Hellen Keller once said that “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Love is an enigma which has led poets and authors to write about it and express it in their quotes on love through centuries. Come experience the power of love with us!
Let us celebrate Love with some of the most memorable stories and quotes on love. Through centuries, everyone from poets, authors, film makers, and even theatre artists have tried to give it a definition but no one has yet managed to define the emotion which binds two people together.
Famous Love Stories Told Through Quotes on Love
We might not have a definition for love but we certainly know how it looks. Who can forget the love of Romeo and Juliet – two teenagers who died for each other in the Shakespearean tragic story and became a synonym for love. A number of quotes of love tries to sum this feeling but very few can come as close as Amy Bushell who said “Love reminds you that nothing else matters.”
Another love story which has captured the imagination of many and is often quoted as a ‘true test of love’ is the story of Antony and Cleopatra. The love story is epic and voices the famous love quote by Shakespeare himself “So dear I love him that with him, All deaths I could endure. Without him, live no life.” Set against the backdrop of the Egypt and Roman War, lovers unite against the wishes of the Roman. During the war, the false news of Cleopatra’s news shatters Antony who falls on his own sword and dies. The news of his death leads Cleopatra to sacrifice herself. Many authors and playwrights have tried to capture the great sacrifice of these two lovers in their work and have inspired lovers to be as selfless as Antony and Cleopatra in their love for each other.
‘I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything’ F. Scott Fitzegerald’s one of the famous quotes on love sums up the epic love story of Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, King Arthur’s wife. Set against the Arthurian Kingdom, the lovers were discovered after which the queen was found guilty of adultery and condemned to burn to death. Sir Lancelot returns to rescue his beloved but the lovers are separated and the love story ends with Guinevere becoming a nun and Sir Lancelot becoming a lowly hermit.
Another equally famous love story is that of Paris and Helena. As kids, we all have heard the story of the Trojan War and the Helen of Troy, often considered as the most beautiful women. Married to Menelaus, the King of Sparta, Helen is abducted by the much besotted Paris the Prince of Troy. Unlike other love stories this is a one-sided love story which ends with Helen’s rescue by Agamemnon, the brother of Menelaus.
Through time, there have been many love stories which have captured the imagination of all. Most of which voices what Shakespeare once said “The course of true love never did run smooth.” A few names which have withstood the test of time are the story of ancient Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice and Odysseus and Penelope. Other lovers who have been quoted in literature include the love affair between Jane Eyre and Rochester in Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett and Darcy in Jane Austen’s classic ‘The Pride and Prejudice’.
Though there is definition of such love but is best summed up by Elizabeth Browning who rightly said in one of the most famous quotes on love that – “Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”