Complicated Love Quotes

Complicated Love Quotes 

Whoever thought that love is an easy game to play must have been living all their lives reading cheesy greeting cards. As these ten love quotes reveal, there is more to loving another person than just showering them with shallow proclamations of affection and showy gifts. In fact, one of the best-known biblical passages, 1 Corinthians 13:4, places emphasis on what true love is composed of: 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 

Some movies, no matter how surreal or fantastical they may get, sometimes carry nuggets of how love should be, not the fairy tale kind patronized by popular films. The movie Big Fish starring Ewan McGregor is one of them, and from it comes this line that both celebrates and debunks the notion of "love at first sight": 

"They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true. What they don't tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up", by Albert Finney as the senior Ed Bloom 

Give your love a lasting gift: your photo engraved in gold in a keepsake locket:

Complicated Love Quotes 

When relationships do not work, most of the time, the people in it end up blaming each other. Loving someone means loving yourself, first and foremost. When you treat yourself kindly and own up responsibility for everything you do, you become open and ready to be with someone else without losing sight of who you are. Tamia's song Me embodies this with the following lines: 

And her name is me, 
And she loves me more than you'll ever know 
And I finally see that loving you and loving me 
Just don't seem to work at all 
So patiently, she's waiting on me to tell you 
That she needs love 
And to choose between you two, boy you know 
If I have to choose, I choose me 

For young women who get confused with love matters, sometimes the best person to seek advice from is one's own mother. Take the case of Bridget Jones and her mom Pam, who, while being flaky most of the time, sometimes has her own nuggets of wisdom about love to impart:

"That's how it works, when people really love each other", Mum whispered on the way out in the Debenhams lift, as if she was confessing some hideous and embarrassing secret. "But, the thing is, darling, it doesn't happen to ones who have sharp edges, or break if they get dropped, or ones made of silly synthetic stuff that doesn't last. You have to be brave and let the other person know who you are and what you feel." 

Surprisingly, some complicated love quotes can be found in unexpected places, such as on bumper stickers like this one by Amy Bloom: 

"Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle." 

Doubt oftentimes factors in on a loving relationship. It is not something to get alarmed over, as long as the people involved do not allow mistrust and unfounded suspicions to take over what they have. Famous poets have written about dealing with doubt in relationships: 

And God is filling me, 
though there are times of doubt 
as hollow as the Grand Canyon, 
still God is filling me. 
He is giving me the thoughts of dogs,
the spider in its intricate web, 
the sun 
in all its amazement 

(excerpt from The Big Heart by Anne Sexton)

Complicated Love Quotes 

but when he accelerated, 
certainly sure,

he flew preoccupied
off an unseen curve
and never returned.

(excerpt from Twisted Rose by Judith Pordon)

The fact that love is a complicated thing has also been dealt with in social networking sites and films. Meryl Streep and Alce Baldwin starred in a 2009 movie called, predictably enough, "It's Complicated". It is a funny take on marriage, divorce, and reconciling, with one exchange in particular that captures the essence of apologizing at appropriate times: 

Jake: I'm sorry. 
Jane: How far back does that 'sorry' go? 
Jake: How far back do you need it to go? 
Jane: Wa-ay back. 

People who are giddy in love and want to rush into a commitment can take their cue from famous essayists and inspirational writers. While they cover themes not confined solely to love relationships, some of their lines can be taken as complicated love quotes to guide them in long term partnerships and marriage. 

Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line; a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently; a quote from William A. Ward 

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