15 Refreshing Love Quotes from I Wrote This For You
Introduction: Love needs more space to grow than the eyes alone can provide.
The following 15 love quotes are from the book, I Wrote This For You by Iain Thomas—an acclaimed exploration that began as a blog in 2007 of hauntingly beautiful words, photography, and emotion that’s unique to each person that reads it. The poetic observations that Thomas makes about love bring back a refreshing idea of love beyond, “looks.” And in today’s connected world, where public profiles are filtered, edited, and refined to appear seemingly perfect (in an attempt to attract the best looking mates) — ideas that go beyond the superficial couldn’t be more timely.
Love is deep and love needs more space to grow than the eyes alone can provide. It takes a person’s entire being — eyes, mind, body, and spirit — to provide enough space for love. Without the commitment of a person’s entire being, love will feel unfulfilled and superficial—regardless of how much their partner is giving. A fulfilled love is a committed and wholesome love, one in which both partners are giving the gifts of their being more than they are taking; one where there is abundance space, understanding, and patience; and one where the depth of the other is always explored—not the superficial. This is the type of love that Thomas describes below.
Spend some time exploring Thomas’ thoughts and reflect on how you might bring more depth of love into your life and the life of your partner (or soon to be). If you’re still looking for a partner, remember that it’s easy to hide behind screens and DM, Snap, Swipe, and Facetime people of interest, but the key—now more than ever—is to set those meetings up where you can have real face time, sometimes awkward breaks in conversation, and total exposure to quirks and imperfections. That’s where the real beauty lies and that’s where the real depth is buried.
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The List: 15 Refreshing Love Quotes from I Wrote This For You:
“Love doesn’t hate back.”
“All the space without you in it, is empty.”
“People that make you laugh are more beautiful than beautiful people.”
“You forget that, in the dark, we must move closer together in order to see each other. You were never alone.”
“You are the best parts of all the songs I love.”
“Know someone as much as you can. Hold onto the moments that define them. Then when their body leaves, they won’t.”
“You can be in love and you can be in a relationship. But they’re not always the same thing.”
“Making love was never about you and me in a bed. We made love whenever we held hands.”
“The words, ‘I love you’ become nothing but noise. But that’s why we kiss. To say with our lips what we couldn’t before.”
“I’m sure people just kiss each other. I’m sure that sometimes you’re talking and somehow two people move closer and closer to each other and then, they just kiss. I’m sure it happens all the time. But I’m also sure that a kiss is never just a kiss.”
“Of course it’s complicated. If it wasn’t, I probably wouldn’t be interested in you.”
“But really, all we want, and I speak for the entire human race here, is contact. Someone to let us know that we aren’t alone. That the world isn’t a dream and you and I really are happening at the same time, even if it’s not in the same place. That this is real. You’re really there. I’m really here. We’re real. This is real.”
“Let’s play hopscotch in malls. Let’s drive fast with the top down. Let’s turn up the music as loud as it’ll go. Let’s put a couch on an island in the middle of the freeway and wave at everyone on their way to work. Let’s hug strangers in parking lots. Let’s hand out secret messages at traffic lights. Let’s make lists of all the things that make us smile and tick them off, one at a time. The world will carry on without you and me when we’re gone. Let it carry on without us, today.”
“Love, at every opportunity you are given to love. Be less afraid. Embrace each day (none are promised). Cry when you need to, it’ll make you feel better. You were put on this planet to feel every feeling you could, do that. Everything works out in the end. I promise.”
“Forget about your lists and do what you can because that’s all you can do. Phone up the people you miss and tell them you love them. Hug those close to you as hard as you can. Because you are always only a drunk driver’s stupidity, a nervous shopkeeper’s mistake, a doctor’s best attempts and an old age away from forever.”
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If you enjoyed these love quotes from I Wrote This For You by Iain Thomas, you can find more quotes and resources on the book below:
By: Iain Thomas
Book Overview: “I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it.” Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that’s unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don’t appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.
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