Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart

Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart

by Allen Klein

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936740369
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 189 KB

About the Author

The world’s only Jollytologist, ALLEN KLEIN is an award-winning inspirational speaker and author based in San Francisco. With a large following of people, Klein has inspired and uplifted many of his readers—including the legendary Jerry Lewis. His books include Mom’s the Word, Inspiration for a Lifetime, Change Your Life!, The Art of Living Joyfully, and have sold over 500,000 copies.

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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


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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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Words of Love: Quotations from the Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 500 Best Things EVER Said About Love! Allen Klein knows about love- you can tell. He has put together a book filled with heartfelt words of true love. You will be uplifted!