us in their own unique way.
2. SINCERE BRANDON SCOTT GORRELL
“When you love someone, you are scared of getting hurt, and you will get hurt.”
Love isn’t all about puppies, pixie dust and free hugs all day everyday, it is also about pain. Because when you love someone you will go through many hardships and tests. For we are humans after all and one thing about humans is that we are not perfect. We make mistakes, and we do stupid things. When someone loves us and we do these mistakes, it can hurt them one way or another. So be careful taking and giving love because people do get hurt and things can get ugly if you play around with people’s hearts.
3. ERUDITE E.E. CUMMINGS
“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…”
I remember when I was in high school I read an an entire book talking about light aka “photons.” It was an enjoyable read no doubt (it had cool pictures), but after reading that entire book and countless google searches later, I am now a full grown man and I still have no idea what light really is. All I know is it helps me not ram my face into walls. Love is similar to light. You might never know exactly what it is or truly understand it, but it is a fact that it is an amazing thing.
4. DISTINCTIVE DR. SEUSS
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
There is this phase in love called infatuation phase. It is that moment when the two of you just can’t get enough of each other. When you are together, you just can’t help but touch each other or make stupid cutesy noises that annoy everyone around you. If you are apart, you can’t help but think of your better half. It’s the fun phase. For some people, it runs out quick. But for some it lasts for quite a while. Either way it forms great memories that both of you will treasure for the rest of your lives.
5. STEADFAST F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
There are some people who care too much about whatever everyone else thinks. If you love someone you should not care what other people think. It is after all your happiness that is at stake here. People oftentimes jump to conclusions and judge other people on very little information. It is not up to your mom, your dad, your sister, your best friend, and its not up to any smart ass on the internet either. You decide who you love and no one else.
6. OUTSTANDING ORSON WELLES
“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”
The world is a scary place. It is filled with scary entities that take advantage of you at the first sign of an unholstered guard. Truly humanity has witnessed many unspeakable acts in its long history on this earth, however, love acts like a light in the sea of darkness. It lets us know that there is also a lot of good people out there. Love gives us hope.
7. HONEST HARVEY MILK
“Go after her. Fuck, don’t sit there and wait for her to call, go after her because that’s what you should do if you love someone, don’t wait for them to give you a sign cause it might never come, don’t let people happen to you, don’t let me happen to you, or her, she’s not a fucking television show or tornado. There are people I might have loved had they gotten on the airplane or run down the street after me or called me up drunk at four in the morning because they need to tell me right now and because they cannot regret this and I always thought I’d be the only one doing crazy things for people who would never give enough of a fuck to do it back or to act like idiots or be entirely vulnerable and honest and making someone fall in love with you is easy and flying 3000 miles on four days notice because you can’t just sit there and do nothing and breathe into telephones is not everyone’s idea of love but it is the way I can recognize it because that is what I do. Go scream it and be with her in meaningful ways because that is beautiful and that is generous and that is what loving someone is, that is raw and that is unguarded, and that is all that is worth anything, really.”
Stop waiting around for love. Many people complain about love and how they could not find love while they do nothing whatsoever to find and let opportunities slip away. Fortune favors the bold. Just get out there and do something.
8. THE TALENTED PAUL MCCARTNEY
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
People treat you according to how you treat them. People who do a lot of unselfish deeds not for any personal gain, but because they genuinely want to help always gravitate positive people towards them. These types of people receive lots of love because they radiate it. Those who take advantage of love and abuse those who love them eventually ends up alone and surround by similarly abusive people.
9. TIMELESS LAO TZU
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
Love gives people strength. Many times a person at a low point in their life who receives genuine love finds the strength to keep going. It gives them hope and most of all it lets them know that someone believes in them. Love also gives you courage because there is nothing more painful than watching someone you love suffer. People will go through fire and brimstone to save the people they care about the most. Love is a powerful thing.
10. MARVELOUS MAHATMA GANDHI
“Where there is love there is life.”
Love brings life to everything. Without it, we are all simply walking around doing pointless things. Conversations would mean nothing but sounds waves in the air to transmit data. Houses are simply empty husks harboring equally empty organism. Life would mean nothing because we all die anyway. However, with love, we have a purpose. The things we do have weight. Life, in essence, becomes worth living.