If someone loves you for what you can do then it’s flattering, but why do you love them? If someone loves you for who you are then they have to know you, which means you have to know them.
— from Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
To love someone means to see him as God intended him.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.–Osho