Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart

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Words of Love is a compilation of the best things ever said on the subject of love. A book of over 500 bon mots, including the brilliance of everyone from Oprah and Ovid to Aristotle and Dear Abby, this volume of touching quotes and upbeat witticisms is guaranteed to make readers feel good. These are quotes to cuddle up to - they will touch the heart, bring a smile to the face, and make readers want to share the love!

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Overview


Words of Love is a compilation of the best things ever said on the subject of love. A book of over 500 bon mots, including the brilliance of everyone from Oprah and Ovid to Aristotle and Dear Abby, this volume of touching quotes and upbeat witticisms is guaranteed to make readers feel good. These are quotes to cuddle up to - they will touch the heart, bring a smile to the face, and make readers want to share the love!

Sample Quotes:

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of live: That word is love."
—Sophocles

"If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life."
—Cher

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"With a season of graduations and weddings ahead, not to mention anniversaries and forgotten birthdays, it’d be smart to have several copies of this book on hand. There is nothing not to like about it. But as marketable as the text is for gift-giving, it’s also a great idea to keep your own copy for lonely times. Flipping through it at the beginning or end of each day can give you a little boost."
Psych Central

"Just when you think you have read everything written on love, Klein puts together a book of 500 quotes ever uttered on the subject of love."
New Thought

"Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Viva Editions is bringing us a heartfelt little book from Allen Klein. Klein is a successful professional speaker who has already sold half-a-million inspirational and fun books. For this current one, he went in search of the most definitive statements about love ever put in print. The result is 500 short, and sometimes snappy, gems on the subject. The quotes run the gamut from poignant to whimsical. The are sometimes witty, sometimes profound, and sometimes both. Those quoted include William Shakespeare, Brad Pitt, Louise Hay, Ann Landers, Buddha, Mickey Spillane, Albert Einstein, Bob Hope, Sophocles, and, of course, a generous smattering from the writings known as anonymous.This book is a terrific gift item, a great winter pick-me-up, and a valuable reference book for writers and speakers. Consider displaying it prominently where it can generate the maximum number of spontaneous purchases."
–Retailing Insights

As wise at it is wonderful, Allen Klein's pocket-sized Words of Love will capture your heart and bring you back to your first kiss, first touch, and first time. This eclectic compilation of quotes on every type of love—defining love, falling in love, first love, romantic love, loving couples, motherly love, self-love, physical affection, the overbearing power of love, and unconditional love—is perfect for gift-giving or just to keep close for inspiration. Add this one to your bookshelf!
—Books a la Mode

"The Beatles told us “All you need is love.” Love is that four lettered word that man has tried to understand and to find from time immemorial. We need it, we thrive on it, we seek it, and sometimes it’s a many splendored thing. In Words of Love Author Allen Klein has put together a delightful collection of quotes about love. Perhaps it’s a piece of work one could be inspired by to write our own words of love. Good material for wedding vows. Whatever one’s heart might be compelled to do with such a generous selection of poetic verse and prose.Klein understands that love comes in many forms, suitable for different occasions, relationships, and people in our lives, and has grouped the quotes into appropriate categories covering those special events like first love, true love, marriage, even the special love from a mother to a child. These quotes nurture that inherent hope that there’s someone out there for everyone. And love nurtures love. These tender heartfelt words will encourage us to share it, feel it, give it away!"
-Reviewed by Laura Friedkin, The San Francisco Book Review

"In this inspirational and wide-ranging collection of quotations about love, Allen Klein takes a subject that seems very overworked and leaky, and manages to pull together a commendable resource for writers and speakers of all stripes. The quotes in Words of Love are divided into thematic sections on what is love, falling in love, first love, romantic love, loving couples, a mother's love, loving yourself, hugs and kisses, love conquers all, and unconditional love. Here you will find quotes from ancient and modern sources; philosophers, actors, and writers; the famous and little known creative souls. The following sampler will give you a sense of what's in this top-of-the-line paperback:• "Love is the greatest refreshment in life."
— Pablo Picasso • "The heart that loves is always young." — Greek Proverb • "Love is space and time measured by the heart." — Marcel Proust"
–Spirituality & Practice

"Love, love, LOVE this book!"
—BJ Gallagher, author of It's Never Too Late to be What You Might Have Been

"Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart is a wonderfully organized look at both the serious and humorous side of love. Such fun to read. It is an invitation to join the world of intimacy as well as permission to embrace our personal reactions to this most basic human emotion. Any way I could feel about love I see I am in very good company."
—Janet Gallin, host of Love Letters Live talk

"Allen Klein has gathered the wisdom of hundreds of wise men and women from ancient times to modern, as they express their feelings and observations about the single most important topic in the universe: LOVE."
—Greg Godek, author of the 3 million copy bestseller 1001 Ways to be Romantic

"Allen Klein's Words of Love lights the way for us to bring more love into our loves and gives us the words to share the love. Words of Love will open your heart and turn everyday into a celebration of love."
—Susyn Reeve, author of Choose Peace & Happiness and The Inspired Life

"Words of Love is a book I will turn to whenever I need a reminder that it really is love that makes the world go round."
—Reeda Josephs, author of Girlfriends Are Lifesavers

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936740307
  • Publisher: Cleis Press
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,408,649
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Allen Klein is an award-winning professional speaker and author. His books Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down and The Lift Your Spirits Quote Book have sold over 500,000 copies. Klein resides in San Francisco.
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Words of Love

Quotations from the Heart
By Allen Klein

Viva Editions

Copyright © 2012 Allen Klein
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781936740307

Foreword:

This little book that you hold so casually in your hands is worth about a million dollars. So you may want to hold onto it a bit more carefully. (And you may want to marvel at the miracle that this book costs less than twenty dollars!) Why would I claim that this book is worth a million dollars? Because it is co-authored by many of the brightest minds, the most compassionate people, and the most insightful thinkers that the human race has produced in the last three- thousand years.

How much would it be worth to hear the wisdom of Carl Jung, the observations of Albert Einstein, the musings of Henry David Thoreau, and the insights of Mother Teresa? What would you pay for a time machine that would allow you to travel back and listen to a lecture by Ralph Waldo Emerson, or walk along the Chinese countryside with Lau-Tzu, or have a conversation with Voltaire, or visit Charles Schultz’s studio?

What would you pay for a ticket to attend the very first performance of William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”? What would it be worth to talk with Woody Allen as he wrote the screenplay for “Annie Hall”? What would it be like to sit with James Thurber while he scribbled those insightfully droll relationship cartoons for The New Yorker?

What do you think the insights of Helen Keller—or the unknown author of Corinthians—are worth? Or the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning—or Robert Frost? Or the paintings of Vincent van Gogh—or Pablo Picasso?

Through the magic of in-depth reading and careful selection of insightful passages, Allen Klein has gathered the wisdom of hundreds of wise men and women from ancient to modern times, as they express their feelings and observations about the single most important topic in the universe: Love
These 500-plus quotations have been lovingly selected for you. Yes, you.

Enjoy,
~ Greg Godek, author of the 3-million-copy bestseller 1001 Ways to be Romantic


Continues...

Excerpted from Words of Love by Allen Klein Copyright © 2012 by Allen Klein. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xvii

Introduction xix

Love Makes the World Go 'Round: What is Love? 1

Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing: Falling in Love 19

Hello Young Lovers: First Love 33

I Just Called to Say I Love You: Romantic Love 39

Love and Marriage: Loving Couples 61

M Is for the Million Things She Gave Me: A Mother's Love 79

I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby: Loving Yourself 89

Embraceable You: Hugs and Kisses 97

Love Potion Number Nine: Love Conquers All 117

All You Need is Love: Unconditional Love 129

Index to Authors 141

About the Author 149

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

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    Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, or just da

    Perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays, or just days to say "I love you," which really is any day, this collection of quotes—some tender, some hilarious, and some just spot-on—is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. I love how the quotes aren't saccharine and try too hard to make love look like a beautiful, ethereal thing; Words of Love shows the ugly and the difficult—often in sardonic and humorous ways—which strengthens the value and worthiness of love all the more. The negative light shined on foolish first loves and on marriage is amusing—it doesn't deceive us further into thinking everything about love is wondrous, and it keeps the book grounded.

    There are way too many analogies that I tired of after a while. It seems like people have a penchant for comparing love to random things, e.g. "Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new." If we're comparing loves to stones and bread, we might as well compare it to pencils ("Love is like a pencil; it always has to be sharpened and used") or bookshelves ("Love is like a bookshelf; it has to be filled or else your life will feel hollow and empty") or kiwis ("Love is as sweet and as sour as kiwifruit"). Some of them were just ridiculous.

    I can't say I was highly touched by this book, but skimming through the quotes with a loved one is definitely a fun, meaningful way to spend time.

    Pros: Vast array of different kinds of quotes // Witty, touching, and inspiring all at once // Doesn't idealize love // Well-organized into different categories, such as First Love, Romantic Love, and A Mother's Love that make it easy to find quotes

    Cons: Some repetitive quotes // Overdone on analogies

    Verdict: As wise at it is wonderful, Allen Klein's pocket-sized Words of Love will capture your heart and bring you back to your first kiss, first touch, and first time. This eclectic compilation of quotes on every type of love—defining love, falling in love, first love, romantic love, loving couples, motherly love, self-love, physical affection, the overbearing power of love, and unconditional love—is perfect for gift-giving or just to keep close for inspiration. Add this one to your bookshelf! 

    7 out of 10 hearts (4 stars): Not perfect, but overall enjoyable.

    Source: Won from publisher for Valentine's Day contest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    I'm leaving Allen Klein's "Words of Love" on my nights

    I'm leaving Allen Klein's "Words of Love" on my nightstand so it's the last thing I read before I go to sleep and the first thing I read when I wake up. It's inspirational and uplifting, and so very beautiful. Having breast cancer has opened me up to loving and living more deeply, it's not an accident Allen's book jumped out at me. Gwen McClure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    I am in love with this book. It's easy to read, fun to hold, upl

    I am in love with this book. It's easy to read, fun to hold, uplifts and inspires and has just the right touch of humor too. It's beautifully designed, well organized and its index is quite handy! Each section has such a wonderful cross-section of quotations from interesting people from many walks of life. This love offering is rich in wisdom, full of upbeat perspectives and has become my new go-to source for my monthly relationship group, greeting cards I send and inspirational flourishes for my writing and speaking programs. While I keep this book on my reference shelf it also makes a great gift at any time of year. My biggest fear: engendering jealousy if i give a copy to my partner and not my mom, to my paternal grandma but not my maternal one, etc. My strategy and wish for you: spread the love!

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