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Celebrating Independence Day: 15 quotes on love from the United States

The 4th of July might be all about independence, but these utterances by famous Americans celebrate coupledom in all its glory.

"YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN LOVE WHEN YOU CAN'T FALL ASLEEP BECAUSE REALITY IS FINALLY BETTER THAN YOUR DREAMS."

Dr Seuss, Writer & Illustrator


"DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS: ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT. HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE: ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT."

Martin Luther King Jr, Civil Rights Campaigner


"AS HE READ, I FELL IN LOVE THE WAY YOU FALL ASLEEP: SLOWLY, AND THEN ALL AT ONCE."

John Green, Author of The Fault In Our Stars


"THERE IS NEVER A TIME OR PLACE FOR TRUE LOVE. IT HAPPENS ACCIDENTALLY, IN A HEARTBEAT, IN A SINGLE FLASHING, THROBBING MOMENT."

Sarah Dessen, Author of The Truth About Forever


"THERE ARE NO MONUMENTS DEDICATED TO ME, BUT I'VE LOVED ANOTHER WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL, AND TO ME , THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN ENOUGH."

Nicholas Sparks, Author of The Notebook


"A SOUL MATE'S PURPOSE IS TO SHAKE YOU UP, TEAR APART YOUR EGO A LITTLE BIT, BREAK YOUR HEART OPEN SO NEW LIGHT CAN GET IN."

Elizabeth Gilbert, Author of Eat, Pray, Love


"YOU DON'T LOVE SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY'RE PERFECT, YOU LOVE THEM IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THEY'RE NOT."

Jodi Picoult, Author of My Sister's Keeper


"THE REAL LOVER IS THE MAN WHO CAN THRILL YOU BY KISSING YOUR FOREHEAD OR SMILING INTO YOUR EYES OR JUST STARING INTO SPACE."

Marilyn Monroe, Actress and Model


"NOBODY HAS EVER MEASURED, NOT EVEN POETS, HOW MUCH THE HEART CAN HOLD."

Zelda Fitzgerald, Author and Socialite


"ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A BOY WHO LOVED A GIRL, AND HER LAUGHTER WAS A QUESTION HE WANTED TO SPEND HIS WHOLE LIFE ANSWERING."

Nicole Krauss, Author of The History Of Love


"WELL, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE BEST RELATIONSHIPS - THE ONES THAT LAST - ARE FREQUENTLY THE ONES THAT ARE ROOTED IN FRIENDSHIP."

Gillian Anderson, Actress


"I LOVE YOU ALSO MEANS I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE LOVES YOU, OR HAS LOVED YOU, OR WILL LOVE YOU."

Jonathan Safran Foer, Author of Everything Is Illuminated


"WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE OVERCOMES THE LOVE OF POWER, THE WORLD WILL KNOW PEACE."

Jimi Hendrix, Rock Guitarist


"THAT'S WHAT REAL LOVE AMOUNTS TO - LETTING A PERSON BE WHAT HE REALLY IS."

Jim Morrison, Lead Singer of The Doors


"LOVE IS LIKE A FRIENDSHIP CAUGHT ON FIRE."

Bruce Lee, Martial Artist and Filmmaker


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.

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