Quotes About Love

Love makes the world go round. Who has not heard this great love quote? The power of love is indeed undeniable, as the popularity of love quotes prove rightly.

Love is complicated. Time and again, men and women have pondered about its meaning. What exactly is it? Is it a fleeting attraction, a life-long bond or a relationship forged by destiny? It is difficult to define this feeling. That is why you have love quotes, short sayings and remarks about the most beautiful human feeling. Is there anyone who does not like reading love quotes? These short yet pithy sayings tell so much about the feeling. The meaning and power of love are found to have different interpretations for different people. And they make a fascinating reading material. It is easy to go on reading love quotes for hours without getting bored.

As the Greek tragedian Sophocles once described, "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love." Love is indeed a balm for weary souls. When the life becomes too hard to bear, people find solace in love. The smile, the touch and care of a loved one immediately calms the heart. Life would not have been possible without affection. The eminent French poet and novelist Victor Hugo was so right when he remarked, "Life is a flower of which love is the honey". The sweetness of life would have been lost without the presence of affection.

Science has brought many a curse upon human beings. But it has also brought dear ones closer in a unique way. Think of mobiles, SMS messages, e-mails and e-cards? Think of the social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook? A few decades ago, it was impossible to think that you could communicate your loved ones for hours every day, wherever they are. And yet it is now a reality. Be it your parents, siblings or sweetheart, communicating with them is very easy now.

And that means you get more time to nurture your relationships, even though virtually. Many people have a habit of sending love quotes through social sites and SMS messages. Naturally, love quotes and sayings are enjoying a huge popularity. They are now seen as a new and aesthetic way of reaching out to your dear ones. As said in the movie 'Love Actually', "Love actually is all around us". It just needs hearts filled with affection to make its presence evident everywhere.

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List of 10 Best Love Quotes

1) "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen
2) "I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together." - Julia Roberts
3) "I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you." - Author Unknown
4) "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5) "In true love the smallest distance is too great, and the greatest distance can be bridged." - Hans Nouwens
6) "Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart." - Kay Knudsen
7) "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand." - Author Unknown
8) "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
9) "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones
10) "If I know what love is, it is because of you." - Herman Hesse

Beyonce lip-synched at Obama inauguration

The United States Marine Corps band, which played throughout the pomp and ceremony of Obama's historic inauguration, said Beyoncé lip-synched her way through a stirring rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.

The news, revealed by The Times and rapidly confirmed by such august news outfits as ABC News, was greeted by howls of dismay on social media. Beyoncé's performance had attracted rave reviews, and there was widespread disappointment that she had relied on a studio version rather than attempt a live rendition.

"We don't know why Beyoncé decided to use pre-recorded music," a spokesperson for the band told the Washingtonian blog. "All music (for inaugural ceremonies) is prerecorded as a matter of course, and that's something we've done for years and years," the spokesperson added. The band played live for the rest of the ceremony, but was asked to use the pre-recorded track for Beyoncé's performance.
Later in the day, the Marine Corps backed away somewhat from the band's earlier statement. Captain Gregory Wolf, a spokesman for the Marine Corps, confirmed that while the musicians did indeed mime the national anthem as requested, "no-one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded".

Colonel Michael J Colburn, the band's conductor, told the Washingtonian that although he could not confirm whether Beyonceé sang live or not, the band and the singer had decided on Sunday night to use a recorded track because they had not had time to rehearse together. "She wasn't comfortable performing without a rehearsal, and I wasn't comfortable that either," he said.

The news of Beyoncé's apparent decision to shy away from a live performance, which rapidly began spreading on social media, appeared to explain why she had sent out a photo of herself on Instagram several days ago in which she sat in a recording studio holding a piece of sheet music with the lyrics of the American national anthem on it. It also explained why Beyoncé at one point during her performance was able to dramatically remove her ear-piece.

The Star-Spangled Banner is a notoriously difficult piece to sing, as it spans a huge vocal range. It was also bitterly cold in Washington DC on Monday. The combination of nerves and the cold may have influenced Beyoncé's decision to rely on the pre-recorded track.
In another development, ABC News revealed that Kelly Clarkson, a former star from the reality show American Idol, had sung her song, My Country, Tis' of Thee, live. On a day when Obama laid out a bold liberal agenda for the country, that news was likely to have been the only bit of cheer for his Republican opponents. Clarkson has said in the past that she is a supporter of former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.

However, as it seems Beyoncé is set to take a – very minor – spot in the list of presidential scandals, she is far from the first major star to get caught in a moment of high profile fakery. In 2009 acclaimed violinist Itzhak Perlman and cellist Yo-Yo Ma "finger synched" their inaugural performances as cold weather made performing live extremely hard in the face of frozen strings and hands.
And in 1991 Whitney Houston's dazzling performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at that year's Super Bowl was also later revealed to be lip-synched.