Two favorite quotes about love appreciated by a dear woman who I loved and admired as a teen and young woman…
Creation of woman from the rib of man:
She was not made of his head to top him;
nor out of his feet to be trampled upon
by him; but out of his side to be equal
with him; under his arm, to be protected;
and near his heart to be beloved.
Love is the passionate and abiding desire on
the part of two or more people to produce
together conditions under which each can
be, and spontaneously express, his real self;
to produce together an intellectual soil and an
emotional climate in which each can flourish,
far superior to what either could achieve alone.
~ Apples of Gold