We are honoring Valentine’s Day this year with a few quotes on love from some of our favorite authors. Don’t forget to write something today!


“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”
– William S. Burroughs


“You are nobody, and I might have been somebody, and the road to each of us is love.”
– John Fante


“Love is a response to values. . . . One falls in love with the embodiment of the values that formed a person’s character, which are reflected in his widest goals or smallest gestures, which create the style of his soul — the individual style of a unique, unrepeatable, irreplaceable consciousness.”
– Ayn Rand


“Find what you love and let it kill you.”
– Charles Bukowski


“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
– Jane Austen


“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
– Chuck Palahniuk